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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

What NOT To Look For With Your Outsourced Bookkeeper

Posted by Joe Mazur on Sep 4, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Hiring an outsourced bookkeeper to help your small business run smoothly is a big step.  There are a handful of qualities that make a bookkeeper a great match for your business. A few that immediately come to mind are a strong work ethic, an education that relates to finance, and having a solid background in small business.  However, there are also a few qualities you don't want in your bookkeeper. When Salt Lake City Bookkeeping is brought in to fix a business's books we usually see people who cut corners, tend to not ask questions, and generally just yes us to death when were either training them or posing questions about the system.

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Topics: Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Finding The Right Bookkeeping Services For Your Utah Based Company

Posted by Matt Roberge on Apr 28, 2012 7:09:00 AM

You wouldn’t hire a mechanic to cut your hair or a chef to fix your plumbing, so why would you trust your accounting to anyone other than a qualified bookkeeping firm? Let’s face it, properly maintaining the financial records for any business can be difficult or even confusing and mistakes can be, well, costly. This is why business owners need to know how to find the right kind of bookkeeper for their business.

When you are looking for bookkeeping services Utah, you need to find a firm that specializes in small businesses if you have less than 50 employees or large-scale companies if you employ more than 50 people. Locating a firm familiar with working with businesses like yours means that the firm will be intimately knowledgeable about applicable tax laws, regulations, accounts receivable/payable and any other relevant financial information.

In addition, the right kind of bookkeeping services Utah will bring to mind words like ‘detailed’, ‘organized’ and ‘analytical’. Your bookkeeping service should be thorough, accurate and smart. Of course, it also does not hurt if the bookkeepers are also funny and clever, but don’t forget that attention to details is a highly important characteristic when it comes to accounting.

Treat your search for a bookkeeping firm much like a new hire search. Check out more than one firm, ask for references and be certain to check those references. Few of us would not simply hire the first person who walks through the door, nor should you merely accept the first bookkeeping firm you find. The relationship between you and your bookkeeping firm is going to require a lot of communication and trust. Be sure you are comfortable with your choice before you sign on the dotted line.

Now that you have a better understanding of why finding the right bookkeeping firm is so important, it is time to contact Salt Lake City Bookkeeping. We are a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with a long roster of happy clients and we specialize in small firms with fewer than 50 employees.

Don’t you want a bookkeeping firm who is knowledgeable and efficient so you can focus on the rest of your daily operations? Call us at 801-928-3636 or send us a note online today.     

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Topics: QuickBooks, Bookkeeping Salt Lake City, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor