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.