Skip to main content

That One Simple Thing Can Destroy Your Business? 3 Ways A Professional Bookkeeper Will Save You $$$

Some small and medium business (SME) owners try to do their own accounts or they may employee a bookkeeper directly. This can be fine if you are lucky enough to recruit a good bookkeeper directly, however unless you have an accounting background and a thorough understanding of the accounting software involved, it can be difficult to know what questions to ask at the interview process.

Even if you find someone who looks good on paper, unless you know what reports to ask for it can take months to pick up if they are performing or not. Over 50% of clients that come to us have had a bad experience trying to employ a bookkeeper directly. Usually within the first week we uncover things such as:

• Double payment of creditors invoices

• Underbilling of revenue

• Incorrect GST coding usually resulting in underclaiming GST Credits

• Miscalculation of superannuation and payroll tax of employees and contractors

These mistakes can be very costly and sometimes terminal for some businesses.

Here’s 7 ways a professional onsite bookkeeper will save you money:

1. Help you work “on your business, not in your business!”

I know, it’s an old chestnut from that fantastic book E-Myth and which forms the cornerstone to most business coaching strategies. It is the key to being able to grow any business and applies to bookkeeping as with any other part of your business.

If you employ a bookkeeper, you still have to monitor the quality of their work, when they work, when they take holidays, etc. By outsourcing all of your accounting and bookkeeping functions to a professional bookkeeper, all of your accounts duties become their responsibility and you can focus on growing your business, with the confidence that you are receiving accurate reports on your performance and meeting all statutory obligations.

2. An onsite bookkeeper gets to know your business

There are some bookkeeping services that offer to take care of your accounts from their office which could be based anywhere in Australia or as far away as India. This involves transferring source documents either electronically or physically back and forth from your office to theirs. While this can be fine for micro businesses, it can prove difficult once your business begins to grow.

Before you can provide meaningful management reports, you need to know how a business operates and what are it’s key performance indicators. The only way to achieve this effectively is to get to know the company and the people who work within the company. This can only be done by performing the bookkeeping functions at the clients premises.

3. There’s “bookkeepers” and then there’s “bookkeepers!”

There can be a huge difference in skill level of people that call themselves bookkeepers. Just as an apprentice “chippie” and his boss with 30 years construction experience may both call themselves “builders,” people representing themselves as bookkeepers can range from data entry clerks through to qualified management accountants.

A professional bookkeeping firm should be accredited in the accounting software used by your company and they should have qualified accountants to support their bookkeepers to enable them to provide a management accounting level of service.

I hope this gives you some ideas of how using a professional bookkeeper can save your business money.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

2 Tier Affiliate Programs Explained

How will refering new affiliates to an affiliate program make me money in the future? Thats where a 2 tier affiliate program works like magic!  Affiliates are getting cleverer by the day. So these days, affiliates know the difference between the different types of traffic they can get paid for. There are a lot of definitions though – CPM, CPC, CPA, CPL, CPD and many more.  CPM is impressions, when the publisher (the website owner) gets paid every time a banner is shown.  CPC is clicks, where the publisher (or email marketer and other marketers) gets paid every time a banner or text link is clicked upon.  The other ways of getting paid are grouped together under the term performance marketing – and this is where the term affiliate is most commonly used as well.  An affiliate is a marketer who sends visitors to another site using a variety of methods (such as placing banners or text links on their own site, buying sponsored listings on search engines, email marketing and many

Getting Paid By the Casinos to Play

Here are some simple steps on how to get the freebies casinos offer their players. The forward approach will work well in this situation. This is where you call the casinos and ask them what they will offer you to come to their casino to do some gambling. In most cases the casinos may offer you some free meals and maybe even a show. If you call and tell them you are bringing a group of people to their casinos they may even go as far as to give you a suite for yourself and give a break on the other rooms for your trip. A variation of the forward approach is to call a casino and get them to give you a comp then call all the other casinos and see if they will match or beat the other casinos offer. If you can convince them you are worth them bringing you to their casino they may just try to outbid the previous casino, and if they really want you they may pick you up from your home or the airport depending on where you live in a limo and convince them you are a high roller in the cas

8 Evergreen Tips to Create a Blog That Generates Passive Income?

Anyone with a blog can make money online. If you have a blog and you want it to generate some extra income for your home, I’m going to give you some tips in this post.   I understand some people are blogging full time. That means their blogging activities generate enough income to keep them going. Maybe you are wondering if that’s possible. Yes it is. I have been blogging full time for over 5 years now. Blogging is a lucrative income-generating business and many are beginning to get into it actively. But you do not need to be actively involved to make something reasonable from your blog. It can actually be an awesome source of passive income if you’re following simple steps that work. How to make passive income from your blog One of the most beautiful things about blogging is that you can blog just about anything. If you are a professional in any industry, all you need is basic knowledge to setup your blog and start writing about the things you already do: Are you a lawyer, pilot, nurs