Signs Of A Great Bookkeeper

Signs Of A Great Bookkeeper

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Published by TOP4 Team

A bookkeeper is a bit like a general practitioner– there’s one on every corner but great ones are difficult to find. And when you do find one, you should never let them go. But how do you know if your bookkeeper is good or even better, a great bookkeeper?

Now, if you want to concentrate on kicking some serious business butts and not bother about your bookkeeping, a good bookkeeper may not be good enough. You need a great bookkeeper. A great bookkeeper will do more than just get you over the line with your compliance. Here are five signs your bookkeeper is doing a great job.


1. Great bookkeepers understand your business.

Your chosen bookkeeper will take the time to really learn how your business operates so they can make sure that the processes are as manageable and effective as possible, and nothing is missed or replicated. They will be able to detect areas that can be streamlined in your small business.

2. Great bookkeepers ask questions.

Many entrepreneurs find questions irritating. However, in order to assure transactions are accurately allocated, it is better that your bookkeeper asks questions rather than speculate.

3. Great bookkeepers understand what they don’t know.

Not only do they know what is constitutionally within their field (e.g. BAS Agents are not sanctioned to give any income tax or FBT advice) but they are also not hesitant to say “I don’t know” rather than worry about looking foolish and will contact your accountant for advice.

4. Great bookkeepers always prepares

A sign of a really great bookkeeper is one who is always updated on what is happening in the bookkeeping and accounting technology spaces. The bookkeeping and accounting industries have developed considerably over the past few years due to growing technologies.

Your bookkeeper should be demonstrating you and encouraging you to use current technology to save money and time by automating processes with cloud accounting packages such as MYOB AccountRight or MYOB Essentials.

5. Great bookkeepers are professionals you can trust.

Finally, the relationship between a bookkeeper and its client is sacred. Most individuals won’t share their financial details with associates or even family, yet this person is privy to everything – notably, if you are using one account for personal and business but that’s another article altogether.

If you are looking for a chartered accounting firm specialising in bookkeeping, then no look further and call Daniel Kirkovski and his team at JDK Partners today!


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