Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring A Bookkeeper

Author: ALL-PRO Business & Bookkeeping Corp. | | Categories: Bookkeeping Calgary , Bookkeeping Services , GST , Payroll

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When running a business, the paperwork must be all in order so that it can be properly run. Most people who start and run businesses are good at coordinating between a team and working on the product or service, which is the core of the establishment they are running, but are not always aware of all the paperwork they have to coordinate.

There are various departments they have to coordinate with if they are planning on running a business, but the most significant is making sure the paperwork and financial documents are in order. Bookkeeping is a part of accounting within any business, and it encompasses the recording of financial transactions, which can include purchases, sales, receipts, and payments by a person, organization, or corporation. There are several methods of bookkeeping, like the single-entry and double-entry systems.

While many companies may make it seem like they have the process bookkeeping down to the ’t’, there are a few rules and guidelines to follow when getting the right person to handle and get through the process. Here are the top five things to look for when hiring a bookkeeper

1. Schooling
We believe that contrary to what most say about bookkeeping or working with the right teams when handling the process, the school and college that people come from plays an important role. There are a lot of courses that people can take to learn about bookkeeping, but, when it comes to us, we focus on the college, believing that qualifications and the people that an individual apprenticed under are relevant when finding the right team to get the job done.

2. Knowledge
On the flip side, only working with the right teams, does not mean they have all the knowledge about the field. The people working on bookkeeping should be able to assist with any issues relating to the accounting books. Additionally, they should be able to offer solutions if there are discrepancies as often people might not be able to remember the amounts that come into their account.

3. Honesty
It is important that the team working for a company are honest, and have a good reputation. Working with a shady team can be bad for the company’s reputation, which is not the best thing to happen.

4. Integrity
Similar to honesty, the company should have a well-established name, integrity and stand out from the rest. Another requirement is going through testimonials and making sure they match that of the company hiring them, otherwise, it could lead to issues and unnecessary investigations into the books of your company, business or even personal accounts, which is an unnecessarily tedious task.

5. Education
Other than schools and colleges graduated from, people should make sure that they get into the details of the various additional courses that their team is working on as at the end of the day, the more information that they have, the more beneficial they can be to assist with anything that comes your way.

If you are looking for a Bookkeeper in Calgary, Alberta, look no further than ALL-PRO Business & Bookkeeping Corp.. Although we registered the company in 2006, we have more than 25 years of experience working in the field. We work with medium-sized businesses in various fields and are open to making changes to the services we provide to assist them with their requirements. 

Our Bookkeeping Services include Financial Statement Preparation, Remittances for Payroll and GST, Sorting and Filing of Receipts, Administrative Services, Data Entry, Accounts Payable, Payroll Services, Petty Cash Reconciliation, Bank and Credit Card Reconciliations among many other services. If you have a requirement that you feel that we can assist with, get in touch with us by clicking here or learn more about our services by clicking here