You’ve passed the point of DIY bookkeeping, and you’re finally ready to hire a bookkeeper. (YAY, congrats!) Naturally though, in the midst of the excitement of taking another big step as a business owner, you might be feeling some hesitation around sharing all of the nitty-gritty details of what’s happening financially in your business with another person. I get it, it takes a lot of trust to let someone else in on what you’re spending your money on and how much you have (or haven’t) saved for taxes.
First, bookkeepers aren’t here to judge you. We’re here to help you make the best use of your money and make sure you’re prepared for tax season. Second, what I find helps entrepreneurs feel more confident when hiring a bookkeeper is when they know exactly what to expect. That’s why I thought it would be useful to give you a behind-the-scenes look into what it’s really like to work with one.
I: When You Start
When you start working with a bookkeeper, you might switch over to his preferred software, which is something you may have discussed during your initial consultation.