The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the need for highly skilled bookkeepers who can help companies keep pace with the critical process of bookkeeping during this challenging period.
If bookkeeping is not handled effectively, receipts and paperwork will pile up. Bills will be paid late. Invoices won’t get submitted on time. And company expenses won’t get tracked.
A good bookkeeping & trial balance preparation agency can save you time, provide useful business reports, share insights and alert you to red flags, and help you manage your cash flow.
Following are some tips for finding a talented bookkeeper to help support your business during this critical time, and to work remotely, if needed:
Bookkeepers in California are legally required to obtain a license. When candidates are certified or licensed by the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB) or the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB), it generally means their knowledge and skills are up to date. Ask them if they carry any certifications.
A good bookkeeper keeps your books clean and makes it easy for you to review and query the entries. Do your due diligence and ask for reference checks from accountants who have worked with your bookkeeping candidates.
To assess whether a bookkeeper will be able to work effectively in your industry, ask some of these job interview questions:
Tell me about your previous bookkeeping experience.
What were your primary responsibilities?
What kinds of financial reports did you prepare?
What types of accounting systems did you use?
These are some of the ways you can hire the best bookkeeper for your business in California.