Enlisting a bookkeeper is an important decision, and not one that should be rushed into. Take your time to find the right fit, and remember that you get exactly what you pay for. Price may be a factor, but shouldn’t be the most important one.
Your chosen Bookkeeper should possess the following attributes:
A Qualified bookkeeper has undergone hours of formal study in the field of accounting or bookkeeping. Extra Qualifications are a necessary requirement to become a Registered BAS Agent, with a minimum of Certificate IV Financials Services in Bookkeeping.
An Experienced bookkeeper may come at a higher price point, but that bookkeeper usually brings skills enabling them to work faster and smarter than someone with less experience. Experience also can bring alternative ways of looking at problems, and can find efficient and accurate ways to manage your processing and compliance needs.
Professional bodies frequently have a code of conduct for members to adhere to and provide opportunities for bookkeepers to keep their skills and legislation changes current through networking events, training sessions, workshops and newsletters. They also provide support services around technical queries members may have in relation to their profession.
Critical to the success of all businesses is the existence of adequate and reliable systems and processes and a great bookkeeper will assist you in integrating good bookkeeping systems into your business.
MJO Bookkeeping provide Systems for processing of sales, recording expenses, capturing receipts, processing payroll, preparation of reports and offsite back up of your financial data files.
Should the business circumstances change MJO Bookkeeping can readily adapt your services and can assist in the transition. Your Bookkeeper must be able to offer the flexibility to change the frequency and level of services in a responsive way.
MJO Bookeeping is fully independent and not aligned to any franchise, accounting firm or Software Company so our advice is tailored specifically for your business. We work for you, not your accountant or your bank or the ATO.
It doesn’t matter if you’re at home, in the office, on the road or on site; all you need is a device and an internet connection to access your bookkeeping and cloud systems. You and your staff can take care of business at any location, when it suits you.
Online Bookkeeping solutions like Xero are regularly updated and it all happens in the background. You don’t have to do a thing except enjoy the new features to help make running your business even easier.
Customise your own online bookkeeping solution by integrating Xero with a wide range of online software to suit your industry. Integrate systems for Job Management, Payroll & HR, Point of Sale, Inventory, Bills & Expenses, Cash Flow Management, Reporting & more.
Online Bookkeeping Add-Ons reduce the need for inefficient manual processes, saving your business time and money. Data from third party cloud systems is automatically imported to your Xero file (and vice versa) removing the need for employee data entry and traditional paper based processes.
No longer do you need an ‘in person’ meeting with your accountant or financial adviser. Your business can now collaborate with business advisers in real time using live information so you can make better decisions.
Your data has never been safer with online bookkeeping. Online bookkeeping solutions have access to world-class security including physical security of servers, SSL certificates and multiple firewall layers.