This week I have a bit of a different episode for you - it’s based on an article I read in the paper last week outlining how the bookkeeper for the surfing legend family The Wrights is going to jail for extorting $1.5 million from them over ten years.
I initially didn’t want to talk about this story - I was scared that bringing this to people’s attention would scare people off getting a bookkeeper. But I realised that, given my platform and audience, I could do more good for the business world by sharing my view instead of pretending it didn’t happen. So I stand in my power as a trustworthy, highly experienced and ethical bookkeeper to share my wisdom around what makes a good bookkeeper and what questions you need to ask when hiring one.
Bookkeeping, like so many other services, is not something you should skimp on - iIt’s not something you want to entrust to just anyone.
Of course, while being expensive or at the upper end of the cost spectrum doesn’t automatically make someone a good bookkeeper, it can be a strong indication of experience and of the systems behind the bookkeeping business that make it safe and trustworthy.
I share the five things you need to look for when choosing a bookkeeper and the controls you need to have in place when you have a bookkeeper helping you with your business.
I also share my findings around what the right and acceptable price is to pay for bookkeeping, and the reasons behind this price.
So - go forth and hire a bookkeeper if you need this help in your business. Just hire the right one, and remember you have a role to play in the success of the relationship.
Where to Find Bec:
Website:https://straightupbookkeeping.com.au/ Instagram: @straightup_bookkeepingFacebook: @straightupbookkeepingLinkedIn: @straight-up-bookkeeping