If you could wave a magic wand, what do you wish was taken care of for you? 

This is the question you should ask yourself when you’ve decided it’s time to outsource some of your work. Which part of your business do you most wish you could hand off to someone else?

If your answer includes handling your businesses day-to-day finances such as recording transactions, reconciling your bank accounts, paying invoices, completing payroll, ect…. You should probably look into hiring a bookkeeper! 

The first step in this process is to determine whether you need a bookkeeper. While some people are looking for financial consulting or even tax advice, this doesn’t always equal needing a bookkeeper for your business. It’s good to narrow this down and know exactly what you’re looking for so you can avoid wasting the time of both you and your potential bookkeeper. 

Next, you should figure out what your budget is for a bookkeeper. Knowing the answer to this, will eliminate the decision-fatigue in trying to decide if you can hire a specific candidate or not. They’re either in your budget, or not. Simple and stress-free. 

Then, you should interview your potential candidates.  Not every bookkeeper may be a good fit for your needs, industry or provide the level of detail you may be looking for. It’s a great idea to have conversations with more than one option to get a feel for what you may need, and get to know who you may be working with to see if they’ll be a good fit.

And lastly, choose the best candidate for the job! This is the exciting part! 

Deciding to outsource the financial responsibilities for your business by hiring a bookkeeper is just the first step forward in a long journey to your businesses success so it’s okay to take your time to evaluate what will be best for your needs.