How to Spot a Good Bookkeeper

Do not judge the book by its cover. Well, I kind of disagree with that, for sometimes the cover itself gives us the idea of what inside looks like. I’m not saying that we should judge people through skin-deep appearances, but I’m just merely saying that it’s worth considering. Now, let’s check if you have a good bookkeeper or if you are a good bookkeeper.

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1. They go to work with a pressed clothes and shined shoes.

A good bookkeeping in Murrieta wants everything to be perfect, complete, and well done. They have the signs of being a perfectionist in things that are not even related to bookkeeping. You can also notice them on how they fix their plate and knives after having a meal. You can tell it by observing their desks.

2. They count the changes they receive.

A good bookkeeper always checks if any transactions, especially those that includes money, are not flawed. They’d count every coin they receive from the cashier before leaving.

3. They don’t hesitate to make pauses to think even when someone is waiting for an immediate answer.

A good bookkeeper values others opinions or perspectives. He/she accepts the fact that they could be wrong and give time to evaluate things first instead of proving himself/herself correct. He/she is never afraid to admit mistakes.

4. They do not come on time, they come before time.

A good bookkeeper values time and hates to be tardy. They always make allowances to give space to deal with possible unforeseen circumstances.

5. They don’t have unread emails or they always clear unimportant emails.

A good bookkeeper does not want anything left out. It was their kind who invented the phrase “no stones left unturned.” They double check everything as long as they have the time.

6. Always have suggestions and often questions majority’s decision

A good bookkeeper cares less being the minority. He/she will question the decision of the majority just to present the negative sides of it to keep everything realistic. And more importantly, he/she will approve to the majority even leaving his/herown preference if he/she finds it more practical.

7. They always bring pens or pencils with them

A good bookkeeper is always prepared especially in taking notes. He/she knows that he/she can forget details no matter how easy it is to remember especially if it is relevant.

8. They have haters

A good bookkeeper is honest and has integrity. And honest people always have people who dislike them, or even more so, hate them. That is because they are not man pleasers. That doesn’t mean that they do not care about people, but they only prioritize what is right than compromising to what is safe.

These are just some of the common characteristics of good bookkeepers. There are more to that list, but these are not requirements to be a good bookkeeper. They can lack two or more of these but that doesn’t disqualify them.

Knowledge and skills can always be learned, can be taught, can be bought, but most of these from the list are self-taught and it will take time. If you are a bookkeeper or aspiring to be, start with the small things.

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