Tips for outsourcing bookkeeping resources

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Ben Mekie of Acuity Associates outlines how to solve clients bookkeeping needs without storing up problems.

As an accountant, responding to a request from your clients to find a competent bookkeeper can present significant challenge because:

  • They will most likely only need someone part time.

  • Nine times out of ten they will insist the person works at their premises.

  • They will expect you to provide someone excellent for free.

Of course, if you have your own team of internal bookkeepers you will attempt to persuade them that this is the best solution, but what if they dont budge?

Most of the major recruitment players are less than ideal as they dont specialise in part time bookkeepers. You also...

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Bookkeeping!

Or you could just refer them to the websites for the International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) or the Institute of Certified Bookeepers (ICB) and they can chose from the licensed practices listed in their location!

PS £12.00 per hour in a poor rural area is sometimes the best we can get.

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