A client is about to lose their external bookkeeper, as it has been discovered that he/she is not performing the task adequately. As an example, the bookkeeper is billing circa 60 hours per month and isn't even reconciling the bank (this is a non cash property rental business with 80-100 transactions per month through the bank, comprising rents in and payments out).
I came to prepare the accounts and the bank is out by several hundred thousand pounds and this is just one issue of several.
The client has suggested passing the bookkeeping to me, but I haven't the capacity to take this on without subbing it out and my regular bookkeeper has retired. An alternative is to help the client to source a replacement bookkeeper.
Client needs to be able to see a monthly P&L on a per property basis and this has been extremely difficult so far due to a) the way the books were set up in Quickbooks and b) the books being in a bit of a state.
Does anybody have any recommendations for a good subcontract bookkeeper local to South Manchester, or indeed a bookkeeper who would work directly for the client, on a monthly basis?