Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Here are some questions that you should ask before you hire:
1) How many years have you used QuickBooks?
2) How many clients have you serviced using QuickBooks? And in what capacity?
3) What is their accounting background?
4) Are you a Certified QuickBooks Proadvisor?
5) Can you tell me the differences between QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks for Mac and QuickBooks Online? (without doing a Google search)
As a rule of thumb, you’ll want at least a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with a strong accounting background with several years of experience supporting QuickBooks clients. They should also know the differences between all QuickBooks versions (online and desktop).
If the person meets all of the criteria, you should get the best bang for your buck.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I'm super organized, quick and I hate to waste time.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. That I get to meet interesting people and their businesses.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Customer: Our last bookkeeper messed up our books...can you help?
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Please visit my site: myquickbookkeeper.com for the latest update.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Do have a strong understanding and knowledge of accounting as well as strong proficiency in accounting software systems (ex. QuickBooks, Peachtree).
Understand the importance of internal controls. Know the practical steps for preventing loss. By reducing or eliminating employee or customer criminal acts, you directly increase your client's profits, plus you are looking out for their best interests, and help protect yourself against any losses.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My greatest strength is my strong attention to detail and getting the work done in the shortest amount of time.