So many business owners find themselves in need of a professional bookkeeper from time to time. You may just be starting a new business or ready for a change of bookkeepers or your accounting department may be too busy to handle all the work. Each day, business owners realise that they need a good, reliable bookkeeper, but most of them don’t know where to begin their search.

Unless a good friend has recommended someone, you may have to start from scratch. There are plenty of good places to begin your search and a few not-so-good ones. There are many professional organisations where bookkeepers and accountants can sign up to become members. When searching for a reputable bookkeeper, it pays to ask whether they belong to any professional organisations like the Taxation Institute of Australia.

Another key point to remember when searching for a new bookkeeper is experience. Even though someone may have just graduated from college, there’s nothing quite like real world experience. For bookkeepers, the world has really changed over the past few decades and the internet has had a huge impact. You not only need experience in accounting, but also good, solid internet and computing skills.

Most accounting firms offer several different accounting programs including a few cloud-based programs. It can be daunting to remain current on all these programs plus stay up to date on any changes in the way taxes should be filed.

The Tax Agents Board works to ensure that professional BAS Agents all uphold the same quality standards of delivering excellence to their customers. Among their many jobs, they strive to promote accuracy and consistency in bookkeeping standards.

If you’re a busy entrepreneur who doesn’t have time for double-checking everything your accountant does, then choose a local bookkeeper with roots in the community. Businesses who have been around in the same locale for a few years will value their reputation and make every effort to resolve any conflicts with customers. Sometimes problems are unavoidable, but you’ll want to work with a company that is agreeable and fast at resolving issues.

At Integral Business Solutions, we take pride in giving our customers excellent bookkeeping services that they can rely on. We’ve been in business serving Adelaide and all of South Australia for many years and know we have the expertise to deliver a wide range of professional bookkeeping services to all types of industries. We have extensive experience working with the top brands of accounting software. We can even come to your place of business for meetings so that you are not inconvenienced. We understand the nature of business in today’s competitive world and we partner with our clients to deliver the services they need at cost-effective rates.

Please call us if you’d like to learn more. We’d be glad to come out to your office and go over the various bookkeeping services we offer. We are committed to giving you a timely, professional service.

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