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How to choose the right bookkeeper for your business

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - by Max Business

Beginning to search for a bookkeeper may seem like a daunting task, and you might struggle to begin.

It’s an important role, where making the right or wrong decision can have a meaningful impact on the future of your business. Done right, it can lead to long term business growth. But done wrong, it can spell disaster for your entire company.

If you’ve been putting it off, you’re in luck: we’re sharing a few important considerations you must make when it comes to choosing a new bookkeeper for your business.

If you have more questions or would like to organise a consultation, please contact us!

How to choose a bookkeeper

Hire for confidence

When looking for a bookkeeper, you want someone who is confident. A good communicator is critical for a job like this. With Maximum Business Solutions, you’ll get more than a bookkeeper; you’ll gain a valuable asset to your organisation who makes a real contribution.

Communication skills are vital in every position, particularly for bookkeepers as they play a critical role within your business’ finances.


Hire for understanding

One requirement you should expect from your bookkeeper is that they gain a firm understanding of your business, its current financial situation, and your short- and long-term goals.

A bookkeeper who exhibits little understanding of your business or how you do things is demonstrating a lack of commitment to you and your team. Red flag!


Hire for skill

As a business owner, you’re probably looking for a bookkeeper because you simply don’t have the time nor the skill to manage the role anymore. Perhaps when your business was young, you made the time to manage yourself. But now, with a growing business and a growing team, you simply can’t find the time. Your choices?

  1. Squeeze it in when you can, opening up an opportunity for errors, inaccuracy, and omissions
  2. Choose a qualified bookkeeper dedicated to the correct and accurate processing of your books.

We shouldn’t have to tell you which is the smart choice!

Engaging the help of a professional bookkeeper really does make all the difference.


Hire for growth

No business owner wants to remain stagnant, and great businesses push themselves to continually grow and succeed.

A reliable, committed bookkeeper is key to the financial aspect of success. Find a bookkeeper who is passionate about your business, driven to perform their best, meets deadlines, and continually provide business insight. If you’ve found that, then you’re onto a real winner.

Sound impossible? Try us! Organise a consultation with the Maximum Business Solutions team.

Hire a bookkeeper for growth

Hire well to enjoy business success!

We’re partnered with a variety of accounting software, including industry leaders like MYOB and Xero. One thing we look at during consultation is the type of software that may be best for our clients. You can see all our partners here.

Our team, working efficiently with a variety of software, is a testament to our skill and commitment to ensure we do your bookkeeping your way, for your business.

Organise a consultation with Maximum Business Solutions

Have you had bad experience with another bookkeeper mismanaging your accounts? Maybe you’ve been doing it yourself over the past few years, only to realise it’s turned into a real mess.


For such an important task, you want to know that it’s being done right. Our professional standards exceed your expectations, and we’re ready to work with a range of small and medium-sized businesses.

Ready to experience better business transparency? Organise a consultation today!