I’m pleased to introduce Stephanie Laitala, President of Owl Bookkeeping and CFO Services. Thinking about where your money is, where it’s going, and how to get more of it are topics about which she specializes. My gift this holiday season is Stephanie’s expertise.
Stop what you’re doing and throw your wallet out the window. Then your computer. Then your shoes. You didn’t do it, right? Because that would be a careless use of your assets. (If you did do any of that, we really need to talk). But having the wrong bookkeeper—or worse yet, no real bookkeeper at all—is just as careless. And the stakes are much higher than a pair of shoes.
Do you know your bookkeeper’s job description? Do you have a bookkeeper? If your answer to the first question is, “Um, keeping the books?” And your answer to either question is, “no,” consider this a friendly intervention. A bookeeper’s job is, yes, keeping the books. But that’s like saying a ballerina’s job is to…ballerine. In other words, it’s a richly-layered role with multiple duties. If it’s not done right, someone’s falling off the stage. Bookkeepers are responsible for handling all the inflows and outflows of cash. That means bookkeeping services should include day-to-day cash flow management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections, payroll, and bank reconciliation. Bookkeepers are the cash masters. As a business owner, you should never worry where your money is…or isn’t. That means using a bookkeeper who knows the ropes—er, books—inside and out. The goal: no uncertainty, no surprises. Every business management team deserves to work with a bookkeeper who makes the wheels run smoothly. Because worrying about money distracts from valuable time to make more.
Contact Stephanie directly at www.owlbookkeepingandcfo.com. For blog questions e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.