Mar 14

Six Practical Benefits of Hiring a Good Bookkeeper

We’ve always talked about the importance of marketing, advertising, and copywriting for every business out there. However, there is one other aspect that isn’t quite as glamorous but is just as important: bookkeeping.

Let’s face it, unlike the other aspects, bookkeeping is downright dull and tedious. But hey, it still needs to be done.

So, what is bookkeeping? In a nutshell, it simply involves compiling all of your financial data. Once you have listed down all your transactions, you can then turn the numbers into easy-to-read reports.

This sounds fairly simple, but when you’re running a full-time business, it’s the last thing you want to do amidst all your daily tasks. After all, who has the time to sit down and generate all those financial reports, let alone organise them?

And here’s where bookkeepers come into the picture. These financial experts specialise in what many deem an arduous task, and are up to date with all the legalities and regulations presiding over the proper filing procedures.

Now, if reading that last sentence didn’t make sense to you, you’re likely to benefit from hiring one for your company. Here are just a few of the things that a good bookkeeper can do (and take off your hands so you can focus on the things you do best):

Keeping Records Up To Date


If you’re not into details, bookkeeping is a huge chore. It can be draining to review and then organise different data.

However, a good bookkeeper can always keep your records organised and updated. All you need to do is go over your accounts from time to time to get a general idea of where your business stands. (Or if you need more financial data to make an important decision.)

Complying With The Law

Complying With The Law

Can’t keep track of the latest legal rules and regulations? No worries. Your bookkeeper can do that for you.

Furthermore, you can count on them to implement the most recent changes to your accounts – and to remind you about any upcoming deadlines as needed.

Aid Planning For The Future

Aid Planning For The Future

Running a business is always a risk, but informed decisions make it less so.

When you have a good and up-to-date overview of your company’s financials, making the right decisions becomes easier. A good bookkeeper can create an accurate profit and loss statement, as well as of your overall financial standing.

This way, whenever you encounter challenges or opportunities, you’ll have a better grasp of which direction to take.

Improve Your Chances of Securing Important Loans from Banks and Investors

Improve Your Chances of Securing Important Loans from Banks and Investors

Many entrepreneurs and start-up companies struggle to secure a bank loan. But you don’t necessarily have to.

If you can generate financial reports that illustrate your company’s major progress, you’ll make a far better impression on banks and investors. And the best part? You won’t have to make it yourself if you have a skilled bookkeeper on the team.

Streamline Your Accounting Processes


Just to be clear, a bookkeeper can’t replace an accountant. You’ll still need one to file your taxes, among other things.

However, you don’t need accountants to analyse your numbers and create financial statements anymore. Your bookkeeper can do that, so your accountant can take care of more advanced tasks instead.

Auditing Becomes Easier

Auditing Becomes Easier

Messy and disorganised financial accounts can wreak havoc on your business. Thus, it helps to have a detailed balance sheet to serve as a point of reference for your statements to keep things in order.

If you don’t have the time (or skill) to do it, just hire a bookkeeper. A good one can iron out all the details and make the auditing process smoother and easier in the process.


Bookkeeping is and will always be an indispensable part of every business. It’s tedious and boring, but its results are integral to how much your company can grow in the future.

Need a good bookkeeper, but not sure where to look? We got you.

Remote Staff has been assisting Australian SMEs and entrepreneurs like you with the help of our remote workers from the Philippines. For the past 14 years and counting, we have been providing skilled remote bookkeepers, accountants, and auditors to make things easy for you.

Call us today or schedule a call back so we can get started.

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