Bookkeeper Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Bookkeeper in Sumter:
"Never Accept A Insufficient Salary or Benefit Plan."
Do not accept a job you are overqualified for because they will quickly see your value and add to your job duties. However your salary will never be re-considered. Always get vacation, benefits, overtime pay and holiday benefits in writing.

Bookkeeper in Lafayette:
An organized filing system, either electronic or paper, and routinely updating files for receivables/payables is essential. Getting behind on keeping files organized will cause unnecessary stress.

Bookkeeper in Bakersfield:
"I like to help people; I feel confident in doing tax return."
Pros: Being my own boss and be able to make decisions.
Cons: Pay too much expenses.

Bookkeeper in Tampa:
"Am I being paid fairly."
Pros: Reconciling the accounts.
Cons: Phone and tech demand.

Bookkeeper in Ogden:
"Bookkeeping."
Pros: It keeps me busy. There is always an inflow and out flow of things to do.
Cons: It can be difficult to keep up with the many vendors and billing.

Bookkeeper in Portland:
"High stress levels."
Get as much education as you can in as many areas as you can.

Bookkeeper in Reno:
"Job satisfaction and work flexibility."
Pros: As a bookkeeper, I have more flexibility on work hours. I do have specific tasks that need to be completed within specific timelines, but a large amount of my tasks don't require input from other employees in the office. Quickbooks knowledge is a must because the only way we can accurately determine our current financial state is if the information is entered correctly in Quickbooks.
Cons: Several tasks are completed over and over, month to month. The redundancy of these tasks gets to be difficult.