Do You Have A Good Solid Loyal Bookkeeper In Your Construction Company?
There are a lot of good bookkeepers working in construction company offices that really want to do a good job for the construction company and the owners but to often they are in way over their heads and struggling to keep up. In some cases they are drowning and going down for the last and final time before giving up and quitting.
The main problem is that most bookkeepers do not have the 10,000 hours of practice and training required for a construction accountant and so they labor under the illusion that all bookkeeping is similar and yet nothing can be further from the truth.
“The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.” - Daniel J. Boorstin
Most of them are good people with the best intentions and a sincere work ethic and desire to do the work of a construction accountant but they are caught between a rock and a hard place because they do not have the skills required.
One option is to send them to the local community college or send them to one of our introductory QuickBooks for contractors training classes at our Lynnwood Washington office.
If your construction company needs better and more accurate Financial Reports, Job Costing Reports and Job Profitability Reports then some one-on-one custom QuickBooks for contractors training sessions provided by our senior construction accountant, Randal DeHart may be exactly what is needed.
Your in-house contractors bookkeeper will come away with more information to use in your construction company than any other QuickBooks training seminar because we specialize in construction accounting.
They need the job but they don't have the time or money to acquire a formal education in regular accounting and let alone the advanced training required to become proficient in construction accounting. The difference between regular accounting and construction accounting is staggering and mind numbing.
Having been in construction accounting for over thirty years I have seen just about every type of bookkeeper there is from the Good Bookkeepers to the Bad Bookkeepers and finally the Embezzlement Bookkeepers.
The Good Bookkeepers Have Some Or All Of The Traits Listed Below:
- Reliable, on-time most days, rarely call in sick and always takes an annual vacation
- Respected by your staff, construction workers, vendors and suppliers
- Gives the construction company a day's work for a day's pay
- Pays attention and asks questions when unsure about something
- Brings things to the owner's attention which could save money
- Has a neat clean work area and keeps things well organized
- A team player who works with everyone and never complains
- Learning new skills, reading business books and taking night classes
- Take pride in their work and exude confidence without arrogance
- Friendly person and someone that you are happy to see every morning
- For the rest of the list of Good Bookkeeper Traits click here
We have a program that can help generate more profits for your construction company by outsourcing part or all of the high cost, low value, day-to-day contractors bookkeeping services chores to us and we can work with your current bookkeeper by training them to handle parts of our process they can do quickly and easily.
The result is your current bookkeeper to take on more important duties in your office which could free up your time to do the most important functions in your construction company, acquiring more customers and clients and doing the networking and customer follow up that results in more repeat and referral work.
What Can You Do To Put More Cash And Profit In Your Construction Company?
A. Office Work And Maintaining The Construction Bookkeeping Services?
B. Presenting Proposals And Picking Up Customer Deposit Checks?
Profitable Construction - Companies have known about the value of outsourced bookkeeping services for a long time and now you know about it too!
Thinking About Outsourcing Your Contractors Bookkeeping Services To Save Time And Money?
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About The Author:
Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Contractor, Project Management Professional, Construction Accountant, Intuit ProAdvisor, QuickBooks For Contractors Expert and Xero Accounting Specialist and Bill.Com Certified Guru. This combination of experience and skill sets provides a unique perspective which allows him to see the world through the eyes of a contractor, Project Manager, Accountant and construction accountant. This quadruple understanding is what sets him apart from other Intuit ProAdvisors and Xero accountants to the benefit of all of the construction contractors he serves across the USA. Visit http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/randal-dehart/ to learn more.
Our Co-Founder Randal DeHart - Is a Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) with several years of construction project management experience. His expertise is construction accounting systems engineering and process development. His exhaustive study of several leading experts including the work of Dr. W. Edward Deming, Michael Gerber, Walter A. Shewhart, James Lewis and dozens of others was the foundation upon which our Construction Bookkeeping System is based and continues to evolve and improve. Follow Randal on Google+