So many times I heard people say: “Everybody can be a bookkeeper!”
But is that really true?
When you are looking for a bookkeeper, first and always check if the person has a primary academic qualification.
Primary academic qualification in bookkeeping or accounting is a Certificate IV level or a higher award (for example, a diploma, Advanced diploma or degree). The qualification must have been obtained from a registered training organization or an equivalent institution.
If the person does not have this qualification then they are not a bookkeeper and I would not be trusting them to accurately prepare your financial information.
Some bookkeepers are also a BAS agent (which stands for Business Activity Statement Agent). This is a further qualification and requires the person to be registered with the Tax Practitioners Board. This comes with further training, insurance and legal requirements that a BAS Agent must adhere to.
We at AAA Office management have all those qualifications.
Please contact us if you are looking for a reliable bookkeeper.