Are you willing risk everything you have built by hiring someone that is not familiar with your industry or your busines

Businessman-overwhelmed-with-paperwork-1024x576This week I had a meeting with a business owner who could not stop talking about how his current bookkeeper almost caused his 2M dollar construction company to collapse last month. “She almost put me out of business” were the words used to described what she had done.

This scenario is more popular than you may think. Why do you ask? The simple fact is that many business owners just have too many hats to wear. So, they hire a bookkeeper at a very low rate of $15.00 – $20.00 per hour and expect to get top of the line productivity. Let’s begin with a simple fact, the construction industries accounting is very different from other industries. You must know % of Completion and Job Costing even for most accountants this is unknown territory.

Therefore, unless you hire a person that has this background, someone that has years of not only knowledge but hands on experience working in the industry and has been trained and specializes in this type of accounting, chances are you are not going to get a qualified person. I can almost warranty you that at this pay rate you are not getting a person with those qualifications.


Published by IPS Accounting Services & Consulting

I was born in Cuba and came to the US at the age of nine during the 1980 Mariel Exodus. After twenty five years of a successful career in Managerial Accounting for private and corporate sectors. At the age of 45 and empty nester I felt my life needed a bigger purpose. Accounting has been my lifelong journey and I wanted the opportunity to help business reach their optimal growth. In addition to being a devoted mother and wife I’m very involved in my community and volunteer much of my time to advocating for righteous causes. I’m devoted to the women’s movement as well as keeping our Hispanic roots and culture alive.

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