Thank you for checking out my services page! I’m Agatha and I’m a self-employed Personal Assistant and Bookkeeper. I provide PA services in Dallas, Texas only, but am available for telecommute bookkeeping nationwide.
It can be easy to imagine the perks of hiring a Personal Assistant, but what about the benefits of hiring a bookkeeper? I’ve found that people who have left the corporate world to become self-employed don’t always know why they need a bookkeeper.
When someone asked me, “What does a bookkeeper do?” I explained that I use Quickbooks to track business transactions. When I thought about that conversation later, I realized that I had explained technically what a bookkeeper does, but not what value bookkeepers provide to businesses. So, what makes a bookkeeper valuable?
- Bookkeepers ensure all transactions are recorded. An accurate record of all transactions may help legally reduce your taxable income. Your taxable income is directly related to the amount of taxes you pay each year.
- You’ll have more time to focus on your core business, while the bookkeeper focuses on bookkeeping for you.
- Bookkeeping provides current and historical financial reports of your business which you’ll need if you ever need to take a loan out from the bank, sell investments, or decide to sell your business.
You can find additional information on the finer points of working with a personal assistant here.