Cooper Norman specializes in bookkeeping services for businesses in Pocatello that include agriculture, construction and healthcare. A bookkeeper is important for a business because they handle more of the day to day financial transactions. If you own a business, managing all of the financial aspects can quickly become an overwhelming job for one person who is often not professionally trained.
Pocatello and Chubbuck are growing and improving, and Cooper Norman wants local businesses and the local economy to flourish. We contribute to the growth and success by offering our professional financial services. We ensure that all of our accountants are well trained, experienced, and provide the highest quality of professionalism and accuracy.
Bookkeepers are usually the first outside contract that a business acquires. This is often because finances are overwhelming, time consuming, and can most definitely affect the future success and growth of your business. The job of a bookkeeper is to make certain that the books are kept accurately, up to date and can provide solutions to money based problems and ensure tax compliance.
Why should you hire a bookkeeper?
Hiring a bookkeeper could actually save you money in the long run, and it will definitely save you precious time. Hiring a bookkeeper will also provide you priceless peace of mind knowing that the professionals are monitoring the finances. If there is a mistake, they will be able to catch it before it causes a domino effect of other issues. There will come a point for every business owner when they experience enough growth that they can no longer be a one person show. Having access to a bookkeeper for questions or to pass off financial tasks will relieve at least some of the stress of running a business.
WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF A BOOKKEEPER?
- Record purchases
- Keep track of expenses
- Monitor sales revenue
- Manage invoices
- Oversee payments
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Payroll is a thorn in the flesh for every employer. Not all bookkeepers will be able to handle payroll, but our experienced team can handle payroll for small and large companies. One of the biggest burdens regarding payroll is the time crunch associated with it. Whether it’s every two weeks, bimonthly, or otherwise, payroll absolutely must be submitted on time. Payroll will not wait for another task to be completed, and it won’t be understanding if a family emergency should arise. Having a designated bookkeeper for payroll alone would be worth it’s weight in gold.
Everyone, whether they are a business owner or not, feels the stress of tax season. But, the amount of stress and burden that comes with tax season is definitely heightened for business owners. If for no other reason, you should consider hiring a bookkeeper to review documents and forms before submitting taxes. There is a lot on the line for a business to have all of their books in order when tax season and audits roll around. Having a professional bookkeeper in your corner will make tax season a breeze.
This is not a comprehensive list. There are many things that a bookkeeper can do, and their duties will ultimately be whatever the needs of your business are. Because we have such a comprehensive team, we are able to connect you with the bookkeeper that best fits the industry and needs of your company. Your bookkeeper will get to know you personally, and master how to serve you the best and consistently maintain your precise financial statements. Your bookkeeper will be available to answer any questions you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is my business ready to hire a bookkeeper?
The answer to that question is different for everyone. The timing will depend on the growth of your business and what you are personally comfortable with. As a business owner you will probably need the help of a professional as soon as you are ready to hire an employee. Managing payroll and taxes and things of that nature get really overwhelming.
Why should I hire a bookkeeper instead of using a bookkeeping software?
Quickbooks is a common software used for bookkeeping. There is nothing inherently wrong with using a software, quickbooks or otherwise, but you can’t ask questions to a computer or a robot. A real live person can better understand your goals and objectives and make a customized plan. Plus you won’t have to call an automated customer service line with any small problem. If you do decide to use a software, we may be able to still answer some questions or give some basic training on best practices.
Will I save money by hiring a bookkeeper?
The short answer is yes. Of course a bookkeeper will have to be paid, but they will likely be more efficient at managing finances than you were doing it yourself. It will also be buying your time back for yourself. Hiring a bookkeeper could also save you money on audits and fines for not properly recording or managing business transactions.
What if my business is nationwide?
Cooper Norman is based out of southeast Idaho, but we service businesses nationally. No matter where your business resides or services, Cooper Norman can help.
Why choose Cooper Norman?
Cooper Norman services the nation, but we love our local roots in Southeast Idaho. We have been around for over 65 years and have many satisfied customers and unmatched experience in the field of bookkeeping and all other accounting services.
We have a variety of industry specific knowledge with particular expertise in agriculture, healthcare, and construction financial operations.
At Cooper Norman we have over 70 professionals on our team. Surely you will be able to find someone with the necessary skills to suit your needs, as well as having access to a team with a la carte options so you can get exactly what you need.