Bookkeeper vs. Accountant

“So why do I need a bookkeeper if I already have an accountant?  Don’t you guys do the same thing?”

Well – not exactly. 😉

Here’s the easiest way to explain the difference:

🩺 A nurse’s relationship to a doctor

🤓 Is like a bookkeeper’s relationship with an accountant

(And let’s be real – EVERYONE knows it’s the nurse who REALLY knows what’s going on with the patients, right? 😉 )

So, that’s what the difference is.

We will explain 3 reasons why it’s important to have a year-round “nurse” for your finances and not just an annual “doctor” appointment with your accountant.

𝟭- 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿 💰

We know, we know, it sounds counterintuitive that hiring someone will SAVE you money, but it’s true.

A bookkeeper will help you: 

  • Capture every tax-deductible expense (before you lose the receipt)
  • Prevent double payments
  • Increase your profit margin
  • Save you from late filing fees

And who doesn’t like to save money, especially with gas prices over $4.00 a gallon?

𝟮- 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗙𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 📣

Lemme guess – you talk to your accountant in April, and then you don’t talk again until next April, right? 😜

But what if a small billing issue in May turns into an overdrawn account in July?  Or if you need to apply for a business loan (FAST) in October?

A bookkeeper works with you every single month. 

This means they’re able to spot the little financial problems and help you solve them before they turn into BIG financial problems (like being denied a badly-needed business loan!)

Bookkeepers are your MONTHLY preventative care to your business health.  We catch things before they become a risk to your business.

𝟯 – 𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗔𝘁 𝗧𝗮𝘅 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 🧘🏻‍♀️

If you try to throw your disorganized finances at your accountant right before the tax deadline, they’ll either (1) tell you they don’t have the time to help you, or (2) charge you a premium rush rate to get you up-to-date.

But, with a bookkeeper, your finances will be organized and tax-ready long before the deadline in April.

Sounds pretty good, right?

If you’re looking to get financial strategies + feedback every single month, instead of just a yearly financial check-up.

Then just reach out ❤️

We help each and every one of our clients be at their financial best year-round, and we’d love to help you, • (352) 432-8104

Kerry Postel – Founder CEO Principal

Abacus Business Solutions

Has Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance, Certified in QuickBooks, Member of American Institute of Bookkeepers, and over 20 years of bookkeeping experience including construction, travel, restaurants, events management, and other various professional services.

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