I cannot stress enough the importance of maintaining accurate financial records. This is a critical part of the success of your business.
I have received numerous emails in the past few months from Office Managers who were involuntarily given the task of handling bookkeeping after staff was let go, or for other reasons.
If you are an employer asking an Office Manager to handle your accounting, in my opinion, this is a huge mistake. First of all, most clerical staff has little or no knowledge of any accounting functions. The mess that will be created will most definitely cost you more time and money in the long run.
My suggestion is to outsource your accounting….NOT out of the country but right here in the United States. I highly recommend two very reputable companies who will provide you with service you will not find anywhere else. I know both of the owners of these firms personally and feel very strongly about the services they provide.
Outsource It Business Services, http://www.outsi.com and Balance Your Books, http://www.balanceyourbooks.com are the two companies I recommend. If you have any questions regarding either of these companies and their services, contact me and I will provide you with information on who to contact.
To succeed as a team is to hold all of the members accountable for their expertise. ~ Mitchell Caplan, CEO, E*Trade Group, Inc.