What It Really Costs To Have A Bookkeeper On Your Payroll
Are You Thinking About Hiring A Bookkeeper?
You May Think Otherwise - After reading this because it is not as good an idea as it seems. In addition to the costs of advertising, reading a lot of fiction stories (resume's), interviewing candidates (like a brand new car on the showroom floor), job-seekers are the best they will ever be during the interview. After that it is all downhill and the only question is how fast.
We Have Interviewed - Hundreds of candidates for Construction Bookkeeping positions and 90% of them said they could do the job...IF WE TRAINED THEM!
Training And Education - Is something that is sold at colleges and universities. I know because I have invested many tens of thousands of dollars and several years of hard work on training and education. And I continue to invest thousands of dollars and even more hours to maintain all of the certifications I have acquired in several areas of expertise.
When A Job Seeker - Suggests we could provide them with a professional accountant that costs our firm between $75.00 and $125.00 an hour including overhead and PAY THE TRAINEE to learn a skill they should have before submitting a resume makes me wonder what color is the sky in their world?
Human Resources - Is an area I will not even discuss here. For the smaller firms with annual sales volumes under $5,000,000.00 I strongly suggest you work with an employment attorney to develop your employment agreements. We are looking for a good employment attorney in the North King County to South Snohomish County Washington area to add to our Trusted Sources Page if you know of one.
Fully Burdened Bookkeeper Cost - Simply means what it will cost you to hire someone including the company portion of the payroll taxes and all those little costs that only an accountant like me would think about. The example below shows a part-time in-house bookkeeper at $15.00 an hour working 10 hours a week. Notice this poor soul does not have any benefits at all and they still cost the company $25.29 per hour!
See The Nine Steps for a recap of what can happen to you!
The Two Happiest Days - In a boat owners life is the day he buys a boat and the day he sells it! In between he learns that B.OA.T. means Bring Out Another Thousand
The Two Happiest Days - In a construction company owner's life is the day he hires a bookkeeper and the day he outsources his bookkeeping.
In Between He Learns How To Identify Bad Bookkeepers The Hard Way!
In The End - Bad Bookkeepers will leave you wide-eyed, stupid, mouth open, standing in the middle of the highway, gasping for air, upset, with tear stained checks, staring at what remains of your business, crashed, rolled over, upside down, in the ditch, on fire, with flames belching from all sides with no hope in sight.
And then things get real ugly as you recall reading The General Contractor And The River Of Construction Commerce and realize all of this could have been avoided!
I have seen bad bookkeepers ruin many businesses, especially construction businesses. In most cases it was incompetence and in other cases it appears to have been deliberate. All I know for sure is that I have witnessed business failures that have led to divorce, families destroyed, finances wiped out and people living on the streets. In a few extreme cases I know of contractors that have taken their own lives.
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