5 Skills That Every Bookkeeper Needs to be Successful

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Bookkeepers are one resource that every business needs, and when a small business starts, the success or failure of that business can be determined by its bookkeeping.

In fact, only if there is proper accounting can the small business plan be properly placed into action. An excellent business plan requires good accounting and an experienced bookkeeper.

The following are five must-have skills for bookkeepers:

1. Technology Educated

Today, the world relies upon the use of technology for efficiency to keep up with the competition. An important skill for today’s bookkeeper is to be tech-savvy, as well as to have knowledge of current technology.

Additionally, the ability to view inaccuracies in the data that flows through the technology is a must-have ability. Keeping up with the innovations is also critical; for example, having knowledge of new software that can help the business and specific niches is a definite plus.

2. The Ability to Communicate

A bookkeeper’s work is not a solitary one, and the need to work alongside different teams to get the job done is increasingly imperative. It is, therefore, crucial that a bookkeeper possesses excellent communication skills.

Also, today, the world has become a global village that enables people of one country to work for another country very quickly. And if you want your business to expand, then working for people belonging to different countries is paramount. That is why a bookkeeper doesn’t just need good verbal communication skills, but also excellent written skills as well. 

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About Jan Haugo

Jan Haugo

Jan is the CEO of ICBUSA, a division of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Global, and owner of bookkeeping firm Jan Haugo & Associates

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