You need one when you start a business. A bookkeeper can be priceless to get you started on the right path and keep you from getting into trouble with the state and federal governments.
Do you know how to do bookkeeping?
Is your banker asking for reports you don't know anything about?
Do you know how to read a Profit and Loss statement
Do you know the financial health of your business?
Are you familiar with payroll and reporting procedures?
Do you know how to submit Workers Comp paperwork?
Do you know how to handle an unemployment claim dispute?
Efficiency and Convenience
Are you losing profits doing your own bookkeeping instead of running your business? A good bookkeeper can do the books faster and more efficiently since that is where his/her experience lies. What may take a lay person two hours an experienced bookkeeper can do in less than one.
Do you dread sitting down to do your books?
Are you spending more time doing books and less time doing your business?