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Virtual Bookkeeper Offloads Your Accounting Burden

Virtual bookkeeper is a person who execute all your bookkeeping tasks from a remote location. They will not work in a traditional office rather they would execute all your tasks online and provides you updates online. In general, they will be an independent contractor. Most probably they will be working from home. People who got hands on experience in bookkeeping field have the wonderful opportunity to become a licensed virtual bookkeeper. They should be proficient of all the terms in bookkeeping. They would also expertise in the field of accounting such as accounts payable, receivable and payroll managements and reconciliation.

All your tasks will be operated using a latest software system. They are equipped with various software to meet your various accounting requirements. They completely depends on the online resources which would be more accurate and quick. You do not have to worry about your sensitive information as the systems are highly data encrypted and only accessible to the person executes the tasks.

They are not restricted to execute only the bookkeeping process. They would work on the additional tasks such as tracking the purchase orders, processing the credit applications and preparing the year end reports. Sometimes they would help you with the W-9 or 1099 tax documents to your employees.

The basic qualification of a bookkeeper can be start at high school diploma but it will improve the chances of getting job prospects if you have completed any associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or any related field. An exemplary skills in mathematics is mandatory. You cannot right away start your home business of bookkeeping. You have to work in an reputed organization and get the practical experience. Usually, people of above 30 years starts these kind of home business but they would have worked several years with reputed companies.

The best qualities of a Bookkeeper is:

1. Enjoy operating numbers
2. Complete attention to the details
3. Effective management of time
4. Current knowledge about the rules and tax laws
5. Analytical skills

A person who possess these qualities are capable of executing your bookkeeping tasks and able to provide you updates and the results on time. Online bookkeeping is a proven methodology in the field of bookkeeping. It provides lot of benefits and this makes the technique to be unique and profitable. All the virtual bookkeeper operates with online applications which are very user friendly and they could maintain all the details online. Hence hiring a virtual bookkeeper is the cost effective way of completing your bookkeeping activities in a quick turn around time. It proves to be highly efficient and provides effective results.

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May 16, 2010 Posted by | Business, Management | , , , , , | Leave a comment

21st Century Companies and Online Questionnaires

Years ago, a great number of large institutions realized that having numerous capable employees was not enough to improve the business. It seemed like something was missing… but what? What was wrong about the companies’ organization? They knew they could do better, but they were confused about what to change and where to make the changes needed.

This is how the idea of employee and customer satisfaction surveys appeared and was implemented by decision makers around the modern world, subsequently being copied by numerous companies, until it became a trivial thing. These days, if you have or run an institution that comprises more than thirty employees, it’s seen as bad leadership not to ask them how they’re doing from time to time. And critics who think you are not such a good manager if you don’t attempt to get feedback from the people you work with (no matter if they are employees or clients) are undoubtedly right.

If you live in your own turtle shell and you have no idea of what’s going on outside it, you will probably come to make some really bad calls, decisions that may turn very unproductive for your company. This is why you should conduct surveys. How do you do it? What is the simplest method for distributing questionnaires and collecting responses? The answer is quite simple, actually: think about it – what’s the largest distribution channel you can access? From where do you get your information? How are you able to read this article? (drums rolling…) – the Internet! So, the way I see it, the simplest method is creating and distributing an online survey…

Before the Internet, it was actually quite hard to conduct surveys, due to the fact that the whole process needed to be undertaken by mail, and everybody knows how fast that is, and how secure it is. However, after some entrepreneurs understood they could make survey software and would be able to make a site based on it, the survey industry has changed radically. In 2010, hundreds of millions of surveys are taken online, and there’s nothing to indicate that this is going to change.

So this is why large institutions are conducting online questionnaires. In a century where “speed” is the key word, when we always try to make things faster and better, and with hard competition in practically any niche, institutions simply can not afford the luxury not to make online surveys.

And there are many online tools available. Several of them are great, a few are really bad, and this is why it is necessary to know which one to use. But this will be the subject of my next article. Until then, have a nice day!

May 16, 2010 Posted by | Business, Management | , , , , , | Leave a comment