AdministratorMay 15, 2018 at 11:34 pm
James, you are entering into challenging territory. Using your hiring model we discussed in class consider creating a position agreement so there is absolute clarity of what you want this bookkeeper to do. I would encourage you to interview at least 3-5 candidates before deciding and check references. I can not believe how many clients have been burned (BADLY) by bad bookkeeping.
Average pay is between $30 and $50 per hour. If you want to explore outsourcing to UpWork or other local agency be sure to test the knowledge of Canadian laws and taxes. I would also ask for and confirm certification on your bookkeeping program.
Another thing to discuss is your policy around Journal entries and uncategorized income and uncategorized expenses. Create a communication system with your bookkeeper to ensure she/he knows what all items are soon enough that you don’t have to go back months and try to remember.
Does this help? As others join the community I’m sure we’ll get some addition insight into this topic, thank you so much for stepping forward and asking!