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What is a Full Charge Bookkeeper?

Full charge bookkeeping, also known as full service bookkeeping, goes beyond the standard responsibilities of a bookkeeper. A full charge bookkeeper takes responsibility for the full accounting cycle and all of a company’s finance activities.

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Full charge bookkeepers provide a spectrum of services. This
includes:

  • Managing accounts payable and accounts receivable to view financial position
  • Maintaining tax compliance through effective payroll management.
  • Generating basic financial statements and reports for management.
  • Reconciling accounts and ensuring a quick, accurate month-end close.
  • Monitoring and managing cash flow to spot changes from business-as-usual.
  • Overseeing accounting clerks when necessary.

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Bookkeeper vs Controller

Full Charge Bookkeeper vs. Controller:
What’s the Difference?

A full charge bookkeeper and a controller are both capable of leading an accounting function, but they provide different value at different business stages. Which professional is right for your business?

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Account Reconciliations
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Basic Financial Statements
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Cash Flow Monitoring
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Tax Return & Audit Prep
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Month-end Close
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Analysis & Advisory
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Compliance (GAAP, etc.)
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Controls & Standard Operating Procedures
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Not a core function, but has the ability to perform these functions if necessary
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How much does a bookkeeper cost?
An outsourced bookkeeper is likely to be more cost-efficient than a full-time hire or doing it yourself, which can create expensive errors and eat up bandwidth. Here’s how:

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Onboard

Whether you’re working with a full charge bookkeeper or another remote professional, start on the right foot with these steps:

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    Establish expectations for communication
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    Align on deadlines and processes
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How Does Outsourced Bookkeeping Work?

Enjoy the flexibility that a freelance bookkeeper brings without the hiccups. Get the most value from an outsourced bookkeeper by streamlining the process.

Assess

Determine the background and level of expertise required to address your needs.

Budget

Define the scope of work and how to execute cost effectively with the right resource model.

Onboard

Simplify collaboration by aligning processes and setting the right expectations.

How It Works

How Does Outsourced Bookkeeping Work?

Enjoy the flexibility that a freelance bookkeeper brings without the hiccups. Get the most value from an outsourced bookkeeper by streamlining the process.

Assess

Determine the background and level of expertise required to address your needs.

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Narrow your search based on:

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    Education and credentials
  • checkmark circle 2 outline
    Industry knowledge & experience
  • checkmark circle 2 outline
    Software & technical proficiency
  • checkmark circle 2 outline
    Price
  • checkmark circle 2 outline
    Personality fit

Budget

Define the scope of work and how to execute cost effectively with the right resource model.

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How much does a bookkeeper cost?
An outsourced bookkeeper is likely to be more cost-efficient than a full-time hire or doing it yourself, which can create expensive errors and eat up bandwidth. Here’s how:

  • checkmark circle 2 outline
    Hire on an as-needed basis at an hourly rate
  • checkmark circle 2 outline
    Scale your services and roles as business needs increase
  • checkmark circle 2 outline
    Spend less time recruiting and onboarding

Onboard

Simplify collaboration by aligning processes and setting the right expectations.

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Whether you’re working with a full charge bookkeeper or another remote professional, start on the right foot with these steps:

  • checkmark circle 2 outline
    Establish expectations for communication
  • checkmark circle 2 outline
    Align on deadlines and processes
  • checkmark circle 2 outline
    Provide access to the appropriate platforms
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“I have worked with about 10 bookkeepers so far. Paro’s freelancer is hands down the most professional, fast, and easy to work with… I am very happy to keep working with her, and if I can, I will take her with me to my next company as well.”
– Celine H., CEO


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