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Why You Should Choose A Certified Bookkeeper

When you need to find something these days, where do you go?

Generally, you open up a tab on your computer or phone and search through Google.
While that works well for finding a good restaurant in your area or where to buy a new pair of jeans, it might not necessarily be the best place to look for your new bookkeeper!


Well, you really aren’t sure what you are getting when you pick a random bookkeeper off Google.
It is far safer to choose a certified bookkeeper instead. Here’s why…


Why Google Is Not The Place To Look

When you want to find something, it is natural to use Google as your first port of call. So, you might be tempted to hunt out your next bookkeeper on Google.

Unfortunately, that could be a mistake.

Random Google searches can be time consuming. Obviously, you want to make sure your potential bookkeeper is the real deal, so you’ll take time researching each of the options that appear in your search results. This will be especially time consuming if you want to engage with them in person.

Worse than the time factor is the risk of the unknown. Without doing a thorough background check, you can’t know if the info on their website is true and correct. They might profess to have skills and qualifications that they don’t have yet and you’d be none the wiser.

You need to be able to trust that your chosen bookkeeper will do a good job. So, it’s probably better to use more reputable sources to find the perfect fit for your business.


Where Should You Find Your Bookkeeper?

Your bookkeeper will have access to intimate financial details about your business, so you need to be comfortable working with them and have a high level of trust.

The easiest option is to get a referral from a friend or colleague. Of course, that is not always possible if your friends and colleagues don’t know any bookkeepers to refer you to!

The next most trusted option is to look for a certified bookkeeper from the Institute of Certified NZ Bookkeepers (ICNZB). This will give you a level of confidence and protection that you won’t be able to find on Google.

You might be interested to know that Billiejean, Biz Support’s director and fearless leader, has been an ICNZB Certified Bookkeeper for more than 3 years. So, we can guarantee quality when working with us.


Why Hire A Certified Bookkeeper?

Choosing a bookkeeper can feel daunting. But, if you pick a certified one, you can confidently let that bookkeeper into the inner sanctum of your business.

Here are some of the reasons why a certified bookkeeper is best:


When you choose a certified bookkeeper, you can have confidence that they will be able to get the job done right. In order to belong to the ICNZB, we’ve had to go through an extensive application, screening and testing process before being able to join.

By making it beyond the certification process, you can be sure we have the right skills to handle your books correctly.



You obviously want a bookkeeper that has plenty of knowledge and experience. This is assured when you select a certified one.

Not your average bookie, Billiejean has an advanced background in project management software, bookkeeping, system implementation and graphics who enjoys helping small/medium business owners not only survive but thrive.

Billiejean is not only an ICNZB Certified Bookkeeper, but also a Software Integration Specialist for many systems in NZ, with a passion for specialising in Xero, simPRO, Next Minute and ServiceM8.


Strong Ethics

As well as living by our own personal ethics, every ICNZB member is asked to sign up to and abide by a Code of Ethics. This gives you peace of mind that you are working with an ethical and trustworthy bookkeeper. Particularly important when you are trusting them with your finances!


Do More Than Your Average Bookkeeper

Almost any bookkeeper can do the basics, but here at Biz Support, we take it several steps further. We offer complete bookkeeping services, marketing services, and app advisory. So, we can help you with many of the key aspects of your business.


Ongoing Development

We believe there is always something to learn, and with new regulations, systems and software being released all the time, it’s important to stay on top of everything. Which is why we prioritise ongoing professional development so our team are always upskilling.


Boost Your Business

A bookkeeper can help you stay on top of the ins and outs of your finances. They deal with day to day financial transactions, ensure your books are up to date, and make sure everything is in order for your accountant and the IRD throughout the year.

Having a bookkeeper on your team can give you a clearer picture of your finances and free up your time to work in the other areas of your business.

So, you need to be able to trust them.

Here at Biz Support, you can have confidence that we have the skills and expertise to look after your bookkeeping.

If you’d like to know more about how we can help you boost your business, then get in touch with the Biz Support team today.


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