How can you keep bookkeeping simple when you may not know how to do bookkeeping? Simply just take the time and do it. Avoid the rabbit holes. Part of the human condition is allowing conflict instead of keeping things simple so that we can stay focused enough to get things accomplished. While collaborating there is an added dimension to this and all sides of the collaborative dimension need to contribute to keeping it simple. That doesn’t often happen because one side will get busy or run into a complication that causes them to get distracted and thus there is the domino effect. It is human nature that we sometimes have struggles or conflicts, and the need to have accurate books with property trust accounting has a way of bringing about challenges.Not one word of what I’ve typed above had to do with bookkeeping specifically but in general, it had a lot to say about bookkeeping and how to make it successful.
Bookkeeping is not rocket science but does require consistent attention by a knowledgeable professional. Recognize the challenge and embrace the fact that you are human. It is important that you find a solution to the bookkeeping challenge that will work with your busy lifestyle and that will compliment your work ethics. Are you a hard worker? Find a hardworking accounting profession. Is your strength in Property Management? Find an accounting profession whose strength is in accounting. However, the solution is not just in finding an accounting professional.
What! We can’t ensure quality bookkeeping by finding a bookkeeping professional? That doesn’t make sense! It is part of my life’s journey to explain that this is where the major disconnect between client and bookkeeper is represented. Try as we may, a bookkeeper is not a fortune teller and we do not have a magic crystal ball. Our bookkeeping efforts will fail if we do not get the data needed to complete our bookkeeping tasks. We cannot keep Bookkeeping simple without effective collaboration with our client.