Someone whose job is keeping an exact record of the money that has been spent or received by a business or other organization.
A good, honest, ethical person who cares about their job and wants to do it right, not necessarily right 'now'.
Having as much passion for teaching bookkeeping as actually doing it and wants to share with others.
My name is Paul Rosenblum and I specialize in Small Business Bookkeeping and Accounting. I have been a bookkeeper for over 20 years and have been using QuickBooks products exclusively.
In 1992, I got a temporary job entering checks into computer software (Pre Windows 1995). After about 2 weeks on the job working with others, the owner of the company asked me to come into his office and said to me that he wanted to hire me full time. He was impressed with my speed of entering checks with a bare minimum number of data entry mistakes.
Once I started full time as an Administrative Assistant in his General Contracting Company, he wanted to introduce me to payroll. There were two payroll companies and they were done manually, without any computers involved. He showed me how to do it once, and a couple of days later, we sat down and he let me do the next payroll. I remembered all the steps, and was able to get it done. I found that I had an aptitude for this and decided about 2 years later, that I wanted to become a bookkeeper even though I had no formal education or bookkeeping knowledge. .
I was able to talk myself into a full time bookkeeping job at a small company, and several months later, I went to NYU for an intensive bookkeeping certification course.
I then decided to become a freelance bookkeeper after I received a flyer from someone who was looking for bookkeepers. Just a few weeks later, this person was sick at home, and called me giving me a name of a computer school looking for someone for a private training in QuickBooks for one of their clients. At that time, I didn't know QuickBooks, but I told her that I'd call. She ended up giving me the wrong phone number, so I decided to look through the phone book so that I might be able to find the computer school that she was talking about. (She ended up giving me the wrong name of the computer school as well). I called about a dozen NYC Computer schools until I found the right one. They wanted to meet me the next day. I went in, and met the manager of training. They hired me on the spot even though I had no knowledge of the software, and told me that the private training was in two hours. They gave me the instruction book. I got through the training a tiny step ahead of the client and got a great evaluation from the students. The school immediately wanted to put me in front of a classroom of people and see if I could teach.
After about 2 minutes of stuttering and shaking and sweating, I felt so comfortable in front of people teaching a subject that i loved, that my stumbling into a new career was complete. It took me until around 2005 to be able to concentrate on the bookkeeping practice at the same time at finding a balance on how much I wanted to teach while not losing passion for either.
As a small business owner, you're passionate about your business, and I'm just as passionate about mine and my clients. Having good relationships with all of my clients is top priority for me.