As professional bookkeepers, you would hope that we do, in fact, like our jobs. We do enjoy them very much, but you may wonder why. After all, many people’s eyes glaze over when the conversation turns to numbers and figures. It’s a line of work that takes a special sort of mindset to succeed, and we’re a little bit proud of ourselves for having it. That characteristic lets us fill a niche that other people just can’t or won’t do well. But what is it that drives us, that gives us a passion, and lets us really love bookkeeping?
We Can See Through Time
We love bookkeeping because the past, present, and immediate future are all on display when we work with our ledgers. The financial data we handle shows us where a company’s money came from, what it’s doing now, and where it’s about to go. That kind of perspective is hard to get anywhere else.
Because we can see more of the timeline of a business, we can see more ways that things can go wrong. That means that we can also experiment with the possibilities, and discover what it would take for everything to go right. It lets us present our employers with real guidelines for their budget plans.
Bookkeeping Lets Us Have an Impact
We love bookkeeping for its dimension of letting us know everything about a company. That dimension also gives us quite a bit of power, though. It’s most often the good sort of power, where we can point out a disaster ahead of time, or identify a past trend that is affecting current performance.
We’ll admit that some bookkeepers use their power for personal gain, but only a few. Most of us are the most trustworthy people in any organization, and it feels good to be in such a position. It makes it possible for us to effect real change that can save a company.
We Love Bookkeeping Because We Get to Work With Numbers
This is the simplest and most basic reason that we love bookkeeping. At heart, we’re numbers people. We were the kids that always did well in math classes growing up. Numbers just “click” for us. We see patterns and possibilities. We’re analytical and detail-oriented.
At SyncLedgers, we’re always excited by the opportunity to help more people and their businesses enjoy the benefits of bookkeeping. We especially love that we can provide what they need at a lower cost than most of our competitors. Now, we’re not saying that you should contact us today just to make us happy about being able to work with some new numbers, but we won’t complain if you do!