Bookkeeping Mavericks Logo

Basic Bookkeeping Duties & Responsibilities

A bookkeeper is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records and should be consulted regularly in order to ensure that the books are up-to-date. In addition, clients should expect their bookkeepers to provide accurate and timely financial reports.


What Are the Basic Duties of a Bookkeeper?

A bookkeeper is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records. This includes recording all income and expenses, keeping track of accounts receivable and payable, preparing bank deposits, and reconciling bank statements. In addition, a bookkeeper may also be responsible for preparing financial reports, such as profit and loss statements and balance sheets.


What Are the Basic Responsibilities of a Bookkeeper?

In addition to maintaining accurate financial records, bookkeepers are also responsible for ensuring that all financial transactions are properly documented. This includes keeping receipts and invoices in order. Bookkeepers may also prepare and file any necessary tax forms. Furthermore, bookkeepers must also keep up with changes in financial regulations and laws in order to ensure compliance.


Reassuring Clients: Their Books Are in Good Hands

The best way to ensure that your clients are comfortable and believe their books are in good hands is to consult with them regularly to convey their on-going financial status and your findings. If you have questions or uncertainties in any area, this is the time to ask questions or discuss the best way to handle the records on behalf of your client. A bookkeeper is also a keeper-of-confidence on behalf of your client; your contact and steady assurances will win your client’s confidence for years to come.


Client Expectations 

Your clients should be able to expect that you will provide accurate and timely financial reports. This will allow your clients to track the progress of their businesses and make informed decisions about where to allocate their resources. In addition, your clients should be able to ask questions about your bookkeeping processes so that they’ll have confidence in the outcomes and records you’ve provided. 


How Often Should You Review the Books with Your Clients? 

It is generally recommended that you will review the books with your clients on a quarterly basis. This will allow you to catch any errors or discrepancies early on and prevent bigger problems down the road. However, if your client is experiencing financial difficulties or has other concerns, you will want to consult with your client more frequently to offer further reassurance.



A bookkeeper is responsible for a variety of tasks, including maintaining accurate financial records, ensuring compliance with financial regulations and laws, and preparing financial reports. In order to ensure your clients that their books are in good hands, you should consult with clients on a regular basis and reassure them that you are personally looking out for their interests. Additionally, clients should be able to count on your expertise in providing accurate and timely financial reports.