If you run a busy accounting practice, you know how difficult it is to get reliable help. And if you do find someone they are going to cost a whole lot more than $10 per hour.
How is it possible to hire an accountant or bookkeeper at $6-10 per hour?
Basically you will be hiring from our offshore labor pool, most likely in the Philippines or India. Before you react in horror, “how can I ever hire someone offshore?”, just think about it for a second. What if you could access someone who is competent, willing to work hard, has an accounting degree and brains and is ready to learn new things. Would it be worth it for you to overcome some of the challenges of working remotely with this person?
What type of skills or experience can I expect to find?
What we suggest is that you look for someone who is bright, trained in accounting and bookkeeping and is willing to learn more. You can expect to find someone who has the full capability to do bookkeeping work for you. However you can’t generally expect to find someone who can do accounting in your local country as they may not have training in the specific accounting rules that apply in your local market.
How do I communicate with my staff member?
We can help you to get set up with a variety of communication tools that will allow you to work in a remote environment. You can use Skype to make phone calls or if that is not suitable for you, international calls are not particularly expensive.
How do I really know they are working?
Staff.com has tracking technology which records the hours worked, web sites visited when working and can take screenshots of the person’s computer screen to prove they are working.
Is there any contract with the Staff.com service?
There is no contract, you can hire someone and let them go at any time. What we recommend however is that you treat this as a long term investment. Even if they are 60% capable in the beginning compared with a local staff member, within 6 months of training you can bring them up to being 100% as capable as someone you could hire locally (if you hire someone on Staff.com who is bright and willing to learn).
How much does it cost?
There is no cost to start looking for someone. You can immediately check out our accounting staff and their rates. There are no additional fees. You pay only for the hours worked which is tracked using our powerful time tracking software. Go ahead and register as an employer and post a job. We will check your company details and then approve you as an employer and start looking for someone for your job post.
How do I get started?
You create the job specs of the person you are looking for. We recommend that you also create a short test of 2-3 accounting questions that you think this person should know. We will select from our pool of candidates, give them the test and then you start hiring them on a trial basis.
Give our accounting and bookkeeping staff a go. We would be very happy to assist you with hiring one.
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