- Big picture understanding - Understanding why they are doing the books in the first place helps. Keeping in the back of their mind that these process is supporting the managers of a business understand how its running.
- Good communication skills - They have to be willing to talk, listen and ask clear questions. This is critical, especially when the book keeper is looking and talking through a fiscal view and the manager is coming from a systems view
- An Understanding of your industry - This is why we focus on small, growing businesses especially in forestry and manufacturing. We've been entrepreneurs in a variety of businesses and like to bring that broad shared understanding to our clients.
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