Bookkeeping Services, which are up to par, are hard to find these days. Companies have a tendency to go to their accountant (or CPA) for these services. A good bookkeeper will make sure your accounts are figured down to the penny. Your accountant? Not so much. They’re not usually worried about every little dollar in your account. Their job is to look at the overall picture of your business and understand your tax liability and where you can make changes to minimize that liability. A penny here or there doesn’t matter to them, but for the bottom line of your business, you need to know where those pennies are going. Not to mention the cost per hour for an accountant is typically much higher than a bookkeeper. Since bookkeeping is labor intensive, hiring a bookkeeper will cost you less and provide you with a lot of the same expertise as your accountant.