Why do I need a bookkeeper? I thought they were dead.
Due to accounting software and firms, gone are the days of bookkeeping. Or are they?
Meet Michael Levy, owner and senior bookkeeper at Bean Counter 4 Hire. His firm provides cloud accounting and business support to small businesses and self-employed individuals. Michael takes financial fears and, through compassion and counseling, whips businesses into shape.
But Michael didn’t always know that crunching numbers were his calling. Michael admits that “I sort of fell into accounting actually.” After working in restaurants and for an airline, a chance opportunity led him to be a data analyst and then an accounts payable clerk. Michael was bitten by the accounting bug and balanced the books for multiple corporations before launching his own business helping entrepreneurs just like him.
Faith also comes as a focus for Michael, and he uses both Christian principles and accounting guidelines to steer his business forward.
“Our primary objective is that no matter how much we grow internally we will always maintain the small business spirit and minister to each client. As a Christian business owner, it’s extremely important that we witness and minister to our clients. This means showing grace and compassion always, operating with the highest of ethical integrity, and sharing the love of Christ through the work and support we provide.”
Both the personal attention and the size of Bean Counter 4 Hire allows Michael and his team to provide personalized attention to each client while staying up to date on the latest innovations. “Thanks to social media, and the internet in general, it’s actually become a daily ritual for me to keep up with market trends; new business tactics and methods, as well as having a great interest in digital marketing which all contribute to my ability to keep up with the business world of today.”
Empowering Small Business
Michael uses technology to his advantage to bring his clients the best and the latest information to help their businesses. “Fortunately, there are limitless opportunities for new business and product offerings as we have created our company to operate and function using the most innovative technologies. As the technology world grows it helps businesses like ours offer more and more value to our clients. By embracing these technologies we are able to empower and provide our clients with the best possible tools and resources to help them run as efficiently and productively as possible.”
Merging both his entrepreneurial spirit with his accounting know-how, Michael provides a distinctive offering for small businesses looking for financial fixes.
“A unique thing we bring to the table is our ingenuity and innovative approach to supporting business as well as our small business and entrepreneurial spirit. We can relate to our clients, their struggles, and their passion for being their best.”
And, best of all, Michael loves what he does. “The thing I most enjoy about my job is connecting with all sorts of people that have all sorts of problems and providing innovative and creative solutions. Additionally, I enjoy running my own business as it’s extremely fulfilling to be the boss and have the ability to be creative and make decisions along with having the ability to work from home and spend more time with my family.”
Thanks to Michael Levy, bookkeeping is alive and well. Find out more about Bean Counter 4 Hire at BEANCOUNTER4HIRE.com.