What’s the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant? Including a free download of the chart. Bookkeeping and Accounting have some overlap, but they are very different roles. In this video I talk about the differences between bookkeepers and accountants including: schooling/certification, how much bookkeepers/accountants get paid, differing roles, and how they work together. This is part of my “What does a bookkeeper do?” series. Check out the other videos in the series here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ffgkWP56lg&list=PLCG_jzVy0dAPkPbrPmnENjhJ5r_ptUEvU PDF summary of “Bookkeeper vs. Accountant” chart in this video: https://finepoints.newzenler.com/f/bookkeeper-vs-accountant-pdf-freebie Download “How to start a bookkeeping business”: coming soon! ❤ My #1 recommended bookkeeper class: Bookkeeper Launch Free Class Series: https://sk293.isrefer.com/go/BLFS/ML82/ Bookkeeper Launch (Affiliate link): https://sk293.isrefer.com/go/BLFAQ/ML82/ Please SUBSCRIBE! Hit the BELL 🔔 icon to be notified of my new videos each Thursday (bell is next to red subscribe button) ➡ My website: https://www.finepoints.biz/ ➡ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/finepointsbookkeeping/ ▶ What to watch next: COST to start a bookkeeping business? https://youtu.be/MF3AmuVplLA Why I became a bookkeeper: https://youtu.be/FAwPTXMlcvI What does a bookkeeper do? https://youtu.be/36OQqQzIIyQ What does a bookkeeper do SERIES PLAYLIST (will add more to this in the next month): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ffgkWP56lg&list=PLCG_jzVy0dAPkPbrPmnENjhJ5r_ptUEvU #bookkeeper #finepoints #workfromhome
31 thoughts on “Difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant (+ free download chart)”
Thanks for watching! Are you: A) and accountant B) a bookkeeper C) a small business owner or D) other? Let me know in the comments!
All the above and a CPA to boot!
Which QB program do you recommend for book keeper with multiple customers?
C but literally just starting out
This is not correct. So much bad information in this video. There is a very distinct difference between a cpa accountant and non cpa accountant
your just a ray of sunshine 🤗
Thank you for your nice video. I am a Bookkeeper from Bangladesh. Your video boost me to enjoy the bookkeeping
Do bookkeepers ever work for accounting firms?
Does a bookkeeper need to know accounting or as long as he/she knows how to use the software he/she can be a bookkeeper?
Hi I enjoyed this video, I own a few rentals and just purchased a laundromat and the book work is getting more involved than I like. Where are you located and how does someone find a book keeper ?
I study accounting at CCD level I-21, know i choses to be Bookkeeping! this is right decision? where do i start?
At the moment i’m working toward an associates in accounting… deciding whether I should move toward a bachelors in accounting or start leaning into being a Book Keeper
Just one thing to add. The vast majority of accounting grads do not become CPAs. In fact only about a third of all grads become a CPA. Only a third of all working accountants are CPAs.
A smart move would be to obtain an EA or ASFP on top of bookkeeping work and completely limit the need for a CPA… Don’t get me wrong… learning tax is tough but a seasoned EA can and will outperform a CPA any day of the week… I call EA,s the Swiss Army knife of tax.
If an accountant manages how bookkeeping is set up, that mean an accountant can as well manage and perform payroll duties too
Thanx a lot, I am an ASPIRING bookkeeper from the Philippines, I am learning a LOT from your video.
I am trying to decide if I want to get my Accounting Certification, associates, or bachelors. I noticed online that a lot of the jobs available for a bookkeeper require a degree. I just do not want to go into debt getting a bachelors if it is not necessary but then how do you get your foot in the door?
You don’t need any official certifications to become a bookkeeping (of course, training and continued education is important). Have you seen this video about finding clients? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v92DBK9dbLA -Gabe (FinePoints Admin)
Hi.Tx for the info. Does either profession do things like fill out loan forms, liaise with bankers, realtors etc.?? I want to be at the point where I can call someone and say, I found a property I want, make it happen. Does that exist. peace
I’m an aspiring bookkeeper, train me and I’ll do your work for $5/hr🤣🤣🤣
Morgan isn’t looking to take on help at this time, but what a great idea to reach out to bookkeepers to help them for a lower cost to learn the trade! -Gabe (FinePoints Admin)
As a bookkeeper, my employer was charging over $100/hour for my work.
Right?! Isn’t that crazy? Are you thinking of branching out to do some bookkeeping on your own? -Gabe (FinePoints Admin)
3:20 yes, the main reason is that accountants have studied the theory, so they set things up to be in compliance with GAAP. Quarterly taxes are usually a thing unless the taxes owed are less than $1000. Then the IRS won’t really give you a penalty.
Thank you for sharing this, it’s really helpful -Gabe (FinePoints Admin)
@FinePoints yes, just look in the IRC. Usually the IRS will give leeway on this although it usually doesn’t.
Hi Miss Morgan, I know accountants can do bookkeepers work as well. But do accountants like doing bookkeeping or are they willing to work with bookkeepers? Thanks.
Accountants like having a relationship with bookkeepers, but most prefer not to do the bookkeeping themselves. -Gabe (FinePoints Admin)