MYOB is one of the most recognised bookkeeping software systems in Australia. As such, if you want to set yourself up as a bookkeeper in Adelaide, MYOB courses are a must. Once you’ve successfully completed your MYOB courses you can choose to freelance your bookkeeping services, work for a small business, join a financial department at a large firm in Adelaide or work for a financial services provider.
Many bookkeepers choose to freelance or start their own small bookkeeping business because it’s easy and convenient. For starters, there is plenty of work. As long as people do business there is a need for bookkeepers. And, bookkeepers are far more affordable than hiring in-house accountants or professional accounting firms in Adelaide. Many small businesses opt to outsource their daily bookkeeping needs and only consult accountants when it’s tax time.
Second, you can set your own hours. You can work as long and as hard as you like.
Third, you can pick and choose your clients. If you don’t like the way a certain company in Adelaide does business, you can simply deny them your MYOB expertise.
Fourth, you can get away with having no formal bookkeeping training or qualifications, although it’s obviously better to have a couple of courses, particularly MYOB and other software courses, under your belt.
Typically, all you need to know is how keep sales and purchases ledgers, cash books and asset books. These days, however, many companies look for additional services such as payroll and GST, which can be easily managed if you’ve had online MYOB Training or from accredited course providers in Adelaide.
Aside from your fistful of courses, you’ll need a place to work, preferably a dedicated office and not your bedroom. You can convert a spare room, garage or study into an office where you can have a desk, computer, shelves for files (even in the digital age you’ll accumulate paperwork) and possibly a filing cabinet, and a business only telephone line, printer, scanner and fax machine.
You’ll also need insurance and a marketing plan.