QuickBooks® for Contractors Bookkeeping Tips & Training
QuickBooks Add-On Trials
Request FREE 30-day Trials of QuickBooks add-ons for Certified Payroll, AIA Billing & Payroll Wage Management.
Free 30 day trials of QuickBooks integrated add-ons for certified payroll, aia billing and weighted-average overtime
Show Cart

eBook: Hiring a Bookkeeper for your construction biz-Test their skills

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Hiring a bookkeeper for your construction business is a big step – make sure that you are hiring the right person by testing their skills with our Construction Bookkeeper Test.

As a busy owner of a construction company, your time is best spent in the field and staying on top of what’s going on with your various projects rather than spending hours in the office performing bookkeeping tasks.

There comes a time when it just makes sense to hire a bookkeeper to handle the day-to-day data entry tasks, but you also need to make sure that they are familiar with QuickBooks® and the construction industry and the only way to do this is by testing their skills.  Hiring some one who seems to have a strong bookkeeping background from their resume, but has never worked for a contractor might not be the right choice – unless you have the time to teach them about job costing, AIA billing, certified payroll, weighted-average overtime, etc.  We’ve developed a Construction Bookkeeper Test that will help you evaluate their skills.

Our Construction Bookkeepers test provide a total of 145 questions, covering:

  • QuickBooks Basic Features
  • QuickBooks Advanced Features
  • Accounting Basics
  • QuickBooks/Construction
  • QuickBooks Payroll

and is probably one of the most comprehensive tests that is available anywhere.  Choose to have applicants complete a single portion of the test or all 5 parts.

If you search the internet, you’ll find a lot of great articles and tips about hiring your first employee, including some questions to ask them during the interview, and the fact that you really should do a background check (after all they will have access to the company checking account) – I suggest taking that one step farther and actually provide them with a test that will give you insight about their actual bookkeeping knowledge.

Your privacy is protected.  We will not sell, rent, or otherwise distribute your contact information!  See our Privacy Policy for complete details.

Purchase your copy of our Construction Bookkeeper’s Test for $25.00.

If you find this post to be helpful, please take a moment to leave a comment or share it with others on your favorite social networking site(s).

3 Responses to eBook: Hiring a Bookkeeper for your construction biz-Test their skills

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

About Your Host:
Nancy Smyth, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Nancy Smyth, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.
QuickBooks Construction & Payroll Expert

I've been using and supporting QuickBooks products since the early 1990's. I've worked with thousands of contractors, assisting them with QuickBooks setup, Certified Payroll Reporting requirements, AIA Billing and Weighted-Average Overtime.

QuickBooks is a powerful product, but learning how to use it in your construction business can be difficult. I hope you find resources available here to be helpful.

Get the latest news

Sign up to receive information about our newest eBooks, live webinars, pre-recorded video's and free QuickBooks training via email:

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

We promise not to sell, rent, or otherwise distribute your name and email address.

QuickBooks Time Tracking:

Save 10%/Free 14 day trial

QuickBooks Time Tracker