Bookkeeper vs Accountant – What’s the Difference?

Customers are often confused between the roles of a bookkeeper vs an accountant.

Although accountants have many functions, for most small businesses

  • an accountant is very focused on tax,

    and has extensive tax knowledge.  They are able to look at your business and personal situation and devise a good tax strategy.

  • A bookkeeper organizes your daily transactions

    compiles the information into a year end statement for the accountant, files your GST returns, balances your payroll, and much more. They are very focused on the day-to-day of running your business and making sure that your paperwork is done correctly.

The roles of the accountant and the bookkeeper are very different roles.