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Rescue work: why is it rewarding?

Rescue work in bookkeeping is like being a financial detective, and it's a task that many experienced bookkeepers find themselves undertaking at some point. Essentially, it involves helping a client whose books or payroll have fallen into disarray – whether due to falling behind or simply getting things wrong.

Picture this: you're tasked with untangling a mess, perhaps even going back to square one, to pinpoint where things went off track and set them right. This often requires a strategic approach, meticulous planning, and plenty of communication with the client, their accountant, and the IRD.

But why is this often painstaking and challenging work so rewarding? Well, for starters, there's the satisfaction of completing a complex project. There's also the palpable relief experienced by the client, who's typically overjoyed to have that mental burden lifted.

It's important to note that no one sets out to land in financial trouble. Often, it's a combination of factors like feeling overwhelmed, lacking time or expertise, and the discomfort of realising things aren't adding up. Asking for help takes courage, and deciding who to trust with the task is no easy feat.

This is where finding a ICNZB certified bookkeeper is crucial. Opting for someone experienced in your industry means they'll understand the unique challenges you face and can help implement systems to prevent future issues. Certified bookkeepers adhere to a code of ethics, ensuring they only take on work they're capable of handling.

However, it's worth noting that while rescue clients are undoubtedly grateful for the assistance, they may not readily admit to needing help in the first place. This can make it challenging for others to gauge a bookkeeper's ability based on client testimonials. Yet, showcasing the capability to handle such challenging tasks is vital.

As a bookkeeper, I relish the challenge of rescue work. It's an opportunity to showcase expertise, and problem-solving skills, and ultimately, to make a tangible difference in the lives of clients who are in dire need of assistance. #TheFarmOffice #BookkeepingRescueWork