Welcome to the second edition of our Meet the Bookkeeper series. In this series, we highlight members of our bookkeeping team, so you can get an idea of the expertise and knowledge that's available to serve you and your business, day in and day out.
Our 100% U.S.-based team is made up of experienced and passionate accounting experts. They help our clients grow their businesses by providing reliable support for their bookkeeping, accounting, payroll and HR administration needs.
Today's KYB Meet the Bookkeeper Spotlight features Destinee Robinson, based in Tampa, Florida, who has over 10 years of expertise and experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
What is the favorite part of your job and why?
My favorite part of my job is finishing month and quarter updates. There is something about putting in the work all month (or quarter), then checking that work and confirming a job well done.
Tell us about your favorite tool, software, or technology that helps make your job better or easier.
My favorite software would have to be QuickBooks Online. It really makes a bookkeeper’s job easy. I can get more work done without having to focus most of my time on just data entry.
I am also a fan of the Egnyte software. I like how it makes saving and sharing documents very simple.
What personality traits do you have that you think make you a great bookkeeper?
I believe that my desire to learn new things allows me to learn quickly and stay on top of the industry as it continues to update and grow. I also feel that my attention to detail and desire to be accurate make me a good bookkeeper.
How did you get into this line of work?
I learned about accounting at a very early age, and some of my executive assistant tasks were mixed with accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll tasks. A few years ago, I was working at a company where the bookkeeper left, and I was placed into that role full-time. I enjoyed the experience so much that I began to focus my degree and curriculum in accounting and began working bookkeeper-specific jobs.
What are your favorite kinds of clients to work with and why?
While I find that most of my clients are fun to work with, I especially like working with young, new entrepreneurs. It’s fun getting to know them and why they’re so passionate about the business. I find it to be very inspiring.
What is the biggest mistake you see businesses making when it comes to their bookkeeping that they could be avoiding?
The biggest mistake I see is cash flow. Far too many times, business owners are in the red, because they’re not paying attention to their cash flow.
If you were a bookkeeping superhero - what would be your superhero name and why?
“Calc-Woman”… Like “Cat Woman,”: I can save the world with my calculator, haha! I am always being teased about pulling out the calculator, so I think this would work for me!