Welcome to the third 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 Darcy Krohn, based in Spokane, Washington, who has over 15 years of accounting expertise and experience, specializing in cost accounting.
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
What is the favorite part of your job and why?
Reconciliations. I enjoy the "detective" work and “a-ha” moments when things tie in.
Tell us about your favorite tool, software, or technology that helps make your job better or easier.
I feel automation streamlines the process and eliminates some of the human-error factors. Bill.com and Expensify are both huge game changers.
What personality traits do you have that you think make you a great bookkeeper?
Diligence and initiative.
How did you get into this line of work?
My first job was in finance to pay for college, and it just clicked with me and stuck. I come from a long line of CPA's in my family as well.
What are your favorite kinds of clients to work with and why?
Any client with a good sense of humor and who is organized. It makes my job much easier when I can rely on them to stay on top of their part of the process while making it fun and having a good attitude.
What is the biggest mistake you see businesses making when it comes to their bookkeeping that they could be avoiding?
Many businesses have out dated procedures in place because "this is how they have always done it." Typically, this happens when they have become accustomed to looking at things a certain way and are afraid of change. Lack of flexibility in an ever-changing world can definitely be a sign of how well the company will perform.
What is one piece of bookkeeping advice you would give to new business owners and entrepreneurs?
While Accounting can seem like it is just an overhead expense, a strong accounting department is invaluable for budgeting, forecasting and controls. Without the tools provided by the accounting department, a business owner is going into their business development strategies blind.
If you were a bookkeeping superhero - what would be your superhero name and why?
“Miss Ledgers,” because I believe a strong audit trail and record keeping is key to all financial decisions.