BooksTime’s Model

Choose Between US and Global Teams

Our Model

BooksTime was founded in Boston by a CPA and an entrepreneur who had suffered through too many under-qualified, slow, disorganized, unresponsive, and expensive bookkeepers -- and knew there had to be a better way. It’s possible to hire highly qualified, efficient, organized, and responsive bookkeepers – but they tend to be expensive. Our solution is to hire mostly in locations where the cost of living is low, so that we’re able to afford the best of the best – while still keeping rates low. That includes hiring in locations across the US, as well as internationally.

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Locations

BooksTime is a US company, wholly owned and operated by our US-based founders. Most of our senior staff are located in the US. We also have 3 offices in Europe and 1 office in the Philippines. These offices are full of outstanding bookkeepers who work with many of our US clients. Every client gets a dedicated primary contact at BooksTime. You can choose whether you want your dedicated BooksTime bookkeeper to be on the US team, or one of the global offices. Read on to learn which option is right for you.

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About Our US Team
Our US team comprises an extraordinary highly qualified set of accountants and bookkeepers. Our US-based Senior Accountants typically have approx. 15-25 years of experience in accounting firms and/or as CFOs and Controllers. This team works around the US and includes specialists in various industries.
About our Europe
and Philippines Teams
Bookkeepers in our overseas offices have extensive experience handling bookkeeping for American businesses, strong US GAAP knowledge, and expertise in modern accounting software such as QuickBooks, Xero, and more. Their qualifications are similar to the qualifications of our US team. However, the cost of living is lower outside the US, so we’re able to offer lower rates on their time. Additionally, there is a serious shortage of bookkeepers in the US -- especially tech-savvy, knowledgeable ones. As a result, rates for good bookkeepers in the US are often very high. Given these factors, you can save up to 50% by working with a highly qualified bookkeeper in one of our global offices (compared to working with a similarly qualified bookkeeper in the US).

Even if your primary contact is in Europe or the Philippines, a US-based Senior Accountant will supervise their work, and will be available to answer questions as needed.

Unlike some other outsourcers, our overseas staff do not work for independent, unaffiliated third parties. Bookkeepers on those teams work only for BooksTime, are screened and supervised by BooksTime employees, and work within BooksTime's offices on a full time basis. We are committed to providing bookkeeping that meets the highest standards and maintaining strict security measures, so we keep complete control over our overseas operations. (Read about our security practices here.)

Our US team comprises an extraordinary highly qualified set of accountants and bookkeepers. Our US-based Senior Accountants typically have approx. 15-25 years of experience in accounting firms and/or as CFOs and Controllers. This team works around the US and includes specialists in various industries.

Bookkeepers in our overseas offices have extensive experience handling bookkeeping for American businesses, strong US GAAP knowledge, and expertise in modern accounting software such as QuickBooks, Xero, and more. Their qualifications are similar to the qualifications of our US team. However, the cost of living is lower outside the US, so we’re able to offer lower rates on their time. Additionally, there is a serious shortage of bookkeepers in the US -- especially tech-savvy, knowledgeable ones. As a result, rates for good bookkeepers in the US are often very high. Given these factors, you can save up to 50% by working with a highly qualified bookkeeper in one of our global offices (compared to working with a similarly qualified bookkeeper in the US).

Even if your primary contact is in Europe or the Philippines, a US-based Senior Accountant will supervise their work, and will be available to answer questions as needed.

Unlike some other outsourcers, our overseas staff do not work for independent, unaffiliated third parties. Bookkeepers on those teams work only for BooksTime, are screened and supervised by BooksTime employees, and work within BooksTime's offices on a full time basis. We are committed to providing bookkeeping that meets the highest standards and maintaining strict security measures, so we keep complete control over our overseas operations. (Read about our security practices here.)

Which option is right for me?

With BooksTime, your dedicated primary contact can be in the US or abroad -- either way, it's up to you. To learn more and discuss these options, click here to schedule a free consultation..

To save money, work with a bookkeeper abroad
You can save as much as 50%

The vast majority of clients and partners choose this option.

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If the time zone would be a challenge, use a US-based primary contact

The overseas teams are available for calls and video-conferences until about noon Eastern Time. If you think you'll need to have calls and video-conferences with your bookkeeper later in the day (e.g. if you're on the West Coast), we recommend using a US-based primary contact.

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