How can I trust a third-party company with our sensitive financial data?
Trust is central to any business, but especially the construction industry. The virtual administrative assistants we help hire are professional contractors who have helped many other businesses like yours with important financial records and projects. We will conduct background checks for each hire and ensure your virtual assistant has the right technology set up to comply with your data standards.
What can a virtual accountant do in a construction company?
There are countless ways a virtual construction bookkeeper can help with your accounting and bookkeeping — it is all about what you need!
A construction accountant can help take the workload off some of the more tactical tasks, like preparing invoices for clients, managing accounts payable or running payroll for employees. But they can also help with more strategic projects like tracking costs or running a cash flow analysis.
It is really about understanding the specific needs of your construction company, and then we will go find the right person for the job.
How does the hiring and onboarding process work when outsourcing accounting services?
That is what our team is here for! When you work with Virtual Construction Assistants, we will help from start to finish in hiring, onboarding and transitioning the work to a virtual assistant. We do not want you to spend your time hiring and searching for the right candidate, so we will step in to act as the hiring project manager.
We will start with understanding exactly what kind of skills and administrative tasks you need help with. From a cash flow analysis to balance sheets, we will create a job description outlining each of the responsibilities you are looking for support.
From there, we will work to source, screen and interview the top talent and present the final two candidates to you for review. Once you have picked the perfect fit, we will help you onboard and conduct regular check-ins to ensure they meet your expectations and perform the construction accounting tasks you expect.
You are never alone in the process, and we are here to help!
What skills do you look for when hiring a bookkeeper or accountant for the construction industry?
As we search for the perfect virtual construction assistant to provide bookkeeping services, there are some essential skills that we look for in our candidates.
We generally look for candidates that have previous work experience in the construction industry. Maybe they have done accounting for a construction project before or are familiar with the construction process, but this added knowledge of basic industry understanding can really improve the entire business.
Communication skills are crucial, as well, since they will be working virtually. They should feel comfortable communicating both virtually and across phones, emails, and any other platforms your business uses. Additionally, we like them to feel confident speaking with a variety of different roles like general contractors, managers or other vendors that you work with.
Ultimately, we like to hear what needs you have for a construction bookkeeper, and then we will tailor our search to find the right fit for you.
How can a virtual assistant help me grow my construction business?
If you want to expand your business, hiring a virtual assistant specializing in construction can take your business to the next level. With their help, you can ensure you are making accurate business decisions based on accurate financial transactions and records.
When you get peace of mind that your construction accounting is complete and correct, you can see exactly how much you are spending and understand all aspects of your job costs. From bank reconciliation to job site cost analysis, a virtual construction bookkeeper can identify ways to save money and provide expert advice on your financial records.
Let Virtual Construction Assistants help you find the administrative support you are looking for.
A construction administrative assistant specializing in construction accounting can help you save time and grow your business in many ways. Take our word for it! Construction companies have trusted us to hire and find the perfect construction bookkeeper, and we would love to help you, too.
Looking for the perfect virtual construction administrative talent for your team? Virtual Construction Assistants is here to help you with everything from recruitment to onboarding. Contact us today to learn how we can assist in meeting your construction business’s specific needs using a virtual assistant.