What do bookkeepers and Santa’s elves have in common? They’re the backbone to the world around them! Without your bookkeeper, your company’s finances would be a huge unknown at all times. Without elves, there wouldn’t be any presents and Santa would have nothing to deliver. But, what is it about bookkeepers and elves that make them the backbone?
Every single day, they are working to maintain the day-to-day ins and outs. Without maintaining records (of finances or gifts), there would be chaos and inaccuracy across the board. Consistency is key to maintaining the daily records of a company, as well as the production of toys on the North Pole.
Both bookkeepers and elves take the time to review their work. They’re careful to catch any mistakes before moving on, ensuring detail and accuracy. They don’t rush or brush mistakes under the rug until later. Accuracy is a must when it comes to your bookkeeping and even toy making.
It’s not always glamorous working behind-the-scenes. Although you keep the gears moving, not everyone sees that. That’s why it’s so important for both bookkeepers and elves to be dedicated to what they do. Although they may not be the most glamorous, their dedication is essential to both their role and the bigger picture itself.
Both bookkeepers and elves must reflect on their work to suggest a sound game plan for moving forward. Bookkeepers will run reports, like a Profit & Loss Statement or Balance Sheet, and review for a better idea of where the company stands and the direction they’re potentially headed for the future. Similarly, elves must report back to Santa with toy production and inventory numbers, which will determine if they’re on the right track for delivering toys on Christmas night.
Have a wonderful holiday season!