Looking for a bookkeeper or accountant in Amsterdam?

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Have you recently started a company or is your company growing, and would you like to outsource the financial administration? Then you have come to the right place. We have experienced (English-speaking) bookkeepers and accountants available in and around Amsterdam. Are you curious how you can find a suitable bookkeeper or accountant in Amsterdam? Read more about it in this article.

Bookkeeper or accountant?

In the Netherlands there is a distinction between bookkeepers and accountants. For most middle and small size business (SMEs) is looking for a bookkeeper the cheaper option. A bookkeeper will be able to help you out with all activities. Sometimes, often the case with larger companies, you are required to hire an accountant instead. If you match at least two out of the three criteria mentioned below, you are obliged to consult an accountant. If you do not match these criteria, then a bookkeeper is sufficient. 

  • Revenue is more than 12 million euros;
  • Assets on the balance sheet are more than 5.5 million euros;
  • You have more than 50 employees on your payroll.

In addition, a big difference between bookkeepers and accountants in the Netherlands is that an accountant is a protected profession. To become an accountant, you need a bachelor or master’s degree in accounting. Accountants have a controlling role. On the other hand, a bookkeeper is a more administrative title and everybody is able to start a job as a bookkeeper. 

Quality of bookkeepers and accountants in Amsterdam

We already indicated above that bookkeepers are often a lot cheaper than accountants. However, besides price, it is important that you pay attention to the most efficient bookkeeper or accountant. That means someone who will stick to the deadlines and likes to think along with you. Some bookkeepers or accountants will only commit to the bookkeeping and just let you run your business. However, the best bookkeepers and accountants will help you make the best decisions for your company and help you to solve problems. 

We advise you to take the time carefully to choose a suitable bookkeeper or accountant. In this article (Dutch language!) we discuss the 7 most important competences of bookkeepers and accountants:

  • Great communication skills;
  • Stress resistant;
  • Creativity;
  • Knowledge of IT;
  • Empathic;
  • Problem-solving way of thinking;
  • Organization-oriented.

The most qualified bookkeepers or accountants are those with a high level of experience, with the right degree and who have passion for their work. 

Accounting services we offer

At Boekhouders.nl there is always a bookkeeper or accountant who suits your wishes and needs. Whether you need an auditor's report or you want to outsource the entire administration, we can do it all.

Boekhouders.nl provides the following services:

  • Complete year-end closings;
  • Financial statements;
  • Tax returns;
  • Sales tax declaration (VAT);
  • Payroll administration;
  • Auditor’s report;
  • Bookkeeping for all financial transactions;
  • Administration of in- and outgoing invoices.

Is the service you are looking for not listed above? Contact us for the possibilities!

About Boekhouders.nl

We connect dozens of clients with suitable accountants and bookkeepers every day. Boekhouders.nl consists of a team of young motivated people with experience in accountancy, marketing and IT. Our goal is to face individuals and business enterprises in their quest for a lasting relationship with a financial specialist. By mapping the wishes and needs of the customer, we can use our expertise to match the customer with the most suitable financial specialists. Thanks to the large network of accountants and administrative offices throughout the Netherlands, we can spare our customers and support them in their search for an extra partner. With this we hope to create a transparent market that benefits everyone!
Boekhouders team

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How can I find a good (independent) bookkeeper or accountant in Amsterdam?
We have a lot of experience bookkeepers and accountants in Amsterdam who are happy to assist you with all bookkeeping and administration. Just fill in the form, or contact us, and we will find the right financial for you. We will discuss your wishes and needs via a phone call and give you three quotes from different accountants or accountants in your area, free of charge and without obligation.

Do you offer bookkeeping services in Rotterdam or Utrecht?
Yes, we offer financial services throughout the Netherlands, including in Rotterdam and Utrecht.

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