Consumers generally conflate bookkeepers and accountants. While the two professionals work together to accomplish the same goal, their roles are different. Bookkeepers are responsible for regularly managing and recording the company’s financial transactions. They also produce reports that clearly show important information at a glance.
On the other hand, an accountant focuses on the financial health of the company; the big picture. This usually includes services such as tax planning and preparation, financial planning, and a monthly analysis of the company’s financial health.