Thought About Hiring An OFS Bookkeeper? – Practical Advice

I know what you’re thinking. You’re wondering if you’ll ever find someone with specific skills on 

The short answer is YES.

Let me share Rhonda’s Online Filipino Specialist, Clarice, does for her business.

So, Clarice is not your average Online Filipino Specialist. She’s a powerhouse, handling everything from sales tax returns to government reports, licenses, insurance audits, and all those odd tasks that come out of left field. But that’s not all – during COVID, she helped Rhonda with the information and application for assistance, following up diligently despite ever-changing requirements.

And here’s the kicker – Clarice even took charge of the entire audit requirement for the external auditor. Yeah, you read that right. Her OFS handled the audit. Now, if that doesn’t scream amazing, I don’t know what does!

Rhonda points out how, before stumbling upon Clarice on, they considered their accountant for bookkeeping. The catch? It was merely data entry. Clarice, on the other hand, is no ordinary bookkeeper. She’s more like an office manager and a full-charge bookkeeper, juggling payments, questioning odd amounts, ensuring invoices are on point, and a million other things that make the business run like a well-oiled machine.

Here’s the scoop – Clarice started right out of college with zero experience in electronic bookkeeping. But guess what? She picked up QuickBooks desktop in a flash and even ran both desktop and online versions side by side to ensure seamless operation.

Rhonda admits it was nerve-wracking part to give access to the books and accounts to someone in a foreign country. She said she was skeptical but decided to take the chance. And oh boy, did it pay off! Clarice became an integral part of their team, handling responsibilities that most business owners could only dream of delegating.

Clarice’s story is just one of many success stories, proving that investing in training and providing stability can lead to incredible results. is the step-by-step approach Rhonda used to find Clarice. It’s all about starting slow, finding someone eager to learn, and fostering a culture of happy and supportive feedback.

If you like more stories like this, check out Johanna’s story about her website designer OFS.

Until next time, cheers to the amazing OFSs out there making a difference! 

You can also check out how to get started on hiring Rockstar Virtual Assistants.

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About John Jonas

John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of

Since 2005, John has taught hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs how to profitably delegate to VAs in the Philippines (and get their lives back in the process).

With help from his own VAs based in the Philippines, John has created an outsourcing empire that allows him to work 17 hours/week and to spend most of his time with his wife and 5 kids.

Find John at and Facebook.

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