Do You Need a Landscaping Bookkeeper or an Accountant?

by | Dec 13, 2022 | Accounting, Landscaping, Outsourcing | 0 comments

Picture this:
A landscaping business owner who wears all the hats. They’re a project manager and a team leader, business strategist, and an on-the-job detail inspector – and on top of all that, they do their own bookkeeping and payroll as well!

Sound familiar?
If it does, you’re not alone. Plenty of lawn care business owners put on varied roles throughout a single workday in their company, and there’s nothing wrong with that! But let’s face it – you’re a landscaper, not an accountant. If there’s someone out there who can handle your finances for you, shouldn’t you let them?

This is the beauty of being able to hire a bookkeeper or accountant – now it’s just a matter of determining which one to hire.
Landscaping accounting and bookkeeping are complimentary services, but they’re not the same.

If you hire a bookkeeper: 

You’ll work with someone who knows how to crunch numbers and get them all in order. They’ll record your daily transactions and manage payroll. Bookkeepers keep everything in order, but they don’t provide financial guidance. 

That’s where an accountant comes in: 

While a bookkeeper is deep in the trenches with your financial details, an accountant is focused on the big picture. They’re able to provide direction for taxes and investments and help you understand a birds-eye-view of your business. Determining whether a bookkeeper or an accountant is right for your lawn care business really comes down to your particular needs – do you get caught up in the daily work of tracking all of your transactions, or is it tax season and big financial decisions that trip you up? You may answer all of the above, and to that, we would say – hire both! These roles are different, and they thrive when both are being done well. A bookkeeper’s work can have a much greater impact if an accountant can take it to the next step, and an accountant can’t do their job well if they don’t have a solid foundation of records to work from.

At AccountSolve, we offer bookkeeping and accounting for lawn care business owners who need to focus less on the money and more on their business. Schedule a call today so we can talk about what services might be a good fit for you!



Lori Peterson


Lori Petersen

Lori Petersen has seen the frustration and loss that business owners experience when they don’t have command of their finances. Growing up, she watched her father work incredibly hard as a contractor. He’d come home late, eat the dinner kept warm in the oven, and do it all over again the next day. But it all came crashing down when he had to close the business and Lori’s family applied for food stamps. The business had failed and all of his hard work was for nothing. 

Today, Lori views every one of her clients as an opportunity to make this right. She firmly believes no one should work as hard as her dad did and not have a profitable business. No family should suffer because business finances were poorly managed. 

Lori has helped hundreds of business owners make sense of their finances, implement proven money management systems and create unimagined profitability for their business. She ensures they experience the return they deserve for their hard labor.


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