For the sake of letting the reader get to know us on a more personal level, we did another Q & A with one of Omnis’s very own remote bookkeepers, Ryan Auld.
Where are you from? What school did you go to? Current career position?
“I am from Mineral Wells, Texas. It is easier to tell people 45 min, west of the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. I graduated from the small town of Memphis, Missouri. I’m currently a bookkeeper for Omnis, and work remotely- which makes me flexible for meeting our clients needs.”
If you could do anything you wanted- except your current job- what would it be? -100% perfect world dream job.
“Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a mega fan of Taco Bell. At their headquarters, there is a job where you can create new dishes. All the ingredients are there. I would love to just make Taco Bell things all day and get paid for it.”
If you could be a superhero what would you want your super power to be?
“If I could be a superhero, I’d want the power to be able to wash, fold and put away the laundry all in one day. Some might say this is a waste of a superpower, but the need becomes greater with kids.”
How long have you been in the financial industry?
“I’ve dealt with QuickBooks and other various programs since my time in the Air Force, back in 2009. As far as focusing fully on the financial industry, it has been almost a year now.”
What is your favorite part of working at Omnis?
“My favorite part about working at Omnis is helping our clients with their books. Many are small businesses that either don’t have the time or manpower to focus on their financials like they should- that’s where we come in. I like being able to give them that relief. I’ll also add, Omnis has a great team with an open line of communication. We work as a team to get problems solved.”
What is the number one piece of advice you would give to small business owners, such as those who hire Omnis?
“When it comes to having a small business, communication is everything. Whether that be with suppliers, customers, or potential investors. It is important especially when it comes to your financials. Finances are a tricky thing, and there are various reports, registers, and accounts that need to be kept up to date. It is important to always have an open line with your accountant and ensure everything is in order. This will avoid issues at the end of the year when Uncle Sam wants his slice of the pie, so to speak.”
Is there a part of the accounting industry that you particularly enjoy?
“One part of the financial industry I enjoy is watching businesses grow. As I enter our client’s data from week-to-week or month-to-month, it is nice to see that profits are growing. It’s almost like you are along for the ride and helping with their success by keeping up with their books.”
What about a specific task or part of the industry that you don’t like or find mundane?
“I have to say, I don’t think there is a part of the industry that I dislike enough to point out specifically. I think it just varies day to day, like most things. One day it might be a minor annoyance at an accounting program, or maybe entering data feels mundane one day, and not the next. Like most things in life, it’s never perfect, but as a whole I enjoy it.”
What accounting software do you prefer and why?
“QuickBooks is the most user friendly and very versatile. While it can’t do everything, it is a great base to start with as far as tracking financials goes.”
Of the three main services that Omnis offers- Bookkeeping, business solutions/ system implementation and business consulting, which do you think is the most vital next step for a small business to take?
“100% I would say Bookkeeping is the most vital. If your books are off, then the rest of your business is too. We at Omnis live and breathe bookkeeping. We can take that worry off your plate. We value all of our relationships with our clients and their business. We love to watch everyone succeed!”