There’s no cut-and-dry answer to this question—bookkeepers can wear many different hats depending on what your business needs. That said, there are a few things that almost every bookkeeper can take care of for your business. Though the role of a bookkeeper is a multifaceted, there are some core tenants to what bookkeepers do. And, of course, we’ll get to those in a moment. But first, I want to address the initial question that might be on any business owner’s mind who’s also wondering “What do bookkeepers do?”—let’s first discuss why your small business needs a bookkeeper in the first place.