Mentorship – A Foundational Value of Atlasphere
By Paul Johnson
CPA, CGMA, MBA
One of the foundational values of Atlasphere is Mentorship. Mentorship, as we refer to it on our website, includes fostering a strong mentoring culture internally for our employees as well as for our clients. I have been asked on numerous occasions what we specifically mean when we refer to being a mentor to our clients. So, I wanted to take a few minutes and explain our mentorship philosoph.
While clients have many choices when choosing a provider for their outsourced bookkeeping and accounting needs, many will provide a client with monthly financial reports and expect them to decipher what they mean. If you are like most business owners, you are in business to pursue your passion, not to become an accountant! This is why we focus on working with our clients to learn the operations of their business, and more importantly, help them identify the levers which can be adjusted and how these will affect the financial performance of the business. While the financial statements we provide to our clients are valuable, we put as much credence in making sure clients understand where the numbers are coming from and how these can best be utilized to make business decisions. To further assist with the decision-making process, we provide ad hoc reporting services wherein the business specific metrics are tracked and reported.
The mentorship mentality doesn’t only apply to the accounting and bookkeeping services though! All of our service offerings place an emphasis on helping the client to understand the information we provide them or the work we perform. Contact us to learn how we can help you!