In the field of construction, one of the most pressing issues is creating accurate job costings to avoid blow-outs, but estimates can be difficult. There are many variables from one job to the next and the process can be time-consuming and labour intensive.
There are a number of practical strategies that can help you achieve greater accuracy, along with some tools you may not have considered. Your business has unique needs, but a simple, easy-to-use job costing software can save you a major headache in the long run.
Having an Bookkeeper to begin with is a great start, then finding reliable resources to draw upon can go a long way when setting up your process or improving your existing process for job costing.
There are some easy, practical ways to streamline the job costing process and hopefully save time and money in the process.