Scenario: Controlling cash & credit

Alison painting a houseAlison has just started a house painting company and needs to set-up and maintain a bookkeeping system. She could do it herself, but doesn’t have any real experience. She could hire a bookkeeper or accountant, but that would be more expensive. Her helper, Fred, has computer skills and bookkeeping experience and has offered to do the work, but Alison is worried about the security of her accounts and money.
Which choice do you think is best?