As a small business owner or leader, you wear many hats – President, Chief Motivator, VP of Sales, Chief Financial Officer, Operations Guru, and Maker of All Critical Decisions. If you have been doing all this for a long time, it may feel like there is just no other way.
Before getting their accounting under control, our clients are often stretched so thin that they only have time to deal with the “surface” problems that relate to accounting. Some tasks are routinely postponed or completely ignored because there just isn’t enough time.
Bank reconciliations are behind by a couple of months...or more
A loan application is delayed because they want reports that you are struggling to produce
Some expenses, like higher-than-expected taxes, strike with little warning
Cash flow is unpredictable which leads to unexpected overdraws or shortfalls
Accounting is only processing payables, receivables, and payroll – insight to help make decisions isn’t offered
Unfortunately, these issues are often just the part of the “iceberg” that’s above the water line.
Some services or products that are assumed to be profitable are far from it
The company is unknowingly over or underpaying taxes, which risks both penalties and audits
The banking officer informs that a credit line is being denied or canceled because the company is out of compliance
A lack of inventory coordination between departments, particularly when internal controls are weak or absent can lead to trouble, including internal theft and employee/vendor collusion schemes
Yikes, how overwhelming! With comprehensive financial care tailored to your organization’s unique needs, we can solve both above and below-the-line issues and deliver a positive return on investment quickly.
Organizations that use QuickBooks, or are interested in adopting it, are in the best position to benefit from our services. In fact, we only work with QuickBooks. By focusing solely on the QuickBooks platform, we can do things very efficiently – and that’s a win-win.
Aside from using QuickBooks, here are a few additional characteristics that indicate a great match for our services:
Our team approach to accounting and our comprehensive, but cost-effective, service packages are built with small businesses in mind.
We help companies move from bookkeeping that simply stores documents to accounting that enables better decisions. Skilled forecasting and budgeting helps identify growth opportunities more easily.
QuickBooks has grown from a simple bookkeeping system into a sophisticated cloud application. We take advantage of automation and integrations with other systems to deliver a great experience for our clients.
We put controls in place and separate tasks for sound financial governance.
To be clear, we go beyond bookkeeping, so our fees are higher than what you would pay for simply having information entered into QuickBooks. The clients that get the most from their relationship with us see (and experience) the value of an accounting function that helps them run their businesses better.