Accounting

As a small business owner you have more important things to do than to keep your own books. We can help you to keep your financials up to date, so you can get back to the job of running your business and generating profits.

You cannot really know how your business is performing unless all accounts are reconciled and properly accounted for on your financial statements.

We can provide the following to help you understand the financial statements of your business:

Reconcile your bank accounts

Generate balance sheets

Generate income statements 

Clean up the general ledger

Provide consultations

These tasks form the basis of your small business accounting system. You can customize the package of services you receive by adding tax planning, tax preparation, or any of our other services.

Bank Accounts and Escrow Funds

Reconciling your business checking account allows us to keep your bank account, accounting, and taxes up-to-date.

Having us reconcile your account allows you to:

  1. Identify lost checks, lost deposits and unauthorized transactions.
  2. Detect and prevent excess/unjustified bank charges and ensures transactions are posted correctly by your bank.
  3. Detect and prevent embezzlement of funds from within your company.

We can help your manage your cash more effectively. Proper management of funds not only saves money, it makes money for you.  By timely reconciling and promptly notifying your bank of any unauthorized, fraudulent or forged checks, you can relieve your agency of responsibility for the shortfall and transfer the risk to the bank.

Other Balance Sheet Accounts

 

A balance sheet gives you a snapshot of your business’ financial condition at a specific moment in time.

A balance sheet helps you:

  1. Quickly get a handle on the financial strength and capabilities of your business.
  2. Identify and analyze trends, particularly in the area of receivables and payables. For example, if your receivables cycle is lengthening, maybe you can collect your receivables more aggressively.
  3. Determine if your business is in a position to expand.
  4. Determine if your business can easily handle the normal financial ebbs and flows of revenues and expenses? 
  5. Determine if you need to take immediate steps to bolster cash reserves?
  6. Determine if your business has been slowing down payables to forestall an inevitable cash shortage?

Balance sheets, along with income statements, are the most basic elements in providing financial reporting to potential lenders such as banks, investors, and vendors who are considering how much credit to grant you.

Income Statement

An income statement, otherwise known as a profit and loss statement, basically adds an itemized list of all your revenues and subtracts an itemized list of all your expenses to come up with a profit or loss for the period.

An income statement allows you to:

  1. Track revenues and expenses so that you can determine the operating performance of your business.
  2. Determine what areas of your business are over-budget or under-budget.
  3. Identify specific items that are causing unexpected expenditures. Like phone, fax, mail, or supply expenses.
  4. Track dramatic increases in product returns or cost of goods sold as a percentage of sales.
  5. Determine your income tax liability.

Maintaining a Clean General Ledger

The general ledger is the core of your company’s financial records. These records constitute the central “books” of your system. Since every transaction flows through the general ledger, a problem with your general ledger throws off all your books.

Having us review your general ledger system allows us to track down any discrepancies such as double billings or any unrecorded payments. We can fix the discrepancies so your books are always accurate.

Accounting Systems

Whether your company uses QuickBooks or another accounting software package we can provide training and implementation.  We can help you create the chart of accounts, the accounting process, and financial statement reports so you will get the most out of your system.  We are a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. We also have significant experience with Sage Accounting Software.

Consultations

We are always available to spend time with you so you fully understand how to interpret and utilize the financial information we provide.  If you are starting a new business, we can help you get started with applying for tax identification numbers and type of entity.  Feel free to call us whenever you have a question or concern.

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We are licensed in the following states*:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

*Should you need services in a state not listed, please contact us for more information.

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