You’re in the sweet spot—your business is thriving, you’ve got lots of clients and business, you have great employees, but you’re not quite busy enough to hire a full-time accountant. Or you’re doing exactly what you love, and you’re really good at it, but since it’s a business, the government expects all the accounting to still get done, even though you have zero interest in it. This is where bringing in a quality bookkeeper might be the right move.
Order Out of Chaos
Every business needs someone managing the financials on an ongoing basis. That’s where having a bookkeeper in place is essential.
Xero.com explains the need for a bookkeeper this way: “Bookkeepers create order out of chaos. They take all the numbers, receipts, bills and other accounts data that flows through your business. They funnel it all into your accounting software—into the right reports and the right account.”
Avalon Accounting adds that a bookkeeper will typically:
- Reconcile your accounts at the end of each month
- Record and pay bills on their due date
- Create and issue invoices
- Keep tabs on your cash balance
- Process and reconcile payroll
- Track, file and pay sales tax, and
- Provide reports
Stay On Top Of Your Business Transactions
All businesses of all sizes generate financial transactions. Staying organized and up-to-date on these transactions is critical for business success—all the decisions you make for your business are better decisions when they are based on current information. Your business will be more profitable with a monthly review of your financial statements.
Small businesses may have an accountant that looks after their taxes, but may not see the need for regular accounting services. Keeping on top of your bookkeeping reduces your stress levels—knowing your accounting is taken care of and up-to-date lets you focus on what you do best—running your business.
Custom-Built Bookkeeping Plan
Shaw & Associates will work with you to create a bookkeeping plan that is custom-built for your business, with the services you need, as often as you need them. We will also generate reports like a balance sheet and profit and loss statement for you, to see exactly how your business finances are doing. These customized plans are paid for monthly and fit into your business' budget.
After we have all of our paperwork ducks in order, it’s time to dive into your financial records. Don’t worry about what shape they’re in—we’ve seen it all. It’s our job to take what you have and turn it into exactly what you need to keep your business humming along. We can also work with you to develop accounting or paperwork systems that are easy for you and fit seamlessly with our bookkeeping for your business.
Computerized/online accounting is your best choice for modern accounting. With remote access, we can help you with accounting problems at your business from our office, helping you to get on with running your business immediately. We also offer Quickbooks, a cloud-based accounting program, at a discount to our customers.
Let Shaw & Associates Look After You
Bringing Shaw & Associates onboard as your bookkeepers is easy. Come in for a complimentary meeting with our staff, and we can have a discussion about how we can look after your accounting needs. Contact us to book with Shelly and her staff to get started on creating a custom accounting plan for your business.