1 year ago · Bookkeeper Allison
Most start-ups and even small to medium sized growing businesses can’t maintain a full-charge bookkeeper. Companies need someone who is transparent, competent, a self-starter and able to work alone while they concentrate on their business goals and aspirations. The bookkeeping tasks of a business can be time consuming, confusing and repetitious. Bookkeeping is often one of the most neglected parts of business. It’s very easy to get behind on your books which can cost $1000’s of dollars to fix.
Here are some cost saving benefits to hiring a freelance full-charge bookkeeper:
- You pay for what you need and get what you pay for; an expert in the financial aspects of your business
- No worker’s compensation, overtime, paid breaks or lunches, payroll taxes, unemployment insurance or disability
- No paid training necessary, you will save your time and more money
- No office equipment or expensive software needed
- You will save up to 30%
These are some of duties a good bookkeeper will take care of, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank accounts, credit cards, cash accounts reconciliation, month-end closing, preparation of financial statements and business specialty reports, QuickBooks clean-up for established businesses, QuickBooks set-up for new businesses, budget preparation, forecasting and budget analysis with specialty reports, workflow management, loss prevention, 3rd party app integration’s, and be able to work with any merchant service.
BOOKKEEPING SERVICES CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS BE ORGANIZED AND GROW
All About Businesses Bookkeeping Services are suitable for business of all industries. We offer daily, weekly, and monthly services based on your needs. The end result for you will be giving you piece of mind and financial integrity.
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1 year ago · Bookkeeper Allison
Some small business owners may feel like in order to succeed or prove to others that they can handle running a business on their own, that they must take it upon themselves to handle everything about their business by themselves including payroll.
This includes accounting tasks such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, sales tax, collections and keeping track of other bookkeeping duties. However, having all of these accounting services on your shoulders, plus the fact that running the business is already up to you, is not an easy feat at all and often leads to mistakes being made in the accounting, which is definitely something you do not want.
One of the most important pieces of accounting work when running a business is calculating and correctly distributing the payroll. If a mistake is made in calculations or distributions of a payroll, it is the IRS’s job to find out and penalize the owners of the businesses and companies for such errors. The fines that the IRS gives to such businesses are not small and can even lead to the business shutting down. Because calculating the payroll has such a huge legal repercussion if done wrong, it is better to get help and hire a bookkeeper to perform payroll services for you.
A good bookkeeper will help do payroll services correctly and will be able to handle the job of calculating your payroll without trouble. However, when business owners try to do this themselves, they often find that even though they are vastly experienced in the running of their business, when it comes down to the job of dealing with detailed accounting paperwork, they are stuck. And, in desperation, they try to do it themselves because either they are short on time or are getting pressure from somewhere. Doing bookkeeping paperwork under stress often ends up being wrongly calculated or missing certain details, and increase chances of being fined.
It is a much better idea to invest in a bookkeeper to help you with payroll services, rather than taking it upon yourself. The money you spend on the payroll services is a small amount compared to what you could get fined if you do your payroll accounting incorrectly.
Don’t struggle with your payroll services or any business accounting needs. All About Businesses can save you time and money with bookkeeping services for small businesses in the Portland Oregon area.
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1 year ago · Bookkeeper Allison
Being a Business Owner is tough. There are so many daily obstacles to overcome that it’s easy for time to get away from you. Have you been meaning to get your books done all year but now its tax time? Have you received a notice in the mail from the IRS or the Oregon Department of Revenue but you don’t know what to do with it? This can be stressful. Last year, your Tax Preparer warned you about the importance of good books and now the Tax Preparer is rushed again at the last minute. You swore you wouldn’t live like this again. Sound familiar?
Don’t feel bad. That is where All About Businesses can help. We do not judge you in any way. We understand. Our mission is to have your books maintained all year long so you can relax.
Here are 7 reasons you need an Outsourced Bookkeeper for your Small Business:
Sudden growth of your company or perhaps you are planning on expanding your business. Doing everything without any help can actually harm your business and cost you more money. It is not in any way advisable having one of your employees do your bookkeeping and payroll. Bookkeeping can be complicated. It’s not just putting numbers in your software. You must know where, why and what is happening with those transactions. It’s very easy to mess up a set of books. For instance, what do you do if a reconciliation is botched and your numbers are not matching the cash accounts? Or recording data in the wrong year and not knowing it. Misclassifying income and expenses and even forgetting to record your deposits. Do you know the proper way to book a transfer? How about payroll journal entries? Or not saving receipts in case of an audit. These are just a few examples. If you are having an unexpected increase of growth of your company or you are planning on expanding your business it is crucial to have an experienced bookkeeper. To maintain sudden growth for your small business it may be time to seek a bookkeeping service for help.
No need to Train new Staff is one of the great benefits of having an outsourced bookkeeper that you don’t have to train or pay for continued training. We work with many different business types so we are already trained in all aspects of bookkeeping. With new employees there is a high chance of mistakes which will take your attention away from running your business. And if you have all the bookkeeping and payroll to do on top of training, this makes for a stressful situation. Training new staff also takes away from your regular tasks. When hiring an outside bookkeeper you are freed from training.
Having expertise on your side makes it easy to maintain an accurate set of books for tax preparation, making wise business decisions, and securing a business loan. You must have detailed and complete financials to be successful at these things. This is where an experienced bookkeeper comes in. A good bookkeeper can help you learn from your financials. An experienced bookkeeper will teach you how much money is being brought in and where your money is being spent. A professional bookkeeper knows your business financials and your business inside and out.
You’re starting to get behind on your books and payroll. This is a very costly mistake. It doesn’t matter how this happened, it can be fixed. Building historical books can be done perfectly with an experienced bookkeeper. They are skilled at cleaning up accounting messes in a timely manner. A great bookkeeper will catch you up and won’t let you get behind. It’s such a great feeling when your books are in order month by month. Your tax preparer will thank you too.
Productivity is starting to decline and you don’t know why. One of the biggest reasons, is trying to concentrate on too many tasks at once. Multitasking can be harmful to your productivity. Have you ever been concentrating on something important and you get a phone call? You just shifted your work. Have you ever had to do a task multiple times due to too many distractions? This can cost you money and time. By hiring a trusted bookkeeper you are enabled to focus fully on what you need to increase productivity.
You don’t want to get a tax surprise in the mail. We know how to make sure that you are in tax compliance. You can rest assured that we keep up on the latest tax laws and regulations. If the tax preparer is breathing down your neck for more documents that you can’t find or you’re running the risk of missing the deadline altogether. This is definitely the time to hire an experienced bookkeeper. We keep your filings accurate which helps you to avoid penalties and interest.
You need more time to focus on your business. Time is money. As a business owner, you know it’s true. You may be a construction business or a dance teacher. Whatever your business is, it sounds way more exciting than being stuck in a room doing bookkeeping. Your love is what you do and why you got into business in the first place. Using as much time as you can doing what you do best is where your efforts should go. You must invest your specific and unique skills into your business. You want to keep your strongest and best skills where they are most profitable. It’s time for a reliable bookkeeper.
At first, it may seem like you are saving money by doing everything yourself. But if you aren’t qualified to do the work, you could end up landing in more trouble doing your small business accounting. Bookkeeping and payroll are essential elements in the life of your business. These tasks can also put strain on you and your staff. Imagine the freedom you will have by having your Bookkeeping and Payroll Services outsourced. We can do that for you. Call us today at 661-302-1611.
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