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Category: Outsourced Accounting

April 29, 2022

Five Tips for Dynamic Strategic Planning

Is your not-for-profit the same organization it was three years ago? Are your stakeholders the same now as then? What about your community and its support? It’s been said that the only thing certain in life is change, so you likely answered “no” to each of these questions. Change is a key reason why your nonprofit needs to revisit and revise its strategic plan regularly. And you can make your strategic planning process as dynamic as change itself. But it… Read more ›

August 19, 2020

Why Maintaining Payroll Records Remains an Absolute Must

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many small businesses to reduce their operations, furlough workers and even shut down for a period. But this doesn’t mean employers can allow payroll recordkeeping obligations to lapse. Your business is still responsible for creating and maintaining records for possible inspection by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Labor (DOL). Documents to Keep In general, payroll records refer to the documentation of employee time worked and wages paid for each payroll… Read more ›

April 7, 2020

The CARES Act and Virtual Accounting: Benefits of Outsourcing Your Accounting to CPAs

The CARES Act and Relief for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed into legislation the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act. The $2.2 trillion legislation represents the largest stimulus package in U.S. history—dwarfing the $800 billion package signed during the 2008 financial crisis—and provides a variety of economic relief measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on American society. The Act provides for five options for businesses in search of relief,… Read more ›

October 5, 2018

Are You Creating a Moving Target for Your Accountant?

Unlike many accounting systems, QuickBooks does not require you to close your books at the end of an accounting period. But is that a good thing? Most accountants would argue that it is not! At a minimum, you should update the QuickBooks closing date annually to ensure that the data will continue to match the tax return prepared by your accountant. But even when using this feature, it’s often deployed way too late in the game. Generally, when you are… Read more ›

September 24, 2018

4 Reasons Your Contracting or Subcontracting Business Should Consider Working with an Outsourced Accounting Team

To ensure success, contracting and subcontracting companies need accounting professionals responsible for managing cash flow, budgeting, bank reconciliation, payroll, financial reporting, and other accounting functions. For many small and medium companies, the workload may not require full-time staffing or competent professionals may be too expensive. An alternative to hiring in-house staff is to outsource all or a portion of the accounting department, which offers a variety of benefits you may not even have considered. Here are some of the top… Read more ›

July 15, 2018

Should Your Not-for-profit Outsource Its Accounting Function?

As your not-for-profit strives to use its resources as effectively as possible, you might consider outsourcing the functions that fall under your accounting and financial umbrella. One key benefit to outsourcing for small to mid-sized nonprofits is that it minimizes the time that executives must spend consumed with accounting operations and managing related administrative tasks assigned to other employees. Some responsibilities you might consider outsourcing include: • Processing payables, receivables and cash transactions, • Reconciling accounts at each month-end, •… Read more ›

July 13, 2018

Cash In – Cash Out

When referring to Accounts Receivable or Accounts Payable, terms relates to the time frame in which you expect to receive payment from a customer or your vendor expects to receive a payment from you. Some terms even allow for a discount for early payment. A list of commonly used terms is automatically supplied when you create a new QuickBooks company file. You can easily edit or add new terms to the list as necessary. To access the terms list, choose Customer & Vendor… Read more ›

November 28, 2017

Using Income Tracker in QuickBooks

As a business owner you have at least two goals: Find new customers, and Get paid for your products or services QuickBooks made it easier for you to see the status and dollar value of customer-related transactions with a new tool called Income Tracker. With one click (choose Income Tracker from the Customers menu), a color-coded ribbon appears at the top of the QuickBooks screen, which displays three statuses — Unbilled, Unpaid and Paid. You can also drill into the underlying data… Read more ›

November 10, 2017

QuickBooks Online? QuickBooks Desktop Version?

QuickBooks® Online offers the business owner certain advantages such as: Those pluses are appealing but let’s dig a little deeper and see some more differences between QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online. Users QuickBooks Online offers anytime, anywhere access to QuickBooks for up to 25 simultaneous users, while the desktop version offers WebEx Remote Access (or similar technology) as a solution for accessing QuickBooks from a remote location, but does not allow simultaneous access for multiple remote users. As an alternative, there… Read more ›