dangers of the lost cost bookkeeper

June 29th, 2012 by

  For those that have never gone through the process of replacing their bookkeeper or have never worked with a professional accountant, let us share some of the lessons we learned the hard way. When we started our company, we were an accounting firm that believed that there was a way to include low cost data entry and bookkeeping professionals in the accounting service delivery and save our clients …

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tax cpas do not review your books

June 22nd, 2012 by

  Some business owners are relieved because they have a qualified tax CPA filing their returns.  Well, I hate to break the bad news, but by design a tax CPA is there to help business owners reduce their tax liability.  Tax CPAs generally don't review the books for accuracy.  So, a business owner believes that their tax CPA is reviewing their …

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should I use a placement company for find a good accountant?

June 15th, 2012 by

  If hiring an employee makes sense for your business, and you don’t have an HR person on your team, I wouldn’t recommend winging it. Placement companies are not taking responsibility for the quality of work that employee produces, but they are taking responsibility for the quality of the person you hire. There are lots of upsides of using a …

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are accounting consulting firms the best option for small businesses?

June 8th, 2012 by

Consulting firms are in a word…expensive. Yes, you can get talent without having to hire an employee or worry about the quality of the work, but you pay for it. If the accountants are employees to the firm, this is a less expensive model for you as the client, but you are now having your books managed by someone who …

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employee vs. independent contractor bookkeepers?

June 1st, 2012 by

If you are someone who can spot a good accountant from a bad, has the desire to manage the HR component of having employees, like paying worker's comp insurance, and don't mind not being able to fire someone without worry about a lawsuit then an employee might be the best option. Employees are dedicated to the company (meaning – not …

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