Is remote bookkeeping what you need?
Research and the testimony of today’s small business owners tells us that virtual bookkeeping services are attractive for small business start-ups and for established businesses who are looking for a more convenient option for managing their books. Even those business owners that are already using an intuitive accounting software like QuickBooks Online are finding that having a capable, knowledgeable, and experienced bookkeeper is needed to maximize their bookkeeping system.
We have discovered some similar characteristics that virtual bookkeeping customers are looking for, which include:
Well, this is obviously important, but bears repeating as a key criterion. After all, turning over your finances to an accountant can feel like risky business. You want to be sure you are dealing with someone who is ethical and honest, as well as dependable. It can be worrisome to choose an accountant without being confident in their abilities, so knowing that a third-party service has vetted your provider provides peace of mind. Integrity Bookkeeping accountants are QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor Accountants.
In the United States, we often expect on-demand service, whether it’s for a car to whisk us to an appointment, the next episode of our favorite TV show streaming when we jump on the treadmill or a hot meal delivered from a local restaurant in minutes. Why should your bookkeeping be any different? Small business owners are usually attending to so many fires on a day-to-day basis that it can be difficult to plan ahead for invoicing and other accounting needs. That can leave them feeling stressed when they realize they need to get the task done pronto and appreciative of that instant service.
One of the most important ways to measure the health of your business is cash flow, as depicted in month-end financial reports, which is one of the key services small business owners appreciate from virtual bookkeepers. They also turn to them for help with other accounting tasks like categorizing financial transactions and reconciling credits and debits to keep their books orderly and accurate.
Tax laws are only becoming more complex, and small business owners often turn to their accountant for advice on what they can legally deduct. After all, you want to maximize your tax savings, but never at the expense of being outside the law, so working with a bookkeeper or accounting professional who is familiar with current tax laws is important. Let someone else stay abreast of the constant changes so that you can devote your time to more important pursuits—whether that’s launching a new product or spending well-deserved time with family and friends.
The main benefit of virtual bookkeeping is that it saves precious time—but that can quickly be eroded if you need to continually explain the ins and outs of your specific needs. For example, maybe some customers pay with a credit card each month, while others prefer an e-check. That’s why many on-demand customers request that their bookkeeper get to know them and understand the unique details of their industry and their business, as well as their personal preferences for invoicing and communication, so they are always on the same page.
Integrity Bookkeeping will meet your needs
The good news? Integrity Bookkeeping has developed our virtual bookkeeping services, obtained cutting edge technology, and have evolved to meet each one of those needs. We are able – and we do – provide premier services to clients nationwide.
A QuickBooks-certified accountant will be your personal bookkeeper, which means you’ll receive the consistency you need to keep your clients happy and your accounting needs streamlined.
A virtual bookkeeper will help categorize transactions and reconcile credits and debits, so that your books are always accurate and mirror your bank accounts.
Your online bookkeeper will get to know your business and industry, and customize your setup accordingly. That means that you won’t have to continuously explain your needs.
We will pay your bills, take care of payroll, track and credit your income, and make sure that your customer’s payments to your are properly posted.
Have a question that keeps coming up and don’t know where to turn? You can always connect with your Integrity Bookkeeping bookkeeper via email, message, phone call, or video chat for personalized help.
Maybe, instead of doing your own books, you’ve been contracting with someone locally to help you out. And, you’ve probably realized the frustrations inherent in that. Having to make an appointment, and wait and wait until they are available. Then, when that appointment time finally rolls around, you realize that it’s no longer convenient for you because you’re in the middle of a huge project.
But, you have to keep it anyway, so you tear yourself away. Get dressed. Drive through traffic. Search for parking. Wait in the office. Make small talk. Then, finally get down to business. Is that picture vivid enough to portray the benefits of access to virtual bookkeeping? Yeah, we thought so.
Time back in your day
What business owner doesn’t wish they could outsource something on their to-do list? With Integrity Bookkeeping, you can check off a task that is both complicated and time-consuming for many. And, it’s a task that feels particularly onerous because even when you’re done, you often don’t feel the satisfaction you might with other tasks.
That’s because you may be asking, what if it’s wrong? Accounting is too vital to the health of your business to risk errors. With a professional helping, you’ll gain peace of mind, along with the gift of time to devote to the parts of running your business that you most enjoy.
Most of us use the saying, “Another (vacation/birthday/fill-in-the-blank) in the books.” That’s accounting speak, right there, and it refers to the “month-end books” that every business owner should refer to in order to gauge the health of their business. With Integrity Bookkeeping, an accountant you trust will review and close your books each month.
And, finally, you can breathe easy as you start to wrangle your taxes. Your bookkeeper will put together a year-end report for your business to assist you when it’s time to prepare your tax return.
So, are you ready to have more time in your day? Relief from the fear that your books might be wrong? A more accurate picture of your business through regular financial statements?
Find out today how virtual bookkeeping services with Integrity Bookkeeping can help your business.