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Salt Lake City Bookkeeping Blog

Evaluating Bookkeeping Companies And Your Needs

Posted by Matt Roberge on Nov 9, 2012 7:57:00 AM

Evaluating the needs of your company is the number one thing that needs to be done before you can begin to
evaluate  bookkeeping companies and the services they provide. Matching what you need to the bookkeeping company that can best give your company all the services it requires. If you know exactly what you need before you start looking you will be able to clearly evaluate services.

Some items to consider when evaluating business bookkeeping companies:

  • Flexibility

  • Expertise

  • Turnaround

  • Technology

  • Reduced Paperwork

  • Confidentiality

When assessing flexibility, think of your business and consider how quickly the bookkeeping service can get you all of the information you may need. Do they have the personnel in place and trained to do your work as well as the work load they all ready have?

The expertise of the staff is very important. Does the bookkeeping service have qualified and dedicated personnel who know what needs to be done for your business? Do they have any similar businesses that they are providing services for now?

Fast and timely turn around is imperative so that your business can meet deadlines and have any forms filed with tax authorities in a timely manner. Providing a quick turn around of your information keeps you informed of where your business stands at all times.
A bookkeeping service that has up to date technology that they are familiar with will best suit your business. If the service does some similar small businesses it is a good indication that they have the necessary software to do yours.

When a business uses a bookkeeping service it should reduce the amount of paperwork your office needs to generate. This can be a saving in cost and in storage space. All businesses need to be able to conduct their business without worrying about confidentiality. This can be a great reason to consider using a service in the first place. You will not have to worry about employees discussing financial matters outside of the office or even having financial matters becoming office gossip.

Before you can evaluate a bookkeeping service for your business an understanding of the needs of your business need to be listed and evaluated. Once that list has all the details of what you expect and require from the bookkeeping service the evaluations can begin. Are you clear in your mind what your business requires from a bookkeeping service?  




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Topics: Bookkeeping Errors, Bookkeeping Processes, bookkeeping products, Bookkeeping Help

Accounting Reconciliation Is The Most Crucial Step To Accuracy

Posted by Matt Roberge on Aug 16, 2012 8:14:00 AM

Imagine setting out for a vacation without first double-checking that all of your plans are in order. Without the verification that all of your reservations, accommodations, or directions are correct, you'd spend your trip in a constant state of stress and panic. In the same way, not taking the time to reconcile your small business's accounts is a recipe for disaster. Accounting reconciliation is the key to financial success and confidence within your company.

Accounting Reconciliation for Accuracy

Whether yourself, an office manager, or someone else handles the day-to-day business bookkeeping, it’s crucial that your accounts be reconciled on a regular basis.

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Topics: Accounting Reconciliation, Bookkeeping Services, Accounting Services, bookkeeping products

We Are A Bookkeeping Business You Can Rely On

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jul 21, 2012 7:19:00 AM

When it comes to running a business, all of the pieces that make a business successful need to be fully functioning and working. That especially applies to bookkeeping, since some of your most important records are being attended to and need to stay organized to keep you sane and able to focus on making sure the business is running smoothly and profitably. You shouldn't have to do the bookkeeping all by yourself late at night, or having your staff do the bookkeeping when they already have so much to do already. And what happens if you or one of your employees does the bookkeeping wrong? You won't be in that situation with a reliable bookkeeping business!

Tons of businesses, small or large,have outsourced bookkeeping to a bookkeeping business that have certified people to make sure important documents like taxes and employee records are kept organized, safe, and are easily accessible in case of any emergencies. It shouldn't matter if your office has gone paperless or not, too! A bookkeeper will always make sure your business is organized, and that's where Salt Lake City Bookkeeping comes into play. We will keep you organized and let you focus on the big stuff, or that next golf game.

Why choose SLC Bookkeeping? Give this list a try:

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Topics: Bookkeeping Salt Lake City, Accounting Services, Bookkeeping Tips, Business Efficiency, bookkeeping products, Business Ideas

Unhappy With Your Current Accounting Services Provider?

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jun 14, 2012 8:24:00 AM

Sometimes we need a change in our work life, whether it is trying out that new restaurant with the tapas or finding a new service provider. You know, because sometimes your current situation might not be the best and you want to really boost your business to that next level. One service that should always be top notch and something that you're happy with is, of course, accounting.

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Topics: QuickBooks efficiency, Bookkeeping Salt Lake City, Accounting Services, bookkeeping products

Construction Industry Bookkeeping; Salt Lake City Experts

Posted by Matt Roberge on May 19, 2012 9:30:00 AM

The construction industry is very labor intensive. The company owners and managers will spend most of their time in the field undertaking or supervising construction jobs. Or, they may be outsourcing for building materials.  There is very little time spent at the office yet the bookkeeping has to be done. Our construction industry bookkeeping specialist team provides complete and convenient solutions.

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Topics: Bookkeeping Salt Lake City, bookkeeping products

Find A Bookkeeping Salt Lake City Service That Rocks

Posted by Joe Mazur on Mar 22, 2012 8:54:00 AM

Whether you’re running a business or running a household, in today's busy world, it’s likely that you have more on your plate than you care to handle. It’s absurd to think you would be able to handle your own bookkeeping duties – especially since such a job requires extra time and unyielding attention to detail. When it comes to your finances and accounting needs, it’s important to leave these duties in the hands of a professional.

Hiring a professional bookkeeping Salt Lake City service will do more than simply lighten your load, by hiring an educated and experienced bookkeeper; you can rest assured that your finances will be well calculated so you can avoid unwelcome surprises. By relieving you of this one duty, you will be more effective in accomplishing your own daily chores and may even enjoy a little free time. (We know, it’s hard to imagine.)

In order to find the best professional bookkeeping Salt Lake City has to offer, take time to consider the following tips:

1. Know Your Bookkeeping Types – Before you hire a bookkeeper, make sure they have experience handling the type of bookkeeping you need. While most professional Salt Lake City bookkeeping services can complete a wide range of bookkeeping and accounting jobs, some are more specialized than others. For example, do you need someone better suited for handling the needs of a small business or a household?

2. Consider Reputation and Your Specific Needs – Just as when choosing any other sort of service or contractor, you should consider reputation. Which bookkeeping Salt Lake City companies are best known for outstanding customer service? Which are known for the fastest turn-around time? Decide what is most important to you and use these needs to guide your search.

3. Always Ask Questions – Once you locate a bookkeeping service that seems to fit your needs, don’t shy away from getting to know their process. Ask questions about price and whether or not they offer discounts to return customers. It never hurts to ask.

Finally, remember that just because you’ve chosen a bookkeeper doesn’t mean you’re stuck forever. As a paying customer, you have the right to end a business relationship if you feel you’re receiving sub par services. If you’re considering hiring a bookkeeper, take a little time to consider this: What bookkeeping needs do you need met? 

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Topics: Bookkeeping Salt Lake City, Business Efficiency, bookkeeping products, Business Ideas

4 Simple Steps To Clean Up Your Business Bookkeeping Mess

Posted by Matt Roberge on Mar 17, 2012 9:13:00 AM

We are often contacted by businesses that are in need of a massive business bookkeeping clean up.  Most prospects will tell us that their bookkeeping product is up to date and very clean. However, that is rarely the case.  If you have found yourself in the middle of a bookkeeping nightmare take these four simple steps to clean up your mess.  

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Topics: QuickBooks consulting, bookkeeping products