Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need an accounting services firm?  Can’t I just do this on my own?


Making a business successful requires a broad spectrum of expertise, whether it’s marketing, sales, IT, legal or accounting. What is fundamentally important is that you have the right people focused on the right things and, just as importantly, not distracted spending time on tasks that aren’t in their wheel-house. Using an outside services firm allows your teams to utilize their skills and time on areas where they can help you the most while giving you the peace of mind that your accounting and finance needs are being tended to by the very best. We fill that gap perfectly.

Why should we use an outside accounting services firm instead of putting someone on our payroll?


It's a question of math (we're accountants after all!).  The average starting salary for an entry to mid-level accountant is $60K a year.  With benefits, the cost to your company is closer to $80K.  Then there's the cost of advertising, interviewing, and training your new employee. And there's no guarantee that bright shiny new employee will work out or stay.  Clients using our monthly accounting services package incur fees, on average, of $2500 to $3000 a month, much less than half the cost of a full time employee with none of the challenges that come along with hiring, training and managing another headcount. 

Ok, I get it. But why should we use your firm?

 

Simply put, experience matters.  With over thirty years in this business, there isn't much we haven't seen before.  Your particular challenges may not be exactly the same as something we've tackled before but having depth of experience allows us to evaluate and make recommendations that work.  We're not just number crunchers.  We're driven, creative, bring-it-on problem-solvers and every one of our accountants is a certified QB Pro Advisor.

I like that your rates are clear, but how do I know how much it's really going to cost?


Hey, thanks for that!  We are all about transparency here.  We don't hide our rates because we feel strongly that they reflect two very important things - the value of our work and a fair price to our clients for the level of service we provide.  Sadly, we aren't very good fortunetellers.  We can't know what the entirety of a project will cost, or how much your average monthly accounting services fee will be, until we get in there and see what you've got going on.  That said, we are all about communicating.  We don't like surprises, and we know our clients feel the same way.  You'll never get a bill you didn't expect. 

I understand the whole work remotely idea, but what if want to meet with my accountant or consultant?


All you have to do is ask!  Clients who utilize our monthly accounting services program meet with their Accountant once a month via web-based video conferencing to review their financial statements and discuss anything and everything related to the business & financial health.  Consultants who work with clients on process improvement, budgeting and management consulting services often need to work on site for at least some portion of the project. And if you have a need, reach out and let us know.  We're always happy to see you!