Q & A

Make Your Life Better – Take the Bookkeeping Chore off Your Desk!

                                                                        

OUTSOURCED BOOKKEEPERS make sense because they save you time and money.
Here is why:
Because while you are doing the bookkeeping yourself, you could be doing the things that grow your business. 

Because you are paying an employee a full time wage, including payroll taxes and benefits, but they may not be fully utilized.

Because you are in business to do what you are good at and love doing. 

What opportunities does the changing bookkeeping industry offer? 

Many small businesses can no longer afford full time, in-house bookkeepers. To meet this changing environment, many business owners are outsourcing this valuable service. Be sure your outsourced bookkeeper is a Certified Public Bookkeeper.

What is a “Certified Public Bookkeeper”?
THE CERTIFIED PUBLIC BOOKKEEPER (CPB) license assures the public that a bookkeeper has full-charge bookkeeping knowledge, skills, experience, and ethics.
REQUIREMENTS of a CPB license:
1. Passing the Uniform Three-part Certified Public Bookkeeper Examination,
2. Possessing One-year (2,000 hours) of Bookkeeping or Accounting Experience,
3. Agreeing to Abide by the NACPB Code of Professional Conduct, 
4. Obtaining 24 hours of CPE credit each year.

You can have a Certified Public Bookkeeper come into your office once or twice a month, or have the bookkeeper do your books “VIRTUALLY”.

What is a “Virtual Bookkeeper”?
A PROFESSIONAL who works from a remote location rather than in a traditional office environment. Home offices are commonly the sole physical location of the business operation. 
AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR who provides a full line of general bookkeeping services to clients remotely. They use their own equipment, such as computers and\or printers, which translates into a potential savings of thousands of dollars a year for you and your business. You can also avoid paying employer’s taxes, worker’s compensation rates, and office overhead for lights and air conditioning. 
AN EXPERT in an accounting software program such as QUICKBOOKS, who provides general bookkeeping through the accounting software program, helping you avoid paying for a bookkeeping program because they already have one.

How Do Virtual Bookkeepers Use Technology?
GETTING YOUR DOCUMENTS to the bookkeeper by scanning, faxing, emailing, uploading, or mailing them to the bookkeeper. The bookkeeper does the work. Bookkeeper returns original receipts.
ONLINE BACKUP OF DATABASE FILES to an authorized, secured, remote offsite server via internet.
CLOUD COMPUTING TO ACCESS a client’s QuickBooks data files using internet-based software to access database files and do bookkeeping work via internet, anytime, anywhere.

What is QuickBooks?
A BUSINESS ACCOUNTING software Program developed and marketed by Intuit.
USED BY 85% of all small business to track revenues, expenses, customer, vendors, payroll, and much more.

What is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor?
BOOKKEEPING PROFESSIONALS who have a solid understanding of accounting principles, and a deep knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software.
REQUIREMENTS of a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor:
1. Study a three part course which gives 16 CPE credits.
2. Pass a three part exam with an 85% or better. 


             

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