Sample Issues Solved

Payroll Conundrum

A client had a rather unique payroll issue some years back, when I first took over the back-end bookkeeping for his business. He was utilizing QuickBooks Online Enhanced Payroll. He had a history of giving payday advances to his employees, but he was not doing the best job of keeping records of the ongoing balances

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Inventory Management

A pet food manufacturer/guarantor client has their products delivered to distributors across the country. They needed some inventory management consulting, and found me through my profile on the Intuit QuickBooks Find-A-ProAdvisor website. This client uses the QuickBooks Enterprise Desktop software for all their bookkeeping, and they were interested in activating the QuickBooks Advanced Inventory Module

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Maintenance for Quickbooks Online

A client uses the QuickBooks Online platform for their basic bookkeeping needs, including sending invoices to their customers and processing payroll for their employees. I log into the client’s QuickBooks Online company file monthly to reconcile their bank and credit accounts, and review important reports such as current Accounts Receivable Aging, Income Statement and the

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Bookkeeping Catch Up

One of my clients owns and operates a retail boutique in a busy section of town. They utilize a cash register point of sale system with a separate QuickBooks Desktop software to serve as their back-office bookkeeping system. For the first year or so of their operations, there were some major problems festering that resulted

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Bookkeeping Platform Hosting

I use Right Networks (an online software hosting company) to store my client desktop files. My clients may also choose to pay a subscription to an online “Software as a Service (SaaS)” bookkeeping manager such as QuickBooks Online or Xero. While SaaS bookkeeping tools are growing more robust each year, they are not as complete

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Bookkeeping Maintenance

One of my clients is an Amazon retailer. He requires continuous maintenance of all his sales; including all the associated Amazon fees, sales refunds, shipping costs, and inventory adjustments. I must regularly access his Amazon account to gather all this information as well as the information from the associated Amazon lending accounts. We have used

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Payroll

One of my clients is an applications designer & developer. In 2010, after a year of having his bookkeeping and payroll systems maintained by a CPA firm, he realized that this firm was not able to maintain the level of detailed and accurate bookkeeping that he desired. That is when he found and hired me.

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Financial Reports

There are lots of financial reports you can process or create to assist you in your business analysis. Some reports are standard across the board and some reports can be customized to an individual’s desire. Once I verify which accounting method (accrual-based or cash-based) is typical for the client, I can create reports that are

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Bookkeeping Setup

One of my clients required a QuickBooks Desktop file setup that included job costing and payroll functions. I set up an entire service and non-inventory item list to be used to track specific job costs that could be applied to all vendor payments and employee paychecks. These items would also have to meet the specific

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Bookkeeping System Fixes

One of my clients is a home remodeler. When he first started his business, he hired a bookkeeper friend to maintain his business financials. This bookkeeper friend provided less than stellar service, however, and that is when this client found and hired me.He wanted me to begin by reviewing all of the previous bookkeeper’s work,

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