Tag Archives: bookkeeping

Bookkeeping Catch-Up Overview

When you find yourself seriously behind in your bookkeeping to the point of considering hiring someone to catch up your books for you, here are some tips to help you, as the business owner, consider and review first: Review the status of all of your bank and credit card reconciliations. Cash and credit reconciliations are

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Bookkeeping for CARES Act debt relief loan payments

The recent CARES Act has provided some debt relief payments to 7(a), 504, and Microloans from the Small Business Administration. Basically, the SBA will make monthly payments to these types of outstanding small business loans for a period of time, depending on the specific debt relief and loan payment criteria. This activity may pose an

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Dealing with Uncategorized Transactions

Each time I reconcile a client’s bank or credit account, there are inevitably going to be transactions where I am not sure where to book them. Some examples of transactions where a bookkeeper may be unsure where to book them are: Amazon, Walmart, Target, Other E-Commerce purchases: Lots of different types of items can be

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Payroll Health Insurance Accounts

Offering Health Insurance benefits through your company payroll can be an attractive benefit to obtain and retain employees, however the bookkeeping for BOTH health insurance paycheck deductions and company contributions is something that has to be monitored quite continuously, even if your do not alter any wages during the year. This is because the cost

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Maintaining Loan Accounts

This article addresses the bookkeeping maintenance of a typical cash loan, mortgage or line of credit account. It does NOT address the maintenance of credit card accounts. Updating and reconciling a loan account is just as important as maintaining your bank and credit card accounts in your bookkeeping records. I say this because so many

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Spec & Custom Homes Bookkeeping Clean Up

My client, Kimberly, is the owner of a home building business and specifically Kimberly builds both Spec and Custom homes. Kimberly hired AccuraBooks to catch up and clean up the entire bookkeeping system to help close out the previous fiscal year and to catch up the current fiscal year. Kimberly needed all of this bookkeeping

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Tracking Expenditures Using Funds from the Paycheck Protection Program

If you have received moneys associated with the Paycheck Protection Program, it is probably a wise thing to invent a temporary bookkeeping system and process to distinguish all financial activities associated with/utilizing these funds from the rest of your bookkeeping system. That way there can be no doubt that you can prove your PPP expenses/activities

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Don’t Fall Behind in Your Bookkeeping

It is highly recommended to never fall more than three months behind in your bookkeeping. Case In Point: The recent COVID-19 outbreak has slowed down the economy and thus has caused a lot of small businesses to file claims for Disaster Relief and Paycheck Protection coverage. However, like any other request for business financial assistance,

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Job-Costing Without Using a Complicated Items List

My client, Amelia, is a sole general contractor and has hired AccuraBooks to maintain the bookkeeping for her sole long-term construction contract. Each month Amelia receives funds from her client to pay for her administrative/management fees and also pre-payments (deferred income) for upcoming job labor and materials expenses.   For her bookkeeping, Amelia does NOT

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Should You Switch Bookkeeping Platforms?

Every once in a while, a current client will communicate to me their possible desire to make a bookkeeping platform switch, either as a temporary or permanent solution. For temporary solution purposes, the client may want this to be able to provide or have access to their books due to sudden needs arising from, perhaps

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