Bookkeeping services include:
- Bank Account Reconciliation
- General Ledger Maintenance
- Accounts Payable (Bill Paying)
- Accounts Receivable (Billing Customers and Receiving Payment)
- Asset Reporting/Depreciation
- Payroll Processing
- Financial Statement Preparation (Balance Sheets, Income Statements, etc.)
- Turnkey Reports for Your Tax Preparer (Everything your CPA will need to do your taxes)
- Set up your bookkeeping software
- QuickBooks Training
- Free one-hour consultation
- Discounts on QuickBooks software products
- On-site, off-site and remote access
- Off-site storage of financial records for safety
What do you do?
The main focus of Moore Bookkeeping is bookkeeping for business. I have a few clients who hired me to manage their personal bill paying and produce a monthly cash flow analysis, but the majority of my work is with businesses.
So, how does this work?
Generally, this is how I start working with a new client:
I meet with people (sometimes via phone, sometimes in person) and get a feel for exactly what they need:
Do they need someone to pay their bills?
Do they want help managing their cash flow?
Do they need someone to bill their customers?
Do they need help balancing their checkbook?
Do they have a payroll they would like someone else to handle?
I don’t charge for the time spent getting familiar with their situation, and it generally takes less than an hour or two. We discuss their concerns—maybe they have never done any bookkeeping and need a full-service bookkeeper, or maybe they only need someone to look over their shoulder at the end of the quarter to make sure everything is working right. Sometimes all they need is reassurance that yes, they can handle this work themselves (if they want to), and I give them a list of important things to remember. (Sales tax deadlines, payroll rules, etc.)
Once I have a feel for what a client is looking for in a bookkeeper, I give them an estimate to accomplish the work. They look the estimate over, we discuss options, then we roll forward with whatever they’d like me to handle.
Do you do income taxes?
This is the most common question I am asked. I’m not a CPA (yet!), and a CPA is best qualified to give tax advice and complete income tax forms.
I do all the bookkeeping work leading up to filling in the blanks on the tax forms—this saves clients money because I am consolidating all of the detail into two pieces of paper–an Income Statement and Balance Sheet. Clients hand these to their tax preparer and the tax preparer uses these reports to fill in the blanks. I charge around $30 an hour for this kind of consolidation work—tax preparers range from $70-120 an hour and up for this same work…then, the cost of preparing tax forms is an additional charge.
If you are interested in talking to me about streamlining your information for tax preparers, however, I’d be happy to help!