How much does it cost to work with you?

Most of my services are offered in a package, and the cost of that package is calculated based on the estimated amount of time it will take to complete the project. My hourly rate is $50/hour, and all of my packaged services are quoted based on that rate.

Can you do my taxes?

At this time I don’t prepare taxes for clients (business or personal). As a bookkeeper, I ensure your accounts and documentation are all well organized and prepared so your tax accountant or preparer doesn’t have to sift through that box of receipts at year-end.

Do I need a bookkeeper if I have an accountant? What’s the difference between the two?

Bookkeepers and accountants perform different tasks. Bookkeepers are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of their client’s books, making sure the books are organized and reconciled before closing the books to hand them over to your accountant. Your accountant is responsible for analyzing your financial data, preparing tax returns, and providing tax planning.

Many people treat their accountant as a bookkeeper, by not maintaining their books during the year. Then at year-end, their accountant finds themselves in possession of all your receipts, and then they have to do the work of a bookkeeper (or hire one of their own) to sort out your books before they can do your job. Having a bookkeeper saves you money by both ensuring your books are up to date, and by catching financial errors and monitoring profitability on a monthly basis.

What accounting software do you use?

I use both QuickBooks Online and Wave Accounting for my clients. Which program is chosen is based on each business and its needs. As a bookkeeper, I strive to provide my clients with the program that best suits their business AND their pocketbook.