Bookkeeping can be confusing. We get it. In fact, our job is to make your life easier by taking care of one of the most confusing and time consuming aspects of your business. However, bookkeeping is essential to your future growth. Our services are straightforward, and we enjoy being transparent with how we work. Read on for answers to the most common questions and concerns we receive from business owners who are still "on the fence" about outsourcing their bookkeeping to us.
What do you charge? Why aren't your prices listed on TheBeanCountersBookkeeping website?
We've found that businesses are unique and therefore have very different and occasionally complex needs. If you've been keeping on top of your books fairly well, and are just looking to change your bookkeeper, it will be a quick and relatively simple transition. We recommend using an outsourced bookkeeper from the beginning and never trying to handle your own finances.... believe us, it will save you TONS of money and headache later on)! Let's say your company has a handful of bills to pay yet many employees on payroll. Your competitor only has one credit card deposit daily, but may have 100 transactions coming from 100 unique customers that requires the setting up 100 customers daily into your accounting software. Do you see the difference? This is why we quote specifically per customer. We're not trying to be elusive, we just need to know the details on average transactions per month to give you an accurate and competitive quote. We pride ourselves on being affordable and well worth the money invested in our services. We certainly do not want to overprice what we can do, and we're confident that we can handle sticky situations, so give us a shot!
Am I locked into a long term contract?
No way! We do provide contracts for our clients to ensure confidentiality and trust. However, if we aren't performing up to our expectations, we don't want to lock you in. Even if we set up your QuickBooks - that's yours to keep and make use of. Of course, we think that once you use our services, you won't ever want to quit. ;)
Can I keep my accountant or do I need to use one you recommend?
Well, all of us have accounting degrees and we do have CPAs ready who are licensed and certified, however we know that you may LOVE your current accountant, and that's great! You can still provide access to QuickBooks to your current accountant, and we'd love to team up with them. Keep in mind, when you outsource to us, no matter what you choose, your bill from the accountant will be much lower since we'll have your books cleaned up and ready for tax time.
I'm trying to cut down on the paper. How can I get my receipts and documents to you?
Good for you! We firmly believe in cloud accounting and the ability to reduce waste. We use a cloud based document system and will provide you easy access to your own secure folder. We'll even get it all set up and then you simply snap a picture, upload, and we'll take it from there.
I've got Payroll to consider and already have my own provider. Can you work with that?
Absolutely! Whatever payroll provider you use, we will analyze the data and send the details to them. If you are open to changing or want to set a new provider in place, we can suggest options that will save you time and money as well.
I see you use Quickbooks. What if I'm using Freshbooks or another bookkeeping software?
We're all over Quickbooks and here's why. Quickbooks is easily set up even if you're using another provider. Not only that, they are the best in the industry and have the best options, accessibility, and track record far and above their competitors. They've even been rated #1 in 2017. So, currently, we only use Quickbooks because it's the best, and you deserve that. If you're worried about moving to the best, our bookkeepers will ensure that all of your data is uploaded and converted to Quickbooks. They have the best integrations with other cloud-based systems, and that's why we stick with them.
Have other questions? Feel free to reach out! We'd love to answer any question you may have about bookkeeping, give you a customized quote, or even provide Quickbooks training if it seems too overwhelming. You can get in touch with us via our contact page, or call us at 912-376-9918 from M-F 7am-9pm ET. Prefer email? No problem, just send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll respond as soon as possible!