It’s that time of year again. No, it’s not National Bookkeeper’s Day (no one has quite gotten consensus on when that is!) It’s time to get your financial statements ready for 2013. What are the signs you need to start prepping for the new year?
First, you see recipes for turkey everywhere. Then the lines wrap around big box retailers as people try to get the lowest price of the year on an iPad mini. Then it’s Christmas, Hannukah, lots of food, office parties. (We offer some tax tips for planning your big shindig here.)
Finally, it’s New Year’s Resolution time and then, right around the time fourth quarter estimated taxes are due in mid-January, it’s time to break those resolutions, especially if they involved things like stress eating or maintaining a positive outlook when it comes to financial planning.
Should Your New Year’s Resolutions Include Small Business Bookkeeping Help?
If handing over your financial statements to your tax accountant for year-end estimated taxes makes braving the Black Friday crowds look like fun, why not let 2013 be the year you finally get help with your small business bookkeeping and financial forecasting?
With a virtual bookkeeper, you’ll pay one monthly fee (usually lower than the salary of an in-house bookkeeping staff), and enjoy the benefits of a certified, trained bookkeeper who works when you work, keeps your business information confidential, and doesn’t waste time around the company water cooler because she works from home in a private, secure office space. You don’t have to pay benefits, unemployment insurance or social security taxes for your virtual bookkeeper. She will manage your daily, weekly and monthly small business bookkeeping needs so you can focus on your business.
When you line up your part-time virtual bookkeeper, they will first sit down with you and reconcile your books for the past quarter, if necessary. Then they will discuss your bookkeeping needs and custom design a bookkeeping package, which also includes a part time financial controller, to fit your small business bookkeeping needs and your budget.
Best of all, if you make the move now to hire a part-time virtual bookkeeper and financial controller, they can get it all straight in time to start 2013 fresh and to submit your Q4 tax statements accurately and on time. If that sounds even better than fresh baked pumpkin pie, give us a call or email us today.