Author Archives: Cindy Hovig

Moving Beyond – What our rebrand means for you

If you’ve seen our new home page you’ll have encountered a question we at Beyond ask all our clients to get to the core of how we can help them.  Are you telling yourself a story about your business, and is it true? A company’s brand tells a story too. Last year we realized that […]

Prepare for Year-end: Have Accurate Records

records are accurate

The beginning of the year is a busy time for business owners.  It’s also the most stressful. Most business owners want to ensure they have accurate records before they provide them to their tax professional. But where to start?  We’ve provided a handy checklist to help you. This checklist should give you a basic outline […]

In-House Bookkeeper or Bookkeeping Service – Which Should I Hire?

Since we are in the business of providing bookkeeping services, a common question we receive is “Should I hire an in-house bookkeeper or outsource to a bookkeeping service?”  There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question because there are many variables. We have put together some areas to consider when you need to make this […]

Xero in on Xero: Using GoCardless with Xero

Our founder, Cindy Hovig, recently contributed to Insightful Accountant’s Xero in on Xero Series. The latest article written by Cindy discusses using the payment service GoCardless with Xero. We are big fans of using payment services like GoCardless with Xero to get paid faster. A sample portion of the article can be found below: “Not […]

Tools of the Trade

Most professions have “tools of the trade” that they use, and bookkeeping is no exception.  I was recently reminded of how I love talking about and using such tools while attending the QuickBooks Connect accounting technology conference in San Jose in November.   One of my favorite things to do at such conferences is to find […]

Why Hire a Bookkeeper?

You have done it!  You started a business and now you are considering hiring a bookkeeper. You might be asking:  What benefits are there if I hire a bookkeeper? Would you like to have more time? Would you like your records to always be current?  Would you like your records to be accurate? And is […]

Which Reports Should I Look at?

Reviewing four reports on a regular basis

Without a doubt, knowing what is going on in your business is of utmost importance to you. Which reports should you look at to find this information? To get a comprehensive idea of how your business is performing, we recommend reviewing four reports on a regular basis – the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement, the […]

What is the Difference Between Accrual and Cash Basis Reports?

When you receive reports from your bookkeeper, you may have noticed that they usually include the words “Accrual Basis” or “Cash Basis” somewhere below the title of the report. What do these mysterious words mean?  What is Accrual Basis? Reports in accrual basis are pulling information from your accounting system based on when income or […]