Category Archives: Bookkeeping

Beyond Back To Basics – What is an Income Statement?

An Income Statement is one of the most common reports in accounting.  As a business owner, you have no doubt looked at your income statement. But we like to get back to basics here at Beyond, so we are discussing:  What is an income statement?  What should you look at when reviewing your income statement?  And how can you […]

The Modern Contractor’s Toolbox

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Every skilled craftsman carries a toolbox. Big or small, a toolbox stores all the tools you need for the project at hand. It protects your tools from damage and keeps them organized, which can save you valuable time. Technology has brought many changes to trade businesses. As a result, the traditional toolbox for contractors has […]

Xero the Hero: How To Copy an Invoice

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Today we are talking about how to copy an invoice in Xero. Have you ever wanted to charge one of your customers for something very similar that you have billed them before? Perhaps you do work for someone once a year. You could just copy the invoice from last year and only edit the dates. This is […]

The Comparison: The Cloud vs. Desktop Accounting

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As an individual, I would not be termed an early-adopter. I’m cautious about new technology. I wait until it’s been tested, recommended, and proven to be easy to use and extremely convenient. I am a millennial, but I preferred paperbacks and hardcovers to eBooks. I filled notebooks during classes and lectures. I was trained in […]

Tales of a Globe-Trotting Bookkeeper

Two years ago, I was vaguely aware of the cloud. I knew the “cloud” existed, but it wasn’t the kind of cloud that had any sort of impact on my life, and I wasn’t terribly interested in finding out more about it. I was happily working in an office, elbowing my way through filing cabinets […]

Beyond Back to Basics: Four Important Reports

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Have you ever wondered why your bookkeeper gives you four main reports? Have you ever wondered why these particular four reports are included and what they actually mean? This article will share the purpose of the four main reports and why you should be looking at them. Think of your reports as a vehicle to tell your […]

Understanding PayPal Direct Feeds

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One of the core features of Xero is the ability to upload bank feeds into your accounting system automatically. In recent years, Xero has been working to improve this aspect of their platform by providing direct feeds. Direct feeds are pretty self-explanatory: It is a direct connection between Xero and a financial institution for the […]

Benefits of Ongoing Bookkeeping Services

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Some people wonder if it is worth it to hire a bookkeeper.  Have you ever wondered this?  Also, what should you expect from a quality bookkeeper?  To help you answer these questions, consider some benefits of having ongoing bookkeeping services.  This time of the year many of us reflect on how things went last year and […]