Category Archives: Cloud Accounting

Why should I use bank rules in QBO?

garden bank rules in qbo

As a business owner, you did not start your business to do accounting (unless you are us of course!). If you are using QuickBooks Online (QBO) for your accounting, entering transactions manually is time-consuming. Wouldn’t it be great if QBO could create transactions for you? The good news is that it can – by using […]

Which accounting software should I use?

You know you need accurate and up to date information to successfully run your business.  You want to use accounting software that will work for you.  Which accounting software should you use?  No matter which accounting software solution you choose, you need to determine your bookkeeping needs and make sure that the solution will satisfy […]

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?  Accrual Basis  Reports in an accrual basis are pulling information from your accounting system based on when income or expenses […]

Three Benefits of Moving Your Bookkeeping to the Cloud

I know you probably think Beyond Balanced Books invented the cloud for all we talk about it. But we just can’t help ourselves! We just love the cloud and love how it makes both our and our clients lives so much easier. We would like to share with you three reasons why you should consider […]

1099-MISC: Frequently Asked Questions

forms frequently asked questions 1099

It’s that time of year again! We’re watching 2018 come to a close and at Beyond we are reminded of the many necessary tasks that accompany the end of the year. One of these is the filing of 1099-MISC and other information returns. Below are some frequently asked questions that we’ve received in the past […]

Four Signs That You Need to Hire a Bookkeeper

In a survey of over 300 small business owners from Clutch, a leading BRB research company, nearly 95% of owners said they were confident in the accuracy of their financial records. While a business owner may think their records are fine, they usually are not aware of a problem until their accountant questions their records […]

Eliminate Paper with Google Drive

paper airplane paper with Google Drive

Before becoming a virtual accountant, I worked in an accounting department for a development firm. One of the larger divisions of this firm was the custom construction of single-family homes. The craftsmanship of the final project was spectacular. Processing and filing the build paperwork? Not as spectacular. One custom home could have several boxes of […]

Xero in on Xero – Featured Article on Bank Rules Tips & Tricks

Bank Rules Tips & Tricks

We love using bank rules in Xero and we hope that you do too. Our founder, Cindy Hovig, has been featured in Insightful Accountant’s latest Xero in on Xero Series. Her contribution is entitled Bank Rules Tips & Tricks. This is a great article to learn more tips on using Xero’s bank rules. If you are […]

Construction Payroll- Gusto to the Rescue!

We are continuing our series on those in the trades – specifically construction – and one area that those in the trades have special consideration is payroll. Payroll can feel hard. We get it. In the construction field, there are other factors to consider such as where your employees are, what jobs they are working […]