Category Archives: Reporting

How can I communicate better with my bookkeeper?

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Do you ever feel like your bookkeeper is speaking another language? Or maybe it feels like they have an endless amount of questions. What do they even do while working on your books? If this situation sounds familiar, this article will assist you to find better ways to communicate with your bookkeeper and understand just […]

Which accounting terms do I need to know?

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If you own a business, understanding accounting terms is not likely at the top of your list. It’s understandable; you may be juggling several responsibilities at once or simply do not have the time. Besides, if you pay an accountant or bookkeeper to manage your books, why do you need to know this stuff?  A […]

Do I need to save payroll records?

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You may never have given too much thought to the saving of your payroll records. There will be many times that you need them. Here we will share with you our recommendations regarding the saving of your payroll records. We’ll consider the answers to these questions:. Why should you save your payroll records?  When should […]

Does closing my books mean that I cannot make any changes?

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You have finalized your bookkeeping and have closed or locked your books for last year. But what needs to be done if you discover that something needs to be changed in your closed books?  Does closing the books mean that you cannot change any of the information from the past? Closing your books protects you […]

Do I need to save bank statements?

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You receive bank statements every month either electronically or in the mail. Saving all your statements seems unnecessary. Do you really need to save them? Keeping your bank statements is always a good idea. What are the benefits of holding onto your bank statements? Is there any way to make statement storage simpler?  We will […]

How can I create custom reports in QBO?

If you are using Quickbooks Online (QBO), you know their solution offers a wide selection of standard reports. While having the ability to create reports on-demand is great, what if you need a custom report? How can you create custom reports in QBO?  Financial reports tell the story of your business. You may want customized […]

Are your accounting reports accurate?

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You know you need accurate information to make good business decisions. You have been using an accounting system and are able to generate reports. Your reports should provide you with the information you need but you are unsure if your numbers are accurate. Two of the most common accounting reports are the balance sheet and the profit […]

What happened to my profit?

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According to your profit and loss (also known as an income statement), your business is showing a profit. However, when you look at your bank balance, it shows a lot less than the amount of profit you supposedly made. What happened to your profit?  When reviewing reports with our clients, this question comes up often. […]

Do I need to save receipts?

For most every purchase, you receive a receipt, either paper or electronic. They pile up and you do not know what to do with them. Do you really need to save all your receipts?  In short: a resounding YES. While saving every receipt may sound tedious, the advantages far outweigh any inconvenience. Here are some […]

Which Reports Should I Look at?

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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 […]