Accounting Considerations for Attorneys

Attorneys are known for their attention to detail (and for being litigious), so they’re not someone whose books you want to mess up. Fortunately, we work with many attorneys, and have gained a lot of…

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Accounting Considerations for Realtors

I’ve been housebound for nearly a week with the flu. While no one enjoys the flu, being stuck at home alone, when I already don’t feel well, is torture for an extrovert like me. Of course, unless you…

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Accounting Considerations for the Trades

The finances of trade services seem like they should be simple: You have a leaky faucet, you call a plumber, they fix it, you pay them. From the customer’s side, it appears an easy transaction. For…

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Accounting Considerations for Marketing Agencies

Over the last several months, I’ve had the honor of serving as the Treasurer of Triangle AdFed. It’s a volunteer position, and a lot of work at times, but it’s given me the joy of getting to hang…

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Three Lessons From Last Year

The end of the year is a time for reflection. However, if you’re in the accounting profession, there’s little time to reflect at the actual end of the year, as January is our busiest month. So, the…

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“Your Business is Only as Good as Your Accounting System” by Dave Baldwin

This article may be a rude awakening for a number of small businesses. You may bake the best cupcakes, deliver the best massages, or engineer the fastest and most secure computer systems, and still…

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Accounting Technological Changes: Fear, Abuse, or Embrace?

At my first job (as an accounting intern for a midsized corporation), we ran reports in Excel and did manual daily bank reconciliations. When I got to college, my accounting practice sets were on…

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Getting Ready for Year-End Starts Now

You may be lamenting the fact that stores already have Halloween decorations out but, here at The Bookkeeper, we are already preparing for year-end. In an effort to help our clients (and everyone…

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Planning to rent out a home? Be prepared.

Everyone likes a little extra income, and the "sharing" economy has made that easier than ever. For those with a second property, options like Airbnb and VRBO have become very popular as means of…

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You Better Reconcile

When we meet with new clients, one of the first things we like to determine is how recently their books have been reconciled to the bank accounts. Sometimes, (rarely), the books have been reconciled…

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