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(412) 996-TAX1 (8291)
660 Washington Rd. 3rd Floor Suite 303
Pittsburgh PA 15228
660 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh PA 15228
Frequently Asked Questions
What accounting system do you use?
We primarily use two systems: Creative Solutions Accounting and Quickbooks. That being said, we will work with other systems depending on your preferences and needs.
How much does monthly accounting cost? What factors go into the pricing?
Pricing for our monthly accounting services varies by your company’s needs. Our pricing is not based on the size of your company, rather our pricing model is based on your company’s accounting activity and the complexity of your financial statements. We will work with you to arrive at an affordable, fixed monthly fee. Our fixed-monthly fees are all-inclusive; services provided include profit and loss statements, balance sheets, bank reconciliation, business tax work, sales tax filings, audit representation, and unlimited consultations.
What do your clients need to provide you with in order to do your job?
To efficiently help you with your business goals, we require access to your source documents — either in electronic or hard copy form. Common documents include, but are not limited to, bank statements, credit card statements, sales systems (POS), software (i.e. Quickbooks), inventory, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. Depending on your level of expertise, we will train clients on how to prepare these documents. What we require from you will be customized to your unique business.
What does the monthly accounting process look like?
Our monthly accounting process starts with receiving your source documents. Our staff compiles the information and reports back to you with a profit and loss statement, balance sheet, and general ledger. These monthly financial reports are presented in digital or hard copy form and become the foundation for our monthly conversations.
When should I consider outsourcing my accounting?
If your business is too small to hire an in-house accountant or you simply don’t have the desire to do it yourself, you should consider outsourcing the task. While QuickBooks is used by many small-business owners, the software can be more complicated than first realized. By outsourcing your accounting, you free yourself to focus on other aspects of your business.
What questions should I ask when choosing the right accountant for my business?
Working with a professional accounting service offers you security and peace of mind. It’s a smart business choice for your company, but you need to decide which accountant or accounting firm is right for you.