Are you starting the new year looking at a clean financial ledger and promising yourself you’ll never let your books get as convoluted as they did in 2011? Are you already dreading filing your year-end taxes and very glad you get a chance to start fresh?
You might start 2012 with the best intentions for bookkeeping and your business. Like any other New Year’s resolution, your goal to keep your books straight, to log every invoice, expense and payment on time and in detail begins well. But commonly quoted statistics say that most (four out of five) New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by February. Your January books look clean and organized and, most importantly, balanced. Then by mid-February, you forget to log a check when it comes in, and find yourself backtracking.
By Spring you’re scratching your head wondering why your books aren’t balanced. A few months later, you fear opening QuickBooks because you’re not sure what you’re going to find or how to make sense of it all. You know you’re making money. Your business is growing. But you can’t make the fast financial decisions to keep your company on top because you don’t have the right facts in front of you. That’s when you start to realize you need some help. Instead of stubbornly staying the course and going it alone, you’re ready to turn to outsourced bookkeeping.
Why let it go so far? If you’re reading this in the first week, or even the last week, of January, it’s not too late to get some part time controller help before your books become a mess.
We’ll even go back and work with you to balance your 2011 books before tax time, saving you money, IRS late fees, and lots of time and headaches (not to mention decreasing the chances that you’ll face an audit because of bookkeeping errors.)
A New Start with The Controllership Group
When you sign on to take advantage of controllership services with us, we will work with you to set up a bookkeeping system that works, on the best bookkeeping software for you. If you’re already working with software you like, you can continue using it, and we’ll help you store your financial data in the cloud so it will always be available to you, from any computer, tablet or smartphone with Internet access and the latest browser.
After we get you set up, we will not only keep your books up to date with our bookkeeping services, but will be trusted advisors arming you with the knowledge you need to make the best financial decisions for your company as it grows.
There’s no need to be frustrated with your books. Make 2012 the year you make a real fresh start with online bookkeeping solutions and a virtual financial controller.