FAQs

QuickBooks and Bookkeeping Know-How in Parker and Centennial

Here are answers to some of the most common questions that potential clients ask me. If you don't find the information you're looking for on this page, please visit the AIPB (American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers): https://www.aipb.org/index.php or contact my office via phone or email.

Why hire Dollars and Sense Bookkeeping?

I am a Certified Bookkeeper who has been a full-time bookkeeper since 2001. As a certified professional, I am constantly learning. I love the work I do, and I strive to offer the best possible service to my clients.

What is a Certified Bookkeeper?

A Certified Bookkeeper has:
  • Passed a national exam in advanced bookkeeping at Prometric Test Centers
  • At least 3,000 hours (2 years) of on-the-job experience in bookkeeping
  • Signed a Code of Ethics that assures commitment to integrity
  • Updated skills by earning 20 Continuing Education Credits every year

What are the capabilities of a Certified Bookkeeper?

I can help you achieve accurate financial statements and tax returns, as well as finding and correcting any accounting errors in your company's books. I can also do your company's payroll.

In addition, my help can maximize depreciation for your financial statements and taxes; record and cost out your merchandise inventory; and help you avoid costly losses from fraud and theft.

Why outsource bookkeeping?

So you can focus on your core business. Outsourcing those things that you are not good at or just plain don't like to do allows you to focus on what you as a business owner do best.

You can also save on employment taxes. Outsourcing to a professional bookkeeper keeps you out of trouble with the IRS while saving you money on payroll taxes and expenses such as worker's compensation insurance.

Lets your employees focus on the job you hired them to do! If your receptionist is also your bookkeeper, and the phone comes first, guess what the end result is? Your books deserve the attention of a professional.

Why hire a bookkeeper instead of a CPA?

In most instances, the focus of a bookkeeper and a CPA (certified public accountant) are entirely different. A CPA's focus should be to assist the business owner with tax planning and filing tax returns based on the financial information provided by the business owner and bookkeeper. 

Many people believe that their CPA will do or is doing their bookkeeping. In most cases, a CPA is delegating the bookkeeping to a bookkeeper and charging CPA rates. If your CPA is doing your bookkeeping, be sure to ask if he/she is actually doing it or is it being delegated or outsourced.
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