Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What's the difference between an accounting manager, senior accountant and a bookkeeper?
The line can blur somewhat in a small company, but generally - bookkeepers are primarily concerned with recording the daily transactions in a business, such as bills, invoices, and payroll. Senior accountants may also do this work, but they are focused on manipulating complex data to support the transactions and journal entries needed monthly to close the books. Accounting managers supervise or review the work of others, solve complex accounting issues, and work to improve procedures and controls. Their primary focus is on preparing financials that will allow owners to have an accurate picture of their business performance.
2. What should I look for in an accountant or bookkeeper?
Experience, knowledge, organization, dependability, and dedication to the needs of your business. At ASP, all of our accountants have years of experience working with multiple businesses and are vetted by accounting professionals. This saves you the time and expense of advertising, interviewing, and hiring.
3. How much do you charge?
At ASP, there are no up-front fees or hidden costs. You pay our consultants by the hour, so you pay only for what you need. Unlike a regular part-time employee, there are no charges for taxes and benefits, or equipment. The specific rate depends on the scope of work. For an exact quote, please contact us.
4. Do I have to use QuickBooks?
No. We have part-time bookkeepers and part-time accountants who can use Peachtree, NetSuite, and other packages as well as all the versions of QuickBooks including QuickBooks Online.
5. What if my ASP accountant or bookkeeper leaves?
If for some reason your ASP consultant leaves, we will provide you another person from our team, either on an interim or permanent basis. You'll never be left without help, and we are committed to making a smooth transition should such a situation arise.
6. Isn't it hard to have someone work offsite?
While we regularly work onsite with clients, our accounting consultants have been working offsite successfully for 15 years. Together we can find a combination of technologies that will allow us to comfortably work virtually for your company while fitting your business and your budget.
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"I am really glad we reached out to ASP and I'm grateful that they took the time to talk with us and get to know us. We've made the transition to Quickbooks, have greatly simplified our accounting department and are working with a great staff. "
-- Darcy Gray,CEO
"Your company has brought order, discipline, and consistency in handling my accounting needs."
-- Don E. Roberts, President/Owner
Don Roberts Associates, Inc.
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