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    What To Do When Opening Balance Doesn’t Match the Bank Statement

    Have no fear! When the opening balance does not match the bank statement, there are two common reasons:
    1. There are previously reconciled transactions which were deleted OR
    2. A transaction which was previously reconciled was unreconciled
    In order to track down what is going on here, the following strategies may be helpful in uncovering the discrepancy(ies).

    How to Organize Financial Information Without QuickBooks

    If you have a very small company with only a couple of checking or credit card accounts (designated solely for your business) and don’t want to pay for QuickBooks, how can you keep track of your financial records?

    Client Spotlight Interview: Werkberry

    Please meet Lori-Anne and Nick Meyers, co-owners of Werkberry. Werkberry provides smaller businesses with innovative job advertising and cost-effective solutions to help them fill open positions. Their service is delivered via a software platform that provides cutting edge hiring and advertising solutions in one easy-to-use tool. They find talented candidates, guide job title and ad creation, and manage candidates in one place quickly, easing the burden of time spent on talent hunting for a small business.

    How to Match Biweekly Payroll to Monthly Income

    If you pay your employees every other week but your income is recognized monthly, your revenue will not be matched to the expenses that helped earn it. On your income statement (P&L), expenses would be understated some months and overstated others.

    What to Cover in a Monthly Financial Review Meeting

    One of the benefits of hiring an accounting/bookkeeping expert is the ability to meet with them after month-end close, to have them explain your financial statements to you and to help draw your attention to important aspects of the financial data. A monthly financial review meeting is a good starting point to ensuring your business is staying on track. Here is what we recommend you review:

    How to Catch Up On Your Bookkeeping

    A common first task for many of the new clients that engage BudgetEase is catching up their QuickBooks file to date. Often times, it has been years since a reconciliation has been done, principle and interest have been lumped together for just as long or the bank feeds have not been cleared of transactions. When tackling such a project, organization and the setting of expectations is important. Whether you are an accountant beginning to catch up a file or a business owner that has an outdated QuickBooks file, it pays to have an understanding of what the catch-up journey might look like.

    What Exactly is QuickBooks Cash + Envelopes?

    Intuit has aligned with a bank called Green Dot to provide QuickBooks Online users with an integrated checking account. This account, called “QuickBooks Cash and Envelopes,” is designed to house funds received from your QuickBooks Payments merchant services. Per Intuit, it “combines a checking account, savings envelopes, merchant service payments, and a cash flow planner all in one integrated interface.” Here is a quick look at Intuit’s selling points:

    Client Spotlight Interview: Dise & Company

    Please meet Ralph Dise, owner of Dise & Company, Kathy’s husband and a loyal customer for over 7 years. Dise & Company is an executive recruiting, outplacement, executive coaching and leadership development firm. Dise & Company matches experienced and talented individuals with a wide variety of organizations. With 30 years of experience, Dise & Company guides “you in creating a culture of diversity and inclusion in which all individuals thrive.”

    Correct Accounting for Barter Transactions

    Are you a dentist who does work in exchange for IT services? Maybe you are a physical therapist who exchanges services with someone who does your social media. These are great examples of bartering.

    Payroll Journal Entry & Payroll Clearing: A Bookkeeper’s Favorite Things

    Whether you operate a small business or large enterprise, you will have to account for payroll. Properly posting and reporting payroll will be a recurring task. If you follow best practices, you will journalize your payroll and use a payroll clearing account.

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