Online Bookkeeping Services
Tracking revenues and expenses can be time consuming and confusing. You didn’t start a business to become a bookkeeper.
Outsource your bookkeeping to Vertical CPA and unlock your time to focus on growing your business. We take care of your bookkeeping for you. Bookkeeping is what we’re good at.
What is Bookkeeping?
No matter what business you’re in, you earn money (revenue) and spend money (expenses).
Bookkeeping allows you to keep track of all the financial transactions of your business and helps you answer fundamental questions about the health of your business, such as:
- How much money did I make?
- How much money did I spend?
- How much money do I have in the bank?
- What are my biggest expenses?
- And much more!
Our online bookkeeping services include:
- A dedicated bookkeeper from our team for your business
- Bank and credit card reconciliations
- Monthly financial statement preparation (balance sheet and profit and loss)
- Cloud-based bookkeeping software
- App-based receipt tracking
- Real-time discussions about your business
Why Outsource Bookkeeping?
When it comes to getting your bookkeeping done, as a business owner, you have two options: (1) the DIY approach or (2) outsourcing.
- DIY: You as a business owner do your own bookkeeping
- Outsourcing: Hire a virtual firm like Vertical CPA to do your bookkeeping
Most business owners choose the DIY option and make the classic mistake of doing everything in their business (including bookkeeping) to save money. We understand where you’re coming from. You want to keep your expenses low and preserve cash.
Although saving a bit of money in the short term is tempting, we believe this can be a costly decision in the long term. Here is why:
- Opportunity Cost:
Consider this: You might spend 20 hours each month doing your bookkeeping and save $300 by not paying for an outsourced bookkeeper. But have you ever wondered what would happen if you spent 20 hours per month getting new customers or increasing sales in your business instead of bookkeeping?
If you can spend 20 hours and make an additional $1,000 in revenue for your business, it’s a no-brainer. You’ve basically paid for the cost of outsourcing bookkeeping at $300 and made an extra $700.
The opportunity cost of outsourcing your bookkeeping comes down to the old adage “In trying to save a few pennies, don’t be penny wise and pound foolish.”
- Burn Out:
As a business owner, you’re already putting in 60-to-80-hour work weeks to make your business a success. If you add another 20 hours per month to do your own bookkeeping, you must consider whether the added hours and stress are truly worth the amount of money you’ll be saving using a DIY approach.
In our experience, bookkeeping is one of the last items on an entrepreneur’s to-do list. When bookkeeping isn’t a priority, it’s quite common that you fall behind on your bookkeeping, things get messy, taxes are due, and you don’t know where to start.
Our Online Bookkeeping Services
Real-Time Feedback for Your Business
You will work with a dedicated bookkeeper from our team who will be responsible for all your bookkeeping right from the moment you onboard with our firm. Your dedicated bookkeeper will be responsible for ensuring that your bookkeeping is done monthly or quarterly and meet with you to talk about your income statement and balance sheet. Your dedicated bookkeeper will spend the time to understand your business and be available to answer any questions you have 24/7.
We use cloud-based software to automate your bookkeeping, collect payments, and track expenses. The advantage of cloud-based software is that your bookkeeper is able to work on your business right alongside you, recording transactions as they happen in real time!
When you onboard with our firm, our CEO will sit down with you to determine the ideal tech stack for you. We use Xero or QuickBooks Online for your bookkeeping and then add other applications and software to ensure we capture payments and expense data.