HIGH ROAD ACCOUNTING
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I HAVE TO BE LOCAL OR IN THE SAME STATE?
That is an excellent question, and the answer is no. We live in a global world, and with the power of today's software technology, the internet, and today's fast cellular networks, I have the ability and knowledge to set up and take care of your business needs from my own office. The tech stack of online software available is secure and easy to use. I do occasionally get out to some of my clients even if they are not local and I happen to be in the area. If you have any concerns or questions regarding my services I encourage you to give me a call. There is no obligation or cost. The initial consultation is free.
CAN HIGH ROAD WORK ON A TEMPORARY BASIS?
Absolutely. We are happy to help you clean up your accounting books, start a new account/file, or even work for a specified period of time. Email or give us a call to see what may work best for you.
WHAT ACCOUNTING/BOOKKEEPING SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
We can tailor our services to whatever you need. We can be full-charge bookkeepers, perform periodic specified duties, be ‘on-call’ for questions, do QuickBooks training, or assist with month/quarter/year-end closing of your books. It’s all up to what you need or want. Services are explained in written detail and can be modified as needed.
Although we do not prepare taxes, we can do all the preparation needed for your tax provider, which will lower your tax prep fee and will make your tax process less stressful.
WHAT INDUSTRIES OR BUSINESSES DO YOU SERVE?
FOR PROFIT CLIENTS: High Road Accounting specializes in the small business service industry and the trucking industry. We realize that the world is not a "one size fit's all," so we take old school knowledge and combine it with today's best technology to develop a system that works best for you, your business, and your lifestyle.
We can create anything from a complete mobile office which is handy in the trucking industry, to a semi-mobile office useful for many service industries, to a desk and chair with a desktop computer. It's your company and we have experience in any back-office setup and everything in between.
NON PROFIT CLIENTS: I have worked for or alongside nonprofit organizations in the area of finance and administration since 1995. I have done accounting work for international and stateside organizations so I am familiar with the sometimes complicated issues non-profits face when it comes to recording, reporting and administrating a not for profit organization.
WHAT IS AN OUTSOURCED BOOKKEEPER?
An outsourced bookkeeper manages the accounting data for your business and takes away the day to day administrative tasks of bookkeeping, so you are able to focus on growing your business. You save yourself the after-hours workload and the headaches. All the while maintaining 100% control of your business. It’s like having a CFO without the high salary or costs of having an employee.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE AN OUTSOURCED BOOKKEEPER?
Many small business entrepreneurs feel they can handle the bookkeeping themselves. Yet, in reality, the accounting often gets put on the back-burner and seems to forever be on your to-do list. By outsourcing your bookkeeping to High Road Accounting, you have fewer headaches and are able to reallocate the bookkeeping burden to us. This will set your mind at ease and offer you the ability to focus more on sales, not the details.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE HIGH ROAD ACCOUNTING?
At High Road Accounting, we are knowledgeable bookkeepers that love what we do. Our primary goal is to serve our clients with the best products and service possible. We have affordable rates for all types/sizes of businesses and will adjust our services to your needs and expectations. You can rest assured we will work with professionalism and confidentiality with good work ethics and be detail oriented with a strong client focus. We’re not happy until you are. Plus, as QuickBooks ProAdvisors we have the know-how to take you where you want to go. We will always work with Integrity, Accuracy, and Excellence, with your best interests in mind.
In addition, by outsourcing your bookkeeping to High Road Accounting you not only save yourself time, but you save your business hard earned money. High Road Accounting will eliminate the cost of an additional accountant employee (health insurance, employee liability, office space, payroll taxes, unemployment and/or disability insurance, etc), provide you with timely reporting, save expensive CPA charges to fix errors, and provide you with the most up-to-date software available so you are able to stay on top of your business with the greatest of ease. Bottom-line, it is far cheaper to outsource your bookkeeping to High Road Accounting than to do it in-house.
WHAT SOFTWARE DO YOU USE FOR BOOKKEEPING?
Although we primarily use QuickBooks Online (or QuickBooks Desktop) for most of our clients, it’s possible we can work with other accounting software. In addition, we have a working knowledge of add-on apps and access to app vendors that may improve the ability for you to run your business.
DO I HAVE TO PAY EXTRA FOR SOFTWARE AND APPS?
After your free consultation analysis, we will present our software and/or app recommendations. In the majority of situations, we will include software with our services. Even if you already have a QuickBooks Online account we can still obtain QBO for you at a discount. We strive to provide the best software value available. Either way, you are in charge and make the final decision on what software and apps you want to use to run your business.
IS THIS ONLINE, OR DO I DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE?
In my opinion, cloud-based accounting is the way to go. If you don’t yet own QuickBooks Online we can obtain a subscription for you cheaper than normal retail. After you sign up, you can sign in to QuickBooks from your web browser. Or download the Mac or Windows app to run it twice as fast.
If you do prefer a Desktop version of QuickBooks we can still assist you at your location, remotely, or possibly through an online meeting.