When you hit the point of needing help with your bookkeeping, you are probably already overwhelmed. So, to help you through the research phase, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions our team hears when someone is looking to hire a bookkeeper for their business.

Reconciled’s Qualifications

Reconciled is an industry-leading virtual bookkeeping and accounting services company located in the United States. Our entire team is comprised of US-based accounting professionals with experience in various industries. They’ve worked in the technology, non-profit, retail, construction, and eCommerce fields, to name a few. You can learn more about our team by visiting our About page. Or you can see what our clients have to say about our services on our Testimonials page. 

Attention to Detail

When you work with Reconciled, you’ve got an entire team supporting your financial needs. Processes and procedures are created and put into place when you first sign up. This ensures that if a member of your team takes a vacation, a sick day, or anything else that prevents them from working, your bookkeeping will be handled on time and in a consistent manner. Our team pays attention to the details of your business to ensure you get the correct financial information. 

Security

We make sure your data stays secure. Reconciled uses specific apps to upload, sign, share, and store your personal financial information. Security is one of our top priorities and we take it seriously. When gaining access to your accounts, we only ever gain a “View Only” access. If that isn’t possible, our team arranges a way for statements to be sent to us securely. 

Delivery Times 

You can expect to receive your final monthly financial reports in the middle of the following month. While this seems like a long time, it allows all monthly transactions to come through. But, you can always pop into your account and see what’s going on at any time. It just won’t be the most accurate monthly data until everything has cleared your accounts. 

Response Times

We pride ourselves on being a responsive bookkeeping firm. You’ll notice that you will receive your proposal within 24 business hours after your initial consult. Also, when you call or email your bookkeeping team, you will hear a response from them within a day, but usually sooner. Also, you can pick up the phone and reach our team and speak to them in person.

Communication

Since reconciled is a virtual company, we handle the majority of our conversation via Zoom or Google Meet. The software depends on your preference. For day-to-day communication, you can email your team directly, or call them. We also have specific apps that we use to make it easy for you to upload receipts, invoices, or other business-related information securely. 

Services Offered

We are able to offer full-service accounting for small businesses, enterprise-level organizations, and everything in between. While this might look different for every business, these are some of the services that you can choose from.

  • Monthly Reconciliations: all of your bank and credit card transactions will be entered and reconciled every month
  • Accounts Payable: we will enter all the bills you need to pay into a queue and you approve which ones to be pay and when
  • Accounts Receivable: we handle invoicing your clients, and follow up with them if they’re late
  • Payroll: you let us know the hours your team worked and we will make sure they get paid and take care of payroll taxes
  • Sales & Use Taxes: do you sell products in different states and need to submit these taxes monthly or quarterly? Just let us know where and when, and we will make sure they get paid
  • CFO & Advisory Support: if you need extra help with high-level analytics, a special project, or just a part-time CFO, we will match you with a member of our team who is an expert in your industry
  • Tax & Advisory Services: we can complete and file your business taxes, consult on all tax queries, or create a tax projection and forecast for your business

Tax Basics

Yes. Our bookkeepers prepare your books monthly with an eye on what your tax team needs. We can supply the information directly to your tax team, so they can complete your return. 

Price

We offer a few price levels of service to give you a good idea of pricing. Most clients require a customized package to suit their needs. Not everyone needs every service we offer initially. We listen to your needs and only sell you the services that you are interested in. If a future need arises, our team can easily add that service to your contract. 

Growth

We are here for you as you grow your business. For example, a small business with only two employees needs monthly reconciliation as they start out. As they grow their business, they now need help paying their bills and invoicing their clients. AP and AR are easily added to their services. As they grow a little more, they might add a few more employees. Now, they want to add in payroll services. Reconciled can handle all these growth spurts with ease. They just need to let their bookkeeper know when they’re ready.

If you’re looking to hire a bookkeeper for your business, schedule a 30-minute conversation with a member of Reconciled’s team. They will ask questions about your business, like how you currently handle bookkeeping and ask you about your needs. Within 24-business hours, you will receive a proposal for services that lists out the services discussed. 

If you’d rather have a member of our team reach out to you when you’re looking to hire a bookkeeper, please complete the form below. We look forward to helping you with your bookkeeping needs!