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Back office support can make or break your construction company and that’s where we come in. We can do you the most good by bringing order to your chaotic contractors bookkeeping mess! Most of our clients come to us because they believed they needed someone to straighten up their contractors bookkeeping services system, help them get current or quarterly payroll tax filings, sales tax returns and a variety of other tax issues. That is only the tip of the iceberg! 

The real value in working with us is not just getting you out of trouble now but keeping you out of trouble in the future so that you can focus your time and energy where it will do you the most good…acquiring profitable and pleasant customers and clients and satisfying their needs. 


Warm Regards,

Randal DeHart | Premier Contractors Accountant


This is one more example of how Fast Easy Accounting is helping construction company owners just like you put more money in the bank to operate and grow your construction company. Construction accounting is not rocket science; it is a lot harder than that and a lot more valuable to construction contractors like you so stop missing out and call Sharie 206-361-3950 or email


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Feb 27, 2015

This Podcast Is Episode Number 0100 And It Will Be About Warning Signs You Have A Bad Bookkeeper In Your Contracting Company

The Number One Warning Sign You Have A Bad Bookkeeper Is They

Panic When You Say You Are Going To Ask Us Review QuickBooks

It is amazing how many times over the years we have been called in by contractors to clean up a horrific QuickBooks disaster caused by the same bad bookkeepers.

There is a never ending supply of bad bookkeepers, cheap bookkeepers and incompetent bookkeepers that move around the USA including Alaska and Hawaii to infect and attempt to destroy construction companies, home builders, commercial tenant improvement contractors, handyman contractors, remodel contractors, trade contractors, subcontractors, general contractors and more. Every time it happens it feels like we are all living through a bad movie script and everybody knows their lines and the bookkeeper knows the scam is over and it is time to leave.

A word to the wise "If you think it may be time to fire your bookkeeper you are already fifteen minutes too late! It is hard to fire someone and it needs to be done properly. Unfortunately, we know of dozens of contractors who never did and let the situation deteriorate until they lost everything and filed bankruptcy.

Here Are The Warning Signs You Have A Bad Bookkeeper In Your Contracting Company

  • They talk down to you, uses "accounting speak," and try to make you feel stupid when you ask a question
  • They are consistently arrive late, rushed, and miss deadlines without an explanation or apology
  • They leave your office a mess (papers in a pile, unopened mail, checks lying around that should be in the bank)
  • They look sloppy or disheveled and dress in like they are on vacation or something less desirable
  • They don't explain your options for resolving a problem or generating a report; it's basically their way or the highway
  • They don't review QuickBooks on a consistent scheduled basis to make sure everything is in working order
  • They conduct personal business from your office when they are supposed to be working on your projects
  • They get defensive or argumentative when you ask about financial reports or project costs
  • They train contractors like an organ grinder trains a monkey, click here to learn more
  • They refuse to invest time and money in continuing education because they know everything
  • They are passive aggressive and will study you and your staff to learn how to manipulate everyone
  • They are masters at gaining power over you, your staff, and new employees and outside suppliers
  • They hate change and will fight tooth and nail to stop it or they will destroy your company
  • They know you're responsible for taxes, fines, penalties and interest; so this is where they get even
  • They know how to increase your quarterly tax return costs, click here to learn more
  • They understand that bookkeeping is 90% repetitive transactions and 10% complex transactions
  • They don't know what to do with complex transactions, so they put them wherever they feel like
  • They have side jobs working for other companies or an entire bookkeeping business on the side
  • They decide how much integrity, if any, your company has and they tell everyone who will listen
  • They create a miserable work environment causing turnover in your staff which costs you money
  • They make your customers and clients feel unwelcome and unappreciated which costs you money
  • They act as if they are serving time in jail and do the minimum required to keep their job
  • They say things to suggest businesses are bad and construction company owners are the worst
  • They are jealous of your success and even more so if they ever had a failed construction business
  • They don't learn anything new, whys should they, nobody is reviewing the QuickBooks
  • They never learn anything new unless the company pays for the training and it is on the clock
  • They quit when the tax return is being prepared because QuickBooks is a mess and they're caught
  • They come in a little bit late every morning and leave a little bit early to make up for it
  • They bait you with drama, nasty comments and minor actions to find your tolerance limit
  • They get even with you for every perceived injustice against themselves and society as a whole
  • They keep you busy with lots of mindless crap to divert attention from why the books are a mess
  • They let you think you are in control of the bookkeeping and the bookkeeper until it is too late
  • They make you think they are looking out the best interest of the company, LOL!
  • They let the work expand to fill whatever time you are willing to pay them to get it done
  • They become indispensable in order to take time off whenever they please and hold you hostage
  • They negotiates for additional perks, benefits, changes, and elimination of personal accountability
  • They network for a better job with your clients, suppliers, vendors and your competitors
  • They represent themselves to outsiders as the owner or manager with decision making authority
  • They text, message, e-mail, surf the web, chat on the phone and socialize on company time
  • They train you to leave them alone by getting upset or angry whenever you want anything
  • They work hard at causing just enough chaos so owner does not earn more than the bookkeeper
  • They live in a chaotic, neurotic, psychotic, selfish, disorganized, blame game environment 
  • They work through lunch to leave earlier in the day (At the office for 7 hours and get paid for 8)
  • If Your Business Fails They Say "You Were Incompetent And They Saw It Coming"
  • When They Leave Expect To Hear: “Chaos, panic and work here is done!”

Question - What happens when the person in control of QuickBooks is unhappy with you?

Answer - The same thing that happens when the person who cooks your food is unhappy with you!  

In The End - Bad Bookkeepers will leave you with unfiled and unpaid taxes, gasping, upset, with tear stained checks, wide-eyed, stupid, mouth open, standing in the middle of the highway of business success staring at the remains of your business, crashed, rolled over, upside down, in the ditch, on fire, with flames belching from all sides with no hope in sight.

And then things get real ugly as you recall reading The General Contractor And The River Of Construction Commerce and realize all of this could have been avoided!

I have seen bad bookkeepers ruin too many businesses, especially construction businesses. In most cases it was Bookkeeper Incompetence or Bookkeeper Embezzlement and in other cases it appears to me there may have been some deliberate identity theft; however, I cannot be certain.

All I know for sure is that I have witnessed business failures that have led to divorce, families destroyed, finances wiped out and people living on the streets. In a few extreme cases I know of contractors that have taken their own lives and it needs to stop!

Replace Your Wealth Prevention Tool Before It Is Too Late

Outsource Your Bookkeeping And If Not Us Find Somebody ASAP!

I trust this podcast helps you understand that outsourcing your contractors bookkeeping services to us is about more than just “doing the bookkeeping”; it is about taking holistic approach to your entire construction company and helping support you as a contractor and as a person.

We Remove Contractor's Unique Paperwork Frustrations

We understand the good, bad and the ugly about owning and operating construction companies because we have had several of them and we sincerely care about you and your construction company!

That is all I have for now and if you have listened this far please do me the honor of commenting and rating podcast Tell me what you liked, did not like, tell it as you see it because your feedback is crucial and I thank you in advance.

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This is one more example of how Fast Easy Accounting is helping construction company owners across the USA including Alaska and Hawaii put more money in the bank to operate and grow your construction company. Construction accounting is not rocket science; it is a lot harder than that and a lot more valuable to construction contractors like you so stop missing out and call Sharie 206-361-3950 or email

Thinking About Outsourcing Your Contractors Bookkeeping Services?

Click On The Link Below:

Need Help Now?

Call Sharie 206-361-3950

In closing, I want to caution you that we may or may not be a good fit for your contracting company. This guide will help you learn what to look for in outsourced construction accounting.

Thank you very much and I hope you understand we really do care about you and all contractors regardless of whether or not you ever hire our services.
Bye for now until our next episode here on the Contractors Success MAP Podcast.

Warm Regards,

Randal DeHart | Contractors Accountant

We Remove Contractor's Unique Paperwork Frustrations