Jun 19, 2015
The reason is because fewer people have access to postcards send in the mail than have access to your email.
A lot of contractors are told to email QuickBooks contractor data files to their tax preparer, bookkeeper or any number of places and continually put themselves at tremendous risk of identity theft or worse.
In cases where they have stored data about their present and past clients they put their clients at risk too which if it is traced back to you could mean bankruptcy or worse.
Any network carrier can see the contents of your email. Most of them never pay attention or track the content; however, there is always the chance that someone with proper clearance and software can intercept a copy of your QuickBooks contractor data file.
We have warned against this practice for several years and in most cases nobody pays any attention until it is too late. Here are the top ten ways emailing your QuickBooks contractor file can hurt you:
A secure file transfer system encrypts your QuickBooks for contractors file before it leaves your computer and then stores it on secure servers.
Your QuickBooks contractor file waits patiently until the person you intend to receive it puts in their user name and password and downloads the encrypted QuickBooks contractor file.
The secure file transfer system automatically converts it back
into a useable QuickBooks for contractors file once it is safely at
the new destination.
This service works will all QuickBooks files, Word documents, Excel files and just about anything that can be uploaded.
There are a number of companies offering this type of service and in most cases the "Free" ones are to be avoided as they could be worse than sending your QuickBooks contractors file by email.
Premium services are the ones that cater to accounting firms and in addition to secure file transfer they will scan the QuickBooks contractor and all other files for viruses before uploading them which offers further protection.
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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 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!
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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
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Bye for now until our next episode here on the Contractors Success MAP Podcast.
Randal DeHart | Contractors Accountant