Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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 sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

 

Thinking About Outsourcing Your Contractors Bookkeeping Services?

Click On The Link Below:

www.FastEasyAccounting.com/hs

Need Help Now?

Call Sharie 206-361-3950

sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

© 2018 Fast Easy Accounting     (206) 361-3950 | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Security Policy | Terms Of Service | Contact Us | Refer A Friend

Feb 9, 2018

This Podcast Is Episode Number 0255, And It Will Be About Choosing The Right Construction Accounting Solution For Your Company

Choosing From Many Construction Accounting Solutions Available

Finding a solution that will do “All I Need It To Do” This is the challenge for Construction Contractors.

One of the most basics is pad and paper. Write out your proposals on a piece of paper and give it to your client when presenting a Bid, Estimate, List of Material, Invoice, Receipt For Payment. It is Simple, and it works.

I remember the 13 Column Pad and a good calculator with paper tape. Happiness was when all the columns added up and matched both directions “The First Time.”

Moving up using the paper method is a pad of carbonless forms. They come in assorted sizes and are blank and ready for you to customize as needed. You can order carbonless forms pre-printed with your letterhead and some of your standard items. For an additional fee can have the Disclosure or Notice To The Owner preprinted on the back and other statements regarding warranty printed on the front.  

One sub-contractor put a copy of his logo with contact information on a blank piece of paper and photocopied it over and over again and used it as an invoice. Yes, I asked – the office used QuickBooks and translated his handwritten “stuff” into real information). Easy to create an invoice “On The Fly.”

Moving into a little more technology; I remember Contractors using Quicken Home and Business.

It worked for awhile but discovered that for financials statements Tax Accountants felt it gave them “something” saying that “something was better than nothing” (author unknown). Making your reports Hard on everyone around you may not have the best result. Missed deductions, higher fees charged.  

Your Tax Accountant wants to help you save money and pay only what you should be paying in taxes. It is a challenge if your Tax Accountant does not have a clean set of financials, Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet Reports for the previous year.

Tax Accountants are dedicated professionals able to keep track of the Tax Code and how it will impact you, me, your friends, family, and neighbors. Each tax return is a little bit different and in the end, Tag Your Tax Accountant is it.  

Besides the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security, every banker whether you are applying for a Car Loan, Credit Card, Buying A Home is looking at your financials. Some software can give necessary information, and it might be “just enough” for the Tax Accountant to do you are Annual business and personal taxes. Best foot forward.

I have had New Clients come to me because their existing Accounting file was a MESS or they were using software that their banker was not easily able to explain the financials to the Loan Committee.  

Bankers are usually polite when they say No and may not be comfortable in telling you the real reason is they had to present the most easily explainable financials to the Loan Committee. You could be the most profitable and financially worth the risk – but the aggravation of messy paperwork may not be worth it for them to try. They need to keep in mind outside factors of “how they look” and most positive reviews.     

Some Construction Contractors have downsized their accounting system. Before the downturn of the economy, they had a more substantial Construction business, employees, in-house staff and specialty software.

Hats Off to everyone who made it, challenges and all. Last year was better than the previous years.
This year is looking much better for almost everyone I am talking too. Thanks to the hard work of all.  

Let Me Share A Little Bit About Our Different Services. We Are Much More Than Just Contractor Accounting

  • We support Outsourced Clients using QuickBooks Desktop.
  • Use QuickBooks Desktop in a “cloud environment.”  
  • QuickBooks Desktop in the cloud is not the same as QuickBooks Online.
  • QuickBooks Desktop is very customizable and can quickly create reports.  
  • We can add to Chart of Accounts, Items Lists, Reports to meet the needs of clients.  
  • QuickBooks can be a simple electronic checkbook or invoice program.
  • With us, you do not have to have access to QuickBooks to get the benefit of the reports generated.

Your tax accountant would appreciate that you use an accounting system that creates Profit and Loss and the Balance Sheet for the ease of creating annual tax return. Your customers would like an invoice they can read and understand. Your supplier wants you to pay their bills promptly.
 
We Recommend QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier and QuickBooks Enterprise desktop in the cloud because we have used it since 1991 in several of our construction companies and we provide Outsourced Construction Accounting for a lot of contractors all across the USA including Alaska and Hawaii. Yes we have tried dozens of other accounting softwares including QuickBooks Online and we keep coming back to QuickBooks Desktop in the cloud.

Remote Access To QuickBooks Desktop In The Cloud

Access QuickBooks Desktop Version From PC or Mac

Highly Skilled Technicians Maintain The Software

 

And We Maintain Your QuickBooks File

 

Paperless System For You To Store, Print, E-mail Documents

 

Microsoft Word Is On The Server For You To Use

Microsoft Excel Is On The Server For You To Use

Frequently Asked Questions And Answers Click Here

 

Push A Button And Have:

  1. The Key Reports You Need:

  2. Cash Report anytime YOU want it!

  3. Receivables report anytime YOU want it!

  4. Payables report anytime YOU want it!

  5. Profit & Loss statement anytime YOU want it!

  6. Balance Sheet report anytime YOU want it!

  7. Job Costing report anytime YOU want it!

  8. Estimates Vs. Actuals report anytime YOU want it!

  9. Frequently Asked Questions And Answers Click Here

The Screenshots Below Were Taken In Our Lynnwood Washington Office

 QuickBooks Is 1,000+ Miles Away Running On High-Speed Servers

 QuickBooks Desktop Version Online At FastEasyAccounting.com
 

Tucked Securely In A Building With Armed Guards

With Highly Skilled Technicians Maintaining It

QuickBooks Desktop Version FastEasyAccounting.com

All QuickBooks Files Are Backed Up Every Night On A Secured Server

Access Windows QuickBooks Desktop Version From PC or Mac

English Speaking, U.S. Based Technicians Maintain The Server

QuickBooks Software Updates Are Automatically Applied

We Provide Your QuickBooks Maintenance And Support 

Frequently Asked Questions And Answers Click Here 

 

This Solution Works Best For Contractors Listed Below:

#1 BOOKKEEPING DO-IT-YOURSELF – Follow the links for the Individual Contractor Types. This will get you pointed in the right direction. If not call me and I will help you get there Sharie 206-361-3950.

#2 BOOKKEEPING DONE-FOR-YOU – Follow the links for information about using our Outsourced Accounting Services.

 

BOOKKEEPING DONE-FOR-YOUBOOKKEEPING DO-IT-YOURSELFAsphalt ContractorAsphalt ContractorBrand New ContractorBrand New ContractorBrick And Stone ContractorBrick And Stone ContractorCabinet Installation ContractorCabinet Installation ContractorCarpentry ContractorCarpentry ContractorCarpet And Tile ContractorCarpet And Tile ContractorCommercial Tenant Improvement ContractorCommercial Tenant Improvement ContractorConcrete ContractorConcrete ContractorConstruction EmployeesConstruction EmployeesConstruction ManagerConstruction ManagerConstruction Support SpecialistConstruction Support SpecialistCustom Deck ContractorCustom Deck ContractorCustom Home BuilderCustom Home BuilderDemolition ContractorDemolition ContractorDrywall ContractorDrywall ContractorElectrical ContractorElectrical ContractorEmerging ContractorEmerging ContractorExcavation ContractorExcavation ContractorFinish Millwork ContractorFinish Millwork ContractorFlipper House ContractorFlipper House ContractorFlooring ContractorFlooring ContractorFoundation ContractorFoundation ContractorFraming ContractorFraming ContractorGeneral ContractorGeneral ContractorGlass Installation ContractorGlass Installation ContractorGutter ContractorGutter ContractorHandyman ContractorHandyman ContractorHot Tub ContractorHot Tub ContractorHVAC ContractorHVAC ContractorInsulation ContractorInsulation ContractorInterior Designer ContractorInterior Designer ContractorLand Development ContractorLand Development ContractorLandscape ContractorLandscape ContractorLawn And Yard Maintenance ContractorLawn And Yard Maintenance ContractorMasonry ContractorMasonry ContractorMold Remediation ContractorMold Remediation ContractorMoss Removal ContractorMoss Removal ContractorPainting ContractorPainting ContractorPlaster ContractorPlaster ContractorPlaster And Stucco ContractorPlaster And Stucco ContractorPlumbing ContractorPlumbing ContractorPressure Washing ContractorPressure Washing ContractorRemodel ContractorRemodel ContractorRenovation ContractorRenovation ContractorRestoration ContractorRestoration ContractorRoofing ContractorRoofing ContractorSiding ContractorSiding ContractorSpec Home BuilderSpec Home BuilderSpecialty ContractorSpecialty ContractorStone Mason ContractorStone Mason ContractorStucco ContractorStucco ContractorSubcontractorSubcontractorSwimming Pool ContractorSwimming Pool ContractorSwimming Pool And Hot Tub ContractorSwimming Pool And Hot Tub ContractorTile And Carpet ContractorTile And Carpet ContractorTrade ContractorTrade ContractorTree ContractorTree ContractorUnderground ContractorUnderground ContractorUtility ContractorUtility ContractorWaterproofing ContractorWaterproofing ContractorWindow ContractorWindow Contractor

Additional QuickBooks Templates, Resources, And Services

 

QuickBooks Set Up TemplatesSolopreneurQuickBooks Chart Of AccountsFree StuffQuickBooks Item Lists TemplatesConsulting


We Serve Over 100 Types Of Contractors So If Your Type Of Company Is Not Listed

Please Do Not Be Concerned Because If You Are A Contractor

There Is A Good Chance We Can Help You!

Call Now: 206-361-3950


We use other software programs for document management, more detailed financials, and general ease of doing our work. These software programs assist us to work faster and in keeping our fees lower. As much as we all wish it; reality is that no one software does everything.

The key is finding the right products that work together where to the outside world it looks seamless. Proper Accounting is like your projects when they are finished, listening cute, with your customers saying “Wow, I could have done that” Thanks!

We are in the process of adding a Phone App for our clients. Welcome everyone to download it when it becomes available as it will have FREE features useful to everyone. Every little bit helps.    
 
Check out the FREE Forms on FastEasyAccounting.com. You will find an estimate, invoice, timecards as some of the forms available.

Look forward to chatting (or chatting again) with all of you. I am excited when someone I talked to years ago is calling back. Anytime time we chat; I want to leave something of value from our conversation even when it is apparent that we will not be doing business together.  

With a good conversation and exchange of information – you are helping me with what is happening in your area. The software you are using. Other services that you found helpful. “Free, Perfect, Now” is not the only solution. You have to know what you are looking for to determine if “Free” is a good bargain.  

What Do You Need Today? Explaining Our Commonly Used Accounting Terms:

  • Outsourced Accounting – This is where enter your transactions into your QuickBooks Desktop file.
  • Access to your QuickBooks file is optional. We have reporting tool, in-box, invoicing program.
  • Document Management Systems where we receive electronic documents or scan paper documents to.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Setup can be on Pro, Premier, Enterprise the PC or Windows Version.
  • New QuickBooks Desktop File – for a Brand New Company or Starting New File, No Transactions.
  • Chart of Accounts – Add our Customized Chart of Accounts to an existing QuickBooks file.
  • Items Lists are added to existing QuickBooks file and are usually Construction Specific to your needs.
  • QuickBooks Cleanup of existing QuickBooks file with all transactions is already in the QuickBooks file.
  • QuickBooks Cleanup is moving existing transactions as needed, adding lost sales to the file.
  • We reconcile all bank and credit card accounts to verify all the “Cash Transactions” are in the file.
  • Looking at Loans, Long Term Payables, Accounts Receivables. The Three O’s. Who Owes Who Money?  

In addition to digital products, Free Forms are available on FastEasyAccountingStore.com

The store has several categories for Contractors In USA, Canada, International with digital products for QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online, Xero. QuickBooks Online and Xero products may import other Online Accounting Software.  

You can reach the Fast Easy Accounting Store at the top of the homepage on FastEasyAccountingStore.com
When we are chatting – I find it easier to drop farther on the home page below the picture of the USA map.  

BOOKKEEPING DO-IT-YOURSELF – Follow the links for the Individual Contractor Types
Doing this can get you pointed in the right direction. If not call me and I will help you get there.  

BOOKKEEPING DONE-FOR-YOU – Follow the links for information about using our Outsourced Accounting Services.  

Blend of Both Worlds – Be on the server, with payroll imports and specialized reports from our reporting tool.

Thinking Happy Thoughts

Enjoy Your Day.

Sharie


In Conclusion:

Helping Contractors around the world is one of the reasons we added the FastEasyAccountingStore.com
Follow our blogs, listen to Contractor Success M.A.P. Podcast. We Appreciate Our Visitors, Listeners, and Subscribers. – Thank You!!

Please feel free to download all the Free Forms and Resources that you find useful for your business.  

We are here to Help “A Little or A Lot” depending on your needs.

About The Author:

Sharie DeHart, Fast Easy Accounting Client Support Specialisthttps://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/free-one-hour-consultation-bookkeeping

Sharie DeHart, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. She is the leading expert in managing outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services companies and cash management accounting for small construction companies across the USA. She encourages Contractors and Construction Company Owners to stay current on their tax obligations and offers insights on how to manage the remaining cash flow to operate and grow their construction company sales and profits so they can put more money in the bank. http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/sharie-dehart/ 206-361-3950 or sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

Contractor Bookkeeping Services All Across The USA Including Alaska And Hawaii

I trust this podcast helps you understand that outsourcing your contractor's bookkeeping services to us is about more than just “doing the bookkeeping”; it is about taking a 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 to this far please do me the honor of commenting and rating the Podcast  www.FastEasyAccounting.com/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.

You Deserve To Be Wealthy Because You Bring Value To Other People's Lives!

I trust this will be of value to you and your feedback is always welcome at www.FastEasyAccounting.com/podcast

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 sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

Contractor Bookkeeping Done For You!

Construction Accounting Specialists At Fast Easy Accounting 206-361-3950

Thinking About Outsourcing Your Contractors Bookkeeping Services?

Click On The Link Below:

www.FastEasyAccounting.com/hs

This guide will help you learn what to look for in outsourced construction accounting.

Need Help Now?

Call Sharie 206-361-3950

sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

Thank you very much, and I hope you understand we 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.


Enjoy your day.  
 
Sharie

About The Author:

Sharie DeHart, Fast Easy Accounting Client Support Specialisthttps://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/free-one-hour-consultation-bookkeeping

Sharie DeHart, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. She is the leading expert in managing outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services companies and cash management accounting for small construction companies across the USA. She encourages Contractors and Construction Company Owners to stay current on their tax obligations and offers insights on how to manage the remaining cash flow to operate and grow their construction company sales and profits so they can put more money in the bank. http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/sharie-dehart/ 206-361-3950 or sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

Our Workflow Removes Your Paperwork Frustrations

For Contractors Who Prefer

To Do Your Bookkeeping

Fast Easy Accounting Do-It-Yourself
Construction Accounting Store Is Open

QuickBooks Setup Templates, Chart of Accounts and Item Lists for Construction Contractors

Most Contractors Setup QuickBooks Desktop Version In One Of Three Ways:

#1 EZ Step Interview inside QuickBooks Setup
#2 Asked Their Tax Accountant To Setup QuickBooks
#3 They Attended A How To Setup QuickBooks Class Or Seminar

And QuickBooks Does Not Work The Way They Want It Too!

The Answer:

#1 Click Here To Buy An Entire QuickBooks Setup For Your Specific Contracting Company

#2 Click Here To Buy Just The Chart Of Accounts For Your Specific Contracting Company

 

QuickBooks Set Up For Contractors And QuickBooks Chart Of Accounts For Contractors

Short List Of Construction Contractors We Serve

Asphalt ContractorAsphalt Contractor Brand New ContractorBrand New ContractorBrick And Stone ContractorBrick And Stone ContractorCabinet Installation ContractorCabinet Installation ContractorCarpentry ContractorCarpentry ContractorCarpet And Tile ContractorCarpet And Tile ContractorCommercial Tenant Improvement ContractorCommercial Tenant Improvement ContractorConcrete ContractorConcrete ContractorConstruction EmployeesConstruction EmployeesConstruction ManagerConstruction ManagerConstruction Support SpecialistConstruction Support SpecialistCustom Deck ContractorCustom Deck ContractorCustom Home BuilderCustom Home BuilderDemolition ContractorDemolition ContractorDrywall ContractorDrywall ContractorElectrical ContractorElectrical ContractorEmerging ContractorEmerging ContractorExcavation ContractorExcavation ContractorFinish Millwork ContractorFinish Millwork ContractorFlipper House ContractorFlipper House ContractorFlooring ContractorFlooring ContractorFoundation ContractorFoundation ContractorFraming ContractorFraming ContractorGeneral ContractorGeneral ContractorGlass Installation ContractorGlass Installation ContractorGutter ContractorGutter ContractorHandyman ContractorHandyman ContractorHot Tub ContractorHot Tub ContractorHVAC ContractorHVAC ContractorInsulation ContractorInsulation ContractorInterior Designer ContractorInterior Designer ContractorLand Development ContractorLand Development ContractorLandscape ContractorLandscape ContractorLawn And Yard Maintenance ContractorLawn And Yard Maintenance ContractorMasonry ContractorMasonry ContractorMold Remediation ContractorMold Remediation ContractorMoss Removal ContractorMoss Removal ContractorPainting ContractorPainting ContractorPlaster ContractorPlaster ContractorPlaster And Stucco ContractorPlaster And Stucco ContractorPlumbing ContractorPlumbing ContractorPressure Washing ContractorPressure Washing ContractorRemodel ContractorRemodel ContractorRenovation ContractorRenovation ContractorRestoration ContractorRestoration ContractorRoofing ContractorRoofing ContractorSiding ContractorSiding ContractorSpec Home BuilderSpec Home BuilderSpecialty ContractorSpecialty ContractorStone Mason ContractorStone Mason ContractorStucco ContractorStucco ContractorSubcontractorSubcontractorSwimming Pool ContractorSwimming Pool ContractorSwimming Pool And Hot Tub ContractorSwimming Pool And Hot Tub ContractorTile And Carpet ContractorTile And Carpet ContractorTrade ContractorTrade ContractorTree ContractorTree ContractorUnderground ContractorUnderground ContractorUtility ContractorUtility ContractorWaterproofing ContractorWaterproofing ContractorWindow ContractorWindow Contractor

Additional QuickBooks Templates, Resources, And Services

QuickBooks Set Up TemplatesSolopreneurQuickBooks Chart Of AccountsFree StuffQuickBooks Item Lists TemplatesConsulting


We Serve Over 100 Types Of Contractors So If Your Type Of Company Is Not Listed

Please Do Not Be Concerned Because If You Are A Contractor

There Is A Good Chance We Can Help You!

Call Now: 206-361-3950

 

Additional QuickBooks Templates, Resources, And Services

QuickBooks Set Up Templates   Solopreneur

QuickBooks Chart Of Accounts     Free Stuff

QuickBooks Item Lists Templates     Consulting

 

We Serve Over 100 Types Of Contractors So If Your Type Of Company Is Not Listed

Please Do Not Be Concerned Because If You Are A Contractor

There Is A Good Chance We Can Help You!

Call Now: 206-361-3950

QuickBooks Chart Of Accounts Set Up General.png

If you are a blogger, who writes about construction we would like to hear from you.

https://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/guestblogger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contractors_Success_MAP, Contractors_Success_Marketing_Accounting_Production, Contractor_Bookkeeping_Services, QuickBooks_For_Contractors, QuickBooks_For_Contractors,Contractors_Success_Map_Choosing_From_Many_Construction_Accounting_Solutions_Available