Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping is a foundational service for many San Francisco businesses. Corporations in particular need business bookkeeping services from a trusted CPA firm right here in San Francisco. We offer cost-effective bookkeeping in San Francisco.

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Bookkeeping is part of the nuts-and-bolts of business accounting. We not only act as your CPA firm with tax advice – we can also help you with the day-to-day operations, including bookkeeping. Let our trained staff of affordable San Francisco bookkeepers help your business keep up-to-date with its books.

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Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping may not be fun, but it’s essential. Even better, solid bookkeeping can help you San Francisco business thrive, and our accountants work hand-in-glove with affordable bookkeepers in San Francisco.

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Bookkeeping for your San Francisco business is only half of the battle, the other half being effective financial advice. Our team of bookkeepers and accountants based in San Francisco will work with you on your bookkeeping system day-to-day, month-to-month and then use that bookkeeping system as the foundation for an effective business financial strategy, including tax mitigation and even retirement planning. Whether your business is a schedule “C,” incorporated as an “S” or a “C,” or even a Limited Liability Company, our San Francisco-based CPAs can help you make the best bookkeeping and financial decisions for your company. Finally, financial planning doesn’t end with your business! We can help you in small business structure, retirement planning, and other aspects of books, record keeping, bookkeeping, and financial planning for individuals and companies.Business bookkeeping service in San Francisco

Quickbooks is the dominant platform for small business bookkeeping. We love Quickbooks and are bookkeepers are Quickbooks experts. Our San Francisco bookkeeping team can help you outsource your accounting problems to our bookkeeping partners in San Francisco, and – even better – use secure Internet file transfers to transfer files and documents. While we have a convenient SF location, we strive to minimize the time and hassles associated with small business bookkeeping. Securely transferring your documentation – including Quickbooks files – over secure Internet is one solution. We also use Zoom and other secure Internet software platforms to work with our clients. Consequently, we have tax, accounting, and bookkeeping clients not just in San Francisco but throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California.

Questions and Answers on Bookkeeping

Q. Are there affordable strategies for hiring a professional bookkeeper?
A. Hiring a full-time bookkeeper can be costly for many medium-to-small businesses in San Francisco. Most bookkeeping duties such as invoicing, payroll, and AP/AR can require less than 40 hours a week. An affordable bookkeeper can contract with a business for a few hours a week. This can keep costs reasonable. If you work with a CPA who also manages bookkeeping tasks, it could improve the benefits. A bookkeeper with a certified public accounting background can anticipate tax filings so you can be better prepared for tax season.

Q. What is the difference between a bookkeeper vs. a CPA?
A. A bookkeeper handles the daily financial duties to keep a business humming, often including employee payroll and bank reconciliation. Bookkeepers may understand taxes and help organize the paperwork, but they do not have the skill set of a certified public accountant. When a business owner makes a financial decision, a CPA understands the underlying tax implications and what to do. An expert CPA can help manage or oversee the daily bookkeeping process to ensure few to no issues while filing end-of-year business taxes. For more information, check out San Francisco Business Portal and their page on bookkeepers vs. accountants.

Q. Is a CPA the best choice to handle bookkeeping for high-income individuals?
A. An individual with several financial interests, especially in multiple states and countries, would be wise to seek the support of a top Bay Area CPA. Our CPAs have several years of experience working with high-net-worth individuals and are aware of their specific tax struggles. This includes inheritance taxes, expatriate taxes, and multi-state taxation and international taxes. People who live or work in the San Francisco area can review the Safe Harbor page for individual taxes preparation.

Q. What are the extra benefits of a CPA-led bookkeeper doing my company bookkeeping instead of an independent or isolated bookkeeper?
A. A CPA thoroughly understands tax codes and how a financial decision can impact your business. That means they can alert you to any possible tax issues throughout the year as they manage your bookkeeping. A typical bookkeeper could help maintain clean books but might overlook warning signs in spots like sales & tax use filing. To learn more about this, go to the California Department of Fee & Tax Administration page: https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/taxes-and-fees/sutprograms.htm.

These are just a few common questions we get as folks search for a top-rated bookkeeper in San Francisco. If you have questions on our bookkeeping service, please reach out for a confidential, no obligation consultation. We’re happy to help!