The Bookkeeper Behind Your QuickBooks App

by Jul 1, 2019Bookkeeping

Goode Bookkeeping & Consulting professionally manages your QuickBooks account. If you’re already our client, you understand what that means for you and your business. We set up your QuickBooks app. We customize it to your operation, and we make it perform the way the promotional material promises it will.

If you’re new to Goode Bookkeeping management services, you might not yet realize that they are genuine bookkeepers and have professional teams performing your bookkeeping tasks.

We don’t just input your numbers and wait to see what happens. We have the background and the knowledge to establish a personal working relationship with your financial data. In fact, if we didn’t manage your accounts via QuickBooks, we know enough about bookkeeping to do it the old-fashioned pencil and ledger way.

The CPA-In-Charge

We’ve mentioned it before, but we believe it’s worth mentioning again. Our owner, Shannon Goode, gives us a big advantage over other cloud-based bookkeeping services. He’s a trusted CPA with a 20-year history of professional success. As the founder of Goode Bookkeeping & Consulting, he’s the bookkeeper behind your QuickBooks app.

Shannon sharpened his business, bookkeeping, and accounting skills while managing multi-million-dollar business resources. He’s worked for Fortune 500 companies and investment management firms. Additionally, he’s maintained those financial skills, but has shifted his focus to small and medium businesses. But most of all, he wants business owners like you to benefit from his hard-won expertise.

Shannon Goode built a Bookkeeping business that focuses on the tasks small business owners don’t have time to set up, monitor, or master.

  • QuickBooks management
  • Virtual bookkeeping services
  • Secure cloud platform accessibility
  • Leading edge technology
  • Comprehensive menu of business and financial services

We Get Bookkeeping

If you got bookkeeping the way we do, you’d get a thrill out of updating, tracking, and syncing the numbers. Since you probably don’t, let us manage your QuickBooks app. We’ll handle your financial data the way you’d do it (if only you could make it do what we do.)

We get bookkeeping. Of course, we’ll never go back in time to when pencil-entry ledgers were the bookkeeping standard. We love the way QuickBooks app technology lets us track your numbers and sync your accounts. Additionally, we believe you’ll welcome easy access to financial reports when and where you want them. In fact, we know you’ll appreciate that we have a bookkeeping professional behind everything we do.

Goode Bookkeeping & Consulting

If you’d like to stop in and meet the bookkeeper behind your QuickBooks App or schedule a consultation, call us at (860) 659-6543 or complete our consultation request.

When you operate a small business, you cut corners wherever you can. As long as you can avoid IRS problems, an independent contractor strategy will help you meet your cost-saving goals. When properly selected, independent contractors can do the work employees usually do.

You save money because independent contractors cost less than employees, primarily because of the benefits you pay.

  • Employees enter the job market with high expectations. They want enough income to support their families. They also want sick pay, vacation pay, health insurance, and paid personal days.
  • Independent contractors enter a working relationship understanding that they will receive pay but no benefits. They work for an hourly wage or a per job payment only.

The Contractor vs Employee Dilemma

Some businesses fail to avoid IRS problems because they treat some workers like employees but pay them like contractors. The cost savings make it easy and advantageous to get pulled into that dynamic.

If you don’t understand the difference between an employee and a contractor, it’s mostly about control. IRS guidelines can help you determine if your contractors are actually employees. They focus primarily on three areas of control

  • Behavioral Control: You determine behavioral control based on the type and degree of instructions you give, your evaluation system, and your training.
  • Financial Control: You have financial control over a worker when you control their significant investments, expenses, profit and loss opportunities, service availability and payment methods.
  • Type of Relationship: You may call a worker a contractor but your type of relationship is actually defined by written contracts, employee benefits, relationship permanency, and services provided.

The IRS May Punish You If You Get It Wrong

When you misclassify an employee, it eliminates your responsibility for employee withholding, FICA, Unemployment taxes, and possibly health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. To take away the financial incentives for intentional misclassification and trying to avoid IRS problems, the IRS established a schedule of penalties. These include a fine for each W-2 not submitted, a fine based on the percentage of unpaid taxes, and other potential penalties.

The IRS also created a way out if you choose to come clean. The Voluntary Classification Settlement Program gives employers an opportunity to correct misclassification errors. Any settlement must include a promise that you will not misclassify future employees.

Contact Goode Bookkeeping & Consulting

If you’d like to know more about IRS Guidelines for proper employee classification, call us at (860) 659-6543 or complete our consultation request.

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