Questions & Answers
What kind of software do you use? +
We use software tailored to our client’s needs.
Including: QuickBooks Premier Accountant, The industry-leading accounting software by Intuit. We support both PC and Mac versions of QuickBooks as well as QuickBooks Online.
How much do you charge for your services? +
Our hourly rate is $65.00/ per hour for your bookkeeping services and we bill in 15-minute increments. QuickBooks training services are billed at $105.00/ per hour.
We also offer flat rate services that may be more accommodating to your business needs and budget.
How long does it take? +
The amount of time needed to complete bookkeeping depends on the type of business transactions, complexity of work, how much data entry each client does on their own, the accuracy of the data entry, and the volume of transactions.
We would be happy to get you set up if you are currently not using ant software or come in and utilize your existing software system to further your training or to take over the ongoing bookkeeping tasks. Our motto is that business owners should “focus in your business” by delegating bookkeeping tasks to someone who specializes in it.
Can you train me in QuickBooks? Or to perform my own bookkeeping? +
Yes! We recommend our ‘training bootcamp’ which consists of three hours followed by another training session after a month of using the program. The training investment is a $299.00 flat fee. We also offer hourly training services at our normal rate of $105.00/ per hour.
How often can you handle my bookkeeping? +
You can hire Skyline to do daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or even annual bookkeeping. We would be pleased to meet with you to assess your bookkeeping needs and determine the correct approach for your business.
What precautions do you take to keep my business data confidential? +
We use world reowned antivirus software, firewalls and always make sure the software is up to date. We can share files on a secure shared file system and we only use secure file download services when transferring company data to ensure that confidential information is protected over the internet.
We set a master password for our computers and individually for software files and we recommend that our clients do the same. We also sign an engagement agreement with our clients so that they have the peace of mind that their sensitive financial information is always kept confidential and never discussed with anyone apart from a client’s CPA. We always shred paper documents containing sensitive information.
Can you advise me on tax issues? +
Although Skyline has a licensed income tax preparer on-site, we still recommend you consult with a business tax advisor at your personal CPA firm. We also can refer you to a number of our recommended CPA’S in the area.
Why should I use Skyline instead of hiring my own in-house bookkeeper? +
Many companies do not have an on-staff bookkeeper because their financial transactions do not warrant a dedicated employee to do their bookkeeping.
As many business owners know, there are many costs involved with hiring, training, and retaining a permanent staff person. You must consider the overall cost of retaining a bookkeeper including overhead costs, vacation time, insurance, equipment, training and down time. In the end, it may make good financial sense to outsource your bookkeeping services to Skyline to avoid the costs and time involved with maintaining your own employee.
How do I get started with Skyline? +
Please give us a call or send an email and we can set up an initial complimentary appointment to discuss your business and bookkeeping needs. We would love to be a part of your team and help with your business success!
We look forward to hearing from you!