ACCOUNTING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Barb Brady, CPA | Accountanting for Small Businesses
Barb Brady

You've found the accountant you're looking for,

and she's nothing like you thought

I’ve been told I’m like fire and water. I’m grateful and nice, but I’m also intense and a high achiever when it comes to the work. I’m a bulldog when helping others, and that includes my clients!

If day-to-day numbers is not your strength and dream, you’re in the right place. Small Businesses Accounting is my specialty.

Some clients need help sorting through stacks of information and making accounting sense of it. Others need help understanding the numbers and looking at the big picture. My goal is to help you through your accounting obstacles so you can have an accounting system that helps you run your business better.

You. Your Business. Your Money.

Decrease Dread

I hear all the time: “I hate numbers”, “I hate math”, “I hate accounting”. So, when businesses talk to me, they share the problem: they need to know their numbers but they dread the accounting process. I’ve had business owners come to me and say they were having sleepless nights wondering where their money went. Or, they want to get a loan and the bank wants financial information “now” and they are forced to create a better accounting system. Owners need accounting, but they don’t want it to be so painful. That’s where I come in. My goal is to get you information and decrease your dread.

Your call is returned

The buzz phrase today seems to be: “I am an accountant and I partner with you”.  But accountants really are not your partners — because you have all the financial upside and downside.  I do believe, however, as an experienced accountant, I can be an important part of your extended team. I have years of education and experience … and I’ve realized my other two qualities are important to small businesses: 1. I care and develop relationships with my clients 2. I return your call within a day. 

Focus on the parts of your business you love

I’ve also had businesses come to me who have an accounting process. But many times, the process was stopped and started or was put on the back burner. Other times, accounting just took on a life of its own and became overwhelming. The problem seems to come down to: owners want to understand their numbers, but they really want to focus on the parts of the business they love. I work to keep you on top of your numbers yet free you up to work on your business.  

What we can do together

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Accounting Clean-up

This is for you if you’re overwhelmed:
accounting is behind, you need it current,
and … it’s just confusing.
  • Get your books up-to-date
  • Review your current accounting software to make it work better
  • Introduce tools to reduce frustration. Let’s find the right digital tools.
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Monthly Accounting

This is for you if you need consistent help. We can do a portion (guide your bookkeeper)
or we can do it all.
  • Get info into accounting software efficiently; Create an on-going system
  • Pull information together and
    ‘Close’ your books at month-end
  • Prepare financial statements
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CFO/Controller

This is for you if you want to better use the power of accounting. I’ll help you walk through your numbers to understand & plan.
  • Help you understand your numbers so you can make the right decisions
  • Prepare “what-if” analysis to help you plan
  • Prepare special reports and work with your selected tax CPA for year-end tax filings

You and I are people who value

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Honor

Do the right thing . . .

Honor

I set high standards for work and live with intent. I listen and talk with clients, not to them. I value treating people with respect.

Gratitude

I am thankful . . .

Gratitude

I am a high achiever. But the value I also strive for: slow down to “enjoy the ride” -- be grateful now!

Purpose

I believe in purpose . . .

Purpose

I live and work with purpose. I strive to make an impact, be relationship driven, and “make someone's day”.

Trail Blazing

I stay focused . . .

Trail Blazing

Bull Dog. If I say I am going to do something, I stick to it. I blaze trails to take on challenges.

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