Our pricing models are based on the number of hours required to give your small business or franchise a great set of books. Usually, the first 90 days are a getting to know your business phase and we charge by the hour. You will be given a quote up-front for the estimated hours, along with a list of the information we would need from you to get started.
Then, we will settle into a fixed monthly fee for the work that we perform. From a planning perspective, this pricing model is a win-win as we will have determined the recurring services you require from us, and you can more easily budget with a monthly set price.
Since we customize our bookkeeping support to each client, the scope of our services can vary dramatically from one client to another. We have clients who don’t want to touch QuickBooks with a 20-foot pole. They outsource the full range of bookkeeping services to us, and all they ask for is a set of financial reports once a month.
However, most of our clients outsource certain tasks to us and retain others. For instance, it is not uncommon for the client to retain control over the invoicing process, and delegate the rest of the bookkeeping functions to BearKat Bookkeeping.
For less than the cost of an in-house bookkeeper, BKB makes it possible for even the smallest business to have the same quality accounting services as a larger competitor. What’s more, you will not be required to host accounting software on your premise, which is a savings in itself!
Working together as a team with our small business and franchise clients, we have found the key to our great relationships is two-way, reciprocal communication. With this in mind, always feel free to contact us. We can discuss your unique business needs, answer all your questions, and ask some of our own to work towards giving you a pricing quote.
Outsourcing & The Cloud
Outsourced bookkeeping services provide the same services as traditional on-premise bookkeepers, but often will accomplish more and offer a host of other benefits.
- Scale with Your Business | Setting the stage to enable and support growth in your company, only pay for what you need. We are here to grow with you.
- Additional Level of Expertise | Professional bookkeepers can help you spot cost saving opportunities and alert you of suspicious activities.
- Make Smart Informed Decision | Remain Current with All of Your Financial Information.
- Utilize the Industry’s Best Tools | Take Advantage of the latest technology.
- Minimize Paperwork | Your bookkeeping tasks are handled remotely.
- Lighten Your Load | Less Responsibility brings peace of mind.
- Save Money | More of your budget to spend in other areas.
- Customized Bookkeeping | Meets your specific needs.
- Save Time | More of your time to building business.
- Private and Confidential
- Lower Staffing Costs
- Increase Efficiency
- Simplify Tax Season
- Eliminate Fraud
- Reduce Errors
The words cloud, virtual, remote, and online are very flexible terms whose meanings may overlap. These terms are used interchangeably in correspondence and discussions. While you might say that cloud technology enables you to work remotely from home or anywhere, allowing you to make data entries and share documents as if you were in the office; you also could simply say you are working virtually, remotely, online, or in the cloud interchangeably. However, when it comes to Accounting Software there really is a difference in the options you have for Cloud Accounting.
First, the term Cloud Accounting usually implies the accounting software is not installed on your company computers or servers on-premise. In other words, it is not hosted “in-house” and so all application functions are performed off-site, not on the user’s desktop. So where is it installed? With QuickBooks, it depends on which version you have, the Online edition or the Desktop:
- QuickBooks Online (All Versions) Web based software that you connect to through your internet browser (like Chrome). Accessible anywhere with internet connection.
Work is done Cloud Based Online, automatically backed up on Intuit’s Servers.
- QuickBooks Desktop installed on a Cloud Server (All Versions) Same desktop software you would install in-house, however for Cloud Accounting it is installed on an offsite Dedicated Server by a Cloud Hosting Company. Accessible anywhere with internet connection used to remote in to dedicated server.
Work is done on Cloud Based Server, automatically backed up by hosting company.
QuickBooks is the top-rated industry standard for small business accounting software and there are advantages to both the Online and Desktop (hosted on cloud server) versions. The good news is that BearKat Bookkeeping works with both platforms, fully online and fully remote.
We would love to help you decide which cloud accounting platform is right for your small business or franchise based on your unique bookkeeping requirements. Contact us for a free consultation and we can discuss the best options for you!
|• Easy to Use||• Multi Office & Multi-Location||• Nothing Installed on Company Computer|
|• Cost-Effective||• Auto Sync Real-time = Fewer Errors||• Activity Log|
|• Web Based or Cloud Server Hosted||• Top Encryption Technology||• Automatic Backups|
|• Access Your Books from Anywhere||• Secure Storage of Financial Data||• Automatic Software Updates|
|• Multiple Users and Sharing||• Share with Your Accountant||• Lower IT issues and costs|
|• Fully Scalable||• Current Balances & Up to Date Financials||• PC & Mac Compatible|
|• I-phone, Android, Blackberry||• Portable, Take on Vacation|
Learn how your company can begin receiving the advantages of cloud accounting from anywhere in the USA. BearKat Bookkeeping is a local company with a national presence who will make this a smooth and seamless transition for you. Contact Us Today!
Answers to Your Questions
Our experienced team delivers accuracy, efficiency and insights across your business for an affordable price. We ensure your books are clean and up to date, allowing you to understand your income, expenses, and cash flow and are ready for your CPA to use for tax preparation. Along with the numbers, our clients and their CPAs also appreciate that we provide history with notes on past entries so they can be more easily located when there are inquiries.
Yes. Though we provide our services nationwide, we do have a central local office located in Sugarland, Texas that we occupy and are available during business hours. We love to meet our clients in person; however, we have also learned that virtual meetings can be just as beneficial for our client relationships.
It depends on the size of your company or the condition of your existing books. A start-up or small company can take as little as a week.
Only BearKat Bookkeeping staff will be working with your data. We do not outsource overseas or to anyone else outside of our company.
We are always available to our clients for advice or to answer questions by phone, email and video chats. Today’s technology is like we are part of your office team!
We absolutely never share your data. In fact, we provide you with a confidentiality agreement in writing. This is not always the case with companies who advertise rates that sound too good to be true.
BKB will catch up and clean up your books for you! We would request the initial information needed to do all of the work necessary. Our catchup/catch-up service will give you real-time reports, so you know where you stand right away. We will also help you improve your internal systems and controls moving forward.
We support all QuickBooks Accounting Software Versions, both remotely and online.
Short answer: There is one strictly online version called QuickBooks Online which is utilized exclusively through your web browser. QuickBooks Desktop has several versions, and all are installed on a computer either locally or on hosted servers which are then accessed remotely. Find more information here on our website.
Whether you are already using another accounting software, a spreadsheet like Excel, or just have a shoebox full of receipts, BearKat Bookkeeping will move you onto the best QuickBooks Version for your business.
BKB does not hold our clients to a contract. We maintain our clients based strictly on our performance and the trust of our clients.
We are not a CPA, but we will have your books tax ready for your chosen CPA to examine and submit. We can also work directly with your CPA to answer questions, and then translate the information back to you, or between you, etc.
Yes. We prepare and file sales tax returns for our clients.
The bookkeeper works with details inside the books of a company. The accountant looks at the bigger picture and is responsible for tax planning, tax return preparation, and business consulting.
A great set of books with accurately entered data and financial reports. We will teach you what your numbers mean so that you can make great business decisions. At the end of the year, you will be ready for taxes.
We offer both hourly and flat fee pricing, depending on the needs of your business. Click here for more information about pricing on our website.
If you would like to discuss pricing based on your specific needs, please contact us anytime!