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Client Accounting Services

Every day, your organization performs tasks that, while not the main focus of your business, are essential to your operations. Whether it’s paying bills and recording transactions, preparing financial statements, or creating key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards, accounting activities are vital to your cash flow, your growth, your planning, and your compliance. LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors has created our Client Accounting Services (CAS) to allow you to have a professional accounting firm support these functions for you, letting you focus on your business.

Our services offer you:

  • The mature structure and processes of one of the nation’s top 200 accounting firms
  • A flexible package of services, customized to your organization’s needs
  • Continuous staff support even when individual team members are out of the office
  • Access to industry-specific professionals for advice and suggestions
  • The ability to use cloud-based applications to handle your accounting processes and streamline and automate transactions
  • The knowledge to create and enhance your organization’s accounting technology stack
  • Professionals up-to-date with new rules and regulations and experienced with complex transactions
  • Potential cost savings both from contracting highly qualified personnel only for hours needed and from avoiding overhead costs

We offer our services through a customizable, bundled, three-tiered structure (as in the example shown below). Alternatively, we also offer a wide range of services on a project or recurring basis.

I. Back Office Accounting

This first tier offers you support with your day-to-day transactions, including:

  • Accounts payable processing
  • Recording and reconciling all bank transactions
  • Recording payroll prepared by an outside payroll provider
  • Recording and reconciling all credit card transactions
  • Monthly review of trial balance and general ledger

II. Real-time Accounting

This tier includes back-office accounting services from the first tier, plus help with items such as:

  • Recommendations for and implementation of cloud-based real-time applications
  • Set up of integrated accounting dashboards
  • Precision accounting with accrual and prepaid expenses
  • Preparation of sales tax returns
  • Preparation of annual occupational licenses and property tax forms
  • Preparation of Forms 1096 and 1099
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Compilation reports without disclosures
  • Quarterly meetings via phone and/or web

III. CFO and Advisory Services

This third tier includes the services of the other two tiers, plus the insights and perspectives of an experienced accounting professional, shared through:

  • Monthly meetings via phone and/or web
  • Monthly reporting of key performance indicators relevant to your business
  • Working with your auditors on gathering essential information necessary in an audit

Accounting Software Capabilities

LaPorte’s Accounting Services professionals can help you select, build, and make the most of your accounting technology stack. Our team is knowledgeable in the following software and cloud applications, along with many industry-specific packages:

  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Pro and Premier
  • QuickBooks Enterprise
  • Accounting CS
  • Sage 50
  • Sage 100
  • Sage BusinessWorks
  • Intacct
  • Bill.com
  • Tallie
  • Gusto
  • TSheets
  • Xero
  • Certiflex Dimension

LAPORTE ACCOUNTING SERVICES OVERVIEW

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