Our Financial Accounting services are designed to support major decision makers, such as the CFO, CEO and/or Board of Directors, with analysis and advice on how to effectively utilize the company’s financial resources to increase profitability and grow the company while avoiding obstacles. By using both quantitative and qualitative analysis of the operations aspects of a company, we can evaluate the company’s progress toward achieving its goals and support future goals and plans. We can aid in anticipating obstacles and potential problems along with forecasting a company’s future financial results.
Utilizing our knowledge and expertise in a wide variety of industries, we provide comprehensive solutions for business valuation needs. From business valuations and equity interests to fixed asset valuations including equipment and inventory. We also provide surplus assets disposals and brokered sales transactions.
VALUATION & LIQUIDITY SERVICES
We will identify, set up and manage the appropriate payroll system for you. State and Federal agencies demand that businesses comply with strict rules and deadlines, including weekly, bi-weekly or monthly tax deposits as well as quarterly and annual payroll tax returns (941/940/W-2/W-3 and state dependent returns). Our team will ensure your company meets all deadlines, allowing you to have more time on the more important functions (ex. sales and operations).
A big challenge for business owners that sale across state lines is managing sales tax compliance. Understanding collection requirements, configuring your marketplace, managing the sales tax collected, and filing the returns is a complex and time consuming process.
We provide sales tax management services as part of our monthly plans. Some of the work our team performs will include:
- Sales tax registrations with states.
- Timely filings and remitting of sales tax returns as required by the state.
- Ongoing research of sales tax law and updates.
- Managing sales tax notices from the states
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our firm uses QuickBooks Online (QBO), a cloud based accounting software. The QuickBooks Online platform is user friendly and the leader in regards to functionality, support and updates in it’s respective industry. It offers both service and product-based industries to maximize reporting features accurately and quickly.
QBO is a cloud-based accounting software that allows our clients to minimize operating costs, reduce data entry accounting due to it’s immediate connectivity to banks and transactions, provides more efficient reporting and delivers our clients the use of real-time data.
You can be assured that we are experts in the QuickBooks Online platform and all of our team members who work in QuickBooks are required to be a Certified QuickBooks Online Pro Advisor.
We have used Gusto, Paychex, ADP, QBO Payroll and other options. We make our recommendations based on your individual situation. We research the payroll and employee requirements of your state, your specific industry, and company workman’s compensation rates, as well as your company’s defined budgetary constraints.
Each payroll platform has advantages and disadvantages and vary by region. However, some have more “bells and whistles”, such as providing the ability to lower your workman’s compensation rate (an option at ADP).
Lastly, although payroll processing and tax requirements can be fulfilled by outsourced payroll companies, the Human Resource Management is not fulfilled. These two are often times made synonymous, however, they are two distinct functions.
Human Resources Management is necessary to ensure that federal, state, & local employee/independent contractor laws are being met. They also ensure that the company has employee standards and procedures for hiring, training and firing. This individual or company ensures compliance and success in the area of human resources – vital to the determination of success or failure of any company.
We are able to discuss in detail during our engagement on which platform will better suit all your enterprise needs.
Collectively, we have over 15 years’ experience working alongside early stage companies and startups. We have offered our client’s strategic advice and planning in the areas of accounting set up, management, tax and financial analysis. All our services are designed to stimulate our client’s growth potential.
We also provide business valuation services and have supported the process of exit strategy development in the early stages. Our team has conducted the valuations at the exit in support of mergers and/or acquisitions.
We view accounting as a tool that allows management to make better, more informed decisions. Decisions based on historical and current events as well as implementing forecasting tools. Our systems have helped our clients be better prepared for discussing financiering options, pitching to investors and making long term operational decisions.
We assign up to (5) team members to work on your engagement. However, you will have two points of contact, one main and one sub. Green Ledger CPA’s operational system caps the number of client engagements each team member works on. This is done in order to promote proactive guidance and assistance throughout each project.
We specialize in Small Business and Startups. One major benefit is that you will not be ignored come tax season as we do not service individuals. We are a Licensed and Certified Public Accounting firm and we are experts in corporate accounting, finance and taxation. To back up the last statement, our team has corporate accounting experts who are Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), Certified Management Accountants (CMA) candidates, and QuickBooks ProAdvisors. We have corporate finance experts who are Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) and Accredited Senior Appraisers (ASA). We also have corporate tax experts who are Certified Public Accountants (CPA).
Green Ledger CPA is a forward thinking company. We are committed in providing our clients with a modern, efficient, and secure service. We are 100% in the cloud, providing real time accounting services. We use the best in secure, efficient applications to give our clients the experience of hiring an internal, full time CFO without the price tag.
We are very passionate about the quality and professionalism of all our team members. We have a stringent interviewing process; all members of our team are experts in U.S. GAAP accounting and taxation rules. Our team members all have a business specialization within their field and are continually training and improving their skillsets.
We provide up front, flat fee structures on 100% of our ongoing engagements. With the rare exception of one-time, complicated projects where providing a flat rate does not make sense.
We start off each new client with an In-Depth Review, a process where we would either create an accounting system where one does not exist or fix the current accounting system (chart of accounts, tags and connections). This allows our clients to experience our services, and we get to have hands on experience with your books. After which, we would be able to provide you with a customized plan for your needs at an accurate, flat monthly rate.
With our monthly plans we do not bill hourly and provide unlimited communication with your point of contact. A CEO should always be able to communicate with his CFO, at any time and about anything. We view our relationship with you the same way, you can have a peace of mind knowing you won’t be billed just by asking a question.
No. We do not offer assurance or audit services.
Why: We designed our services to encourage a side by side relationship with you (our client). We view ourselves as a part of your internal team that is with you through your day to day journey.
By conducting Audit’s we would essentially remove ourselves from your team and become the external accounting firm, the “outsider” or the firm that is there for regulatory compliance and not necessarily there for your success. We have chosen not to offer these services, in order to remain independent, which is a necessary requirement for compliance.
We are designed to be on your team during an audit performed by an external party and support you throughout the life cycle of your company.
We advise any young company or startup to focus on basic company needs and expand from there.
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Enterprise Resource Management (ERM), Manufacturing & Process Management tools are often times expensive and cumbersome tools that may be necessary at enterprise level. However, you can compromise by utilizing substitutions through applications that integrate into QBO or your accounting software.
For example, SOS Inventory is a substitution for a full encompassing ERM system that integrates into QBO. SOS is an inventory, order management and manufacturing application for a fraction of the cost of a full ERM.
One financing tool we recommend to young companies looking for funding is StageXchange – a finance tool for due diligence and investor relations.
StageXchange for Deal Owners is a living digital deal book that provides a centralized hub for your startup while raising funding, pitching and communicating to various investors.
Internal Controls and Segregation of Duties:
These are processes to put in place to minimize risk, ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and to eliminate fraud and abuse.
ex. CEO of Tech Startup WrkRiot Convicted of Fraud (Source – SFWeekly.com). The CEO plead guilty to fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison due to lack of understanding and implementation of Internal Controls and Segregation of Duties.
View the articles below to get a better understanding of what internal controls and segregation of duties are and how to implement them: