QuickBooks® Consulting
As a QuickBooks® Professional Advisor, we will meet with new or current users of QuickBooks® and provide a free assessment of their accounting system needs and a demonstration of the QuickBooks® Accounting Software. After the assessment/demonstration, we will provide the client with a written proposal for services including the price of the software, installation, set up, training, and support.

QuickBooks® Professional Advisor

Our firm is a member of the QuickBooks® Professional Advisors Program and has been supporting QuickBooks® since 1995.

QuickBooks® Accounting Software

QuickBooks® Accounting Software is the most user-friendly and economical accounting system on the market today. This software is ideal for small businesses with under 50 employees and annual revenues of less than five million dollars. You do the majority of the bookkeeping as you write checks and record receipts on a daily basis. With QuickBooks®, you know if you are making or losing money instantly. There is no need to understand accounting jargon like debits, credits, or postings. Leave that to us!

As CPAs, we understand your internal and external reporting needs. Whether you’re seeking quarterly or annual tax reports, interim financial statements for the bank, or a listing of bills to be paid, we can take your QuickBooks® data and make any necessary adjustments to prepare the reports you need. If you prefer to produce your reports in-house, we can ensure QuickBooks® is set up to produce the information you require.

Frequently Asked Questions About QuickBooks®

Will QuickBooks® do payroll for me?
Yes. Once you set up your pay categories, deductions, and employee W-4 information, payroll is as simple as entering the hours worked. QuickBooks® calculates the deductions, prints the paychecks, and summarizes your payroll information automatically. There are various payroll reports you can run to determine payroll tax liabilities. QuickBooks® will even print your quarterly Form 941 and annual Forms 940 and W-2s.

Will QuickBooks® pay my bills?
Yes. Entering your into QuickBooks® is easy. It allows you to sort your bills by date or vendor to help you decide who to pay first. Accounts payable reports, like all other QuickBooks® reports, are available with a click of your mouse and can be created for any date you choose. Once your vendor information is entered, vendor names and addresses will print on the checks, enabling you to use window envelopes rather than writing or typing envelopes. QuickBooks® will also print 1099s at the end of the year for those vendors you designate as required to receive 1099s.

Will QuickBooks® keep my checkbook up-to-date?
Yes. Provided you enter your transactions on a daily basis, your bank balances will automatically be updated after each transaction. QuickBooks® also has a reconciliation feature that saves time compared to reconciling your bank statement manually each month.

What other features does QuickBooks® offer?

  • Inventory tracking
  • Acts as database for printing labels or rolodex cards
  • Tracks expenses by customer/job
  • Customizable forms
  • Audit trail function
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Budgeting
  • On-line banking

How long would it take to get QuickBooks® up and running for my business?
Depending on the size of your business and how quickly you can gather the information to get your company set up, on average it would take 2 to 4 weeks to set up your company information. This includes items such as chart of accounts, payroll information, customized invoicing, and beginning balances. Training normally takes 6 to 8 hours and is usually done in 3 to 4 hour blocks.

I am already using QuickBooks®. What can Rukkila Negro and Associates do for me?
We can review your chart of accounts and transaction history to ensure that QuickBooks® has been set up properly for tax purposes and according to Financial Accounting Standards, if necessary. We can also help you customize forms and reports to best suit your needs. Our firm can also inform you of and train you on software features you may not be using because you have never used them before.

Do I still need my accountant?
Of course, we are not going to say no. Still, we do hope that QuickBooks® will help you manage your company more efficiently. We will always be here to assist with any accounting, payroll, or tax services you require, but we do see our role changing from ‘number cruncher’ to business consultant. One of our goals as a firm is to help you achieve your business goals. Customizing QuickBooks® to fit your needs is an excellent way to do just that.

Contact us for a free QuickBooks® assessment, today!

* QuickBooks is a registered trademark of Intuit Inc.

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Jean Middleton, CPA
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Rukkila, Negro and Associates, CPAs, PC
310 Shelden Avenue • Houghton, MI 49931
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