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DeAnn M. Bogart - Certified Public Accountant

 

     (541) 887-8130

The mission of DeAnn's firm is to provide the finest professional services possible while helping each client achieve their maximum potential.

Business Services


 As a small business owner you have more important things to do than to keep your own books.  DeAnn takes care your books for you, so you can get back to the job of running your business and generating profits!

Each month or quarter DeAnn'll do the following things for you...

  • Reconcile your bank account
  • Generate an income statement
  • Generate a balance sheet
  • Clean up your general ledger
  • Provide unlimited consultations

These tasks form the solid foundation of your small business accounting system.  You can customize the package of services you receive by adding payroll, tax planning, tax preparation, or any of her services.

Bank Reconciliation

Reconciling your business checking account each month allow DeAnn to keep your bank account, accounting, and taxes up-to-date.

Having DeAnn reconcile your account each month allows you to...

  • Identify lost checks, lost deposits and unauthorized wire transactions.
  • Detect and prevent excess/unjustified bank charges and ensures transactions are posted correctly by your bank.
  • Detect and prevent embezzlement of funds from within your company.
  • Know how your business is doing?  You can't really know unless all accounts are reconciled and properly accounted for on your financial statements.
  • Manage you cash more effectively.  Proper management of funds not only saves money, it makes money for you.
  • Protect yourself.  By timely reconciling and promptly objecting to your bank about any unauthorized, fraudulent or forged checks presented to your bank and paid by that bank, you can relieve your agency of responsibility for the shortfall and transfer the risk to the bank.  This reason to reconcile alone should be enough.  Crime exists.
  • Sleep Better.  You will sleep more peacefully at night knowing your bank accounts are reconciled, in balance ant that all escrow funds, accounts, checks and disbursed funds are properly accounted for.

Income Statement

An income statement, otherwise known as a profit and loss statement, basically adds an itemized list of all your revenue and subtracts an itemized list of all your expenses to come up with a profit or loss for the period.

An income statement allows you to...

  • Track revenues and expenses so that you can determine the operating performance of your business..
  • Determine what areas of your business are over-budget or under-budget.
  • Identify specific items that are causing unexpected expenditures.  Like phone, fax, mail, or supply expense.
  • Track dramatic increases in product returns or cost of goods sold as a percentage of sales.
  • Determine your income tax liability.

Balance Sheet

A balance sheet give you a snapshot of your business' financial condition at a specific moment in time.

A balance sheet helps you...

  • Quickly get a handle on the financial strength and capabilities of your business.
  • Identify and analyze trends, particularly in the area of receivables and payables.  For example, if your receivable cycle is lengthening, maybe you can collect your receivables more aggressively.
  • Determine if your business is in a position to expand.
  • Determine if your business can easily handle the normal financial ebbs and flows of revenues and expenses?
  • Determine if you need to take immediate steps to bolster cash reserves?
  • Determine if your business has been slowing down payables to forestall an inevitable cash shortage?

Balance sheets, along with income statements, are the most basic elements in providing financial reporting to potential lenders such as banks, investors, and vendors who are considering how much credit to grant you.

Maintaining a Clean General Ledger

The general ledger is the core of your company's financial records.  These records constitute the central "books" of your system.  Since every transaction flows through the general ledger, a problem with your general ledger throws off all your books.

Having DeAnn review your general ledger system each monthly allows her to hunt down any discrepancies such as double billings or any unrecorded payments.  The DeAnn'll fix the discrepancies so your books are always accurate and kept in tip top shape.

Unlimited Consultations

She is always available to spend time with you so you fully understand how to interpret and utilize the financial information DeAnn provides.  Consultations are already included in our price, so please feel free to call DeAnn whenever you have a question or concern.

 

                                 DeAnn M. Bogart, CPA

270 Main Street

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Tel: (541) 887-8130

Fax: (541) 887-8131

dbogartcpa@charter.net