Doing Your Own Bookkeeping? Avoid These Common Mistakes
3.5 MIN READ When new clients come to us with neglected books, the first thing we do is clean them up. This simply means we find mistakes—often the result of bad bookkeeping...
Payroll Service Options for Your Small Business
3 MIN READ A wise person once said, “Outsource your payroll.” We don’t know who exactly that wise person was, but here at FA Bean Counters, we believe that using a payroll service...
Our Top Bookkeeping Blogs of 2019
3 MIN READ As another year comes to a close, we thought what better way to celebrate than with a walk down memory lane? So we rounded up our top five most popular blogs of 2019....
How to Practice Deep Work and Increase Your Productivity
4.5 MIN READ Bookkeepers may seem superhuman with their ability to stare at page after page of numbers day in and day out—and actually enjoy it—but believe it or not, they’re just...
Banking 102: How to Handle Fraudulent Charges
2 MIN READ Recently when working in a client’s books, I noticed a series of charges, all for $800 within two days of each other. I did not recognize the vendor listed in the bank...
Banking 101: How to Choose a Bank
2 MIN READ When our clients ask if we can recommend a bank, our pat answer is, “Any bank you are comfortable with,” as we are not in the business of promoting any one bank in...
What Employers Need to Know About Per Diem Reimbursement
3 MIN READ Per diem—if you’ve ever traveled for work, chances are you’re familiar with this term. As an employee, it’s pretty straightforward. You’re given a fixed, predetermined...
Beyond Bean Counting: Mental Health in the Workplace
2.5 MIN READ How many beans could a bean counter count if a bean counter could count beans? Well, that depends greatly on the state of their mental health at the time. The same...
How to Report Your Health Insurance Benefits as a Firm Owner
3.5 MIN READ We’ve previously written about how to pay yourself depending on your entity type. As a quick refresher, if you’re a single member LLC, you take draws. Partners in a...
Bean Counters and the Dawning of Democracy
2.5 MIN READ bean counter noun [informal] Beans are a cheap commodity so to count them is a rather silly thing to do. A “bean counter” is one who nitpicks over small things in...
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