“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Correctly capture your business activity.

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Free up time so you can do what matters most.

Ascent works to understand your specific needs and balances the finer details of today with your bigger picture goals of tomorrow. Properly recording your financial transactions will best prepare you for your future – so let Ascent take care of it for you!

With bookkeeping services ranging from recording transactions to reconciling ledger accounts, our team of professionals will assist in keeping your records in a way to keep your business running smoothly so you can grow it with confidence.

We will do so in a way that is cost-effective, compliant, and informative. Guaranteed.

Contact us to discuss your bookkeeping needs and see how Ascent can best prepare you for success.

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There are many functions in a business’s recordkeeping eco-system. Generally:

  • Administrators accumulate day-to-day documents which are provided to the bookkeeper for recording.
  • Bookkeepers record the information in your accounting software. They may even print checks or generate reports for your review.
  • Accountants often reconcile bank accounts or help you, the owner, interpret your financial reports.
  • Owners are responsible for protecting your business from theft or loss. You sign the checks, authorize bank activity, and review financial reports.
  • All documents are returned to the Administrators for safe keeping.

Bookkeepers can perform a wide array of tasks within your recordkeeping eco-system. Ascent has built our bookkeeping services to match your business needs. Below are the services we provide to business owners who want an appropriate recordkeeping system that is both budget-friendly and appropriate for your business.

Bookkeeping services

Designed for your business

Cash Management

  • Email & phone support
  • Virtual & secure
  • Timely delivery
  • Record deposits
  • Record checks
  • Record card purchases
  • Record transfers
  • Record invoices
  • Record bills
  • Collect customer pmts
  • Pay vendor bills
  • Initiate bank transfers
  • Reconcile banks & credit cards
  • BS, PL, GL
  • AR, AP
  • Custom, class, project

Accrual Basis

  • Email & phone support
  • Virtual & secure
  • Timely delivery
  • Record deposits
  • Record checks
  • Record card purchases
  • Record transfers
  • Record invoices
  • Record bills
  • Reconcile banks & credit cards
  • BS, PL, GL
  • AR, AP

Cash Basis

  • Email & phone support
  • Virtual & secure
  • Timely delivery
  • Record deposits
  • Record checks
  • Record card purchases
  • Record transfers
  • Reconcile banks & credit cards
  • BS, PL, GL

Not sure what you need? Not a problem! We’d love to help you adopt a recordkeeping system that is appropriate for you and will deliver the information you need to make your dreams a reality. Contact us to get in touch with one of our team members.

Examples of Bookkeeping:

Monthly Reports Example

What is AR management?

What is AP management?

“Ascent has taken the stress out of understanding our business’s finances and brought the reassurance we were looking for. Their attention to detail and advisory skillsets exceeds anyone we’ve worked with prior. We feel at ease now.

Ownership, Le Platt's Pond

“The Ascent team is very professional and has been there for me and my small business. Their advice have helped my business grow in the best way possible! I 100% recommend Ascent Accounting and Consulting, LLC!”

Ownership, The Zen Den

“Ascent has been an enormous help in managing the finances of our business. They helped us clean up our records and create systems that fit within our management style to help us stay organized. I highly recommend their services!”

Ownership, Albrechta & Albrechta, LLC

Frequently Asked Questions

At a minimum, if you are a one-person-shop, you should expect to spend one full day a week on bookkeeping. The more appropriate question is:

  • What’s your day worth to you?
  • Any dollars spent on bookkeeping, less than what you value your days’ worth, is money well spent.

Because bookkeeping is recurring (and produces highly valuable information) it is one of the first tasks often delegated in business. When delegated:

  • Very simple businesses can get away with off-site bookkeeping as low as $75/week.
  • A small business can hire a part-time employee to perform these functions at $27.5k/yr + benefits.
  • An enterprise level businesses can spend as much as $350k/year on bookkeeping.
  • Yes, you can. Just know you are responsible for overseeing the bookkeeper. Inexpensive bookkeepers at $20/hr often lack the knowledge to identify errors within their work. Therefore, you are responsible for overseeing the bookkeeping and making corrections to their work when needed. If you are not an experienced accountant, as well as an expert in the software they do the bookkeeping in, you put yourself at risk… A potentially very costly risk.
  • Inexpensive bookkeepers can be a good option if they fit within your business’s operating plan. We suggest you speak with an accountant who can help you structure your system to accommodate a $20/hr bookkeeper AND teach you how to oversee their work OR be the oversight in your place.

We suggest you do a thorough cost/benefit analysis of your business.

A couple things to consider:

  • Do you need to report your income and deductions to the IRS?
  • What are the goods/services you sell and what’s the likelihood of legal issues?
  • Consider your future plans. Are you growing? Do you want to hire an employee?
    • If any of these answers are yes, then bookkeeping is a VERY good idea.
  • Give us a call. We can help you decide if it’s necessary for you or not.
Do a time assessment. This is how much time it takes. We’re professionals in the matter so we have tools and tactics that help us perform effective and accurante bookkeeping at an affordable rate. Let us manage the bookkeeping so you can manage your business.

Bookkeeping is truly the foundation for managing your business. It keeps everything in working-order. When built correctly, bookkeeping shows you how well your business is operating and delivers information that helps you make informed, conscious, and intentional decisions. It delivers peace-of-mind and intention behind everything you do.

Bookkeeping is the day-by-day recordkeeping and supports the accounting and decision-making functions.

Accounting is the accumulation of information to help you make better, informed decisions. Accounting often includes reporting and analyzing information to help you run your business.

Accountants often have the expertise to build an appropriate bookkeeping function unique to your business and will often oversee the bookkeeper’s work.

Does bookkeeping get in the way of you selling/running/growing your business? If the answer is yes, it’s time to hand-off the bookkeeping function.

We utilize select cloud-based tools to help us do our job. We’ll set you up with these systems. Often, you simply must forward emails, scan/upload documents, or take photos with your phone. It’s that simple!

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