Here’s the breakdown.
At the start of the month:
Don’t worry about transferring your statements or payroll. We’ll sync with your bank accounts and credit card statements to begin the categorization and reconciliation of your transactions.
During the month:
We’ll manage your documents to make sure your accounts align, including transaction classification and any necessary adjustments you may need. Have any questions? Your dedicated bookkeeper is available for you at all times.
At the end of the month:
Enjoy the feeling of clean, accurate books. And even better, books you didn’t have to manage. Your dedicated bookkeeper will close your books each and every month and deliver your financial reports on a guaranteed schedule so that you can make better business decisions.
Get your books back to a good place.
Keep your team happy.
Track your employee and business spending.
Who doesn’t want to get paid faster?
We’ll go to bat for you.
Automation that’s accurate and consistent.
A Bookkeeping, Accounting, & CFO Services Buyer's Guide
Your small business is growing — is it time to consider bookkeeping, accounting, or CFO services? If you’re not sure, Acuity can help guide you through the process. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll help you find out exactly what services your business needs, and if you require any add-ons such as payroll, invoicing, and more. We’ll also take a look at the different accounting systems and tech-savvy software, along with why credibility is so important when it comes to choosing a service provider.
Small Business Bookkeeping - A Complete Guide
If you have questions about small business bookkeeping, you’re not alone. In fact, many founders and entrepreneurs struggle with managing their financials and keeping their books in order. The good news is that Acuity can help. In this comprehensive guide to small business bookkeeping, you’ll learn the bookkeeping basics, the difference between bookkeeping and accounting, plus helpful tips and tricks to keep you organized along the way. You’ll also discover some industry insights and learn how Acuity’s services can help take some of that bookkeeping stress away.
Bookkeeping vs. Accounting: What Does Your Business Need?
The terms 'bookkeeping' and 'accounting' are sometimes used interchangeably, but the fact is that they are two very different disciplines with varying roles and responsibilities. While they are similar in some respects, it’s important to understand their differences so you can decide which service your business needs. In this article, you’ll find out what a bookkeeper does vs. what an accountant does, and how to determine which one you’ll want to hire based on the size and requirements of your company.
Why You Need Bookkeeping That Will Grow with Your Company
As your company grows, so will its needs. Is your bookkeeping service provider able to grow with it? At Acuity, our offerings are tailored to your business’s specific requirements and can be adapted as needed. For example, if you start out with basic bookkeeping, you may eventually need to add on additional services such as bill pay, payroll, and even our CFO solutions. Live accounting software services, on their own, can’t adapt in the way that Acuity can. So if you’re ready to make the switch, keep reading to get started today.
QuickBooks Live Bookkeeping vs. Other Small Business Bookkeeping Options
QuickBooks Live Bookkeeping is a relatively new offering of small business bookkeeping services from the well-known accounting software company. But how does it stack up against other small business bookkeeping options? When it comes to making the right decision for your business, there are a few pros and cons to consider before signing up for this new service. We’ve listed them in this article, along with why you might want a more comprehensive option, such as an accounting services firm, that can grow with you now and in the future.
Bookkeeper vs. Accountant: What is the Difference? Here's What You Need to Know
We’re setting the record straight: Bookkeepers and accountants do different jobs. Do you know what sets them apart? In this post, we’re diving into the job descriptions of both bookkeepers and accountants to give you a better idea about the roles and responsibilities of each. Once you understand bookkeeping vs. accounting, you can then answer the more important question: Which one do I need to hire in order to keep my business running smoothly, efficiently, and cost-effectively? Find out here.
Bookkeeping for Small Business
When you’re starting a small business, costs can add up quickly. And while you might be tempted to cut back in certain areas, the one facet of business you don’t want to overlook is bookkeeping. That’s because bookkeeping — whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring a professional — is an integral part of operations that can help you avoid missed payments, penalties, and more. Is your small business prepared? Find out what you need to know.
Here’s what our clients are saying.
“I have recommended Acuity’s services to multiple of my customers. My core competency is not cleaning up my books. Working with Acuity has given me time back in my day to focus on what I’m good at and I’m still confident about my books being clean.”Sheshank KamalapuramFounder & CEO of Vanguard International Solutions
“We’ve been with Acuity for four years. We started off with basic bookkeeping and have added more services since then. Working with Acuity has: 1) Given me time back so that I can focus on growing the business. 2) Helped me better present to investors. 3)Given me peace of mind. Or financial planning has produced a lot of predictability.”Harsh VathsangamPhD, Co-Founder & CEO of Moving Analytics
“Acuity was affordable when we were bootstrapped and needed some help, but they’ve also been able to scale with us as we’ve grown. We’ve used them for ongoing bookkeeping, but we also worked with one of their CFOs to help us build a financial model to present to investors when we were raising our Series A.”Jeremy HaleCEO of Sideqik
“Great company to work with! Acuity is an invaluable help for accounting and bookkeeping for us!”Kell CantyCEO of Verady
“I have used Acuity for my company since it launched in the 2000s. As my business has grown and changed over the last 10 years, Acuity has shifted right along with it, which is rare for a financial services company. While I value the money and business acumen in my Acuity partners, it’s the consistent demonstration for excellence and doing the right thing that I appreciate most. I highly recommend Acuity.”Chadwick BoydTV Host, Food & Lifestyle Expert & President L&D Enterprises
“I can’t speak highly enough of the Acuity team. The onboarding process was simple and straightforward and the fixed-fee bookkeeping has been a perfect fit for our business. The customer services is attentive, consider, and always quick to respond.”Tony FasenOwner & President of Fasen Arts
“Acuity knows startups. We used their fractional CFO and controller services as well as their A/P and fixed-fee bookkeeping and were very pleased with the level of service and results. Matthew and Kenji are not only pros at what they do; they’re entrepreneurs themselves who are very active in the Atlanta ecosystem. They have my unqualified recommendation!”Brian DallyCo-Founder & CEO of GROUNDFLOOR
“The team at Acuity is a perfect fit for our startup. They handle all our bookkeeping needs from the mundane to more complex federal grant expense segmentation and reporting requirements. I appreciate a committed partner who is always available when I need them.”Dan CiprariCoFounder & CEO of Pointivo
“We are a small non-profit and use Acuity for our monthly bookkeeping and invoicing. They are very attentive, easy to work with, and communicate well. I would recommend them to anyone looking for accounting or bookkeeping support.”Virginia Martin
“Acuity is accurate and expeditious...and has been great for our operation.”LaVerne BrownDirector of Sales at Delta Flight Museum
“Acuity has been great to work with over the years and they have been flexible enough to work with us in a variety of ways as our needs have changed.”Craig Hyde
“Acuity is always on top of it. We have found a true partner in our success, with Layne and Team Acuity.”Chad David Shearer
“We love Acuity! As a global organization, ACG has a lot of liability. They love the fact that we, the Atlanta chapter, implemented all of these great transparent processes through Acuity to mitigate financial risks. It’s been great, foolproof, and has let me take all of the financial stuff off my plate. I know that it’s being handled and it’s handled well. Thank you for that.”Melanie BrandtPresident of ACG Atlanta Chapter
“Acuity has gone above and beyond already high expectations. Not only is their work done with a pursuit of excellence, but the people on their team are a joy to work with. As we’re scaling fast, Acuity has been a key strategic partner for us.”Brett HaglerCEO & Co-Founder of New Story
“We were having to pull financial data from a handful of different sources, but Acuity made this easy. Their ability to streamline the process was really the deciding factor for me. They also got us set up with tools like Bill.com to help with payments and other tasks. Acuity also really prioritizes the service piece, and that’s a good feeling when they’re handling something as important as your business’ financials.”Chuck ReeceFounder & Editor-in-Chief of The Bitter Southerner
“We started using Acuity for payroll and then payment processing. As we grew, we needed help keeping up with our books. Now we have a part-time CFO and part-time Controller. Acuity has been able to come alongside us every step of the way to be the consistent expert through every stage of growth. They have been an irreplaceable part of our business who has definitely been able to grow and scale with us.”Andrew McConnellCEO of rented.com