If you've found this page, my 'About Me' page, you're probably looking for small business accounting help. Either you're keeping your own books or maybe you're the spouse of a small business owner and have found yourself in the Bookkeeper position without really knowing what you got yourself in for. Well, I'm here to help.
So here's a little about me. My name is Kathy, and I've been in the Accounting field for over 25 years. Wow, am I that old? Anyway, after I received my Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration I started working for a small CPA firm. There I learned the basics of providing bookkeeping services for all types of businesses, from bars to restaurants to retail shops to contractors to small manufacturers. I did client write-up (accounting lingo for bookkeeping service), payroll, and taxes.
Since then I've worked as the controller for a small manufacturer and for a service business that had multiple locations. I was in charge of every aspect of Accounting including: cash management, reconciliations, inventory, receivables, job costing, payables, and month-end. I've analyzed financial statements and cash flow, prepared financial projections, worked with budgets, and analyzed income and expenses.
I set up this website to provide small business owners and bookkeepers a source for learning accounting basics, geared for a small business owner, so you can keep your own books. Most sites out there teach textbook accounting. This site is different. I know you don't want to be an accountant. You want to keep your books. There is a difference. I'll show you how to do what you need to do. And that might not be textbook. It's real life.
You don't need a fancy accounting software package. You can. But you can also use pen and paper or Excel. I'll show you how.
First, check out my accounting articles and tutorials, free on this site. Then check out my selection of ebooks and courses. Every so often I may throw in a Webinar, too. So you definitely want to be on my email list so you get first notice of new courses and webinars.
Like I said above, this site is aimed at small business owners, not college students. As a small business owner, you need to monitor your costs, keep your prices high enough to cover those costs (plus enough for a profit), and keep your customers happy. If the cost of manufacturing a good (or offering a service) doesn't pay you enough to cover your overhead, and some profit, the business isn't going to prosper.
So you need a way to record and monitor your income and expenses. This is where an accounting system comes into play.
Check out the info on this site for some bookkeeping help for your small biz. Got questions? Send me an email. I'm here to help.