Monthly Accounting Services
Turf Books has the industry knowledge and accounting expertise to guide you through the bookkeeping process and help you to better manage your ﬁnances so you can focus on your business.
We’ll quickly sort through your ﬁnances and get you organized. In no time at all, you’ll be collecting customer payments on time, keeping up with bills, and ﬁling taxes on time. Our reporting will help you see where your ﬁnancial strengths and weaknesses are.
With Turf Books Accounts Payable System, you’ll get a system that is easy to use efficient and affordable!
Turf Books has the industry knowledge and accounting expertise to guide you through the bookkeeping process and help you to better manage your ﬁnances so you can focus on your business. We’ll quickly sort through your ﬁnances and get you organized. The process is easy, e-mail or upload your vendor invoices, Click to pay, and just submit…That’s it!
In addition, if you are enrolled in our newest service, “The Turf Books Electronic Receipt Tracking system, sending us your invoices can be done with a quick snapshot using your phone. Learn more below about how easy we make tracking and uploading your business receipts!
We will put you on monthly schedule that provides you with:
NEW! Electronic Receipt Tracking System
Payment History Reporting
Limited Access Accounts
Online Bill Pay
Telephone and email support
Sales and use tax ﬁling
A monthly close out process that completes the transactional work and produces impactful operational reports
Coordinating the monthly information and reconciling balances between your operational program and Quick Books
Free Sync & Reconciliation with Quick Books
Complete visibility through comprehensive ﬁnancial and operational reporting
Reconcile bank and loan accounts
Ensuring payroll is recorded properly in Quick Books including divisional and branch requirements
Turf Books Electronic Receipt Tracking System
With the new Turf Books Electronic Receipt Tracking Service our clients can extract ALL information from any receipt or invoice by just using their phone! No more worrying about lost receipts and no more data entry! It’s safe, accurate, saves time and in the event of an Audit, the receipts are fully compliant with IRS regulations. The Turf Books Electronic Receipt Tracking Service integrates with Quick Books, Bill.com, and takes the hassle out of your expenses.
IRS Compliant Paperless Document Retention
Increased Accuracy for Expense Classification
Professional Expense Analysis and Increased Expense Clarity
Getting Started With Turf Books
Turf Books has the industry knowledge and accounting expertise to guide you through the bookkeeping process and help you to better manage your finances so you can focus on your business. We’ve made it easy to get started with Turf Books. Our professionals work with you every step of the way to ease you into the system. Learn more below about the simple three step getting started with Turf Books process.
- Ofﬁce Processes – We ask questions about how work is generated, dispatched and recorded. This is the heart and soul of any business and without smooth procedures, growth will never be sustainable.
- Accounting and Bookkeeping Procedures -– Here we review your chart of accounts, which is the backbone of your reporting system. A well-designed chart of ac- counts enables you to generate consistent reports allowing you to benchmark and determine areas of improvement. Next, we will introduce you to our approach toward accounting:
- Revenues – What we look for is not only dollars but quality of Revenues. Obviously, they need to be high enough to sustain a proﬁt, but they also must recur or lead to recurring revenue. The three sources of revenue we look for are:
- New Sales
- Route Work
- Annual Service Agreements Expenses
Cost containment should always be a priority in any business – a lawn care business is no different. Sometimes it isn’t always easy to isolate which areas need work. In this phase we break down expenses into three departments:
- Direct Costs
- Selling and Advertising
- General and Administrative
Once costs are organized we are able to report on the reasonableness of these costs as compared to revenues using our in-depth industry experience and from working with other successful members of the industry who are already doing what you want to in terms of growth and proﬁtability.
As the ﬁnal step of our assessment, we will make recommendations for Improvement and tell you exactly what we will do to help you succeed by providing you with an engagement letter to help you on board our services.
The Set Up
We will show you what to measure, how to measure it, and how to interpret the results in such a way that you can operate your lawn care business with new found visibility and focused intention. We help you set up your accounting system using operational software and we blend it with a general ledger system.
The two systems will be conﬁgured and mapped in such a way that it enables us to “marry” the systems, keeping them synchronized and enabling informed business decisions based on accurate and timely information. When this phase is complete, we will have everything set up for ongoing accounting and creation of the valuable reports that we will provide to you on a monthly schedule.
Regular Service Agreement
Monthly Closeout Service, synchronizing your CRM system with your General Ledger so that you can make accurately informed business decisions
- Preparation of Sales and Income Tax Return ﬁlings
- General Ledger maintenance, including monthly entries
- Outsourced Accounts Payable management
- Outsourced CFO services
- Management of labor costs
- Strategic Pricing services for proﬁt
- Management and measurement of advertising campaigns
- Route Management
- Development and execution of compensation programs
- CRM, Accounting, and Sales software consulting
Additionally, we will show you how to leverage computer technology to facilitate growth in your lawn care company. Utilizing today’s most advanced customer relationship management and accounting software packages powered by the Internet, we will provide you with monthly reports that will prove to be critical to your company’s ability to make decisions and sustain growth.
Custom Operational Dashboards
Turf Books provides custom Accounting Reports to keep our clients informed. Our reporting packages will provide your lawn care business with a high level of operational understanding.
We will review your charts of accounts which is the backbone of your reporting system. A well-designed chart of accounts enables you to generate consistent reports as well as benchmark & determine areas of improvement.
With our custom tailored operational dashboards, you will easily understand your profitability by department, service line, and against other Lawn or Land Care Businesses in the industry!
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