Bookkeeping - Financial Management
I'm looking to outsource the bookkeeping and general financial management of my small but growing companies. I have two companies right now, both organized as LLCs. One being a consulting and technology solutions provider, the other being a data research company that is developing a software product, and possibly a third soon. I have one business partner who runs both LLCs with me, and we have 3rd business partner on one of them. We also have several contract workers through elance.
I may ask you questions about US tax strategy, which would be great if you could help with, but I don't expect you to be able to answer like a professional tax strategist or CPA. My plan is to have you help me get my books in order, and continue to use you for bookkeeping on a ongoing basis, but eventually add-on/hire a local US-based tax professional that I/we can get periodic tax advice from.
My background/degree is in Finance/Accounting, so I'm very proficient in the area, but I simply don't have the time to manage the books. I don't currently have any software I'm using, so I'll be taking recommendations on what system to use (quickbooks, sage?). I just need a system that allows us each to have simultaneous access to the accounting books and records, so that I can stay informed as you work.
I'm guessing that there is a probably 40 hours worth of work to do right away to catch me up, and then maybe 5-10 hours of work per week thereafter. If we grow fast, who knows maybe closer to 20-30.
Please let me know if you are interested.