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Hot New Construction Accounting Services At Fast Easy Accounting

Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Jul 20, 2018

New Services For Contractors At Fast Easy Accounting

We are continually searching for more and better ways to remove time wasting paperwork chores so you can focus on what you do best, running your construction company.

Change occurs every day in our lives. (Hint: Only wet babies like change). Fast Easy Accounting must adapt to the needs of our Clients in a world that is mobile. Ten years ago, we only worked with clients in Washington State. Now our clients are all over the USA. With the addition of Fast Easy Accounting Store, we have helped Construction Contractors outside of the US. Contractors all over the world have common issues. QuickBooks and Xero Customized Setup, Chart of Accounts, Items Lists – We Can Help A Little or A Lot depending on your needs.

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Topics: Contractor Bookkeeping Services

Unique Highly Profitable Contractors Use Job Costing And Financial Reports

Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Successful Contractors Find Keys To Growth And Profit In Their Accounting

Halloween is the official Kickoff of the Holiday Season. Kids dress up as anything from Princesses to Pirates and every TV character in between. Time of smiles, giggles and lots of “pixie dust” and “magic wands.” Time for “Santa and his reindeer” to visit the malls with a fresh supply of Cookies and Candy.  
Wait, let's not forget Thanksgiving with Turkey, Dressing, Yams, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Fruit Salad, Pumpkin Pie, Ice Cream and lots of Egg Nog. All of this leads to us in January wishing we ate less and exercised more in hopes to keep the pounds on and matched by the pounds off for a net gain of Zero.    

Software and the desire to do everything with our phone is the “Grownup’s Version” of the Candy Store all year long.

  • With a couple of clicks on my phone, I want to Buy Something
  • Pay For Something
  • Get Paid Immediately From My Customer
  • Have all of the money go in or out of my bank account
  • Now how do I then make all the transactions magically go to an accounting system
  • Give me nice detailed reports
  • Help me make simple and complex decisions

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Topics: Contractor Bookkeeping Services, Job Costing

12 Signs You Hired The Right Contractor Bookkeeping Service

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Sep 15, 2017


If you are a contractor, you know what to look for when you need to hire skilled construction workers. The longer you have been in construction, the more experience you have including a sixth sense about who is likely to be a good fit for your construction company team and who is not. 

You can spot wanna-bees, clowns, and firebrands in an instant, and you know that if you are thinking about firing someone; you are already fifteen minutes too late!

99.99% of Construction is "Tangible" which means you can judge it using your five senses. You can See, Hear, Touch, Smell and Taste it and you know when it is good or bad.

99.99% of construction accounting is "Intangible" including financing, taxes, payroll processing, payment applications, financial statements, cash management which means you may have to rely on your gut-feeling to know when someone perhaps is not a good fit.

I have a deep background both in construction, having owned and operated successful construction companies and construction accounting.

Just so we are clear, if you suspect I want the opportunity to work with you, you are 100% right! But, I know what you need is proof that I know what I am doing so let me condense several decades of experience into these twelve warning signs you hired the wrong contractor bookkeeping service.

Here are these twelve Signs You Hired The Right Contractor Bookkeeping Service

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Topics: Contractor Bookkeeping Services, Bookkeeping Services, Bookkeeping Services Compared

Unique High-Profit Contractors Count All Their Income

Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, May 12, 2017

The Ripple Effect Of Not Counting All Your Income Happens When You Go To The Bank For A Loan

You need to be able to show the bank that you have enough sales to pay back the loan. For most contractors, an excessive amount of profit is NOT an issue.

There are always more than enough expenses that happen naturally in your Construction Company. And there are always tools that need to be purchased, repaired or replaced.

As 2017 tax season is finishing, I have heard from owners and employees who say. This Income or That Income doesn’t count. The fact is it all Counts.

The underground economy may be there but don’t count on the information being a secret. Between Memberships, rewards cards and using a credit card purchases are being tracked everywhere by somebody. (Some contractors think buying a truck for cash is not traceable).

Play it straight, report all of your construction company income and if your QuickBooks setup is done right and the bookkeeping entries are clean more often than not you may get a big fat tax refund!

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Topics: Contractor Bookkeeping Services, Cash Flow, zLien

Why Construction Accountant Is The Best Bookkeeper For Your Construction Company

Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Experts Have Increased Knowledge And Skills. This is true whether you are talking about general bookkeeping, tax accountants, your mechanic, your doctor or other business professionals.

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Topics: Contractor Bookkeeping Services, Construction Accounting

Why Successful Contractors Use Professional Bookkeeping Services

Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Feb 12, 2016

What You Should Expect From Your Bookkeeping System

First Important Principle In Construction Accounting:

Everything starts with Cash because Cash Is Fact; Profit Is An Opinion. All transactions in the bank account of your construction accounting system no matter if it is QuickBooks or Xero must be assigned to the proper accounts:

  • Income
  • Job Deposits
  • Payroll
  • Taxes
  • Cost of Goods Sold (Direct and Indirect Costs including Labor, Material, Other and Subcontractors.
  • Other costs including permits, plans, bills from suppliers and purchases on your personal credit cards.
  • Overhead

Second Important Principle In Construction Accounting:  

Tracking Income properly, Knowing how, when and where to put Customer Estimates, Customer Invoices, Customer Job Deposits and any Retainage Withheld, Vendor Refunds and Rebates.

Good Construction Accounting Is All About the Details

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Topics: Contractor Bookkeeping Services

When Is Outsourcing Your Construction Bookkeeping A Good Idea?

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Jan 08, 2016

Outsourcing Your Construction Bookkeeping Works Best When:

  • Your construction company is small with 1-10 employees and doesn't need a full-time bookkeeper.
  • You need someone with more skills than the receptionist or office manager can provide.
  • You need someone skilled in construction accounting who knows how to handle job deposits, progress billings, etc.
  • You don't have the time, energy or money to setup an office, hire a bookkeeper and babysit them!
  • If the bookkeeper is out on maternity leave, or if there will be a vacancy of several months.
  • You need a Contractor Champion who is your advocate helping make certain things get done!

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Topics: Contractor Bookkeeping Services, Outsourced Contractor Bookkeeping Services

Five Unique Bookkeeping Tips For New Contractor Startups

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Sep 25, 2015


So You Are Starting A Construction Company. Perhaps yours will be House Builder, Handyman Company, Specialty Contractor like a Plumber, Electrician, HVAC, Concrete Contractor or Landscape Company. Whatever it is congratulations you have or will be taking a big step toward being the Master of Your Own Destiny!

I Trust This List of Five Accounting Tips For Contractor Startups Will Help You

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Topics: Contractor Bookkeeping Services

From New Contractors To Seasoned Builders We Know What To Do

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Aug 14, 2015

From The Brand New Contractor To The Specialty Contractor, General Contractor, HandyMan and Spec Builder We Know What You Need QuickBooks To Do!

We spent over 20 years owning and operating construction companies including service and remodel firms. We sold our last construction company in the year 2000 which means we are not your competitor, rather the opposite. We are experienced contractors helping contractors get more from their accounting system.

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Topics: Contractor Bookkeeping Services, We Know Construction Accounting, Contractors

When Your Accountant Says You Don't Need Job Costing...

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Jun 05, 2015

It's Because They Don't Need It

To Fill Out The Annual Tax Return!

Contractors like you regularly ask us if there is a way to have Job Costing Reports and have their annual tax return prepared and the answer is Yes!

99.99% of the time we find out the same company that is providing the contractor bookkeeping services is providing the annual tax preparation services. As you may or may not know there is a whole lot more money in preparing tax returns than there is in providing contractor bookkeeping services

So if an accounting firm provides both contractor bookkeeping services and annual income tax service or if they have a related company which they STRONGLY RECOMMEND then you use to prepare your income tax return then you can bet your bottom dollar they will do everything possible in QuickBooks or Xero to make filling out the annual tax return as quick and painless as possible no matter what it costs you in the long run.

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Topics: Contractor Bookkeeping Services

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