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Untrained Construction Bookkeepers Are Too Costly

Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, May 19, 2017

Construction Bookkeepers Without Training Is A Common Problem

Many Construction Bookkeepers start out as Admin Assistants and get promoted to doing the Contractor's Bookkeeping in their free time. They were not hired to be a bookkeeper but as an office person who does a little data entry.

This method not too bad if the employee stays a long time and grows with the company from owner working solo to gradually adding a few employees one at a time because as Randal says:

Growing By The Inch Is A Cinch; Growing By The Yard Is Hard!

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Topics: Construction Bookkeeping, Contractors Bookkeeping Services

Contractors Accounting Chaos Solutions

Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Marketing Headline Is Contractor Needs Accountant.

The Answer is Yes – Every Contractor needs a Construction Accountant.

The Question is Why Does the Contractor need an Accountant?

  • Does the Contractor have an Accountant?
  • Does the Contractor have Bookkeeper?
  • Sometimes the Answer Is Yes.

 No Charge One-Hour Consultation

We offer a Free One Hour Consulting

Definition of Free One Hour Consulting from the contractor side is:

  • I am a General Contractor
  • My life and accounting is in Chaos
  • What does it cost to fix it?
  • Will you invoice my clients?
  • Will you pay all my bills?
  • Will you pay all my taxes?
  • Will you pay employees?

If you have any data that you can include relating to your list, include that in your introduction, too.

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Topics: Contractors Bookkeeping Services

Challenges of Getting Good Reports From Your Construction Accounting

Posted by Sharie DeHart on Fri, May 27, 2016

In the world where most people think everything should be Free, Perfect, Now getting good financials from your Construction Accounting System still takes the old fashioned method of hard work and skill.


Most Contractors would never expect or allow their staff out in the field do sloppy; tacky workmanship except where the office is concerned. Most contractors who do beautiful work on the job tend to be a Little messy in their paperwork.
There is only so many hours in the day and not enough hours to do everything.

Highly successful contractors know they need good reports to know where the their company is going, knowledge on what type of jobs to bid and accept.  If and when to hire additional employees.

Smart contractors know when to hire someone who has the skill sets that they or their office staff does not have. Make no mistake, managing the paperwork in your construction company requires more than just simple QuickBooks skills. You need someone trained in construction accounting with highly developed skill sets in dozens of online and offline software, not just the basics of how to turn on QuickBooks and write a check.

Think of what it takes to manage your household expenses then multiply that by a factor of 10 then add in employees with all the drama and headaches they bring to your company!

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Topics: Contractors Bookkeeping Services

9 Reasons Contractors Outsource To Construction QuickBooks ProAdvisors

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Mar 25, 2016

Having used QuickBooks for 25+ years and helping 1,000's of contractors here are the top 9 reasons Contractors contact me since I am one of the few QuickBooks ProAdvisor specializing in Construction Accounting.


Do any of these scenarios sound like what you may be dealing with on a regular basis in your Construction Contracting company…

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Topics: The 80-20 Rule For Construction Company Owners, Contractors Bookkeeping Services, Outsourced Bookkeeping Services

Why Contractors Need High Tech Construction Accounting Solutions

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Nov 20, 2015

High Technology Construction Accounting Offices Are No Longer A Luxury

They Are Standard Operating Procedure Just To Keep Up With Your Competitors

High technology office environments are now as important as the Smartphone and tablet were several years ago. If you were a smart, forward thinking contractor you got those long before your competition did and made a lot of money in a short period of time.

You need to commit to spending $100,000+ to setup a high technology construction accounting office and staff it with Professional Construction Accounting Staff or outsource it a Contractors Bookkeeping Service before it is too late.

Act Now! Don't wait until you are fighting for the crumbs left by successful high-profit contractors who know where The Top 20% of the market is, how to attract them, make obscene profits and retire early.

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Topics: Contractors Bookkeeping Services

Your Contractor Bookkeeper Retired And QuickBooks Is In Chaos

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Nov 06, 2015

You Arrive At Your Office Or Shop One Morning And Find Yourself Alone...

And The Dead Silence Feels Like You Are In The Middle Of A Bad Horror Movie

The lights are off, no coffee brewing, no sounds of paper shuffling or the sound of your contractor bookkeeper typing on their keyboard. You are suddenly aware the office is chilly because nobody has turned on the heat. Then you see a stark white legal sized envelope lying on the bookkeeper's desk with your name hastily scribbled on it.

You pick up the envelope and carefully remove the neatly typed letter which says...

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Topics: Contractors Bookkeeping Services, Bookkeeper

Are You A Contractor Who Babysits Your Bookkeeping Department?

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Does Your Construction Company Bookkeeper Make

You Feel Like You Have An Adult Day Care Center?

Is efficient bookkeeping difficult to achieve? Is your construction company underutilizing software? Do you have lack of confidence in your QuickBooks financial and Job Costing Reports? 

Are you babysitting your bookkeeper who is supposed to be saving you time and money, not causing you to multitask instead of focusing on things that make you money?

Are you a $100 an hour producer being slowed down by a $15 hour bookkeeper who has to be told what to do over, and over and over?

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Topics: Contractors Bookkeeping, Contractors Bookkeeping Services, Outsourced bookkeeping, QuickBooks Setup

Too Many Contractors Are Overworked Undervalued And Underpaid

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Apr 03, 2015

We seek to change that for as many contractors as possible in the short time we have left. Everyday good solid, hardworking, well intentioned contractors are going out of business or barely scrapping by and that has too end here and now!

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Topics: Contractors Bookkeeping Services, contractor success secrets

Construction Bookkeeping Unique Features

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Aug 16, 2013

Construction Bookkeeping Vs. Regular Bookkeeping

All Accounting Uses The Accounting Equation


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Topics: Construction Bookkeeping Unique Features, Contractors Bookkeeping Services

Is QuickBooks Premier Contractor Right For Your Construction Company?

Posted by Randal DeHart on Thu, Sep 08, 2011

Which QuickBooks Is Best For My Construction Company?

This question comes up a lot when a contractor asks us about our Outsourced Contractors Bookkeeping Services Program. In most cases we only invite construction companies with annual sales up to $10M and no more than 20 employees to become clients. The reason has to do with a principle from the study of economics known as expansion isoquants which describes the hidden dangers of growing any company to higher and lower production levels. Click here for more about this concept of Optimize Vs. Maximize.

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Topics: Pay Applications, QuickBooks For Contractors, Construction Bookkeeping, Construction Bookkeeping And Accounting, QuickBooks, Contractors Bookkeeping Services, QuickBooks For Contractors Setup

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