What is the difference between a bookkeeper and a CPA or Tax Preparer?

A bookkeeper handles the day-in-day-out financial record keeping and reporting. A CPA or Tax Professional uses the information supplied by the bookkeeper in the preparation and filing of taxes. Having a good bookkeeper is just as important to the growing business as having a good CPA/Tax Professional.


If I hire a bookkeeper or a bookkeeping service, will I still need a CPA or Tax Professional?

Yes. We advise all of our clients to retain the services of a CPA or Tax Professional.  We will work with the CPA or Tax Professional of your choice.  We will prepare everything to the satisfaction of your CPA or Tax Professional.  Professionally prepared financial records save the CPA or Tax Professional time.  The less time a CPA or Tax Professional need to review and prepare your financial records the lower your fees will be.  So, professional bookkeeping saves your business time and money.  Time because the records are complete and the CPA or Tax Professional will have fewer questions.  Money because it takes the CPA or Tax Professional less time.  Now, you can take these savings and reinvest them back in your business.  Professional bookkeeping keeps your focus on building your business.


What does "Full Charge Bookkeeper" mean?

A "Full-Charge" bookkeeper:

Maintains and handles all books through the adjusted trial balance.

Records assets, leases and expenditures and performs the monthly bank reconciliation.

Analyzes and corrects current-period errors in the general ledger.

Does the payroll, can file federal and state payroll tax returns and computes related deposits.


Can I afford to have CPM Bookkeeping Services LLC handle my company's books?

CPM Bookkeeping Services LLC can help you both save and earn money. First and foremost, by outsourcing your bookkeeping, you are free to spend your time making sales and bringing in new business. Secondly, having your books done properly from the beginning helps you avoid the high costs of fixing errors at tax time. Also, we help you save by giving you expert bookkeeping without having to pay for a full-time, full-charge bookkeeper. Please call today for pricing information.


How often will I see the bookkeeper?

As often as your business and its needs demand. We do, however, recommend establishing a regular schedule with us to keep us up to date on your account.


Will it be the same bookkeeper every time?

Yes, whenever possible we will do our best to make sure you have the same bookkeeper. Additionally you will have a point-person on your account, someone personally familiar with and responsible for your books.  You also have the advantages that come with a solid team of bookkeepers and the back-up of our administrative and support staff.


If I have a question or a concern, will I be able to reach someone?

Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. You will always be able to reach someone within those hours or be able to leave a message knowing that it will get to the right person. Your questions and concerns will always be dealt with in a timely manner. We also can be reached via email most times of the day.


Does CPM Bookkeeping Services LLC guarantee my privacy?

Absolutely. Discretion and privacy are important to our organization and are guarantees we proudly make to our clients.


How do I know my bookkeeper will be someone I can trust?

With high standards and a diligent screening process, we make sure that anyone working on your books will be both able and trustworthy. Our staff is Bonded for additional protection.