FAQ & Solutions
You have questions? Our team has answers.
It is clear to me that I need a budget for my business. I’ve been told this is vital to my success whether my business is new or established. Can you assist me with this?Learn More
Yes, we help business owners create budgets from the ground up and then we work with them as they grow, making tweaks as needed. Many think this is a step only to be taken early on in the business ownership process, but in reality, it is an on-going exercise that helps with things such as cash flow and future planning. We can help you with your budget no matter how long you have been in business.
I like the idea of working with your team, but would like my accounting functions performed on-site at my business. Is that possible?Learn More
Yes, we will gladly come to you. Many of our clients prefer to have us visit them on-site. Not only does it give them the peace of mind that their tasks are being handled within their own walls, it also allows them to develop an in-depth relationship with the H&M team member assigned to their business. However, since the onset of the pandemic we have seen a decline in this request. This is where our remote and virtual accounting offerings come in handy. We are still willing to come on-site with safety measure in place, but with the help of today’s technology we can stay very connected to you and your business in a virtual manner as well.
As a business owner, I spend more time than I would like taking care of the accounting needs of the business. How can you help me redirect my focus?Learn More
Of course, you would rather be working “on” your business instead of “in” your business. Your time is limited, and you want to spend it working on the core of your growing business. By partnering with our team, you can have the peace of mind knowing the accounting part of your business is being handled by skilled and efficient professionals. You’re a business owner, not an accountant – that is our job. This is our passion. Partner with us so you can focus on essential revenue generating practices for your business.
I have an accountant on staff, but worry about how operations will continue if they retire, need to take maternity/medical leave or simply don’t come to work tomorrow. How can you help?Learn More
These types of events can cause serious interruption to business and accounting processes. Holbrook & Manter’s can seamlessly step in during this crucial time. In fact, many businesses then choose to work with our team instead of hiring a new employee, as our costs are lower than offering salary/wages, benefits and vacation pay. Our team can help you eliminate hiring and training costs while still maintaining an internal accounting department. The best safety net you can provide yourself is a plan that is in place in the event that your key staff member must step away from their role. This can be achieved through one of H&M’s Staff Shadowing exercises. This involves our team coming in and documenting everything that your staff member does on a daily basis. From the smallest of tasks to the important passwords used to access information that is crucial to keeping your business running, we learn it all. Then if and when the time comes, we can step in so your operations aren’t interrupted. Contact us today and ask for more information on Staff Shadowing.
I have some accounting staff in place already, but I believe further help is needed. Can you work with my existing staff?Learn More
Yes! Some of our clients need us to handle all accounting needs; others want us to handle just certain elements. For example, you may have someone who handles your payroll, but help is needed with closing the books, collections and tax reporting. We can help with tasks that aren’t covered. Or, you may have current staff using QuickBooks or Peachtree, but you aren’t sure if they are using it efficiently or to its full potential. We can offer them software training so time is better spent. We can always work in tandem with current staff members, on-site or remotely.
Who can I expect to be reviewing my company’s financial information?Learn More
You will meet and get to know members of our team. They will quickly become trusted partners in your business operations and be readily available to you. You can expect qualified CPAs and accounting professionals to review your information in a confidential and professional manner. You will benefit from working with CPAs who are experts in generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
I am concerned about sharing my company information. Is this concern warranted?Learn More
We understand the information about your business is important, sensitive and should be safeguarded at all times. Working with an independent third party is really to your advantage as we can always keep sensitive information confidential, while analyzing internal controls and bringing important issues to light.
Will your team complete my needed tasks in a timely manner?Learn More
You can count on it. Period. You will never have to wonder if payroll will be done on time or if a tax deadline has been missed. You won’t have to deal with the frustration of not having your financials on time. We’ll take care of all of that, all while providing you with current financial reports so you will always know, in real time, where your business stands.
Could our partnership present me with a cost savings?Learn More
That’s always our goal. Our team works efficiently; so much so that we can often complete accounting tasks in a fraction of the time that it takes an in-house staff member. What may take them a full work week to complete, we can take care of in just a matter of hours. While you will be paying for our services (compilations, bookkeeping services, tax preparation, payroll services, etc.), you won’t be paying the overhead of a salary/wages, vacation time and benefits. Cost savings for sure!
I need accounting help, but only during certain times of the year. Can you work with me on this?Learn More
Of course! We can work with you on a seasonal basis. Also, we can adjust our presence as your business grows and changes. We’ll be there when you need us.
I am interested in starting a new business. I am not sure where to start. Can you be of help?Learn More
Absolutely. Holbrook & Manter has a long history of helping businesses get off the ground and then thrive. Contact us today to schedule a time to talk about your possible new venture or just simply download our New Business Kit below!
Download Our New Business Kit