Frequently asked questions

Why go through all the confusion and wasting of your time by trying to take on all of your administrative tasks yourself when you can simply outsource the work for lower cost and to higher skill, more experienced people?  Here’s some questions that we normally hear:

How long does it take to get started?

Fill out your contact information and we’ll reach out to you shortly. We’ll set up the first appointment where we will dive into your bookkeeping situation and answer any questions. We’ll kick off the plan that works best for you.

Do I get a dedicated representative?

Yes, our goal is to make things simple: you communicate with one expert but get the expertise of a seasoned team. You and your team will interact with one dedicated Blue Collar Back Office expert who leverages our diverse team as opportunities, questions or exciting once-in-a-business-lifetime opportunities arise.

Will you have access to my bank accounts?

No.  While we will have access to your books to provide you with vital services like bank reconciliation, AP & AR – all final authority for the deposit or withdrawal of funds from your account will be in your hands.  We will not have access to your online bank accounts or physical checks, etc.

Do we take over the roll of your CPA?

No.  It is best practice to maintain the services of your CPA.  We specialize in keeping your financial information organized while working directly with your CPA and minimizing the high cost of their monthly or year-end bills.

How do you get my paperwork (bills, bank statements, etc)?

There is no one right way to do things, but there is a right way for you.  We have customers with different needs and one of the benefits to using us is that we can work with you to figure out the best way to meet your needs.

How will you access my books?

Utilizing QuickBooks online accounting program, we will have access to all of your bookkeeping information.

Do you file or prepare my taxes?

No.  It is best practice to maintain the services of your CPA.   We will prepare reports from QuickBooks so that you can furnish them to your CPA.

Do you share my information?

Your privacy is of the utmost importance.  We will not divulge or authorize anyone to divulge any information or knowledge acquired to any other individuals or entities.

Is there a long-term contract?

We bill by a pre-determined set hourly amount and only for services provided with no retainer charges.  We don’t believe in locking you into a long-term contract. We will adjust our services as your preferences or business needs change. Cancel at any time and pay for only the services we have provided.

What are your rates?

We provide a comprehensive office management solution without the long-term commitment or price tag associated with an accountant, secretary, and bookkeeper. Our free estimate includes options for various levels of assistance, by the hour or on a set schedule in 3, 6, or 12-month options, as well as a consultation on our services.  We look forward to assessing your books and developing a financial plan to help you manage and grow your business

Have more questions?

No worries, just reach out to us here and we’ll be glad to walk you through the process.