faqs

Q?   How much do your services cost?

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Our fees are based on the complexity of your business, your transactional volume and your willingness to automate and streamline systems, policies and procedures. Most clients find that engaging us results in cost savings through improved efficiencies.

Q?   How will my business save money by using your services?

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Here are some examples of how we improve profitability for many clients:

  • With our team taking care of the accounting function, many of our clients transition their existing accounting staff into sales and marketing roles that drive revenue.
  • Fees paid to CPA firms for financial statement reviews and audits and taxes are reduced for many clients because their books and records are clean and delivered on time.
  • Transitioning manual bill-pay procedures to a paperless accounts payable system saves our clients an average of $5 on every check written, ensures the same invoice isn’t paid twice and eliminates late fees by scheduling bill payments to go out on time.
  • Implementing technology tools and clear procedures to manage employee expense reimbursement protects you from reimbursing an employee twice for the same expense and ensures reimbursements conform to your stated policy.
  • Automating the accounts receivable process with electronic funds transfers reduces A/R days for improved cash flow and working capital.
  • With our accurate, reliable and timely financial reporting at your fingertips, you can review profitability by revenue source, by customer and by department, allowing you to proactively make business decisions that impact your bottom line.
  • By having our experienced team implement best-in-class technology solutions, you are likely to save both money and time in virtually all areas of your business.

Q?   What industries do you serve?

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We specialize in service-based industries, including non-profits, SAAS & technology, transportation & logistics, marketing & advertising, professional services, records and data management, architecture & construction.

Q?   How large are your clients and where are they located?

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Our clients are privately-held, U.S.-based companies with revenues between $3 million and $30 million.  They are owned by forward-thinking leaders who embrace technology and want an organized and efficient operation. Our clients typically are required to have their financial statements audited or reviewed by an independent CPA firm for lenders and/or shareholders.

Q?   Do you offer free consultations?

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Absolutely. We’d like to get to know you, and have you get to know us. During our initial consultation, we’ll gain an understanding of your current needs and let you know if we can add value to your business. We will answer your questions, brainstorm ideas, and help you define a path to achieve your goals. Your time is no less valuable than ours – so let’s talk!

Q?   Will I have to deal with hourly bill rates and unknown monthly costs?

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Nope! We believe in simplicity and predictability when it comes to pricing for our monthly services. We offer the convenience of a contracted, flat-fee, monthly invoice for our services. This allows you to accurately forecast and budget your cash flow and eliminates surprises at the end of each month. It also removes the burden of reviewing detailed invoices each month. For special services or one-time projects, we bill at hourly rates and always provide an estimate before starting.

Q?   Do I have to sign a long-term contract?

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Not necessarily. We hope to serve as your accounting solution for years to come and strive to earn that privilege every day. Our contracts can be cancelled with 60-days’ notice, so there’s no risk to you or your business.

Q?   I still have questions – how do I get answers?

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Call us at (844) 925-2227, send an email to  info@alacarte-solutions.com or click the “Get In Touch” button below.