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A La CARTE Solutions delivers best-in-class accounting services and operating advice to small and mid-sized businesses. Our clients are liberated from the burden of hiring and managing in-house accounting staff. Instead, they get state-of-the-art financial systems and reporting along with expert advice from our team of controllers, accounting specialists, CFOs and financial advisors.

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A LA CARTE logo

A La CARTE Solutions delivers best-in-class accounting services and operating advice to small and mid-sized businesses. Our clients are liberated from the burden of hiring and managing in-house accounting staff. Instead, they get state-of-the-art financial systems and reporting along with expert advice from our team of controllers, accounting specialists, CFOs and financial advisors.

(844) 925-2227

$4M Local Professional Services Firm

Client Goals:
Streamline bookkeeping and payroll, create visibility with financial reports and automate manual tasks.
Pain Points:
The company had been using an offsite, hourly-rate bookkeeper for 20 years. She was not a trained accountant or tech savvy, resulting in multiple issues:

  • Costly, time-consuming bill-pay process involved FedEx’ing invoices and checks between the company’s office and the bookkeeper’s home, resulting in unnecessary shipping costs and late fees
  • Duplicative, manual payroll process required supervisors to enter timesheets into an Excel spreadsheet, which the bookkeeper then rekeyed into the payroll system
  • On-premise Quickbooks accounting system was not set up correctly, resulting in countless hours of unnecessary, redundant entries
  • Nobody at the company had access to the accounting or payroll systems and the bookkeeper did not provide useful reporting

ALC’s Solutions:
A partner at an accounting firm referred the business owner to ALC. Our team quickly:

  • Eliminated paper and improved bookkeeping, payroll and communications processes by automating bill-pay and transitioning to paperless payroll
  • Cleaned up disorganized Quickbooks accounting ledgers and transitioned to Cloud-based version for improved visibility and 24/7 access
  • Replaced static financials with dynamic reports incorporating trendlines and analyses, enabling management to understand the story behind the numbers, identify variances and plan with confidence
  • Quickly applied for a loan under the SBA’s Payment Protection Program (PPP), which was funded within 30 days, and subsequently applied for PPP loan forgiveness

Client Benefits:
With ALC serving as the company’s accounting office, our client has:

  • Realized $80,000 in annual savings from reductions in payroll, IT and shipping costs
  • Used newly-found bandwidth to engage in revenue-generating activities, resulting in 3% revenue growth
ALC did an excellent job of improving our operational efficiencies by automating and integrating the various systems.– President
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