Aaron Sullivan

Aaron Sullivan

Aaron is a content marketer with a background in writing and editing for social, email, and blogs. His experience is heavily focused on bookkeeping/finance, entertainment, and beer.

Recent posts by Aaron Sullivan

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Achen Henderson Expects $600k in New Revenue with Botkeeper

By Aaron Sullivan on Feb 4, 2020 4:23:30 PM

Since 2013, Calgary, Alberta-based Achen Henderson CPAs has been focused on helping business leaders and entrepreneurs take their organizations to the next level. The firm offers customized services to fit the needs of each client, providing a high-performance virtual accounting solution that’s tailored for growth. But Achen Henderson CPAs didn’t start out that way.

Topics: automated bookkeeping case study client success scalabilty
6 min read

Job Costing Advantages & Disadvantages: Is It Right for Your Construction Company?

By Aaron Sullivan on Jan 23, 2020 2:45:00 PM

Owning a company is like owning anything else: you love some aspects of it, and you despise others. We hear about the best and worst parts of ownership/leadership all the time, and everyone seems to agree that the worst part is managing accounting. (The best parts? Autonomy and office snacks, obviously.)

Topics: construction accounting construction bookkeeping
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Case Study: How the Radical CPA Grew by 7x

By Aaron Sullivan on Jan 22, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Before Jody Padar joined her father’s Chicago-based CPA firm, the bulk of their work and focus was on helping clients with tax prep and filing. There was no innovation, and certainly no time to explore new growth opportunities for a small firm with limited options.

Topics: automated bookkeeping case study Radical CPA The Radical CPA
8 min read

Should Nonprofits Use Cash or Accrual Accounting?

By Aaron Sullivan on Jan 16, 2020 9:07:00 AM

If you're a nonprofit, you know better than anyone how your requirements and struggles are unique. At any given time, countless tasks demand your time, attention, and money—and that's on top of fundraisers and other charitable and social events. 

Topics: cash vs accrual nonprofit bookkeeping nonprofit accounting income statement for nonprofit
9 min read

Everything You Need to Know About Recording In-Kind Donations for Nonprofits

By Aaron Sullivan on Jan 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM

As a nonprofit organization, you’re required to record and report not only cash donations but in-kind contributions, too. Sound like a lot? That’s because it is!

In-kind gifts make up a majority of donations to nonprofits, and these charitable contributions no doubt keep a nonprofit functioning. That’s why they’re always welcome! 

But recording them? That’s a different story.

Topics: nonprofit bookkeeping nonprofit accounting in-kind donations for nonprofits in-kind contribution accounting listen on the go
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When Things Don't Add Up: How to Navigate Common SaaS Accounting Challenges

By Aaron Sullivan on Jan 7, 2020 9:05:00 AM

In a world where the average company uses at least five clouds at once to store data and information, SaaS businesses are in high demand.

SaaS—software as a service—companies host an application and then make it available for customers over the internet. Clients remotely access their data and information using the SaaS company's server.

Topics: accounting for software companies SaaS automated bookkeeping SaaS accounting challenges software as a service
7 min read

What Percentage of Construction Costs Is Labor? Pricing Your Bids Correctly

By Aaron Sullivan on Dec 17, 2019 12:10:16 PM

Sometimes there’s truth to the old adage that if you want something done right, you do it yourself. And usually that’s when you’re working on a passion project that requires your own individual creativity. But smart business owners with growth mindsets know that delegating is actually one of the most important skills they could have.

Topics: construction accounting construction bookkeeping construction labor cost percent how to calculate labor cost formula listen on the go
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Accounting for Your Construction Company: Common Mistakes to Avoid

By Aaron Sullivan on Dec 5, 2019 3:29:09 PM

No matter what industry you’re in, accounting is one of those critical tasks that requires diligence and attention to detail. Needless to say, it’s not usually the favorite activity for most business owners or managers. Accounting for a construction company is even more complicated and often cumbersome. There are so many details, departments, and partners to consider that it’s a wonder anyone does it correctly at all!

Topics: accounting mistakes construction accounting automated accounting solutions construction bookkeeping
7 min read

How Accounts Payable Outsourcing Works and Why Your Business Needs It

By Aaron Sullivan on Nov 26, 2019 10:31:37 AM

Managing the relationships that your company has with suppliers and vendors is challenging. And the more vendors you have, the more at-risk you are for costly errors in your accounts payable process.

As your business grows, the complications that come with managing your accounts payable process in-house can slow down the growth of your business. If your company handles sensitive financial information, an accounts payable process that isn't high-functioning can even turn into a liability for your business to handle. It can become a bottleneck and slow everything down!

Topics: automated accounting accounts payable accounts payable outsourcing listen on the go
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Tax Education: Everything You Need to Know about the Federal Tax Deadline

By Aaron Sullivan on Nov 19, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Any American with a pulse knows that individuals and businesses pay a plethora of taxes. But it wasn't always that way. Even though taxes have been around since before the inauguration of the United States, they used to be much simpler.

Plus, there wasn't always a federal tax deadline. Crazy, right?!

Topics: tax planning Federal tax Deadline Income Tax Annual Taxes listen on the go
7 min read

Botlife: Why We Value Flexibility in the Workplace

By Aaron Sullivan on Nov 12, 2019 2:16:42 PM

“Bot” may be in our name, but robots aren’t necessarily our premium priority at Botkeeper. In fact, we have a whole team of humans behind the bots, and we put their happiness and quality of life right up there with creating and maintaining the revolutionary tech that is automated bookkeeping with a human touch.

Topics: Botlife workplace flexibility work-life balance working at botkeeper listen on the go
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Job Costing for Construction: What It Is & How It Helps

By Aaron Sullivan on Nov 6, 2019 2:45:00 PM

There are a lot of responsibilities that come with running a successful construction business, but job costing is one of the most important. It's sort of like planning out your grocery list for Thanksgiving dinner...you want to get just the right amounts of everything without breaking the bank. And like planning the perfect holiday fête, when done correctly, job costing can ensure your construction business is successful while keeping surprises to a minimum.

Topics: automated bookkeeping bookkeeping tips construction accounting job costing

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