Frequently Asked Questions

Can bookkeeping be done remotely?

Yes. With remote access to a company’s financial documents and bookkeeping software, ASP can conduct bookkeeping and payroll services remotely for its client. There are times, however, where it’s prudent to meet with the company to review any documents, issues, or something else needing in-person attention.

Why do I need a bookkeeper if I have an accountant?

Bookkeepers manage your financial transactions, whereas accountants analyze these transactions more in depth, reporting their findings to tax authorities such as the IRS. Bookkeeping is the foundation by which accountants receive the data they need to report to owners, its stakeholders and government entities about the company’s financial position.

How do you help start-up companies?

Our specialty is to help start-up companies, with 1 to 10 employees, setup their bank accounts and payroll capabilities (if needed) as well as install QuickBooks on our clients' computers and train them on how to use it effectively for their business.

Do you offer payroll services?

Yes, we do. In addition to comprehensive bookkeeping, we also offer companies payroll services including payroll management and reporting, 1099s and W-2 forms, administering workers’ compensation, and maintaining tax compliance.

Do you work with companies outside of Connecticut?

Yes, we can. Since most of our work is done remotely, we can assist clients anywhere in the country, although our focus is Connecticut.

What accounting software do you use?

We use QuickBooks, the premier accounting software for small to medium-sized businesses with robust features including bill management, cashflow, estimates, income and expenses, tax deductions, time tracking, and much more.