The team at Lightheart, Sanders and Associates, wants business owners to feel empowered to reclaim their work/life balance. That’s why we strive to reduce the stress and grunt work that comes with managing finances for a business. We offer straightforward, accessible accounting services to beauty schools, small businesses and a variety of clients in other industries.
You shouldn’t have to worry about the accounting side of things and we understand how overwhelming this can be. That is where our team of professionals comes in to join your team in handling your accounting and taxes. We set up a system that functions and works for your small business, so you are able to consistently receive timely, accurate information. Our process is established specific to your business needs and goals.
The first process in getting started, is gathering all of your information and inputting into Quickbooks or other accounting software you may have. We work with you to do your books. This could include recording daily deposits and sales and reconciling cash on a weekly basis, so you know how much money you have in the bank. We don’t wait until the end of the month to complete your books. We are very involved in making sure your accounting work is consistently being processed, avoiding any time gaps or roadblocks along the way.
This process is important in ensuring all information in the accounting software is accurate. We make sure balances are correct and adjust inventory numbers. Our accountants are detail-oriented when reviewing your accounting process, as we make sure to properly record all income and expenses of your salon and/or spa.
As the final process, we use all of the gathered information to make solid business decisions specific to your business. We do this by considering:
As we integrate more with your team, our process allows us to establish frequent goals together to help your business to grow. We identify where your business is and where you want to be in the future. This involves consistent hands-on experience as we meet with you on a monthly basis. We work closely together to make any changes or considerations to get us on the path to success.
LSA is focused on results. Most businesses want an accounting process that is simple and effective, right?
However, many small businesses find themselves in one of two situations:
Whether it’s lack of time, missing information, inaccurate data, or a combination of all three, it’s important to know what problems can arise before getting started.
Our engagements focus on three levels of detail and are tailored to the specific steps each level requires. Those details include all of the tasks performed by an accounting department, a controller and a chief financial officer.
We look at the whole picture from day one. What is our goal, how do we get there, and what could prevent us from getting there? We’ll work with you to create accounting systems that provide accurate reports so you can make effective decisions about your business’s finances.