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Is there really such a thing as bookkeeping fairies?

Is there really such a thing as bookkeeping fairies? According to an NCI client that coined that phrase, yes they absolutely do exist. These wonderful little creatures perform miracles for accountants all over the U.S. and beyond. While these fortunate accountants and their staff are home safely tucked into their beds at night is when the fairies begin their work on the other side of the globe. And boy, do they work, cranking out financial statements and bank reconciliations at an incredible rate and unbeatable price. 

So who are these bookkeeping fairies? They’re the highly trained staff at GKM Global who have worked with NCI clients for the past seven years and with our sister accounting firm America’s Choice for the past 18 months now. My staff at America’s Choice continue to be astounded at the speed and accuracy of their work, as do I. What really amazes me though, is this, why are more of our clients not already signed up with GKM? The benefits are obvious and often touted by NCI. They will lower your processing cost and speed up your production, for starters. It also takes away the pain of staff management including hiring, training, firing and retiring personnel. I have not once in the past 18 months had to sit anyone from GKM down to have a heart to heart talk about their showing up late or not meeting deadlines and neither have any of my in-house staff. How’s that for pain-free practice management?! 

There's also the savings of no payroll taxes and an incredibly low hourly work rate, averaging just $11 per hour. They just keep working their magic night after night while we go home and have sweet dreams of completed work and stress-free client processing. Then low and behold, you arrive at work in the morning to find completed client files awaiting your final review. It’s truly a magical experience.

Are you ready to reap the rewards by putting your own group of “bookkeeping fairies” to work? If so, contact Viji Sudhakar at 609-240-5130 or email her at [email protected] and let her know that NCI sent you.


Bruce J. Clark, CEO Author, NCI Effect, Explosive Client Growth Plan for Accountants and CPAs Beyond the NCI Effect, Sales Strategies That Matter to Grow an Accounting Practice www.ncieffect.com

An Extended Office - Key to Success?

By Karthi, Founder of GKM

Outsourcing, if looked at very practically, is an integral part of human life. It simply isn’t possible to do everything on one’s own. We all co-exist and depend on one another. From cars to clothes to iPhones, we depend on outsourced services for all of these items and more without really realizing the nature of the service. We just do not call it outsourcing, but the fact remains that a major part of all our tasks are done by invisible hands across the globe. Tax preparation and book keeping services are no exception.

Accounting firms that wish to grow rapidly require a strong pool of employees within or contracted through an outsourcer. Staffing internally poses its own challenges in terms of hiring the right resource and then spending quality time training them. Outsourcing firms ensure bookkeepers are well supervised and review staff are highly qualified. In essence, the outsourcer takes over employment training requirements and relieves the accountant of training hassles. The resource’s training and performance become the outsourcer’s responsibility. This also has the added benefit of reducing your payroll taxes. Partner outsourcing firms can also provide additional resources at short notice, whenever necessary, the tax season being one obvious example. A blend of onshore and offshore resources is required to take full advantage of time differences and the ability to run one’s office 24/7 from any location.

The accounting and tax preparation service market is extremely price sensitive. In such a situation, cost control becomes the key. Cost optimization via outsourcing provides an optimal solution as the end is achieved without compromising on quality or cutting any corners.

Successful accountants who have used and experienced the outsourcing model assert that at least 60% of the services must be outsourced in order to reap the benefits of this business strategy. Outsourcing helps accounting firms cut costs, grow very rapidly and improve bottom lines. It lightens their low value work load and those efforts can be channeled into high value added assignments. This translates into growth and stability in the long run.

GKM (www.gkmtax.com) offers both bookkeeping and tax preparation services. The USP of our tax prep. services includes:

• Quick turn around • No seasonal hiring/training hassles for Accounting firms • Sufficient time for top level review • Substantial incremental profit • Abundant scope for further business

GKM has been in this field for more than a decade and has established various procedures which include a work flow portal that provides status and robust security systems. GKM understands that no two practices are alike. While the client base might be uniform, each firm has its own unique way of achieving goals. GKM adapts to these expectations through training and documentation. The “one size fits all” rule cannot be applied to this business – accounting principles may be the same the world over but the way things are done differ and our success can be attributed to our ability to adapt to this requirement.

For more information and a list of references who are benefiting from our service call or email Viji Sudhakar at 609-240-5130 / [email protected]. You can also learn more at our website, www.gkmtax.com.

Help Your Clients with Entity Formations with Direct Incorporation

Help Your Clients with Entity Formations While You Earn Fees Too NCI has teamed up with Direct Incorporation as a preferred partner to NCI clients nationwide. Direct Incorporation is based out of Ann Arbor, MI and has been servicing the small business community since 2003. They offer an array of services that cover everything from setting up LLCs and Corporations to helping small businesses develop websites and trademark filings. Owned and operated by attorney Shannon Stahlin, Direct Incorporation has assisted thousands of businesses nationwide.

Shannon also operates Ignite Legal, a trademark law firm for entrepreneurs. Back in October, I personally utilized Direct Incorporation's corporate filing services and Ignite Legal's trademark services and can attest to the speed and professionalism they exhibited, not to mention the substantial cost savings I realized with their service.

Shannon is not your typical attorney, you know the kind I mean, the ones that give their profession a bad name. He’s easy to deal with and understands the unique needs of small business. For more information visit their website at www.directincorporation.com or call him at 1-877-281-6496. Be sure to mention you’re an NCI client to receive special discounts. By teaming up with Direct Incorporation you can become an even more valuable resource to your clients and help them in a variety of new areas at reasonable rates.

Bruce J. Clark Chief Executive Officer Author, NCI Effect, Explosive Client Growth Plan for Accountants and CPAS www.ncieffect.com