2017 Year-End Accounting Checklist for Law Firms

2017 Year-End Legal Accounting Checklist

The pumpkins have been carved, the candy has been bought, and soon enough, the streets will be filled with eager trick-or-treaters. And we all know what comes next…As October comes to a close, we gear up for yet another busy holiday season. But don’t get caught up in the rush and wait until it’s too […]

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Critical QuickBooks Online Billing Challenges for Law Firms

QBO Billing Challenges

Previously we discussed the trust accounting challenges associated with attorneys using Quickbooks Online as identified by industry expert Caren Schwartz. While trust accounting is an extremely challenging area for attorneys and there are a number of challenges presented to them when using Quickbooks Online (QBO), the challenges don’t stop there. For attorneys utilizing QBO, they […]

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Tech Tip #163: Errors Are Created In QBO When Data Can’t Be Locked Down

QBO Errors

Quickbooks Online allows bank reconciliations at any time, but there is limited ability to lock down the data. If you are using a general accounting platform, though you can reconcile data to ensure all transactions are present, you must be careful they are properly coded (including the customer), as this is not automatic or necessarily […]

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Tech Tip #162: Does Your Credit Card Provider Understand Legal Accounting?

Tech Tip #162 Legal Credit Card Provider

It’s extremely important to understand how your credit card merchant provider handles processing fees. You know that these fees cannot be deducted from a trust account, but does your credit card processing company understand that? Find a merchant that understands the unique requirements a law firm is up against. Better yet, find a legal-specific merchant […]

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Tech Tip #154: Law Firms Have Special Needs: Keep Billing & Accounting Together

Tech Tip Legal Billing & Accounting together

For firms using general business accounting software, there is often a gap between billing and accounting. This can result in a lost recovery of matter costs and incorrect allocation of income and disbursements. The best way to bridge this gap and effectively manage your firm’s accounting is to use a legal specific software solution that […]

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