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Outsourced Accounting Services

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Enhance Business Processes & Improve Accounting Operations

Whether you’re looking for managed services like outsourcing your accounting function, or assistance in streamlining operations, BKD has tailored solutions to help your small business or nonprofit succeed. The expertise of our professionals is backed by industry credentials and client success stories. We go beyond simply managing the books. Our trusted advisors understand the complex tax, audit, and financial challenges of your business and can provide high-level guidance to help you make informed decisions.

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Accounting Operations Improvement & Maintenance

Timely, accurate, and on-demand financial data is critical for organizational decision making. Our BKD Trusted Advisors™ are ready to perform a multipoint inspection to assess whether your accounting operations are running efficiently and adapting to changes in process and technology. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Reviewing organization/management financial needs and accounting system output
  • Evaluating and enhancing chart of accounts, classes, and dimension structures
  • Confirming accuracy of existing transaction coding and classification
  • Assessing readiness of accounting system and underlying reports for year-end tax return and/or financial statement preparation

We’re also here to assist with the maintenance and upkeep of your accounting records, whether as a one-time project or on an ongoing basis. The list below is a sample of how we can help:

  • Facilitating entry of bank, credit card, accounts receivable, and accounts payable transactions
  • Assisting with employee expense reporting and reimbursement
  • Performing periodic account reconciliations
  • Completing period-end close and associated entries

Accounts Payable Process Solutions

Are you satisfied with your company’s current accounts payable function? Are manual accounting processes slowing down cash flow and the growth of your business? BKD’s Outsourced Accounting Services offers a technology solution managed by professional accountants that can:

  • Simplify and expedite your bill management, approval, and payment process in a user-friendly interface, including mobile app capability
  • Implement levels of internal control without hiring additional personnel
  • Provide payment option flexibility
  • Integrate seamlessly with most major general ledger software platforms for financial reporting

Expense Management

Managing expenses can be a difficult task without a proper system in place. Expense management gives better control over your company’s finances; provides real-time insight into spending trends and cash planning; and enables receipt collection, storage, and retrieval in a concise manner. BKD’s Outsourced Accounting Services can assist your company’s management team in defining and setting expense management processes. Using the appropriate expense management technology can help your company:

  • Save time by reducing or eliminating manual processes
  • Facilitate digital approval of your team’s expenses, including a second approval that helps reduce risk of fraud
  • Smooth compatibility challenges by easily integrating into your cloud-based accounting system
  • Increase employee satisfaction by allowing for faster reimbursement

Budgeting & Cash Flow Planning

Financial planning, projecting, and analysis are critical to sustaining success. Our BKD Trusted Advisors™ have the tools and know-how to assist business leaders in creating and maintaining a cash flow plan to help predict and manage your top priorities. Steps to cash flow planning include:

  • Analyze quote-to-cash and procure-to-pay timelines
  • Determine capital spending needs
  • Identify financing sources
  • Document the plan in an easy-to-use, adaptable format

Our expertise, tools, and templates also can help you meet your business goals through all phases of the budgeting process. BKD can assist with:

  • Version control and spreadsheet management
  • Financial data analysis and KPI development
  • Revenue forecasting models
  • Budgeting software assessment

Fixed Asset Management

We live in a complex regulatory world with various approaches for GAAP, federal income taxes, alternative minimum taxes, and states. Save yourself the headache of keeping track of complex regulations, and leverage our outsourcing fixed asset management to help:

  • Develop a capitalization policy tailored to your business needs and conforms to industry standards and regulatory requirements
  • Reduce complexity with separate, maintained GAAP, tax, AMT, and state schedules
  • Save time at monthly close by updating your fixed asset schedule for additions, disposals, and other changes
  • Increase budgeting and forecasting accuracy with customized reports based on locations, divisions, and asset types
  • Decrease your administrative burden with business personal property tax reporting assistance

Digital Accounting Assessment & Implementation

Unlimited access to data is the new standard for business leaders. BKD’s Outsourced Accounting Services team leverages cloud-based applications like Sage Intacct and QuickBooks Online to facilitate financial records on your terms. Digital access that’s available from any device helps you make data-driven decisions that are based on up-to-date information.

We begin with an assessment of your current record systems and help you develop a plan to integrate with the cloud. Our BKD Trusted Advisors™ will be there as a guide for your digital transformation.

Our relationship doesn’t end after assessment and implementation. Our team also can meet your outsourced accounting needs, providing services that include enhancement recommendations, strategy guidance, and tax planning.

Financial Consulting & Analysis

Looking for ways your business can reduce taxes? How’s your cash flow cycle? Are you effectively borrowing? Do you know when to hire more employees? Which key performance indicators drive success in your company and industry? The most successful businesses study these metrics and more every period. They also monitor trends and understand what drives change. Small and midsize businesses usually don’t have the capital or need for a CFO who can evaluate and respond to those benchmarks. BKD's Outsourced Accounting Services team can assist you with this crucial analysis on your schedule and terms.

  • Improve your financial fitness by identifying and tracking key performance indicators
  • Review your benchmarks with your advisor as needed or on a prearranged schedule

Payroll Process Consulting

Employees are a company’s most valued asset and a significant contributor to financial success. They also are frequently one of the largest expenses reported on the financial statements. BKD’s Outsourced Accounting Services can help you identify the processing solution that meets your needs. Our evaluation process includes:

  • Ability to handle off-cycle payrolls, manual check calculations, and fringe benefit reporting
  • Tracking of benefit accruals and other payroll-specific information
  • Ability to handle wage garnishments and third-party payments
  • Compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Ability to handle Affordable Care Act information return reporting (if required)

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We have 40 offices in 18 states, with BKD Trusted Advisors™ who offer solutions for clients across the country.

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