About Prentice-schwab Bookkeeping & Accounting, Llc
For more than six years I have provided bookkeeping and accounting services to construction companies as well as taking on the role of trusted financial advisor; helping them increase profits through sound financial management.
I am a licensed CPA in the state of Washington, providing bookkeeping services to the construction industry in the Puget Sound. I am also a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor. My experience, combined with a degree in Economics and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Accounting, means you’re in the hands of someone who offers best-practice theory and real-world solutions.
Many construction companies don’t have the resources for a full-time accounting professional. This is where I bridge the gap, providing expert financial advice and bookkeeping services.
For the long-term wellbeing of your company, it’s vital your bookkeeper speaks your industry’s language. I have a proven track record helping businesses including commercial and residential contractors, sub-contractors, concreters, electricians, plumbers, roofers, landscapers, drywallers, and painters and decorators.
As someone with extensive industry experience I have a thorough understanding of issues such as cash flow, reducing costs by taking advantage of the 2% early-pay discount, managing retention schedules and recording them in the books properly. I can also produce reports for bonding and surety.
Many businesses treat their books as an afterthought because they naturally focus on what their business does. And that’s understandable. After all, you didn’t go into business to crunch numbers.
But it means you have a, potentially enormous, blind spot where you don’t know how profitable (or not) your business or each individual project really is.
I give my clients peace of mind by providing expert advice and generating monthly reports that show exactly where they’re at and where they are going. Further to this, I pride myself on my ability to spot the problems hiding in their numbers.
I offer my clients expertise which helps them have full clarity and financial control over their business, with the added bonus of having pristine books that are ready to hand over to their tax accountant - saving them money and hours of time and frustration doing it themselves.