As a business owner, what are you currently receiving on a daily, weekly and monthly basis from your bookkeeper? Are you in communication about where you stand financially? Are your bank accounts reconciled and financial reports processed at the end of every month?
In watching the news and seeing how many bookkeepers embezzle funds each and every day, it is not surprising that most business owners do not even have a clue where they stand financially. In fact, The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners estimates that in the
If you are not receiving timely financials, I hate to inform you that you are at risk for the above scenario. You may trust your bookkeeper implicitly…in every embezzlement case this was true.
I recently uncovered embezzlement by a receptionist of a medium-sized firm who was pocketing cash on a daily basis. Why didn’t the owner or the CPA catch this earlier? Trust. The owner stated "I would not in a million years have suspected her. We had this relationship built over five years."
As a business owner, you should be reviewing your financials and asking questions, especially in small firms where one person handles everything from managing the office to doing the bookkeeping. In this situation, we understand the difficulty of maintaining controls as you would in larger organizations.
OSI Business Services, LLC not only closes your books each and every month, but your CPA/Manager consults with you reviewing your financials, answering your questions and training you in areas you may not be familiar with. In addition, they carry professional liability (E&O) insurance and employee dishonesty coverage. Although they have never had concerns of bookkeeper embezzlement due to the fact that their employees do not have access to any client funds, it is a reassurance nonetheless.
I highly recommend OSI for this very reason. All of their clients are given a bookkeeper as well as a CPA/Manager and all employees are
If you are interested in knowing more, please send me an email and I will put you directly in touch with the directors. I cannot say enough about this company. In fact, take a look at their testimonials from current clients: http://www.osibusinessservices.com/testimonials.html