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QuIPs from the Coach
MONDAY, 05 OCTOBER 2009 05:19

How Do You Spell Tax Relief? A-c-c-o-u-n-t-i-n-g V-a-l-u-e
SUNDAY, 06 SEPTEMBER 2009 06:18

Accounting Value Knows the Winning Numbers
SUNDAY, 02 AUGUST 2009 09:03

QuIPs from the Coach
MONDAY, 05 OCTOBER 2009 05:19

If bookkeeping were a competitive sport, coaches and trainers like Natalie Ibarra would probably be creating records for a national championship team. The importance of a proper grip on a golf club or the grasp on a baseball bat would be likened to the mental grasp of the commands that make QuickBooks a preferred "club" for bookkeepers. The coach herself would have to be enthusiastic and patient, able to access the player's abilities to focus, understand the rules and score.

Natalie Ibarra, co-owner of Accounting Value Inc. and an Advanced Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor recently confessed, "Yes, it's true. QuickBooks is actually my favorite thing...People can install it easily and get started within thirty minutes, and the program errs on the side of ease. You might understand how much I like it if you saw the results of our personalized training "QuIP," QuickBooks Instruction Personalized."

Mrs. Ibarra has been teaching QuickBooks for ten years and received her certification six years ago. At first, she was just interested in helping people at her employer's office. The more success she got, the better everyone performed. Training more people to use QuickBooks just seemed the smart thing to do when she launched her own company, Accounting Value Inc., seven years ago. Now as President of the company and a mother of two, she has proven that she knows how to multitask and still keep an eye on the bottom line.

Her skills as a trainer have come in handy for many business owners facing bookkeeping deadlines or stressed out bosses. Now she can train over the phone or Internet and resolve specific bookkeeping problems without travel. It is not uncommon for clients to get her immediate attention. Remote guidance and assistance saves time, travel and paper. Natalie uses QuickBooks' securely designed method to see, revise and train via the Internet.

The advantage of having a coach and solid backup when playing the game of business and personal finances is incalculable. But Accounting Value recently announced a way to calculate the value ahead of time and save money. Prepaid training and bookkeeping guidance allows clients to budget for it and qualify for a discount. The prepaid support services do not expire and can be rolled over into later quarters. Normal 15 minute billing increments are reduced to 5 minutes while the Support Plan eliminates the processing of weekly invoicing.

QuickBooks training can be intimidating if you take a class designed for many different business types. "Usually, trainers teach classes that cover more subjects than an individual needs," quips Natalie. This is where Accounting Value's "QuickBooks Instruction Personalized" (QuIP) gets to the root of individual bookkeeping issues and empowers the trainee. "Instead of taking one or more ‘out of the box' classes to find solutions to your industry and waiting for the classes to become available, I can work with a client, usually within a week and in less time to reach the needed solutions. The relief and empowerment people leave with really feels good."

Natalie can be reached for consultations at 760-726-9095 weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM.
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How Do You Spell Tax Relief? A-c-c-o-u-n-t-i-n-g V-a-l-u-e
SUNDAY, 06 SEPTEMBER 2009 06:18
By Rich Guy Miller, Staff Writer


Local news readers are thinking that the last thing they need to read about in California is taxes. But most of these are not aware of Juan Ibarra at Accounting Value Tax, an entrepreneur that understands the taxes of doing business.

Juan is a 20-year veteran in the financial field and grew up wanting to be a CPA and tax preparer. The entrepreneurial spirit within him wanted to excel at what others found unsettling and defeating. Immediately after high school and through college, he operated his own import/export business and taught himself how forms and form entries govern the ways we do business.

Entering the corporate business setting, Juan learned numerous accounting programs and became controller for millions of dollars in business, as well as being responsible to see that dozens of employees got their paychecks, benefits and taxes submitted.

What is the good news, you ask? The timing of the question is excellent. "The third quarter (July – September) is the time to look at tax liabilities and prepare for the eventuality," Juan advises. "It is always preferred to know your liability before the deadline." But the news is even better because acting on this information actually saves money, such as avoiding fines and allowing for business course corrections. "Legally, a tax preparer is advised to use the tax code to maximize the benefit for their client, even as tax code prohibits a business from making decisions solely on the basis of avoiding taxes."

What tax preparers often come up against is a business that makes last-minute collections of data to figure out their tax liability. This keeps the tax preparer from using planning and strategy beforehand, such as choosing the best way of recording transactions. Tax preparers are also not consulted on a quarterly basis, contrary to Accounting Value Tax's advice. Ibarra does not charge extra for these consultations because it saves him time at the end of the tax season and helps his clients be more profitable.

Juan's best advice to pay the least tax is to keep excellent records. For this reason alone, a qualified bookkeeper is an excellent investment; even a part-timer or outsourcing the occasional work can save a business endless headaches. Then, instead of months of low-level anxiety about upcoming taxes, Accounting Value can handle it with a single phone call.

"The best asset for any business is labor ... and it's the most expensive," Juan asserts. That is why it saddens him to see employee's jobs lost due to poor tax or money management. Knowing that Juan is watching their back may be the simplest solution to keeping your best assets working for you and not the competition or drawing workers' compensation. Consultations are available at 760-726-9095.
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Accounting Value Knows the Winning Numbers
SUNDAY, 02 AUGUST 2009 09:03
By Rich Guy Miller, Staff Writer


If you knew which numbers would win the lottery, you could win at will. But, if you had to guess everyday, your chances of winning are just like everyone else's...slim to none. Accountancy and tax specialists Natalie and Juan Ibarra know numbers, and, while they aren't winning lottery numbers, the numbers they know can mean the difference between a winning business and a losing one.

Juan and Natalie may be the most fun accountants you ever encounter, and they have seen some "funny numbers" from clients. For instance, numbers created by adding up sales without deducting the expenses, leading one to think that all that money taken in is profit. Or numbers deduced by using a pen and paper system of writing checks for expenses and deposits while losing track of thousands of earned dollars. Or numbers entered on a spreadsheet that creates so many reports that nobody knows if money is owed or owned. These are numbers, but they are not winners. They are more likely to get the business owner lost.

Natalie and Juan's local bookkeeping firm, Accounting Value, Inc. (AVI), has been showing clients how to read numbers since 2003. Their years of bookkeeping and tax preparation experience have earned them a well-respected reputation. Not only do they know numbers and teach clients how to make the most of those numbers, Accounting Value makes a point of keeping their billing rates affordable. It must be their familiarity with good (and real) numbers to make a business financially efficient.

Natalie (president of AVI and accounting professional for more than 20 years) has been called a miracle worker. Recently, she found more than $20,000 for a client. Both Natalie and Juan (co-founder of AVI) have also been known to turn piles of invoices into a profit and loss statement required for a loan in a matter of hours.

Accounting Value reads numbers like a doctor might read lab reports. The numbers must work together to create a clear picture of the business' health, Juan explains. "The numbers without comparison mean nothing, but by tracking the sales, expenses, or number of clients, and comparing them over time, we can get an excellent idea of where the company can grow."

Natalie reflected that many business owners wait until the funds are low before preparing a profit and loss statement. By that time, there is plenty of information to track and compare, but not much time for adjusting business operations.

Winning numbers are not by chance, but by design. Both Juan and Natalie readily share their experience with "number design systems" such as Quickbooks that help businesses adjust and grow in a healthy direction.

Accounting Value also recently announced a bulk billing system that allows clients to purchase accounting expertise in line with their budget. Instead of being billed for each call or visit, AVI clients can now call or get remote access assistance for a fraction of the per unit price. These kinds of fractions are the new winning number formula.

Whether your firm has 1 or 20 employees, Natalie, Juan and their staff are ready for a free consultation to determine the level of accounting the makes the best numbers. Their winning number is 760-726-9095. Back to Top

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