Nick Ware Accounting
Accounting for non-profits and small businesses
Ongoing accounting work on a daily or weekly basis through QuickBooks Online or Desktop
Advanced financial reporting, budget development, and audit preparation
Services You Can Trust
Looking for someone to handle your accounting and financial management but don’t need to hire someone full-time? You’ve come to the right place. Nonprofits and small businesses need reliable, up-to-date financial information but don’t want to take valuable time away from working on programs and growing the organization. Outsourced accounting is a great way to stay on top of things.
Nick has been our accountant on an independent contractor basis for our nonprofit organization for 2 years, and during that time has proven to be absolutely reliable and trustworthy. With little to no supervision, we never need to worry about routine basics such as payroll, invoices, deposits, bank reconciliations, and monthly financial reporting. On his watch, our audits have been clean with no corrective notes and the auditors have complimented his preparation for and interactions with them. He’s a pleasure to work with on functions usually handled by a director of finance, such as annual budgets, managerial cost analyses, grant budget compliance and reporting, cash flow projections, auditable control systems, financial and time recording software, and H/R benefits administration. During the coronavirus crisis, he transitioned instantly, seamlessly, and painlessly to remote operations, putting in place electronic bill pay and remote approval processes. He’s able to do all this because he brings experience, problem-solving intelligence, and a calm, quiet focus on the crux of the matter into play in everything he does.
I first came to Nick for accounting advice in 2010 while starting a non-profit; I knew I needed some advice but didn’t yet fully understand how essential this early guidance would be in building a strong foundation for our organization. Nick coached me through every step of the process of creating our accounting systems: from patiently explaining essential concepts, to helping me navigate our accounting software, to teaching me how to run and understand financial reports. He made sure I was aware of best practices and reviewed my work as I learned. Nick helped us establish solid financial systems for our organization that, a decade later, continue to serve us very well.
Understanding Client Goals
We take the time to understand our clients’ goals and needs. By identifying what’s valuable to you, and the challenges in your organization, we can provide the information and guidance you need. We break down financial results and provide useful reports to support long-term planning and success.
Accounting Resources & Articles
There are a number of advantages to being tax-exempt as a 501(c)(3) organization, namely being exempt from income taxes, and frequently from state sales tax and property taxes, and being able to accept tax-deductible donations. On the flip side, there are also some...
Each January, you’ll need to distribute W-2s to any employees you paid during the prior year, and file a copy with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Before printing W-2s for your employees, you’ll first need to tell QuickBooks which type of paper you’ll be...
If you pay consultants or contractors for work during the year, you’ll most likely need to issue them 1099s the following January. These are required when you pay an individual or company $600 or more during a calendar year, unless the recipient is a corporation or a...