Ask the Accountant

Harriet Gatter, owner of Accounting Support LLC, was an ad specialty distributor for 23 years and an adjunct professor of accounting at Neumann University. She sold her ad specialty business in 2012, became certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and now works exclusively with ad specialty distributors nationwide on their QuickBooks, order management and accounting needs.

A reader asks, “I called Intuit/QuickBooks support and was told something that I know is not the way we do business. How can that happen?" Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “In QuickBooks, do I set up my items as 'non-inventory part' or 'inventory part'"? Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “I want to be able to invoice and receive payments electronically from clients and have them entered automatically in QuickBooks. What are my options?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “I need to change sales tax settings for a large number of my customers. Do I need to go into each customer to make the changes?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

I’m always interested in new ideas to simplify the accounting, bookkeeping and order management systems for ad specialty distributors. And recently, my client, Bruce Cunningham of Great Ideas in Santa Fe, N.M., shared an idea that reduces paper usage and makes finding documents fast and easy...

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