Harriet Gatter

Harriet Gatter

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.

Accounting Support Tips for Starting Your Own Business

A reader asks, “I have been working for a distributor for a few years, but I am thinking of leaving them and starting out on my own. What steps should I take?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

How Many QuickBooks Users Do You Need?

A reader asks, “How do I know how many QuickBooks users I need to start? Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

QuickBooks Tips for Handling a Growing Business

A reader asks, “I am planning to grow my business. Should I just start out in QuickBooks Enterprise?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

How to Handle Credit Card Fees in QuickBooks

A reader asks, “I have customers that pay me by credit card, but the credit card company takes out fees. I am receiving less than the total amount on the invoice. How do I handle that in QuickBooks Premier?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Why Use QuickBooks Over Sending Statements to Accountants?

A reader asks, “I send my bank and credit card statements to my accountant at year end to do my taxes. What benefits are there to using something like QuickBooks instead?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

How to Switch from Cash to Accrual

A reader asks, “Can I just switch from cash to accrual basis in my company? There is a button to do that in QuickBooks.” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Know When Your Customers Are Tax Exempt

A reader asks, “I am creating an item in QuickBooks Premier, and it makes me select it as ‘Tax’ or ‘Non for Sales Taxes.’ Sometimes it is taxable and sometimes not, depending on the customer. What do I do?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Clarity and Organization are Key in QuickBooks

A reader asks, “Can you clarify 'Customers,' 'Vendors,' 'Employees' and 'Other Names'? Too often I use 'Other Names.' Is that right?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Do I Need Business Insurance?

A reader asks, “My accountant wants me to buy some business insurance. Is that something I should have?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Delete Your Old Company Files in QuickBooks

Question: I have a few company files set up in Quickbooks Premier from businesses I started, but no longer run. How do I delete them from the list of companies to open? Answer: These companies can be hidden but technically not deleted. Select File > Open Previous Company, to see the list of all the…