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.

Why Did QuickBooks Premier Become So Expensive?

A reader asks, “The price for QB Premier has gone up a lot recently. I found a much lower price online. Is it the same thing? Should I wait and see if the prices come down?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Why Purchase a New Version of QuickBooks?

A reader asks, “I have an older desktop version of QuickBooks Premier. So far, it seems to work fine. What are the disadvantages of staying on an older desktop QB version?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Reconcile Before the End of the Period

A reader asks, “I produce my month-end statements and then do my reconciliations whenever the statements are ready. Is that the right order?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Do I Have to Use QuickBooks Payroll?

A reader asks, “If I convert to QuickBooks, do I have to use QuickBooks Payroll?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Is It OK to Write Off Personal Expenses?

A reader asks, “My brother-in-law owns his own business. He says he writes off most of his personal expenses in the business, and that I should do the same thing. What do you think?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

How Should You Be Pricing Your Products?

A reader asks, “I am new to the business and don’t know how to price the items I am selling. Any tips?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…