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.

Do I Really Have to Reconcile My Checking Account?

Question: I don’t like reconciling my checking account. Is there really a reason to do that? Answer: Monthly reconciliations are a critical part of your accounting. I could argue that it is one of the most important steps to making sure your records are complete and correct. Every month, you should reconcile each of your…

My Accountant Is Suggesting Things That I Know Are Not Legal. What Should I Do?

Question: My accountant is suggesting things that I know are not legal. What should I do? Answer: I would find a new accountant right away. You do not want to be tainted by the accountant’s lack of ethics and end up owing additional taxes, penalties or worse. There is a difference, however, between income tax avoidance and…

Why Won’t My QuickBooks Work With Microsoft Office 365?

A reader asks, “I have recently purchased a new computer with Microsoft Office 365 which includes Windows 10. Why won’t my QuickBooks work now?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

What Are My QuickBooks Options on Mac?

A reader asks, “I have a Mac that I use for my business, but I’d like to use QuickBooks. What are my options?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Where Can I Get QuickBooks Software?

A reader asks, “Where should I look for QuickBooks software?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Help! My QuickBooks Isn’t Working Right!

A reader asks, “My QuickBooks isn’t working the way it should. Is there anything I can do to fix the problems?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Can I Print Checks in QuickBooks?

A reader asks, “Can I print checks in QuickBooks? If so, do you have any tips for buying the checks?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Upgrading to QuickBooks Premier

A reader asks, “How do I upgrade from QuickBooks Pro to Premier?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

View Everything on One Screen in QuickBooks Premier

A reader asks, “Is there one screen in QuickBooks Premier where I can look at my open Sales Orders and Invoices?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Who Made All These Errors?

A reader asks, “We have some recurring errors in our QuickBooks. No one will take ownership of the errors, but I need to find out who made them. Is there a way to do that?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Adding Data to Stock Reports

A reader asks, “Is there a way to add data to stock reports in QuickBooks?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Making Default Templates

A reader asks, “How do I make a template in QuickBooks to be the default template for sales orders, purchase orders or invoices?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…