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Jul Ham

Did you need a controller to review your bookkeeper's work monthly? Trying to make a budget for your personal or business finances and stick to it? Or do you just need some hourly hand holding for QuickBooks training?

I have helped over 35 businesses and 8 families do just that. Many of my clients have been with me for over 5 years. With over 21 years of accounting experience and as a QuickBooks guru, I can help you succeed.

Jewel Financial Services
Top 5 YouTube QuickBooks Tips & Tricks

Top 5 YouTube QuickBooks Tips & Tricks

The easiest way for a beginner to learn QuickBooks desktop is tips and tricks on YouTube. There are 1000’s of videos and we picked out the top 5 that we like. The basics of accounting by Lynda.com is a great primer for the small business owner who is not a trained...
Is this a Business Travel Expense?

Is this a Business Travel Expense?

Gas for my daily car trips to work?  Parking ticket? A taxi to grandma’s house? Many small business owners do not realize that sometimes what they think is a business expense, is not.  The mileage or gas cost of commuting to and from work is not, unless you make...
Easy QuickBooks Payroll Tax Prep

Easy QuickBooks Payroll Tax Prep

Many bookkeepers don’t realize they don’t have to hand write their payroll tax forms. Quickbooks does it for you- IRS 940’s, IRS 941’s if you have at least the Quickbooks Payroll Standard version, and  state returns like CA EDD’s , WA Employment Security if you have...
Employees get a Snow Day?

Employees get a Snow Day?

Our business closed our doors for part of a day due to a snowstorm. There were 2 employees that came to work and one who didn’t show up at all. One who showed up was hourly and one was salaried, exempt. Who do I have to pay?  Check out this ADP article to find out the...
Free Business Advice from Small Business Development Center

Free Business Advice from Small Business Development Center

Here is a great place for help for those entrepreneurs starting/improving their business. A nail products business quadrupled their revenue with the help of a certified business advisor from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Washington State. Many states...
5 Gifts Ideas for your Employees and their Tax Consequences

5 Gifts Ideas for your Employees and their Tax Consequences

If you are thinking of giving ‘gifts’ to your employees this season, here are 5 of the more popular ideas. A brief, unscientific survey of fellow workers reveal that most employees like cash. However, don’t forget to tax any gift appropriat 1. Money – Cash in any...