Bookkeeping and Accounting for Architects
The Giersch Group serves architectural firms all over the country from our offices located in Brookfield, Milwaukee & Madison, WI.
Affordable architectural accounting from the leading experts
Outsourcing architectural accounting frees up valuable time & gives invaluable insights.
Small to mid-sized architectural firms rarely have the budget for a full-time bookkeeper. Even with a steady stream of business, most of the money coming in goes toward overhead expenses before it can be counted as profit. When times are good and money is pouring in, keeping track of what the firm is actually earning after expenses becomes increasingly difficult without a full-time accountant. Even when net profit is known, it’s often unclear how to navigate the business to greater profits and growth.
The Giersch Group specializes in scalable bookkeeping, accounting and management consulting services for small to small and mid-sized businesses. Having an experienced financial professional at your service not only relieves you of the hassle and stress of keeping the books, it gives you a clearer picture of your firm’s financial health and helps you develop a plan for the future.
Take advantage of a free 30-minute consultation with the Giersch Group to learn more about how we can help your architectural firm. For your convenience, consultations can be held online, or at our Milwaukee, Brookfield, or Madison offices. Our services are 100% virtual and available nationwide.
We understand the challenges your business is facing
We’re well acquainted with the fiscal challenges specific to running an architecture business. The Giersch Group can help your firm identify and eliminate unnecessary expenses, improve cash flow, and take essential but burdensome accounting work off your shoulders so you can focus on daily operations. Our services are available a la carte so you get exactly the type of support you need at a price you can afford.
As a small, family-run business, we know well the challenges small businesses in Wisconsin face. We work with our clients to establish an affordable budget with no billing surprises. The level of expertise we provide far exceeds the cost, and we honestly believe we offer the best value in bookkeeping and consulting services in Wisconsin. You don’t have to take our word for it, though. See what our clients say about working with us.
Online and Local – The Giersch Group Advantage
Milwaukee architecture & design studio
“I've worked with Peter Giersch on and off for many years. He and his team have helped me with M&A, management and strategy. They took over our books a few years ago and have done a solid job. I recommend them highly.”
--Jeff Tredo, Tredo Group LLC
Outsourcing bookkeeping and migrating to online accounting software is an increasingly common practice for all types of small to mid-sized businesses. For far less than the cost of hiring an in-house employee, you get an experienced team handling your books so you’re free to focus on your business.
But what happens when issues arise that require a face-to-face meeting? With online-only bookkeeping services, the closest you might get to that is a phone call- if you're lucky, in the same time zone. While the Giersch Group works remotely for our clients, we are also able to meet with you in person to go over your financial records and resolve any issues you may be dealing with.
Unlike online-only bookkeeping services, we take the time to get to know our clients and their businesses. We’re here for them when they need us, however they prefer to meet. If this kind of availability matters to you, we encourage you to set up a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more.
Helping architectural firms manage money and resources
Our bookkeeping services use full accrual accounting to provide the clearest picture of your business’ financial health. We provide CPA-ready books, regular reports and online accounting support so you have detailed, accurate and timely data to help you profitably manage your business.
Our bookkeeping and accounting services for architects include:
- Online bookkeeping
- Tax filing for employer withholding and sales & use taxes
- Setup, training, or cleanup in QuickBooks Online or the online accounting software of your choice
- Payroll processing & basic HR services
- Financial reporting focused on the insights that have the most value for you
- Cash flow analysis
- Outsourced CFO services
- Budgeting & financial modeling
- Check writing (A/P) and collections calls (A/R)
- Bank & credit card reconciliations
- Audit support
Accounting software for architects - QuickBooks™
Migrating your architectural accounting to cloud-based software is easy with our help.
Whether you need accounting software for a small architecture firm or a large firm, we highly recommend migrating your accounting records to QuickBooks™ Online. We can help you choose the best version for your needs and transfer your data to QuickBooks, the best architect accounting software.
If you’re not familiar with QuickBooks™, we can provide as much setup and support as you need. As a certified QuickBooks™ Online ProAdvisor, we can train your staff in QuickBooks™ so you can use your financial statements to improve your business operations.
QuickBooks™ accounting services for architects include:
- QuickBooks™ installation & setup as a standalone service
- Reviewing your books for accuracy
- Organizing your books and fixing any mistakes
- Training on how to view & interpret your financial statements
- Training on QuickBooks™ advanced features
- Ongoing support for QuickBooks™ programs (payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, job costing, customized reporting and inventory tracking)
- Complete bookkeeping support and regular reporting in full accrual accounting
Although we recommend QuickBooks™ Online, we can work with any online accounting software you may already have, including:
- Deskera ERP
- Oracle JD Edwards
- Microsoft Dynamics SL
- Deltek Ajera
Learn more about how our bookkeeping services work, or get in touch with us to schedule a free consultation.
Bookkeeping for Wisconsin architects
“I run an architecture + design firm. For the past 4 past years, The Giersch Group has given me clarity in my financials and solid business counsel. I have found everyone in their group to be knowledgeable and trustworthy. Knowing I have The Giersch Group helping me organize and understand my financials allows me to focus on what I love to do - design beautiful buildings. It is with joy that I recommend Peter and his group to yours.”
--William Scholtens, Elements Architectural Group
While our services are available nationwide, The Giersch Group primarily serves architectural firms in and around Milwaukee, Brookfield, and Madison, the three cities where we have offices.
Milwaukee County bookkeepers serving: Downtown Milwaukee, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Glendale, Fox Point, River Hills, Brown Deer, Granville, Butler, Wauwatosa, West Allis, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Greendale, Franklin, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, Cudahy, St. Francis & everywhere in between.
Dane County bookkeepers serving: Madison, Middleton, Waunakee, Windsor, Sun Prairie, Cottage Grove, McFarland, Fitchburg, Verona, Riley, Pine Bluff, Cross Plains, Springfield Corners, Black Earth, Mazomanie, Mt. Horeb, Belleville, Rutland, Stoughton, Kengosa, Deerfield, Monona & everywhere in between.
Ozaukee County bookkeepers serving: Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Lakefield, Grafton, Saukville, Port Washington, Knellsville, Newburg, Waubeka, Fredonia, Holy Cross, Belgium, Dacada & everywhere in between.
Waukesha County bookkeepers serving: Waukesha, Brookfield, New Berlin, Muskego, Big Bend, Vernon, Mukwonago, Jericho, Eagle, North Prairie, Saylesville, Genesee Depot, Ottawa, Wales, Dousman, Delafield, Oconomowoc, Monterey, Nashotah, Hartland, Merton, Town of Lisbon, Sussex, Lannon, Menomonee Falls, Butler, Pewaukee & everywhere in between.
Washington County bookkeepers serving: Germantown, Hubertus, Richfield, Thompson, Ackerville, Hartford, Kirchhayn, Jackson, Cedar Creek, Slinger, Cedar Lake, St. Lawrence, Allenton, Addison, St. Anthony, Kohlsville, Wayne, Kewaskum, Boltonville, Fillmore, Cheeseville, Young America, West Bend, Nabob and everywhere in between.
We also work with self-employed professionals and businesses in related fields including: furniture stores, interior designers, contractors, franchisees and engineering firms.
Request a free consultation
Call or contact us online to schedule a time to meet with us for a free, no-obligation 30-minute consultation at our Milwaukee, Brookfield, or Madison office, on the phone, or online. Bring along your balance sheet and we’ll give you an analysis, or just bring us your questions. Our services are 100% online and available to architectural firms nationwide.
Contact us online to set up a meeting to learn more about our services.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need a bookkeeper if my architect firm is small?
Yes. All businesses require accurate financial reporting and Giersch Group services remove the stress of having to do the reporting yourself. Having a bookkeeper allows you to focus on your business and dedicate more time to ongoing projects.
What is the best software for architects?
We highly recommend migrating your accounts to QuickBooks™. As a certified ProAdvisor, Giersch Group can make the transition seamless by quickly training your staff to use QuickBooks™ services.
Can hiring a bookkeeper grow my profitability?
Hiring a bookkeeper will allow your firm to gain a clearer financial picture. Having a clear financial plan is essential for setting goals for greater profits and growth.