Bookkeeping Services for Publishers
Affordable, professional bookkeeping for publishers, agents and authors
Our bookkeeping services for the publishers and authors provide CPA-ready books, insightful financial reporting & online accounting support at affordable rates.
Thanks to the Internet, the publishing world has changed dramatically. Today, publishers aren’t just publishing printed materials, they’re also publishing online content, videos and apps—including apps for publishing—and the big publishing houses aren’t the only game in town anymore.
Independent publishers, small press operations and indie publishers who lack the budget to hire a full-time bookkeeper typically have a difficult time monitoring how their business is doing financially, tracking royalties, and getting their ducks in a row come tax time. Some may even see bookkeeping as a necessary evil, but one so complex it’s best to avoid as much as possible. That’s where the Giersch Group comes in.
We specialize in affordable, scalable accounting and bookkeeping services for small to mid-sized businesses of all kinds. Whether you’re an established publishing company with several agents or a one-person operation, you’ll find the Giersch Group an invaluable resource for keeping your business on track.
Keep Royalty Payments from Becoming a Royal Pain
Royalties can take many different forms, and calculating them be complex. Often, royalty payments are made in stages—such as an upfront payment when the royalty arrangement is signed, then regular payments on each book sold. Staying on top of royalties with one or two clients is easy enough. It gets much more complicated when you have multiple clients with differing royalty agreements, or if you’re an author receiving royalties from different sources.
The Giersch Group provides as much or as little bookkeeping services as you need. One thing we highly recommend is migrating your accounting records to QuickBooks™ Online, a cloud-based accounting program. There are several versions available, and we can help you choose the one best suited for your needs and budget. We can also assist with transferring your data to QuickBooks.™
As a certified QuickBooks™ Online ProAdvisor, we can also provide you/your staff with training and support on QuickBooks so you can harness the power of the program’s financial statements to improve your business operations. Our services are completely scalable--you can have us set up QuickBooks™ for you and get you acclimated, hire us to clean up your books and/or review them periodically, or have us handle all your bookkeeping.
Our QuickBooks™ Online services for publishers include:
- QuickBooks™ installation & setup as a standalone service
- A review of your books to ensure accuracy
- Organizing your books and fixing any mistakes we find
- Training on how to view & interpret your financial statements
- Training on how to use QuickBooks™ advanced features
- Ongoing support for QuickBooks™ programs including payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, job costing, customized reporting and inventory tracking
- Complete bookkeeping support and regular reporting in full accrual accounting
Bookkeeping Reporting Packages for Publishers
The Giersch Group offers monthly, quarterly or annual reporting packages in full accrual accounting. The packages include:
- Beginning balance sheet for the period
- Ending balance sheet for the period
- Income statement for the period vs. budget and/or previous period
- YTD income statement vs. budget and/or previous period
- Cash flow statement for the period
- Company dashboard of basic financial ratios
Our reports are a much better read than just numbers on a page. They always include suggestions for how to use the numbers to grow your business and enhance your profitability.
Professional accounting services made affordable
The Giersch Group realizes cost is always a concern for small publishing businesses and authors. As a small business ourselves, we are attuned to the financial realities of limited budgets. What sets us apart is the way we scale our services to the unique needs of each business—enabling them to get corporate-quality bookkeeping services for far less than the cost of hiring a full-time bookkeeper.
Our approach is to get to know your business and the unique challenges you face, then develop a customized plan for your specific needs and budget. Although we primarily offer bookkeeping and online accounting services, we also offer a suite of complementary services, including:
- CFO & controller services
- Payroll & basic HR help
- Tax compliance
- Management consulting
- Succession planning
Get a free bookkeeping consultation in Wisconsin
The Giersch Group offers a free consultation for publishers interested in learning more about our services. You won’t be pressured to hire us, or to buy anything, and you can meet with us in our Milwaukee, Brookfield or Madison—whichever is most convenient for you.
Contact us online or call to schedule a free 30-minute consultation.