Our primary focus is bookkeeping but we also provide income tax returns, payroll, CFO Services, Business Consulting, and QuickBooks Education.
Bookkeeping is our specialty and we offer a wide array of services to fully serve you. If there’s something more you need for your bookkeeping that you don’t see here, call us. We’re happy to talk through all of your bookkeeping needs.
Bank and Credit Card Transaction Recording
Bank and Credit Card Reconciliation
Monthly Financial Reports (to help you keep on top of your business)
Payroll (including direct deposit and tax filings)
Lighthammer Bookkeeping Business Consulting can include just one service, such as payroll, all the way up to becoming your complete outsourced accounting department.
We also provide startup consulting, management consulting, and working with you to fine-tune your business plan.
Jim’s years of experience as CFO in the real estate investment industry translates into other service industries. With this experience, our CFO Service works with the owner to guide them during transitional times, growth, and helping small businesses become big businesses.
We essentially become a strategic partner with the owner.
We help your business with many of your tax needs throughout the year, including services such as:
Personal Income tax
Corporate Income tax
Income Tax Planning
Entity Planning (saves your company income taxes)
We specialize in the following industries:
Real Estate: Including rental property management, investors, rehabs, and flippers.
Construction: Including plumbers, electricians, painters, carpenters, roofers, and anything to do with property improvements.
E-Commerce: Including retail online sellers on Shopify, Amazon, and other online platforms. We help with PayPal, Stripe, and Square integration with your store.
Professional Services: Including Attorneys, Dentists, Appraisers, Consultants, Web Developers, Tutoring Services, and more.
A map doesn’t define us. Lighthammer Bookkeeping Services is based in Cincinnati but we can work with you wherever you work.
QuickBooks is a widely-used accounting software designed for small and medium-sized businesses to manage their financial activities. The software allows businesses to keep track of their financial transactions, create invoices, manage bills, track inventory, and generate financial statements.
As your bookkeeper, we use QuickBooks because it provides an efficient and accurate way to organize your financial data and transactions, and maintain accurate records for your business.
QuickBooks also streamlines the process of generating financial reports, which we use to analyze the financial health of your business, identify trends, and help you make informed decisions to grow your business.
More educated than the average bookkeeper – Jim is an Advanced ProAdvisor with QuickBooks. The certification requires passing multiple exams on QuickBooks advanced features.
Yes, we can.
We offer QuickBooks Education teaching you to track your income and expenses, generate financial reports, and manage your invoices and bills all in one place. You’ll learn to use this information to give you a clear picture of the financial health of your business.
Knowing QuickBooks will help you understand the inner workings of the financial side of your business and communicate your financial needs even better with your bookkeeper.
QuickBooks Education with us includes:
As QuickBooks Online Advanced Certified Pros, we are experts in using QuickBooks Online to keep the financial side of your business running smoothly so you can take care of what you do best.
As certified pros, we help you set up your QuickBooks account, customize it to your business needs, and provide training and support to ensure you get the most out of the software.
We also help you with more complex accounting tasks, such as reconciling accounts and preparing financial statements to ensure that your books are accurate and up to date.
Hiring a pro will not only save you time and reduce the risk of errors, but you’ll clock out each day with peace of mind knowing that your financial operations are in good hands.
While working in the real estate investment industry, I considered starting my own investment business. I knew I’d need experts to swing those heavy hammers and do the heavy lifting to get my investment properties ready. The best I could do was to swing a “light” hammer because I’m not at all handy. That startup then became “Lighthammer” and I’ve kept that name as I transitioned into Lighthammer Bookkeeping Services.
Contact us; we can help you save time and money.