Bookkeeping Tooles & Virtual Assistance Services Inc.

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What is a Virtual Assistant?

Virtual assistants are independent contractors who (from a remote location, usually their home or office) support multiple clients in a variety of industries by providing administrative, creative, and technical services.

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Many Virtual Assistants have specialized skills, here at B.K Tooles V.A., we specialize in Social Media, Administrative Services and Bookkeeping. 

Why use a VA for your bookkeeping needs?

  • VA sets up an online bill payment service with payment authorization for you. VA prepares payments and enters them into accounting software that you can also view from your own computer. VA notifies you how much money to deposit into account and pays bills, or mails them back to you for signature and mailing.

  • You need to keep track of your accounts payable and receivable.  As bills are paid, VA enters or downloads transactions into accounting software, reconciles bank statements, enters credit card transactions, prepares invoices, makes and/or enters deposits, and prepares end of month reports.

  • You need to invoice your clients. You e-mail VA with number of hours to be billed to each client. VA prepares and mails invoices. Or VA sets up way for you to track your hours with cloud-based software and bills clients regularly.

  • You prefer to pay your own bills but need monthly bank reconciliation. You mail or scan and e-mail VA copy of your check register and bank statement; VA enters data into accounting software and reconciles account. VA e-mails you accounting report or you view on secure site on the web.

  • You prefer to pay your own bills, but need reminders to pay in a timely manner. VA reminds you by e-mail or telephone when due dates arrive.

Why use Bookkeeping Tooles and Virtual Assistance Services Inc.?

Our President, Michele Tooles, has worked within a CPA firm and with Quickbooks clients for over 10 years. During this time, she has assembled bonds with several other CPA firms, that she has continued to work closely with. She specializes in remote access bookkeeping, data entry and report presentation. As an Online Certified Quickbooks Proadvisor offering individualized training, set-up and maintenance, Michele takes pride in training clients in the proper use of the Quickbooks software. She is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, International Virtual Assistants Association and the National Association of Tax Professionals.

According to Robert Half’s salary calculator, the Chicago area shows the average bookkeeper’s salary in 2022, as $45,570 - $66,650 up 16% from 2014. That averages out to $3,798 – $5,554 a month. A full-charge bookkeeper, with advanced skillset, tops out at $6,355 a month. Is that an expense your company can handle? Completing a Request for Quote, we can provide a customized package that may reduce that bookkeeping expense by 50% in some cases. Although these numbers may not be anywhere close to your budget, Bookkeeping Tooles and Virtual Assistance Services Inc. understands the challenges of small businesses and will work closely in providing services at a reasonable cost.