Services

 

Bookkeeping

Although bookkeeping is our primary focus here at Empower, we’re more than a bookkeeping service.  We’re like a bookkeeper, controller, cfo, and board finance chair rolled into one.  We manage your books with care and accuracy, painting a complete picture of what’s happening across your organization.  We speak in plain, non-­accountant language to interpret the numbers and ensure you understand your financial position.  We also helping you digitize every financial document and store it securely and collaboratively.

We provide monthly bookkeeping services, Quickbooks Online setup, as well as prior-year cleanup and catchup work as needed.


Payroll

A good payroll system is critical to keeping your organization running smoothly. You can’t afford to miss a payroll, tax payment, or filing deadline. Our system will pay your employees on time via direct deposit, keep your compensation information confidential, file and pay your payroll tax reports, and keep up with ever-changing government regulations. We work closely with select payroll providers who provide the infrastructure to serve your growing business. We oversee the setup, implementation, and administration to ensure it’s done right and at the lowest possible cost to you.

In addition, for our ministry clients, we understand ministerial payroll, housing allowances, and minister’s taxation.


Consulting

We apply our expertise in non-profit and church accounting to provide a 360-degree evaluation of your entire back office financial systems.  From bookkeeping workflows to accountable reimbursement plans to the chart of accounts, we take the time and care to understand your current system and how it can better serve your organization.  We interview you and your team to learn what is important to you, and then we deliver thorough, written guidance to identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.

We can also provide consultation on specific issues related to your workflow, paperless record keeping, software, technology implementation, and best-practice alignment. Have a question about a system or process? We’ve probably seen it before, and can provide a best practice solution that will keep your business running smoothly as you grow.

We can also coordinate with your CPA during tax return and audit season, so they have easy access to the information they need to serve you effectively.

 
 

All of our bookkeepers are Quickbooks Online ProAdvisors, a certification offered exclusively through Intuit, the parent company of Quickbooks.  This ensures we will maximize the functionality of Quickbooks Online to serve your organization.

We are partnered with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).  ECFA is the nation’s leading faith-based financial accountability and resourcing organization for churches and faith-based non-profits.  Through this partnership, we are offering our clients free access to ECFA’s vast online database of best-practice resources, policy documents, webinars, and answers to common financial questions that churches face.  Signup for free by registering online.