Say Thanks to Our Troops with a Warm Cup of Joe

Green Beans CoffeeAs we remember our Veterans on this special day, consider also honoring our actively serving troops. One easy way is to participate in the Cup of Joe for a Joe program from Green Beans Coffee. Since early 2009, Cup Of Joe For A Joe has been a wonderful way for Americans everywhere to say thanks to our Troops and let them know they're appreciated through the simple act of buying a cup of freshly brewed coffee, writing a personal letter of encouragement to go with it and having both delivered into the hands of a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or Coast Guardsman who is serving far from home.

The Cup Of Joe letters you send from home are delivered to our Troops by email and the freshly brewed cups of coffee are served at Green Beans Coffee cafes on the bases where they're deployed. When the Troops receive your Cup of Joe and letter from home, Green Beans gives them a way to email you back, say thanks and let you know how they're doing.

Xero: Cloud-based Accounting

Some of the best new tools to help you run your business are cloud-based services. Since these systems are hosted online, you don't have to install any software -- all you need is a web browser. Want to do your accounting in the cloud? We can help, using online accounting services from Xero. The system enables business owners and their accountants to work concurrently on the same database. Why is that important? It lets you run the management financial statements you need for running your business, and lets your CPA access reports for tax planning, estimates and preparation, all at the same time. With Xero, you no longer have to take the time away from running your business to stop and get a copy of your accounting file to your CPA, then wait for the file or the journal entries to be returned, much later after the tax return has been complete. Now you can keep your accounting records up-to-date without interruptions.

Xero automatically updates data from your online banking accounts to ensure that your bank transactions are accurate and always available for analysis. Secure, safe, and reliable, Xero is a remarkably cost-efficient way of running your business finances, and it is a proven system that is easy to use.

We are Xero certified, and we can help you set up your company, work with the product, provide training for you or your staff, and/or oversee your daily accounting needs in all aspects of bookkeeping. Contact us today to learn more!

North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work - EIGHT years!

Since the very first time this award was given, Ghirardo CPA has consistently been ranked among the very best places to work in the North Bay. The winners are selected each year by North Bay Business Journal editorial staff based on several criteria, including the results of an anonymous employee survey and a company application that provided information on issues such as diversity, family-friendly workplace, community involvement and employee benefits. We are proud to report that the Business Journal has again named us in this honored group, for the eighth consecutive year!

New and improved: Ghirardo CPA Client Portal

If you have used our Client Portal in the past, you know that this free service enables you to securely exchange files with us, without the hassles, risks and limitations of sending large files as email attachments. Our new and improved portal, with easier operation and tighter integration with the rest of our internal systems, will help us serve you even better. The old portal will remain available for a limited time, and we will make a final backup of the files stored there before we remove the old portal from service. If you haven't already received instructions for your new portal account, send us an email and we'll get you set up.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.