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Join us today to meet Austin, a bookkeeper at KPMG Spark. At KPMG Spark, our automated bookkeeping software is backed up by a team of real bookkeepers. They work behind the scenes handling all your day-to-day bookkeeping tasks. Clients can contact them with any questions they may have. Today we are getting to know Austin, one of our bookkeepers at KPMG Spark.

Q: Could you tell us a little about yourself?

A: I live in Utah. My wife and I have one little boy with seemingly unlimited energy. When I’m not working, I am going on road trips with my family or playing some sort of game.

Q: Why do you like working for KPMG Spark?

A: The two things I love most are managing numbers and helping people do what they love. KPMG Spark just happens to be the perfect place where I can do both at the same time: handling the financial side of businesses so people can do what they have always wanted to do.

Q: What is a common question you get asked by clients, and how do you answer?

A: A question many business owners ask me is: “How do I know if something is a business expense?” Usually, they have a specific example in mind so my response will vary, but I almost always point them toward our blog which has many great articles about everything from common write-offs for contractors to how to improve your decision-making skills.

Q: Is there one piece of bookkeeping advice you would give to everyone?

A: Make a plan and stick with it. Plan how much you will set aside for taxes; plan how you will keep personal and business expenses separate; plan on how you will compensate yourself… and then do it! As you follow your plan, discuss with your bookkeeper and other professionals ways that it can be improved. Too many business owners become complacent over time and end up with empty pockets and an unsuccessful side hustle.

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of KPMG LLP.

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Some or all of the services described herein may not be permissible for KPMG audit clients and their affiliates or related entities.

The following information is not intended to be “written advice concerning one or more Federal tax matters” subject to the requirements of section 10.37(a)(2) of Treasury Department Circular 230. The information contained herein is of a general nature and based on authorities that are subject to change. Applicability of the information to specific situations should be determined through consultation with your tax adviser.

Alexandra OjalvoMay 10, 2022Posted In: Business Tips

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