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The Cost of Getting Your Books Up to Date

Vince DiCecco is a dynamic and sought-after seminar speaker and author, with particular interest in business management/development and marketing subjects. With over 20 years experience in sales, marketing and training, he is presently an independent consultant to businesses looking to sharpen their competitive edge. Vince addresses a wide range of topics focused on nurturing customer loyalty while improving profitability. He may be reached via email at

If you’ve ignored your books for several months prior to hiring an accountant, expect to be charged for deferred bookkeeping. The cost to get you up-to-date may not be as high as your monthly charge, but it’s important nonetheless. I recently met a business owner who had not performed a month-end close for over six months while he struggled to install an over-sophisticated computer system. It does not have to be that complex!

—Vince DiCecco, Your Personal Business Trainer

Learn more about accounting in the May ’19 issue of A&E.