Accounting and Bookkeeping in Central PA

Stay organized and keep your records up to date with small business accounting and bookkeeping support

Knowing where your business stands financially takes more than just reconciling your checkbook – although that’s certainly critical. Gift CPAs offers accounting and bookkeeping services wrapped up in a monthly service plan, guaranteeing you have the information you need to keep your business thriving and giving you access to your team whenever you need them.

Accounting & Bookkeeping

Accounting often times receives so little attention in small businesses. You might be startled by the implications of failing to keep track of your finances.

Bookkeeping is the process of tracking the value/cost of your company’s assets, liabilities, revenue, and costs. It’s a numerical representation of your company’s history. Bookkeeping keeps track of what you bought, sold, borrowed, and invested, as well as how well you did.

Too many business owners pay little attention to bookkeeping.

They check their bank account balance before moving on to other matters. The majority of people have no idea what the financial statements are trying to tell them.

Every business must keep accurate financial records.

With today’s technology, a bookkeeping service can electronically process the majority of your records and receipts with little or no input from the owner. This saves money while also allowing for more productive hours.

Bookkeeping Primary Objective include: 

  • Suggestions on how to improve your company’s performance
  • Audits of income taxes, sales taxes, and so forth
  • Reporting of income tax, payroll tax, and sales tax
  • Lines of credit from banks and other types of financing
  • Selling your company or merging it with another
  • Lenders or customers may require it.

A Team Dedicated to You

Gift CPAs is committed to establishing and maintaining strong relationships with our clients. Each client receives the expertise of a team consisting of a CPA and a bookkeeper. This team is your go-to resource for producing and analyzing your financial statements each month, advising you on legislative and tax changes that can impact your business, and answering your financial questions.

Beyond your primary CPA/bookkeeper team, you have the full expertise of Gift CPAs behind you. We understand small business and have experience across many industries. No matter where your business is located in central PA, our offices in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Ephrata, and Myerstown make it easy to use our accounting services.

Monthly Service Plans

Gift CPAs takes a unique approach to small business accounting. We package our expert services into cost-efficient monthly service plans that mean you get the same great information every month, including:

Consider the value of a professional handling the books

Many business owners prefer to use QuickBooks or other accounting software to keep track of their finances. These programs only provide a limited amount of guidance.

This frequently results in issues and blunders that can be highly costly (lost deductions, improper revenues, sales tax errors, and so on.) Were you an “A” student in your two-years of college accounting? Higher taxes and missed opportunities usually outweigh any savings in fees.

Accounting software is evolving at a breakneck speed, thanks to advances in technology and artificial intelligence. Are you on the lookout for a superior option?


Our check writing services are fast and efficient and give you peace of mind. You also receive a detailed management analysis for each disbursement period.


Monthly reconciliations can catch small errors and prevent costly mistakes.


The balance sheet shows your company’s assets, liabilities, and capital at a given point in time, allowing you to make strong business decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: The right time to outsource varies for every small business. You may have delegated your current bookkeeping and accounting activities to a family member or employee, or you may have attempted to squeeze them into your already hectic schedule. It’s probably time to consider outsourcing when you or your employees are unable to manage the day-to-day operations of the business well.

A: When you spend your precious time plugging away at things that that could be handled by someone else, you lose time that could be spent doing what you love and are an expert at. For small business owners who feel like they are wasting time attempting to handle their own bookkeeping, an outsourced bookkeeper may be the right option for you.

A: Your familiarity with quarterly taxes depends on the size of your business and how much you usually owe each year. Following IRS requirements, most small business owners must make estimated quarterly payments if they expect to owe taxes of $1,000 or more.


This important tool tracks your company’s financial transactions, showing payees and payers along with dates and check numbers. Year-to-date information is provided each month.


This statement shows where your company stands financially in the current month and year-to-date.


These graphs are visual presentations of the operating statement and allow you to easily see financial trends in your business.

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This may seem like more information than you want or need, but all of this information contributes to a clear financial snapshot of your business. This is important not only as you make day-to-day operating decisions, but also as you work with your bank and other business partners on financial matters, such as when you are preparing to sell or expand the business.

Our monthly service plans are reasonably priced and will save you time, allowing you to address other business priorities. Best of all, Gift CPAs is here when you need us. Have a question or need information? Give us a call or send us an e-mail – it’s all included in the monthly plan package. We’re happy to talk with you or meet with you to discuss your questions and needs.


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