30+ Years of Professional Tax & Accounting Services

Architecture & Engineering

Architect accountant going over plans

Simply put, architects turn to us when they need an accounting firm that knows about the architectural industry. Chances are, if you’ve used, or considered using, QuickBooks software to complete your accounting, you’ve heard of our book, “The Architect’s Guide to QuickBooks.”  What specifically do we know? How can we prove that we know this? Each of our employees have worked directly for either a contractor, engineer or an architect, and this industry-specific experience is invaluable to offsite accountants wanting to serve their clients the best they possibly can. We know the ins and outs of what it takes to own and work for an architectural firm, and put this expertise to work directly for you.

Whether you are just starting out or have an already-established and mature business, we can help you spot opportunities, achieve your goals and position your company for the future. We also help acknowledging present economical issues like:

  • Escalating costs of materials and labor
  • Financing alternatives
  • Increasing competition
  • Job cost controls and overruns
  • Project management
  • Seasonality challenges
  • Shrinking margins
  • Tax efficiency strategies

At Online Accounting, we work with everyone from small architects to surveyors, and larger engineering firms throughout the nation. As a result we can tailor our accounting, tax and consulting services to fit your specific needs. Our services include:

  • All tax services
  • Overhead analysis
  • Succession planning
  • Incentive compensation plans
  • Operational review and benchmarking analysis
  • Systems selection
  • Technology utilization audit
  • Employee benefits review
  • Employee recruiting and retention programs

Architects Guide to QuickBooks Desktop

Save time setting up and making the most out of QuickBooks, so you can focus on what you do best! This book guides you step-by-step through all of the important features of QuickBooks to an Architecture firm – customers and projects, employees and payroll and more. It is low on official “accounting speak” and full of realistic, useful examples. Just follow our steps and you will have an effective accounting system that provides all of the information any successful architect needs, in the easiest, shortest time possible.

Engineer’s Guide to QuickBooks Desktop