🧮 Bookeeping: Client Onboarding and Communication

Based on the experience of other firms that are using our system, we can recommend you explore the TaxDome features that are most relevant for bookkeepers. Let's consider the example of onboarding a new bookkeeping client and what that looks like from a communications standpoint.

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Tip! Dive into this article as soon as you finish your TaxDome onboarding and the initial bookkeeping firm setup.

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Onboard New Bookkeeping Clients

No matter what bookkeeping processes you have in place, when it comes to onboarding,all new clients are onboarded in a similar way. You need to collect some general information about their company, prepare a contract based on their needs, get the first payment, and then add them to your main recurrent processes. Since onboarding has predefined steps, it could be automated, too. Watch this video to see how TaxDome can help.

Request Info from Clients via Organizers

Organizers are much more convenient than regular PDF forms because your clients don’t need any other software to complete them. For example, you can request business documents and company info before sending your clients a contract—copy the Business Documents Required organizer template from our library and edit it as needed.

Get Responses from Clients Faster and Keep Track of Your Conversations

Oftentimes, you need to ask your clients questions about various entries – like “Hey, what was this $100 transaction for?” In TaxDome, you can have all this back-and-forth in one place thanks to the messaging/chats feature.

Create Custom Contracts

Firms are different, so when you provide bookkeeping services, you usually can’t send them contracts via automation. Instead, you can have a list of services with prices and a general contract template that is manually edited for every unique client.

Get Important Docs from Third Parties

Bookkeepers need to know how a third party can upload documents. Often this happens because you might deal with lots of different people who work for a particular business. This could be done by using Document Requests.

Share Documents with Third Parties

Sometimes you need to share a financial statement or another document with a third party. For example, you do the books for a small business until the end of the year. Then, their tax preparer needs access to all the financials of the business to prepare the tax return.

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Tip: Check out the TaxDome Academy comprehensive course on using TaxDome for Bookkeepers.

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