FreshBooks, Guest Posts, and Email Newsletters

If you haven't been following them, the folks at FreshBooks have been busy.

There aren't a lot of things I would change about FreshBooks. No, it's not a full-featured accounting package like QuickBooks, but it's not meant to be, and it would ruin it's charm by going down the path of feature-creep.

One of the things I always wanted was a simple way to keep track of all my clients who were using FreshBooks. I have quite a few clients who use FreshBooks for creating invoices and tracking their time and expenses. In order to pull down the reports I need, I have to login to each client's account one-by-one. At tax time, this gets to be a real pain. Thankfully, FreshBooks has come to my rescue.

On August 19th FreshBooks created Accountant Center, which is a portal to connect me to all my clients in one central location. Once my clients add me as their bookkeeper/accountant, I can pull the reports I need without having to log into their account.

For me, this allows me to quickly pull reports from all my clients from the same central location, without having to jump to multiple sites and manage multiple logins.

For the client, this allows them to give me access to reports without using up a staff account, giving me their login information or access to the rest of their records.

For more information on how this you can read the blog post on their site.

Guest Post

While on the subject of FreshBooks and blog posts...yours truly recently had a guest post published on their blog. If you'd like to give it a read, you can check it out at the link below.

6 ways your accountant can help you achieve your business goals

Email Newsletter

Finally, there is a new way to keep up to date with all things That Bookkeeper. Some of you may get this by email through the FeedBurner link. I have decided to move over to MailChimp. be honest, I signed up for it a LONG time ago, and am now finally getting around to making the switch. Here in Canada there were some changes made to the spam laws, and I would need to have everyone re-subscribe to the email feed anyway, so I thought this was as good a time as any to make the move.

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Eric Matthews

I'm a bookkeeper, husband, dad, music junkie, and general tech geek. When I'm a bookkeeper, I focus on cloud bookkeeping. I write at, which helps bookkeepers and business owners move their books online. I work with apps like FreshBooks, Xero, Kashoo, Wave, and QuickBooks Online.

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