I hope this note finds you healthy and well, as always, and especially in light of current events. I write to you about the logistics of our providing your accounting, bookkeeping, and financial management during the coronavirus pandemic.
First, your business is our business. We care deeply about the overall wellness of your team and ours, maintaining a healthy workplace, and keeping your essential back office accounting functions and routines going. This now requires some balancing from all of us, including the parents now managing workloads and childcare (as Gov. Inslee today ordered schools closed through at least April 24).
We will prioritize the following essential tasks in the short term:
- Revenue: A/R & receipts necessary to continue invoicing customers, clients, and donors.
- Purchasing: A/P & disbursements necessary to pay vendors timely.
- Assisting in taking advantage of emergency grant and fundraising opportunities.
We will communicate with you by phone and online to collaborate on plans for ensuring that these and other high priorities are met, which may entail temporarily setting aside other tasks.
Opportunity to enhance cloud-based financial services
We have been serving you remotely (from our physical office on Capitol Hill in Seattle) for years. So while the remote/virtual office isn’t new to us, there may be some additional improvements we can make together with cloud accounting software, cloud filing, web meetings, online billpay, and so forth, both as a practical matter today, and to generally strengthen your 21st century financial operations.
Stay safe, wash your hands, and we look forward to connecting with you soon!
Dave, and the NWAFM team