Financial Clarity for A&E Firms

De-stress. Save time. Know your numbers.

We understand your problems

Paperwork. Time. Uncertainty.

Paperwork

Every business owner hates bookkeeping and paperwork. Unfortunately, it has to be done, and it has to be done in a particular format. Otherwise you may find the tax man on your back.

Time

Profitable A&E firms spend up to 35% of their time performing administrative tasks. When your tasks pile up and there are not enough hours in a day to do them all, then time is your enemy.

Uncertainty

Keeping your books is not easy and can cost you a lot of time. When your books are up-to-date, organized, and reconciled, then you can have financial clarity. Otherwise, you have uncertainty.

Introducing the Telebooks Network

Your network of bookkeeping professionals working exclusively with A&E firms in the United States.

Your network of people, technology, and process that electrical engineer Sumner Darling and education professional Mariana Darling created by working hand in hand with owners and managers of small A&E firms.  The network that is now available as a resource to A&E firm owners who are ready to invest for the future.  Telebooks Network provides a proven service to alleviate the burden of regular bookkeeping activities and to give back precious time to you or your staff.

Your plan for success

A three-part plan designed to support your staff and systematize your business.

People

Systems and technology require quality people to bring them to life.  You are assigned a dedicated bookkeeper who is responsible to document client specific information within a client manual.  The client manual becomes a resource for us and for you, and it allows for a smooth transition in the event of a change in personnel on our side or on yours.

Technology

You are provided with cloud-based accounting software, a paperless receipt and bill capture system, and an accounting file backup service.  You benefit from a collaborative approach to bookkeeping, where to the extent possible, we limit your staff involvement to providing the information we need to do the heavy lifting.

Process

A big part of financial clarity is staying up-to-date.  You or your staff meet with us on a weekly basis.  The weekly meeting is the best time to ask and answer questions and to address any issues in the present.  When your books are up-to-date, then your financial reports may be relied upon for making important decisions.

Choose Telebooks Network

Where you gain access to the systems and information you need to be in control of your finances.

When you are ready, we are ready

We maintain readiness to provide quality bookkeeping services through certifications and affiliations with industry leaders.

Services designed to empower

Your services are designed to empower you around your finances.

Quality Bookkeeping

You provide your receipts, bills, and sales invoices, and you receive your organized, reconciled books. Service includes accounting software, accounting file backup, and a dedicated bookkeeping professional.

Document Management

You say goodbye to paper documents and receipts with a paperless receipt and bill capture system. You submit receipts on-the-go with your smartphone by snapping a photo or by forwarding documents from your email.

Financial Reporting

You keep track of your finances with monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial statements. Your service includes year-end 1099 preparation & year-end reporting and collaboration with your tax accountant.

AP Payment Processing

Your bills are paid using an accounts payable management system, which includes owner approval controls, bill payment by check or ACH transfer, and weekly support from your bookkeeping professional.

AR Payment Processing

Your sales invoices are sent and you are paid using an accounts receivable management system, which includes direct deposit to your bank account for ACH (electronic) payments.

Financial Analysis

You gain a clearer picture of your business performance with monthly, quarterly, and year-end analyses for revenue, profitability, cash flow, and growth.

KPI Tracking

Key Performance Indicators that are relevant to architecture & engineering firms are tracked for you, including profitability margin, accounts receivable days, utilization rate, and backlog volume.

Profit & Tax Budgeting

You want a business that is profitable and one that pays for income taxes. You accomplish this by setting aside a recommended percentage of revenue for profit, taxes, and contingencies,

Project Accounting

With profit & loss information for each of your projects, you may compare financial performance across your portfolio and understand which projects are contributing most to your bottom line.

Pricing that pays for itself

Your pricing pays for itself through improved efficiency (e.g. improved utilization rate).

Premium

The best option for ambitious business owners.

  • Quality Bookkeeping
  • Document Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • AP Payment Processing
  • AR Payment Processing
  • Financial Analysis
  • KPI Tracking
  • Profit & Tax Budgeting
  • Project Accounting
Standard

Most popular option to save time and make life easier.

  • Quality Bookkeeping
  • Document Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • AP Payment Processing
  • AR Payment Processing
  • Financial Analysis
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Essentials

The option for basic entries and compliance.

  • Quality Bookkeeping
  • Document Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • X
  • X
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We invite you to become our client

Here is your roadmap.

STEP 1 – DISCOVERY

STEP 1 – DISCOVERY

You introduce us to your business, communicate your needs, and ask questions about our services.

STEP 2 – REVIEW

STEP 2 – REVIEW

With your permission, we review your current books and provide a quote for the services you need.

STEP 3 – ONBOARD

STEP 3 – ONBOARD

When you select a desired solution, we work closely with you to ensure a smooth onboarding process.

Financial Empowerment with Telebooks Network

Empower your architecture or engineering firm with  quality bookkeeping and financial reporting.

Testimonials

Telebooks Network has become an invaluable asset to our firm. Sumner has implemented time-saving and user-friendly systems that have streamlined our bookkeeping operations, made us more efficient, and increased our quality controls. Sumner’s in-depth knowledge of QuickBooks keeps our bookkeeping records organized and accurate, and our monthly reports are insightful and easy to comprehend. Sumner also took charge of compiling our year-end data for our accountants which made our tax season run smoothly and efficiently. Telebooks Network is enjoyable to work with, and we appreciate the positive attitude and willingness to take the extra step to ensure our needs are taken care of.

D. B.
Office Manager for Architectural firm

About Us

We are a small bookkeeping firm specializing in cloud accounting & analysis for architecture and engineering firms in the United States.

Sumner Darling

Sumner Darling

CO-FOUNDER & SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Sumner Darling is passionate about systems. With master's degrees in engineering and business, from the University of Nebraska and the University of South Florida, respectively, Sumner brings a unique combination of knowledge and experience to architecture and engineering firms.

Mariana Darling

Mariana Darling

CO-FOUNDER & TRAINING SPECIALIST

Mariana Darling creates a fun environment for employees to learn. With a bachelor's degree in teaching from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mariana's experience includes curriculum design and program promotion at the Instituto Politecnico Nacional in Mexico City.

Support

For client support, or for general inquiries, please call or email us at your convenience.

(941) 363-6106

1990 Main St. Suite 750
Sarasota, FL 34236
United States

sumner@telebooks.net