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Is ARI a better solution than hiring an individual bookkeeper or accountant?

ARI provides services that one individual cannot possibly equal. Clients often report that our services are less costly than hiring a full-time bookkeeper or accountant, especially when all costs are considered including payroll taxes, benefits, recruitment, training, office space, IT,


Who will I work with at ARI?

With ARI, you get an entire team of accounting professionals designed to meet your specific needs – not just one individual – so you will have various contact points across the organization, based on the topic at hand.


What do CFO-level services include?

Some businesses need an individual who can serve as an extension of their management team to review financials with shareholders, participate in business strategy and decision-making sessions, and attend meetings with their board of directors. Your Controller/CFO is always available


What is the makeup of your typical client?

Our clients range from start-up companies to companies with $20 million in revenue. Whatever the size, most are looking for a long-term, multi-year relationship with a trusted accounting partner and are interested in using financial reports to run their business


Will you work in my office?

Although we work out of our offices in Glastonbury, CT, we’re available to meet at our client’s location, as needed. By working in a central location, we eliminate travel time and have access to state-of-the-art technology and accounting systems. And,


How do I get started?

To get started, simply give us a call. We’ll discuss your current situation and your goals and determine if we can be of help. If so, we’ll meet with you to understand more in depth the specific needs of your


Will ARI prepare my income tax returns?

We do not prepare and file income tax returns, but if you are in need of those services we can refer you to a trusted CPA firm that we have worked with. We do provide an income tax support package


What software or accounting systems does ARI use?

The majority of our clients use QuickBooks; however, we have experience with several other accounting platforms.


I worry about confidentiality.

We understand. That’s a major concern for us too. That’s why we sign a non-disclosure agreement with each of our clients and why we have the utmost security built into our business systems.


How do you access my documents?

Many vendors email bills or make them available for download, which can be automated in QuickBooks. Inevitably, clients do receive some paper bills and usually scan and submit them to our document management system. For bank information and credit card


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