Bench is always at hand to provide regular updates on your environmental law firm's bookkeeping. Do you have urgent queries that demand immediate attention? Rely on us to respond in less than a business day.
Our platform empowers environmental law practices to automate data inputs from the majority of major providers, effectively eliminating common errors. We collaborate with industry stalwarts such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square, ensuring your law firm's finances are consistently accurate.
Say farewell to mountains of legal documents and laborious manual tracking—we automate data entries directly from your linked accounts. With Bench Accounting, environmental lawyers can gain insights from one central dashboard, making it easy to comprehend the financial health of your firm and make informed decisions.
DR. BUKKY KOLAWOLE
Yes, environmental lawyers, like any professionals, can take advantage of certain tax deductions and credits specific to their line of work. This may include deductions for their office space (if they work from home), legal research costs, continuing education expenses, professional dues, and even travel expenses. Additionally, if they have incorporated their practice, they may be eligible for additional deductions. It's always recommended to consult with a professional bookkeeper or accountant to ensure they are maximizing their potential tax benefits.
Dealing with the finances related to litigation expenses in environmental cases can be complex, therefore, it is wise to track and manage these costs meticulously. A professional bookkeeper can help in this regard by keeping precise records of all expenses, overseeing financial statements, ensuring that they comply with laws and regulations, and supporting in developing strategies to minimize costs.
They can also liaise with legal professionals to ensure an understanding of all financial obligations stemming from the case. It's important to remember each case and each business is unique, thus require tailored solutions when it comes to financial management.
At Bench Accounting, our expert bookkeepers understand the particularities linked to environmental litigation expenses. They utilize a thorough, organized approach to help ensure your finances are handled correctly throughout the process.
Tracking and billing time spent on an environmental case involves several best practices. First and foremost, it's vital to maintain a clear and organized record of all work done. Applications or software that track time are a good option for this.
Secondly, consider using a tiered billing system, where different tasks or roles are billed at different rates. This will reflect the complexity and expertise required for various tasks.
Thirdly, always provide detailed invoices. Each invoice should include specifics of the tasks completed, including time spent, the date, and the rate charged.
Lastly, ensure regular communication with the client about the billing system and any changes that might occur. Transparency is key in maintaining trust and understanding.
Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.
Your bookkeeper will be your main point of contact, but at times you might hear from another member of your team. This is usually when your bookkeeper goes on vacation, is sick, or otherwise unavailable.
We handle the bookkeeping for you but sometimes we’ll need your input, especially at year-end. On average, expect to spend 15 minutes each month answering questions for your bookkeeper, or uploading supporting docs.