Bookkeeping Services for Art Appraisers

Bookkeeping and Accounting for Art Appraisers

Looking for a bookkeeper and accountant for your art appraisal business? Leave the number crunching to us, so you have more time to focus on valuating art pieces. Try us for free.

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How Accracy works with Art Appraisers

Looking for a bookkeeper and accountant for your art appraisal business? Leave the number crunching to us, so you have more time to focus on valuating art pieces. Try us for free.

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We get you set up

Our dedicated team makes the effort to comprehensively understand your art appraisal business, respond to your inquiries, assist you in connecting your accounts, and demonstrate how Accracy can work for you.

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We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper efficiently arranges your art appraisal transactions and crafts financial statements. Should they require any additional information from you, they'll reach out promptly.

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We deliver tax-ready financials

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper efficiently arranges your art appraisal transactions and crafts financial statements. Should they require any additional information from you, they'll reach out promptly.

Here’s why Art Appraisers like you trust Accracy with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support for Art Appraisers with Accracy Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

At Accracy, we understand the unique bookkeeping needs of art appraisers. We promise to provide regular updates regarding your financials. Have urgent inquiries that just can't be put on hold? Rest assured, our team will get back to you within one business day or even sooner.

Guaranteed accuracy in every detail for Art Appraisers with Accracy Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform empowers you to streamline data inputs from top appraisal software, minimizing common errors. We collaborate with key industry players such as ValueMyStuff, Artprice, and Artnet ensuring your financial records are consistently precise.

Make Smart Decisions for Art Appraisers with Accracy Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say farewell to mountains of documentation and hours spent on manual logging — we automate entries directly from connected accounts. Gain insights from a single, central dashboard enabling you to effortlessly grasp the financial status of your art appraisal business, guiding you in making strategic decisions.

Bookkeepers for Art Appraisers

At Accracy Accounting, we understand that art appraisers face a unique set of tax and bookkeeping challenges. Appraising artwork requires a precise understanding of the art market and associated values, and this precision should be reflected in your business's financial management as well. We know that navigating complex appraisal laws, industry tax non-compliance penalties, and fluctuating market values can be overwhelming. That's where Accracy steps in, providing our expert knowledge on tax laws specific to the art appraising industry, such as tax deductions for depreciation and maturity of the artworks and the complicated capital gains tax for sold pieces.

Our bespoke online bookkeeping service simplifies your accounting process by pairing intuitive software with real, human bookkeepers. We perform monthly bookkeeping, prepare financial statements, and can help manage cash flow. Plus, our expert team is always on hand to provide consultation, helping you understand business expenditures, revenue, and profit margins to make sure your business is on a growth trajectory. Let Accracy take care of your bookkeeping and tax so you can focus on your passion for art appraisal. We handle your books with the same level of precision and care as you handle artwork.

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Simple, straightforward bookkeeping pricing for everything your business needs.

Join over 1000 business owners who have streamlined their finances and have grown their businesses with Accracy.

Basic

Starting from
$200 / month billed annually
  • Dedicated Bookkeeping Experts
  • Accurate Books with Year-End Financial Records Ready for Tax Season
  • Automating Your Processes Through QuickBooks, Xero and others
  • Accrual or Cash basis accounting
  • 24/7 Support
  • Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team
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Catch Up Bookkeeping

$500 / Billed Once
  • Accurate Books with Year-End Financial Records Ready for Tax Season
  • Automating Your Processes Through QuickBooks, Xero and others
  • Accrual or Cash basis accounting
  • 24/7 Support
  • Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team
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Executive

Customized Pricing

Everything in Basic plan +

  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Sales Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivables
  • Full Support Team
  • + Additional Customized Services

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Basic

Starting from
$250 / month
  • Dedicated Bookkeeping Experts
  • Accurate Books with Year-End Financial Records Ready for Tax Season
  • Automating Your Processes Through QuickBooks, Xero and others
  • Accrual or Cash basis accounting
  • 24/7 Support
  • Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team
Contact Us

Executive

Customized Pricing

Everything in Basic plan +

  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Sales Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivables
  • Full Support Team
  • + Additional Customized Services

Schedule a Meeting

Frequently Asked Questions about Bookkeeping and Accounting for Art Appraisers

A bookkeeper can play a significant role in managing the finances involved in art appraisals. They can help in maintaining all the essential financial records, including invoices for appraisals done, payment receipts and other transaction details. They also ensure that all financial transactions for the art appraisal business are accurately recorded and organised for tax purposes and financial analysis. With their expertise, bookkeepers can also assist in financial planning and budgeting, helping art appraisers make informed decisions about the future of their business. This financial clarity allows art appraisers to focus on their core job and grow their business.

Art appraisers require unique accounting considerations due to the unpredictable and fluctuating nature of the art market. They must manage and track specific financial aspects such as valuation of artworks, commission management, auction-related financial transactions, and currency exchanges for international transactions.

Additionally, art appraisers often deal with special tax implications related to the sale, purchase or donation of artworks. Other considerations include maintaining confidentiality of client information, accounting for inventory, and documenting for insurance purposes. As such, engaging a bookkeeper with industry-specific experience can provide specialised attention to these unique aspects.

In terms of bookkeeping for artworks, the process is quite niche and involves specialised skills. Firstly, upon acquiring artwork, the cost is usually recorded as an asset. This cost would include the purchase price of the artwork as well as any additional costs necessary to get the artwork display-ready such as framing, restoration, etc.

The artwork remains an asset on your balance sheet until it is sold. The original cost is held constant on your books until a sale happens, regardless of changes in the artwork's market value over time. This approach is referred to as the "cost method" of accounting.

When an artwork is sold, it is removed from the asset category on the balance sheet, the revenue from the sale is recorded as income, and the difference between the sale price and cost price is posted as gain (if the artwork is sold for more than its cost) or loss (if sold for less than its cost) on your income statement.

Valuing artwork for sales purposes is a subjective process and typically relies on appraisals from experts who assess numerous factors, such as the artist's reputation, the artwork's condition, market trends, etc.

It is also important to note that tracking artwork sales requires maintaining comprehensive records, including documentation of the initial cost and subsequent expenses, expert appraisals, sale prices, and buyer information.

Given the complexities of tracking and recording artwork sales and valuations, many professionals choose to work with a bookkeeper who is familiar with the intricacies of the art industry.

We understand that when our clients turn their accounting and bookkeeping services over to us, trust is paramount. We have a team of certified professionals, use proven technologies, and hold ourselves accountable every day. Yes, you can trust us with your sensitive data and to deliver accurate, timely accounting services for your business.

Absolutely. Our team members are all certified in the leading accounting systems and can quickly get your files up to date.

Don’t worry, your financial data belongs to you. Our offboarding is pretty straightforward as we transfer account ownership to you. As a bonus, there’s no stopping you from replicating the workflows we’ve created for your in-house process – in fact, we encourage it.

Savings can vary considerably depending on your current solution, but our clients tell us that it is generally between 30% and 50%.

We do not provide year-end tax filing services as we are not a CPA firm. However, if you are looking for a year-end tax accountant, we would gladly refer you to one of our partners. Having a separate bookkeeper and year-end accountant ensures additional oversight on the accuracy of your books. Your year-end tax accountant can help you review your books during tax season.

No, we are not a CPA firm. Accracy is not a public accounting firm and does not provide services that would require a license to practice public accountancy.

No. We do not offer services which fall under the jurisdiction of these organizations. We have partner organizations who can provide those services if needed by clients. A good example of such services are tax advisory or statutory filings. We have a number of non-economic partnerships with CPA firms who can help our clients with these services if needed.

Every account is set up with a Client Success Lead who will be your day-to-day contact. They’ll liaise with the rest of the team members on your account which may include an accounting manager, bookkeeper, payroll specialist, and payables specialist.

Accracy can support a wide range of companies, from small businesses and startups to large public corporations. Our services are tailored to meet the unique accounting and bookkeeping needs of businesses across various industries.

At Accracy, we operate as a fully remote team, delivering our bookkeeping and accounting services online. We have the necessary tools and systems in place to work efficiently and securely from our remote locations. We will coordinate and collaborate with your onsite team to ensure smooth communication and workflow integration.

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