About Us 

Dan Billings, Owner                     

Welcome to my website!

    I formed S & D Accounting in 2010 with the goal of providing small businesses with the accounting and bookkeeping services they need to help grow their companies and put them in a better position to compete with their larger competitors.  My personal goal was and is to provide me with a source of income doing what I love and allowing me to work on my schedule and building a business to be proud of.  To accomplish my goals, S & D Accounting was formed with one goal in mind, to provide you with the services you would expect if you had your own accounting department.  That's why we say Let Us Be Your Accounting Office!  When you outsource your accounting and bookkeeping needs with us you are doing business with a local, owner operated business, not an overseas corporation.
I have over a decade of direct accounting experience working as a financial manager for a Maine no profit organization and I have spend the majority of my adult life working in or in close connection to the accounting field.  

 
We offer a complete bookkeeping and accounting solution for your small business.  Unlike some providers, we don't ask you to do a lot of the work by logging in to a portal and doing the data entry for us. We do all our work remotely but that doesn't mean we aren't there when you need us.  We are only a phone call or e-mail away and can meet with you as needed. 
 
There is a common misconception that an owner will lose control if they outsource the bookkeeping. In a properly designed system a local accountant only takes over the process of tracking transactions such as sales, accounts payable and balancing the books.  We will set up a system that maintains your books, keeps you informed and in control, but not burdened with doing paperwork.
 
We understand that choosing someone to keep your business records, process your payroll, pay your bills and collect fees from your customers may be one of the most important decisions you may have to make as a business owner.  There is very little chance you will be able to find a business partner simply by searching the internet or the yellow pages!  You need to know who you are dealing with and have complete trust and confidence in who you choose to work with. Let's start today and build a business relationship based on trust, honesty and hard work.


    We're not a one size fits all company.  Let us design a system and choose a program that works best for your individual needs.  We work with the best accounting software on the market to provide you with the service you need at price you can afford.

 

Accounting vs. Bookkeeping

  • Bookkeeping- is the tedious part of the financial affairs of a business. It involves the systematic recording of the amounts, dates and sources of each revenue and expense transaction.  Bookkeeping is concerned with the systems that  enable the financial information to be extracted in the transactions that generate revenue and incur expense in the business. 
  • Accounting - is the bigger picture. It is the system that keeps track of the data, including people, and records the transaction’s history, as well as taking the information that is obtained through the bookkeeping process and using that information to analyze the results of the business.  Accounting is the system that provides the reports and information needed for management to make decisions as to the direction of the business, as well as issues such as taxation, Sales Tax etc.