Learn how outsourced bookkeeping services can help your law firm with scalable, as-needed solutions.
“A good employment attorney is like a good primary care physician,” says Matthew Parker, a partner at Whelan Corrente & Flanders LLP, named one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms of 2022. “You don’t need them very often, but they can be a lifesaver when you do.”
Founded in 2011, Whelan Corrente has built a national reputation for providing scalable, as-needed support for its clients in response to immediate, sometimes urgent, needs. When the Rhode Island-based firm faced its own urgent need — for scalable, as-needed bookkeeping support — it found the perfect partner in Supporting Strategies.
‘We Needed to Up Our Game’
For its part, Supporting Strategies has built a national reputation by alleviating its clients’ bookkeeping concerns, freeing them to focus on their core business. As Lori Coleman, Director of Business Development at Supporting Strategies | Providence puts it, “We’re part of your tool belt of top advisors.”
With Whelan Corrente, Supporting Strategies filled a void created when the firm’s original bookkeeper retired. A stopgap solution in which the firm’s office manager collaborated once a week with a part-time bookkeeper was not sustainable.
As a growing firm known for delivering impeccable, worry-free client support, Whelan Corrente couldn’t risk a bookkeeping or compliance error. “We needed to up our game and bring in some help that was more organized and professional,” Parker says, “and also take some of the work off our plates.”
Always on the Case
A law firm has specific bookkeeping requirements regarding both compensation and expenses. Each partner takes a draw rather than a salary, and there are both individual and shared expenses to account for.
Making sure all income and expenses are properly attributed is a significant responsibility. “That’s a big part of what we use Supporting Strategies for: tracking all of the money that goes into and out of the firm,” Parker says.
It gives Parker peace of mind to know that Supporting Strategies will continue to offer scalable solutions that keep pace with his busy firm. “We’re aligned 100%,” he concludes.
To get the full story of how Whelan Corrente and Supporting Strategies found common ground through top-notch customer support, read the case study.