Brown Bag Topics

At Grimbleby Coleman, we have a really smart team. We also use a bunch of different tools in the course of getting all of those numbers to make sense - so there is always more to learn. We hold  brown bag lunches on a regular basis so different team members can share their knowledge with the rest of us. We thought we might as well share what we learn, in case you have the same questions.

Featured Article

How Construction Project Managers and Bookkeepers are Saving Time and Money with "the Cloud"
 February 18, 2016 The construction industry is constantly changing due to regulations, labor requirements, insurance requirements, and competition. With so many parts in flux, it can be daunting to stay on top of estimates, permits, labor, sub-contractors, payroll and accounting details. Fortunately, the cloud is making those tasks easier.   More than ever, construction managers use apps for accurate labor management, estimating, and project management. With great data, project managers and bookkeeping teams can work closely together to maintain profitability and positive cash flow from the job site to the office.   "Due to increased labor costs alone, the construction industry needs to realize that if you're trying to manage a project with pen and pencil, or even Microsoft Excel, the room for error is enormous," says Ian Grimbleby, Partner and Construction Team lead. "They can quickly throw an entire budget."One of our clients, CDC Construction, has adopted a mobile friendly strategy to manage time card processing using Edifica, a cloud-based project management software tool. Owner Seth Cheek mentions, "I am always thinking about how we can make the business more efficient and productive. Our industry is moving towards being more mobile, and we are too. With a little time and consistency, mobile management will become second nature, just like wearing a hard hat!" Construction team-members Ian Grimbleby, Adriane Reams and Javier Padilla (L-R) Edifica is just one of many cloud management and accounting software programs. Please give our Construction team a call for help determining which cloud tool is best for your company.   Please keep in mind that our Cloud Accounting Team is always here to help you with your accounting and financial management needs, including transferring your Excel files or desktop Quickbooks to Quickbooks Online.  

Featured Staff

Karlha joins the Grimbleby Coleman team with over 15 years of extensive experience in creative direction, strategic marketing, branding, design management, project management, and client services in the public, non-profit, education and private sectors. The best way to describe Karlha is simply this: she's a doer. Karlha leads all of the firms advertising, public relations, special events, branding, social media, collateral and marketing materials.

Karlha admires, Cesar Chavez, for his commitment to community and "Si Se Puede!" attitude! She believes that anything is possible with hard work and determination.  Karlha serves on a number non-profit boards and committees including, Murals in Motown, Modesto Neighborhoods and the Modesto Downtown Partnership.  Community service fuels her heart and you can always find her volunteering for a good cause!

During her free time, Karlha enjoys riding her cruiser bike on the Virginia Corridor with husband, Nathan and young daughter Kaylah. They also enjoy monthly trips to the beach and woods!

Her favorite number is 41, because both her husband and daughter were born on April Fools Day!

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