Balanced Books, At Your Service

You’ve built a business around doing things — like landscaping, website design, or home repair. You have a great team and clients who love your work. What you don’t have, though, is the time or resources to keep up with your bookkeeping. And up-to-date books are essential for making smart business decisions.  

At Ducks In A Row (DIAR), we know all the financial tasks you’re juggling. After all, we’re a service-based business, too! With our industry expertise and sharp eye for detail, we’ll take those tasks off your “to-do” list. So you can focus on growth in your chosen field.    

Control your cash flow

Money comes into your business, and money goes out. Are you making enough of it? Is it set up to keep your company running smoothly? Our professionals can help you answer “yes” to these questions by:

  • Looking at your financial statements every month
  • Tracking and categorizing your expenses
  • Identifying your profit margin
  • Developing sound pricing strategies

As a service provider, you know how important timely invoicing is. Even if you do your own billing, we can make the task easier by:

  • Establishing accounting procedures
  • Setting up invoicing templates
  • Creating customized invoices
  • Managing progress billing tasks like client deposits and recurring invoices

If your business is seasonal, DIAR professionals can forecast your cash flow needs to keep you solvent during slow months. When tax season approaches, we can even work with your CPA to get your records ready.

Power your payroll

As your business grows, you’ll need more staff to keep pace with customer demands. When you work with DIAR, you’ll always know when you have room in your budget for hiring. Not sure whether to hire a contractor or an employee? We’ll advise you on the financial pros and cons of each, giving you the power to make the best possible decision.

And, however big or small your workforce may be, we’ll keep them happy by ensuring they get paid on time.

Who we help

At Ducks In A Row, we perform a wide array of bookkeeping functions for small, service-based business. These include:

Professional services providers, like:

  • Marketing companies
  • Technology services
  • Financial services
  • Interior designers
  • Consultants

Personal services providers, like:

  • Spa services
  • Hair stylists
  • Travel planning

Trade-related service providers, like:

  • Lawn care
  • Construction companies
  • Home repair and remodeling services

While service-based businesses are our specialty, DIAR also offers business consulting, client accounting, outsourced controller services for other types of B2B and B2C companies and for non-profit organizations.

Why partner with us?

DIAR professionals know how small- to medium-sized businesses work, and they use that knowledge to help business owners like you understand and act on their financial data. We have a team of QuickBooks ProAdvisors, and we have years of experience with many versions of this popular small-business accounting software.

Just like you, we evolve to serve our customers as they grow. In January 2019, we merged with Barnes Dennig, Inc., to offer a wider span of services and deeper pool of expertise. Barnes Dennig is Cincinnati’s second-largest locally-based CPA firm and one of the top 200 CPA firms in the country

Learn more about us.

Ready to get your Ducks In A Row?

Contact us today.


150 East 4th Street,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202