Bookkeeping for Creatives Workshop

Sat May 30, 2015, 11am-6pm
WCCW: 2425 Glover Place, LA 90031

WCCW presents a comprehensive 6 hour workshop on bookkeeping for artists with
Ferdinand Poon and Mary More!

Every artist is also a business owner. Give your art business a strong financial foundation and the best chance of thriving and prospering in 2015 and beyond. Join us in this 6 hour workshop to learn everything you need to know to keep your personal and business finances in order.

You will learn to:
• Use Microsoft Excel to track revenue and expenses, create spending plans and project budgets, and make financial projections.
• Use Quickbooks to create invoices, track revenue received by customers, pay bills and account for all payments to vendors and government entities. Learn to generate reports that show your activity monthly and make year-end tax preparation easy.

Using sample bank and credit card statements, you will learn to account for every penny and reconcile all business activity in Excel and/or Quickbooks. Once you’ve cemented your basic understanding with us, you can apply your new skills to your own business operations.

All participants will need to have Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel installed before the class on a laptop that can be brought to class.

Workshop Fees

Ferdinand Poon is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his Certified Public Accountant designation while working for Deloitte in its New York City offices. Ferd is also an attorney and last worked for Wall Street investment bank, Morgan Stanley, as an equity analyst where he learned the intricacies of using Microsoft Excel. Since then, Ferd launched and operates two businesses: EARLSPEAK is a technology education company that helps older adults who didn’t grow up with computers and the Internet and LEFTOVERCASH runs automated kiosks that recycle leftover foreign bills and coins into retail gift cards and donations to worthy causes.  He also helps 2 artist friends keep their financial books in order.

Mary More is a bookkeeper and an artist. She founded MM Bookkeeping in 2011, which provides bookkeeping and financial services to clients throughout Los Angeles, specializing in small businesses and entrepreneurs. She is a graduate of Brown University and earned an MFA from UCLA. Before relocating to Los Angeles in 2005, she was based in New York where she worked for Anton Kern Gallery and L&M Arts. She was the Programs Manager at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles and ran the international artists residency program. She is also a certified Core Energetics practitioner specializing in working with artists to explore creativity, the body, and relationship.