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Contract Intro

This Bookkeeping Services Contract (“Contract”) is made and entered into on ______________, 20____ by and between: 24 Hour Group and QBO Group (“Bookkeeper”) with a mailing address of 1304 Lynette Way, City of Sacramento, State of California, AND ______________________ (“Client”) with a mailing address of ________________________, City of _________________, State of _________________. Whereas, the Client and Bookkeeper (“Parties”) agree to the following terms and conditions for the Bookkeeper’s services, as an independent contractor, in exchange for fees:

I. Services

The Bookkeeper agrees to provide the following services: (check all that apply)

☐ – Accounts Payable
☐ – Accounts Receivable
☐ – Audit Work
☐ – Bank Reconciliation
☐ – Bill Payment
☐ – Budget Preparation
☐ – Customized Reports
☐ – Detailed General Ledgers
☐ – Financial Statements
☐ – General Bookkeeping
☐ – Payroll and Check Registers
☐ – Tax Filing
☐ – Other: _______________________________________________________.

The aforementioned selections shall be referred to as the “Services”. The Bookkeeper shall conduct the Services within the specifications and guidelines set by the Client. The Bookkeeper shall, at all times, observe and comply with generally accepted bookkeeping and accounting practices and standards while complying with all Federal and State laws, regulations, and procedures when completing their Services in accordance with this Contract.

II. Fees

The Client agrees to pay the Bookkeeper: (check one)

☐ – Per Hour. $30 / hour for providing the Services.
☐ – Fixed Amount. $________________/ as the total amount for the Services.
☐ – Other. _____________________________________________________________

III. Payment

The Client shall pay the Bookkeeper: (check one)

☐ – Recurring Payment. Paid ☐ weekly ☐ bi-weekly ☐ monthly ☐ quarterly ☐ yearly.
☐ – Upon Completion. Upon completion of the Services to the Client.
☐ – Other. _____________________________________________________________

IV. Expenses

The Client shall: (check one)

☐ – Pay Expenses. In addition to the Fees provided in Section II, the Client agrees to reimburse the Bookkeeper for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred that include, but are not limited to, travel expenses, audit fees, tax fees, and postage.
☐ – Not Pay Expenses. All expenses, including, but not limited to, travel expenses, audit fees, tax fees, and postage shall be the responsibility of the Bookkeeper.

V. Retainer

The Client shall: (check one)

☐ – Pay a Retainer. In the amount of $________________ that shall act as an advanced payment on the Services provided by the Bookkeeper.
☐ – Not Pay a Retainer.

VI. Term

The Term of this Contract shall be: (check one)

☐ – Fixed Time-Period. Starting _________________, 20____ and ending _________________, 20____.
☐ – Ongoing Period. The arrangement of the Services provided by the Bookkeeper shall be on-going beginning on _________________, 20____.
☐ – Other. _____________________________________________________________

VII. Termination

This Contract shall be: (check one)

☐ – Terminated by Both Parties. By providing the other party at least ____ days’ written notice.
☐ – Terminated by Client ONLY. By providing the Bookkeeper ____ days’ written notice.
☐ – Terminated by Bookkeeper ONLY. By providing the Client ____ days’ written notice.

Unless the Bookkeeper has not performed the Services in accordance with this Contract, the Client shall pay the Bookkeeper, in-full, for any remaining balance owed following the termination of Services.

VIII. Client’s Obligations

The Client shall be solely responsible for providing the Bookkeeper all financial information related to their personal and/or business affairs including, but not limited to, all materials, data, and documents necessary to perform the Services under this Contract. The Client acknowledges and agrees that the accuracy of financial information supplied to the Bookkeeper is the sole responsibility of the Client and the Bookkeeper shall be held harmless from any liability resulting from the accuracy of the financial information provided.

IX. Employment Status

The Parties agree that the Bookkeeper shall provide the Services to the Client as an independent contractor and shall not be acting or determined to be an employee, agent, or broker. As an independent contractor, the Bookkeeper shall be required to follow all requirements in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code which includes, and is not limited to, payment of all taxes levied for fees collected by the Client for payment of their employees, agents, brokers, and subcontractors. The Bookkeeper understands that the Client shall in no way withhold any amounts for payment of any taxes from the Bookkeeper’s accumulated fees for Services.

X. Confidentiality

The Bookkeeper, shall in the course of performing the Services hereunder, may gain access to certain confidential or proprietary information of the Client. Such “Confidential Information” shall include all information concerning the business, affairs, products, marketing, systems, technology, customers, end-users, financial affairs, accounting, statistical data, documents, discussion, or other information developed by the Bookkeeper hereunder and any other proprietary and trade secret information of the Client whether in oral, graphic, electronic or machine-readable form. The Bookkeeper agrees to hold all such Confidential Information of the Client in strict confidence and shall not, without the express prior written permission of the client, disclose such Confidential Information to third (3rd) parties or use such Confidential Information for any purposes whatsoever, other than the performance of its obligations hereunder. The obligations under this section shall survive the termination or expiration of this Contract.

XI. Assignment

The Bookkeeper shall have no rights to assign any of their rights under this Contract or delegate the performance of any of the obligations or duties hereunder, without the prior written consent of the Client. Any attempt by the Bookkeeper to assign, transfer, or subcontract any rights, duties, or obligations arising hereunder shall be void and of no effect.

XII. Notices

Any notices, bills, invoices, or reports required by this Contract shall be deemed received on the day of delivery if delivered by hand, standard mail, e-mail, or facsimile during the receiving party’s regular business hours.

XIII. Governing Law

This Contract shall be construed in accordance with and governed by Federal laws and those located in the State of _____________________.

XIV. Dispute Resolution

All disputes under this Contract shall be settled by arbitration in the State of governing law before a single arbitrator pursuant to the commercial law rules of the American Arbitrator Association. Arbitration may be commenced at any time by any party hereto giving written notice to the other party to a dispute that such dispute has been referred to arbitration. Any award rendered by the arbitrator shall be conclusive and binding upon the parties hereto. This provision for arbitration shall be specifically enforceable by the parties and the decision of the arbitrator in accordance herewith shall be final and binding without right of appeal.

XV. Severability

If any provision of this Contract shall be held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or future laws, such provisions shall be severable, this Contract shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision had never comprised a part of this Contract; and, the remaining provisions of this Contract shall remain in full force and effect.

XVI. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall either party be liable to the other party for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages, including without limitation, business interruption, loss of or unauthorized access to information, damages for loss of profits, incurred by the other party arising out of the services provided under this Contract, even if such party has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event will neither party’s liability on any claim, loss or liability arising out of or connected with this Contract shall exceed the amounts paid to the Bookkeeper during the period immediately preceding the event giving rise to such claim or action by the Client or the limits of the Bookkeeper’s professional liability policy, whichever is greater of the errors and omissions policy that is in place.

XVII. Indemnification

Each party shall at its own expense indemnify and hold harmless, and at the other party’s request defend such party affiliates, subsidiaries, and assigns its respective officers, directors, employees, sublicensees, and agents from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, demand, settlements, loss, expenses, and costs, including attorneys’ fees and court costs, which arise directly or indirectly out of or related to any breach of this Contract or the gross negligence or willful misconduct of a party’s employees or agents.

XVIII. Entire Contract

This Contract is the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior or contemporaneous representations, discussions, proposals, negotiations, conditions, communications, and agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and all past courses of dealing or industry custom. No modification of or amendment to this Contract shall be effective unless in writing and signed by each of the Parties.

XIX. Waiver

The waiver by either party of a breach of or a default under any provision of this Contract shall not be effective unless in writing and shall not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of or default under the same or any other provision of this Contract, nor shall any delay or omission on the part of either party to exercise or avail itself to any right or remedy that it has or may have hereunder operate as a waiver of any right or remedy.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have duly executed this Contract as of the date first written.

(Bookkeeper’s Signature / Date / Print Name)
(Client’s Signature / Date / Print Name)

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