CPAs & Accountants for Interior Designers
Caroline began her career in audit and corporate accounting, but it wasn’t until she worked for a Fortune 500 residential builder that she truly appreciated the real estate industry. She saw first hand the different phases of construction and soon realized the significant role interior design played in the process. This became a natural transition for Caroline into the world of interior design and thus the formation of CVW Accounting. Now, Caroline combines her accounting expertise with her appreciation of home building and interior design by supporting small businesses primarily in these two industries.
| Caroline Van Wassenhove is a Chicago-based CPA and the founder of CVW Accounting servicing small businesses primarily in the interior design industry.
| At CVW Accounting, Caroline and her team specialize in accounting and bookkeeping for interior designers. They provide on-site and virtual support to leading interior design firms in Chicago and across the country through cloud-based applications such as Studio Designer and QuickBooks. As an accomplished accountant for interior designers, Caroline understands the nature and complexities of the industry and tailors her interior designer bookkeeping services to the needs of each design firm. She assists designers with the financial aspect of the business, which allows them more time to focus on the creative side.
| Studio Designer is a leading project management and accounting application for interior designers. Its cloud-based platform allows designers to communicate with their clients and vendors directly, while maintaining their project and accounting records all in one system. Caroline passed a level of expertise with the Studio Designer applications and considers herself an interior design accountant. She not only provides bookkeeping services for interior designers using Studio Designer, but also assists them with any accounting migration and software training as well.
QuickBooks is the #1 rated small business accounting software and offers a variety of cloud-based and desktop products for businesses of all types. As a QuickBooks Advanced ProAdvisor, Caroline supports small businesses in various industries such as interior design, construction, retail, and consulting. In addition to her accounting and bookkeeping services, she also provides QuickBooks integration, set up, and training to new and existing QuickBooks users.
Interior Design Accountants & Bookkeepers: How are we different?
by Caroline Van Wassenhove, CPA
Over the years I have had the privilege of working in a variety of industries, but the one that stands out to me is the Interior Design industry. I don’t know if it’s the beautiful furniture, the pops of color, or the one of a kind art pieces, but it continues to impress me. Designing is a form of artistry and it takes a great deal of talent and creativity to transform a person’s living space into their dream home. And while this seems tough enough, designers must do so on time and on budget all while having enough cash to pay their vendors and employees and more importantly themselves.
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