Dennis Dunlap, 55, who has recently been named managing director of Dunlap & Associates PC, said growing the company’s business means expanding its real and virtual footprint.
“We’ve been located and done business primarily in central and Lower Bucks County,” since the firm’s founding in 1999, said Dunlap, who lives in Bedminster Township.
Dunlap & Associates is based in New Britain Township, with an office in Quakertown.
But as he takes the reins from Larry Pickering who retired in September, Dunlap has cast his gaze northward to Upper Bucks County and the Greater Lehigh Valley for face-to-face customer growth and to the Internet, to increase and expand the firm’s virtual business.
With a public accounting career spanning 32 years, Dunlap is one of Dunlap & Associates founding shareholders.
“Opening our Quakertown office was the first step to increase our geographic (footprint),” Dunlap said.
Adding 2,000 square foot to the New Britain headquarters will give the firm room to grow its workforce, too. “We’ve had a good run of growth and we’re expanding our facilities. We were running out of space,” Dunlap said.
Offering financial services online through a virtual platform means taking traditional marketing and expansion concepts to a potentially unlimited web-based customer audience, Dunlap said.
The Virtual Bookkeeping and Outsourced Solutions, which is Dunlap & Associates web-based business accounting and finance service, may be used by anyone, anywhere in the nation or ultimately in the world.
“The idea is for clients with a local (presence) but they may actually be based in New Jersey or Florida,” or elsewhere, Dunlap explained.
Dunlap & Associates Virtual Bookkeeping and Outsourced Solutions provides accounts receivable and payable transactions, invoicing, check printing and bill pay, bank and credit card reconciliations, payroll handling, general ledger and trial balance help and monthly reporting and consultations, according to representatives for Dunlap & Associates. The service does not provide bill approval services, the Dunlap & Associates website said.
“With the ability to utilize technology, we can provide services to clients who are within our traditional area, or are in other states,” Dunlap said.
Dunlap & Associates offers individual and business accounting services.
Individuals may use Dunlap & Associates for tax planning and preparation, estate, gift and retirement planning services.
Business services and consulting includes tax, audit and advisory services for business owners, family business and start-ups, financial management, mergers, acquisitions, liquidations, payroll, Quick Books consulting, employee benefit plans, and more.
For information visit www.dunlap-associates.com.
A little more about Dennis Dunlap: A father of three children, Dunlap said he enjoys biking, kayaking and traveling. He most recently returned from a trip abroad visiting Switzerland, France, The Netherlands and Germany, with a stop in Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest.
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