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CCN September 2011 Meeting - Bookkeeping For Consultants Panel Discussion

  • 14 Sep 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


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Chemical Consultants Network
September 14, 2011 Meeting

 Date & Time:  Wednesday, September 14, at the Cynwyd Club, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Networking, 5:30 PM; Dinner, 6:30 PM; Talk and Business Session, 7:30 PM

Bookkeeping For Consultants
Panel Discussion

PDF file of Presentation


All independent consultants need to keep track of billable hours, billable and/or tax deductible expenses, accounts receivable, and prepare invoices. A recent discussion on the CCN LinkedIn site evoked many responses and several ways of doing this, ranging from handwritten notes to sophisticated software and hired bookkeepers.  The panel will present their approaches, including QuickBooks, spreadsheets and handwritten records.  This will be an interactive session with (hopefully) lots of ideas from the audience as well.


Dr. William (Bill) Golton (Moderator) has been a consultant and a (ret.) executive at The CECON Group for many years. Prior to becoming a consultant he worked for DuPont as an analytical chemist and manager, quality manager, and project manager.  He is a founder of the CCN and is a published expert on chemical consulting.  Bill does his record keeping by hand and his invoices with a template.

Dr. Ron Bihovsky is a medicinal chemistry and organic chemistry consultant and the founder of Key Synthesis LLC, a custom synthesis company specializing in synthesis of biologically active compounds.  He also performs experimental work and testifies as an expert witness in pharmaceutical patent cases. He previously worked as a medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, and conducted research natural product synthesis in academia.  He currently serves as chairman of the Chemical Consultants Network.  Ron uses QuickBooks for all of his record keeping and invoices.

Dr. John Newport provides consulting and R&D services through Cheminnolab and Chemventive in which he is a partner. Previous to this he was a Senior Research Fellow at Hercules Incorporated where, in his 34-year career there, he worked on the R&D side of the fibers, film, RIM, resins and paper businesses. His areas of expertise cover polymer chemistry, surface chemistry, rheology and transport phenomena.  John does his bookkeeping with spreadsheets and his invoices with a template.

Location: The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. From I-76, drive S on City Line Ave. (US Rte. 1). Turn right on Conshohocken State Rd. (Rte. 23); stay in right lane. After the second light watch for white left-turn arrows painted on street (about 0.14 mile). Do not follow Rte. 23 left at turn but instead go straight ahead onto Llandrillo Rd. (passing to the right of Valley Press printing). After one block bear left onto Trevor Lane at stop sign. Clubhouse and parking are on the left. Please park in lot if space is available; otherwise park on Trevor Lane.  If lost, call the club at 610-667-4524, ext. 2

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