My BillFin Story by Aaron Hattenbach

November 19, 2018 |

At prior RIA firms, we used Excel spreadsheets for calculating quarterly billing and generating invoices. But this is both time consuming and cumbersome with different fee schedules, clients joining your practice mid-quarter, prorated billing, etc. What I really like about BillFin is that once it’s all set up and you learn the user interface, you’re

Billing Fees in Advance or with Improper Frequency: Issue #2

October 15, 2018 |

The six part “improper practices” BillFin article series continues this month moving onto risk number two: Billing Fees in Advance or with Improper Frequency. Since the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued a risk alert on advisory fee billing and compliance back in April, Redi2 is committed to resolving these worries by explaining how BillFin handles such concerns. Issue: Advisors’ Billing Practices Inconsistent with their ADV or Advisory Agreement OCIE staff found that many advisors’ claim to bill on a quarterly basis; however, they actually ran their advisory fees on a monthly basis. They also found advisors’ billing in advance when their agreement states in arrears. BillFin Solution: Flexible Billing for Consistency While BillFin will not review your ADV before you bill, it will allow the flexibility advisors need to properly bill and maintain accuracy with their ADV and advisor agreement. Advisors can bill monthly or quarterly, forward and arrears, with override settings available for clients with different billing arrangements.

Ensuring Correct Market Valuations Are Used for Billing: Issue #1

August 31, 2018 |

Back in April, the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued a risk alert on advisory fee billing and compliance. Of the six most frequent compliance issues they outlined, BillFin can help ensure the top five are not concerns for your fee billing (see our June article). Let’s start with issue number one: Fee Billing Based on Incorrect Account Valuations. BillFin is extremely flexible and simple to use. The workflow is as simple as calculating fees, exporting your invoices, and then exporting your debit files. Since the first step is critically important, you will need your management fees to be correct and for that, the account valuations must be correct.

SEC Issues Risk Alert on Advisory Fee Billing & Compliance

June 15, 2018 |

On April 12th, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations released a 4-page risk alert detailing the most frequent issues with advisor fees and expense compliance. We encourage you to review the alert on their website provided below. We also want to assure you BillFin is the solution to the concerns they raise. Please read Redi2’s statement below the link for some peace of mind regarding your fee billing practices when using BillFin. The major concern expressed in the risk alert is that advisors are simply not billing in accordance with the terms in their Form ADV and other materials that are provided to their clients. The most frequent compliance issues they list are outlined below.

My BillFin Story by Craig Smith

April 30, 2018 |

Von Borstel & Associates, Inc, an advisory firm in Portland, Oregon, has been using BillFin since its introduction. “We value our independence as a firm and embrace new technologies that support this,” said von Borstel advisor Craig Smith, CFP®, ChFC®. “BillFin allowed us to become more independent, bill clients at a household-level, and do it

My BillFin Story by Edwin Retter

March 26, 2018 |

Many thanks to BillFin for streamlining our firm’s invoicing process!  As a small but growing RIA, we are always looking for cost-effective ways to increase productivity and have more time to work with clients.  Technology solutions play a big role, of course, and BillFin is worth every penny.  Customizing their software to our specific firm