West Des Moines, IA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I specialize in tax return preparation for individuals, small businesses, farms, and self-employed individuals. I also do bookkeeping, payroll and financial consulting. I can satisfy all of your accounting and bookkeeping needs. I offer training in QuickBooks as well as organizational skills. I feel that my job is to make sure you have enough time to do your job and enjoy your family and other activities by helping you or doing the paperwork for you. I feel that I deliver Personalized Service with a Professional Style and Attitude! We take great pride in our service and attention to detail. We really care about you!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy working with all kinds of people. I feel my job is to relieve you of the mundane financial tasks, bookkeeping, tax prep, etc., so you can enjoy your family and your lifestyle. I feel that I give 110% effort to my clients to help them realize their dreams. I enjoy working with all kinds of people and finding out what they do. My clients make my life more interesting.
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West Des Moines, IA 50266


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11 Reviews
  • Jim R. Apr 20, 2017
    Individual Tax Preparation
    Verified Review
    Everything you want
    Timely, accurate, friendly.
  • Andrea S. Mar 21, 2017
    Individual Tax Preparation
    Verified Review
    Efficient & Knowledgable
    We had what we considered a rather complicated tax year - new job, move to another state, income in two different states, interview expenses. It clearly wasn't complicated at all for Randi. I am so glad we decided not to D.I.Y this year's tax return and very happy we chose Randi to work with.
  • Ms. C. Mar 17, 2017
    Individual Tax Preparation
    Verified Review
    Best Experience
    Randi Carr is very easy to work with and gave us a plan so that we can work toward breaking even on income taxes. I will be referring Ms. Carr to friends and family.
  • Brian P. Mar 6, 2017
    Individual Tax Preparation
    Verified Review
    Great experience!
    Randi was very professional and thorough when interviewing us for preparation of our tax return. She was very knowledgeable and was able to gather all the necessary information for preparation of our return in under an hour's time. She identified items we were missing and gave us a list of these things she needed to complete our return. Once we provided these items, Randi completed the federal and state returns quickly. We're looking forward to working with her again!
  • Carl R. Apr 19, 2016
    Individual Tax Preparation
    Verified Review
    Great value and super nice. I felt like a person instead of just another stack of papers. Randi will be doing our taxes for as long as she want to do this.
  • Debora J. Mar 23, 2016
    Individual Tax Preparation
    Verified Review
    Happy to find Randi and would highly recommend her. Her prices are reasonable, she is knowledgeable and our taxes were prepared in good time!
  • Aaron S. Mar 4, 2016
    Individual Tax Preparation
    Verified Review
    Randi did an amazing job. I was so happy I chose her over HR Block. Randi was extremely knowledgeable and find an extra deduction HR Block had missed last year. I have recommended Randi on multiple occasions.
  • Robyn M. Feb 26, 2016
    Individual Tax Preparation
    Verified Review
    Randi was great to work with, she was thorough and asked lots of questions, to make sure we provided her the correct information for our tax preparation. This time of year can be very stressful for most, but Randi made us comfortable and confident in her services, while also being affordable. We will be using her for years to come for our tax filing and future tax advise.
  • Kathy T. Feb 25, 2016
    Individual Tax Preparation
    Verified Review
  • Marcia G. Feb 12, 2016
    Verified Review
    Randi did a great job at a very affordable price. She spent a lot of time eith me and answered all of my questions. I didn't feel rushed. She is definitely my new, permanent tax preparer!!!
  • Peggy F. Jan 29, 2016
    Individual Tax Preparation
    Verified Review
    Very knowledgeable and took the time to find answers to all our questions.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I base my price on the complexity of the tax return. It takes almost as much time to prepare some forms if the income is $100 or $100,000. I try to make my rates competitive with others in the area. I give discounts to firefighters, police, first responders and military personnel. I really appreciate the sacrifice they make to keep us safe and this is a small way I can pay back.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to meet with people personally; however, I have many clients across the country with whom I communicate by telephone, fax, email, etc. I work evenings and week-ends to make it most convenient for my clients.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Iowa and I take a minimum of 40 hours of continuing credit in tax preparation and training each year.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started working in a small firm which started in 1982 and I came to work for them a couple of years out of college in 2003. Eventually, in 2011, I purchased the practice and have been growing it ever since.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with anyone who needs to have a tax return prepared. I work with individuals from all walks of life, small businesses usually with less than 50 employees. I also have clients who own farms and cattle ranches. I enjoy the variety of my client base and I have learned so much from them.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for someone with whom you "mesh". A tax preparer knows your intimate financial goals and fears. Many times I have acted as a counselor or confessor to a client and that's ok with me. I am thrilled that people felt comfortable enough to confide in me. Be wary of preparers who promise you big refunds. That is not always possible. All I can promise you is that I will do my best to get you the most refund to which you are legally entitled.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Does the preparer indicate that they have any experience in your area? Does the preparer come with any recommendations or cautions. Do they have an online presence?