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Berkeley Business Accountants

Browse these business accountants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Berkeley.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristin W.
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I would highly recommend AKD accounting, Kathleen goes above and beyond to assist her clients and is always available to answer questions. Working with her comes very easy despite the stresses that can be related to taxes. She has streamlined our accounting and added great input and advice in the future directions of our business. She has always worked with us even when time is pressing. She is beyond proficient, professional and has become an interval part of our professional team. Whether it's bookkeeping needs or tax time she is a great assets to our business and personal accounting needs.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Prajesh P.
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Focus Accounting & CPA Firm has helped me with tax filing and consulting services when needed. I must say Mr. Jay and his team have great deal of knowledge, professionalism, and energy. The fact that the team approaches each client with same level of energy and explains the complicated tax process in Layman’s term when needed, I highly recommend folks to use Focus Accounting & CPA Firm’ services.

  • 28 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Shana H.
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Charlotte has been my personal Tax Accountant and Business Advisor for many years. Charlotte is always tactful, professional, executes and directs decisions with a sound mind, honesty and integrity.

American Tax Service
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Carla B.
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Paras quickly determined my needs (even though I didn’t have a clue!) Shot off a business tax return to the federal government for all three of our partners, gave each of us a schedule k to file withour personal taxes, and gave recommendations for future compliance- He did this all for what he quoted on-line. I could not be happier with the service he provided!

Raymond Young CPA Accty Corp
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Geraldibe J.
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Very happy with them and their rates. Went through an audit for my business with another firm which cost an enormous amount of money. Went through the second with Raymond and it cost a fraction. Absolutely amazing work. Very pleasant to work with and will never go to another auditor again.

Safwat & Marston Inc.
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
TM C.
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Accounting services for our non-profit organization. Great to work with; very nice man; reliable, effective, efficient!

CFC Business Solutions
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Richard S.
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Corina has been helping me with my bookkeeping and accounting management for the past two years. As a very busy attorney my time is limited, but her hands on work, knowledge and accounting systems helps me keep my financials under control. She is hard worker, very reliable and works well independently as well as in a team. Give her a chance and you will be happy.

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Rye Financial
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt A.
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The Rye team was super fast with their accounting work and very helpful throughout the process. Would definitely use again.

JumpStart CPAs
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara Y.
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Jumpstart CPAs company has exceeded our expectation in services they provide for small and large companies. Owner and staff are skillful, knowledgeable, willing to go the extra mile with qualified training capabilities. Flexibility and attention to detail have aided in keeping our company on track during a major accounting system restructure with charging our company less than other CPA companies. Jumpstart CPAs staff worked every day right alongside with me though the process step by step. Jumpstart CPAs met with CEO to make sure they were on track with the expectations and long-term company growth. Never sales pushy or wasting our money and always in contact with us. They can troubleshoot any accounting problem when you need it the most. I feel confident in recommending Jumpstart CPAs accounting services. The staff is honest, friendly, on time and explains every step along the way. I chose the most proficient, skillful accounting company to benefit our company’s long-term growth. Just knowing we are in good hands with Jumpstart CPAs and they are apart of our team, helps me sleep better every night!

WD Mobile Accounting & Tax
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin W.
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Our company is 2 1/2 years old and had been focused 100% on gaining sales. WD Mobile came to our office and helped us organize our accounting records and got our tax filings up to date. The service is outstanding and you can't beat the cost!

ALTIUS CPA
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Gavin R.
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Allen and his team were very responsive and professional. Before year end, I needed help with Quickbooks clean-up and tax planning. Through his advice, I not only found ways to substantially lower what I would have owed for the year, I now no longer have to worry about how things will turn out in April because he already let me know what my return will be. I would recommend Allen and anyone at his firm to business owners that are looking for the comfort that they are receiving the highest level service and the best advice.

Dipson Accounting Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James S.
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Dipo Taiwo & staff of Dipson Accounting Services are very experience in providing professionalism in their work. They have helped my company in re-position how we handled our accounting process. They helped to cleaned up past account payable in thousands that has been paid and still showing up on the account payable liability. Dipo Taiwo and the whole Dipson Accounting Service are awesome. I will recommend them any day any time.

Slater and Associates
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Trudy J.
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Amy is a wealth of information and knows Quickbooks and accounting like the back of her hand. She is always ready to help me tackle "my problems" and solves them easily. Trudy Double Barrel eXpress

Axis Accounting Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth L.
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I posted a request for a QuickBooks tudor and Axis Accounting responded very quickly. Alex promptly guided me thru a crises and since then I have continued to take advantage of his expertise. I have been completely satisfied with his knowledge of QuickBooks, his patience and his professionalism.

Shawna L.
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Maurice is very quick and efficient! He is very trustworthy and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my financial security!

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia L.
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Chris and his marketing consultant, Jill have provided excellent service and value to our project thus far. We are a startup and Chris is able to respond to our multi-faceted needs with informed solutions and resources. Chris and Jill have both put valuable time and energy into our project and this will help us get our business launched. Chris is a whiz with numbers, and Jill is very creative. Our business proposal would not have the professional look, feel, and substance it is now getting if it weren't for their help. Because Chris has a variety of resources to leverage and years of business strategy experience, we now feel confident we will be able to fill our professional service requirements, while also having access to Chris' expertise to ensure we are on track.

Accuracy Consulting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joe B.
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I've worked with this company for a long time. They're very attentive and they've always been great about working with me when odd problems do come up. They help me come up with great accounting solutions. I would recommend that anyone work with them.

  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara A.
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It's been many years since Debbie worked for my company. She was my comptroller and did excellent work before leaving for a major financial corporation.

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
About

I have done accounting and book keeping for several years, and I am an expert at QuickBooks; both at setting up and using. I have a very strong attention to detail, am very thorough and easy to work with. Mainly, I produce reports that you can count on as accurate!

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pauline L.
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I was introduced to Patriot Tax Professional a few years ago by my financial planner. I was looking for someone who was knowledgeable, ethical, and skilled in his craft. Timothy and his staff fit the bill. They provided me with excellent tax strategies for my business for a very reasonable rate. I have since referred my own siblings for his service and would gladly continue to recommend him to anyone looking for any tax related assistance.

PS Bookkeeping
3.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

Services include: * Accounts Payable * Accounts Receivable * Bank Reconciliations * Data Entry * Payroll * 1099s * QuickBooks I provide bookkeeping for all types of business and personal bookkeeping. I am a QuickBooks expert, knowledgeable, accurate, and with high energy, with over 5 years experience. I do bookkeeping quickly, timely and accurately. I enjoy my work. I will do the following: * Install or upgrade QuickBooks and Microsoft Office on your computer. * Work in your office or mine, or log on to your system remotely. * Create a chart of accounts especially designed for your business. A well-designed chart of accounts will ensure your expenditures are posted to the right accounts to maximize your tax deductions. * Do data entry, bill paying, billing, bank deposits, filing, and collections. * Open, sort, and deal with mail, problems, and papers. * Do bank and credit card reconciliations either online or by hand. I do reconciliations quickly and to the penny. * Solve problems with vendor accounts, late payments, and inaccurate billing. * Prepare and organize any reports you or your tax preparer need. * Backup your data onto a flash drive or CD for you, so your data never gets lost. * Send your tax preparer the well-organized files they need. * Set up remote access between your office and mine, so that you can have a virtual bookkeeper. I will do the work evenings or on weekends, or whenever you are not using QuickBooks. * Set up organizational and filing systems. Your office will be entirely organized, so that you can focus on growing your business! * Provide a one-hour free consultation either at your place of business or at a local meeting place to determine your needs. * Work for you all year or for as many hours you need to get caught up. * Take on special projects. Need to get up to date on your business or personal records? I will bring you up to the present after years of neglect. If you have let things go for a few years, and need someone to organize and enter several years of random paper or even reconstruct several years, I am the bookkeeper for you. I will provide references for you. I am honest, accurate, prompt, and quick. When I say I am going to do something or keep an appointment, I do. You are busy becoming successful; let me deal with the paperwork that is slowing you down and interfering with your growth! Email or call me. My rate starts as low as $40 per hour or a flat fee starting at $400 a month.

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How much does it cost to hire an accountant?

Accountants’ rates vary based on their education, licenses, experience, and the work for which they are being hired. An accountant may charge an hourly rate when a company or individual needs their services on a short-term basis, such as when performing an audit or requesting assistance setting up a financial database or process. Hourly rates can range as widely as $40 per hour to $300 or more per hour, depending on your geographic location and the accountant. Check out the average hourly rate for accounting services in your region.

Accountants may offer a package rate for weekly, monthly or annual services to reward ongoing customers. Many accountants offer online services where small businesses can access online accounting software and payroll assistance, and the accountant — for a monthly or other recurring fee — provides financial analysis and reporting of their numbers. For basic monthly accounting services, an accountant might charge anywhere from $75 to $500 or more, depending on what was included in a given package, the size of the client’s business, and the complexity of work requested. Nationally, full-time staff accountants earn between $40,000 and $80,000, depending on experience and other factors.

What is an accountant?

Accountants are financial professionals who have received an accounting degree from a four-year university or college. By trade, accountants prepare, maintain and examine the financial statements of an individual, business or institution. An accountant prepares reports for tax purposes and can also perform audits of public companies. Common tasks include creating budgets, analyzing profits and losses of a company, processing payroll, preparing financial statements for company leadership, and creating and maintaining financial database systems for a company.    

Accountants do not automatically have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation unless they have passed the Uniform CPA Examination and received the proper license. Regardless of whether they are CPA certified or not, accountants can assist businesses and individuals with bookkeeping and financial reporting, while CPAs are more knowledgeable in tax codes as a result of the CPA licensing examination and continuing education requirements. CPAs are also eligible to represent clients before the IRS if audit support is required, while a non-CPA accountant is not. Academic background, years in the field and professional reputation all can affect an accountant’s rates.

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