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Highland Accountants

Browse these accountants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Highland.

  • 7 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Clarence W.
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Humberto has been great to work with. He is prompt, honest, thorough and always has your best interest at heart. I recommend him to anyone who needs help with their financial needs.

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DjWoodard Tax & Accounting
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Albert B.
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Great service honest gives you sence of respect and the best interest of the customer , hats of to Daniel. Did my taxes the same day I was looking for a tax consultant. Contacted me within 20 min. Of my request.

A-Z Acctax Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Mohamed A.
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The company was hired last year for bookkeeping for personal and business. I was very happy with the quality of the work. Excellent communication skills. Prompt and punctual. resourcefull and will go the extra mile.

Denali Accountants
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Scott W.
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I am writing this letter to recommend Sharon Burns to anyone who is looking for the best of the best in the world of accounting. Sharon has been the most professional and studious accountant that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Sharon has worked with me for the past 6 months. She came to my company while there were many issues with our accounts and quickly reviewed, corrected and advised us on how to move forward in the most appropriate way. I was so pleased with the job she performed. She has been someone I could count on to always perform impeccably and has been a tremendous asset to my company from day one. I am so pleased with her work ethic and expertise that I am compelled to let others know just how valuable I have found her to be. While working for me, she has been responsible for preparing monthly statements and financial reports for clients and investors. Her knowledge of taxes and computations, advising clients on budgets and forecasts, administering payroll and coordinating audits is way above what I have experienced with other bookkeepers and accountants. I hope to keep her around for as long as she is willing to work with us. She has always been committed to excellence and can work well under pressure and against tight deadlines. Sharon is highly detail oriented, a trait that has served her well during his time here. She is enthusiastic and energetic and has earned the admiration and respect of everyone here. One of Sharon’s talents is working thru the changing regulations and requirements of my industry and she has always identified issues and problems before they became real issues and problems. Sharon is a favorite bookkeeper/accountant among new businesses in the community as she has a talent for determining the viability of a business idea and recommending adjustments to make the idea more feasible as an actual business. She is an expert at helping new companies formulate a business plan and obtain the necessary financing as well as helping them set up their initial bookkeeping and financial reporting systems. It is with great pleasure that I recommend Sharon Burns to anyone who wants their books in order and monitored by the best. I am confident that she will be an asset to your company. Best Regards, Scott Wright President National Botanicals, LLC

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United Tax Service
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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Hell All, I really love quick she was to get back to me. Joan has made me feel more comfortable about my tax situation. If it all works out I hope Joan will take on my new business and become the accountant for that. First things first. Thanks for your help so far. More to be revealed. Michael

QBcure, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
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We were looking at moving up to the QuickBooks Enterprise software from QuickBooks Pro and we had several questions before we decided to upgrade. QbCure helped answer and transfer the data over to the new company file successfully. We ended up having other issues with our accounting department so we outsourced the accounting functions to QbCure and they have done an incredible job for us. Ryan S.

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl S.
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Accountant was not clear of his explanations or his intention. We had a difficult time with communication because of the language differences. He spoke very broken English with a heavy accent. (it was hard for me to understand him). He told me the consultation was free, that is the only reason I was willing to take the meeting. He did not tell me when the consultation changed for being a consult to actual working for me. I never asked him to review my 2017 tax returns, he said he needed to see them to get a clearer idea of what I needed. I received an unexpected bill.

  • 16 years in business
Cheri C.
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Fidelity Business Consulting with its principal, Sakib Jamal provides exceptional business service. We own a restaurant and cafe business and with Sakib’s help we are able to save thiusands of dollars and have grown our sales by 20% within 3 months. We are so pleased to retain Fidelity as our ongoing business advisor. Thanks Sakib for being our true business partner.

  • 24 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra B.
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Kamal Verma has been our tax accountant since 2005. We always recommend her company to our friends, family and associates. Her fees are reasonable and she always does her best to save us money. We own a small internet retail business and have been struggling with a very low profit margin, especially since the economic downturn in 2008. Recently, with escalating energy prices, our product costs sky-rocketed by over 25%. Kamal, as a valued consultant, diligently strives to help us through these hard times, by suggesting strategies and making certain we are monitoring our cash flow correctly. In short, Kamal has essentially become a valued "business partner" and a dear friend.

  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Manny P.
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I highly recommend Susan and Ideal Accounting and Tax Services. I have been a loyal customer for over 15 years. Susan is a true pro and personable at the same time. She is courteous, kind and have your best interest at heart. I look forward to many more years of partnership.

Ledgers by Lynn
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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My work stands out by my attention to detail and my knowledge. I am always looking for income growth and maximizing tax deductions.

Terence W.
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Maggie is an incredible, professional CPA. She took the time needed to discuss our taxes and was very careful to do everything right. She's prepared my company's taxes for several years and I can't think of going elsewhere.

NetAccounting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
Elvia M.
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Edith is very professional she knowledgeable and dedicate to her work, always avaible to help. I higly recommend Edith for your accounting Quickbooks needs.

CAS Accounting & Tax
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Isaac J.
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I worked in several different states and had one company close down last year and she was able to handle organizing all of my taxes very quickly. The price was reasonable and she is very knowledgeable of international tax laws, so I will be making use of her services and advice in the coming years.

  • 3 years in business
Connie S.
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Sylvia has always been professional, accurate and reliable in handling all our payroll and taxes needs. We recommend her to all our friends and family.

  • 12 years in business
George H.
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Prospects financials has taken all my accounting functions off my plate and has given me the satisfaction of knowing they're doing a job well done and it's an issue I no longer have to worry about as far as details and record-keeping they are an honest reliable trustworthy company I would highly recommend them.

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We provide bookkeeping and accounting services for our clients. We could travel to our client or work remotely. Any short-term or long-term work relationship is accepted.

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Results are precise and timely.

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I offer bookkeeping/accounting and other administrative services. I can prepare your financial statements monthly, so you can see the results of your operation.

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I'm forever passionate about numbers and tech! I am joyfully serving the accounting, bookkeeping, and technology needs of businesses and individuals in Southern California for 28 years! Having been gifted with a talent and passion for numbers, I want to give back! I want to be the first to raise my hand high to offer my accounting and business expertise. Over the past 35 years (I started my career when I was 2 years old - lol!) I have had the honor of working in a field that 'lights me up'. Even after all these years, I still consider a balanced bank statement or accounting report a cause for a celebration! Hard work and an acute understanding of business operations and the fortitude required for success is no stranger to me or my work ethics. My experience is diverse and spans an extremely wide variety of duties in fields from construction to medical, real estate, and manufacturing, to name just a few. I am always willing to pitch in to do whatever it takes to accomplish the task at hand and help in any way possible. Extra mile effort is one of my mottos, both personally and professionally. To me, accounting is far and above just working with numbers. In many ways, it is an endlessly fascinating, ever changing story displayed in specific categories. Using creative thought can enhance the complexion and texture of the story and shed light on areas of need or attention. Throughout my years of accounting work experience just about everything imaginable (and unimaginable) has crossed my desk in one form or another. I have been afforded opportunities to address and effectively handle and deal with far more than I could possibly present in a resume. I bring with me extensive experience, skills, and expertise, which will lend deeply to any accounting endeavor. Having worked with tremendous diversity will also be of great value as I have dealt with many of the challenges facing a variety of businesses first hand. Over the years, I have held a variety of accounting positions advancing from a clerk in the '80s, to controller, and most recently controller/CFO/CEO where I was privileged to serve an amazing spectrum of clientele. To say I am incredibly passionate about accounting and business would be an understatement. I have worked with various main frame applications and numerous accounting related programs; many of them since their infancy. I have led accounting teams, actively participated in a team, and have worked independently. I am reliable, energetic, trustworthy, and take immense pride in my work.

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We offer a no frill, non- intimidating personal approach to working with our clients. We meet with them in person, discuss their bookkeeping issues and needs and find a solution to get them back on track.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

Check out the average hourly rate for accounting services in your area.

Who can file my taxes?

Any individual with a preparer tax identification number (PTIN) is eligible to file your income taxes on your behalf. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the best candidate to provide the help you need with your income tax preparation. The IRS explains that CPAs, attorneys and enrolled agents are all allowed to legally represent their clients before the IRS. They have a more thorough understanding of tax code than an individual operating solely with a PTIN or an Annual Filing Season Program participant who provides their services on a volunteer basis. Consider the complexity of your tax return and what level of expertise you’ll require. Before entrusting someone with your private financial and personal information, do some research on their qualifications. The IRS has a searchable database where you can verify the background and credentials of your income tax preparation professional. Once you have selected someone, ask about their service fees and confirm their availability. Then provide them with all the documentation they require, including W-2s, 1099s and more. Always ask to review the paperwork before it is submitted, and never sign a blank tax return.

How much does it cost to get taxes done?

Hiring a professional to help with income tax preparation can be priceless. Pro help can mean no mistakes and a maximized tax return. The cost to get your income taxes done depends on the professional you hire. Tax attorneys or in-demand CPAs will often have the highest rates for their services. Next in the pricing tier are enrolled agents, who will usually have higher rates than individuals solely working with a preparer tax identification number (PTIN). Nationally, the average cost of income tax preparation ranges from $150 to $190. Income tax preparation prices can also vary based on where you live and the complexity of your tax returns. Here are some examples of average income tax preparation prices from an enrolled agent:  

  • Taxpayers filing only a W-2 tax form: $50.
  • Taxpayers filing a W-2 along with additional tax forms such 1099-INT and 1098-E: $150.
  • Taxpayers with several tax forms and one or two additional considerations such as a rental property, investment transactions, K-1 income, 1099-MISC or a simple small business: $225.
  • Taxpayers with multiple activities (rentals, K-1 income, small business, etc.), several stock transactions and more: $395.

Nationally, the average hourly rate nationally for a tax prep professional ranges between $150 and $450.  

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