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Lakewood Bookkeepers

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Sam Teaches
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea B.
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Sam is very patient and knowledgeable in all areas of bookkeeping. I would highly recommend Sam's services!

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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

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Eric F.
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Global Gate Tax and accounting bookkeeping has been handling my company books for the last year and a half. everything has been outstanding. Mr.Safwan is very responsive and quick to return emails, also available to talk whenever i need to. She explains numbers and breaks down reports to make

Count4u
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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Merry has been working for me from 2004-2015, doing my bookkeeping and tax preparation, as well as managed my rental property as well as handled all my personal affairs during my deployments (retired navy) over the years. Including – banking affairs, tax organizers and planning, communications with tenants including collections, interview and screening, and credit checks. I have complete trust in Merry and she acted as my POA on all my deployments, and complete authorization on all financial accounts. She is very trust worthy and complete in her responsibilities. As an accountant her bookkeeping was always timely and complete. Since I am now retired and out of the rental business her services are only used for tax preparations, but she will always be a trusted and valued friend. John Straub

Emil Estafanous, CPA
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Eldon H.
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Thank you for your help in my IRS audit regarding payroll taxes for my company. You revised my corporate and individual taxes for the last 3 years and ended up with a big outlay of cash for both my personal and corporate tax returns. You saved me from a lot of penalties and interest charges, as well as bringing me through my personal audit of which I got a refund when it was completed. I have known you for 3 years and my biggest regret is not knowing you 10 years sooner. I would have saved a lot of money wasted in taxes over the years.

Transparity Group
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Robby H.
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Mike is a true professional! You can tell when you talk to him, knows what he's doing, and he knows how everything needs to be setup. He was able to completely straighten out our books after 2yrs of being in business without any real bookkeeping. Shorty after Mike finished, we were able to secure a 100k line of credit thanks to his work! Thanks Mike!

  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Leon K.
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I have been working with Ed Llamoso as our Corporate Tax Accountant as well as tax preparer for over 10 years now. He has always gone beyond what you could expect a person. I highly recommend him to any company or individual.

BizFix
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Janet K.
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Oliver did a very good job helping us catch up with all our bookkeeping and getting us back on track. We retain him on a monthly basis now and hes a vital part of our business and I couldn't recommend him highly enough - Janet C

True Financial Talent
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria M.
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Complete Bookeeping Talent has been our accounting and advisor for so many years an important reason our relationship has lasted so long is because we are comfortable with him. Trust the advi e he has given us, believe in his integrity and professionalism, and we know he has our best interest at heart. Angel is very meticulous and thorough , He carefully reviews our documentation which give us a secure feeling. We are greatful to have established such a high -level relationship with Angel and his firm Gloria Miranda

Ken M.
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Have been working with Amanda for 3 years now. Great bookkeeper!

  • 2 years in business
Ron H.
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My music business needed immediate bookkeeping and accounting help, and I was fortunate to have been referred to Business Online Accounting by a good friend whose business was greatly helped by this company. I needed my accounts from the past year to be brought up to date, as well as my current accounts. Business Online Accounting somehow was able to accomplish this in record time, and allowed me the freedom of mind to concentrate fully on creating music for my current clients. I highly recommend the folks at Business Online Accounting to businesses that want friendly, accurate, and timely results -- all for very reasonable and competitive rates. I give them 5 stars! Ron H. PureBeam Music

  • 4 years in business
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My jobs are always done before deadlines.

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I have a full-charge bookkeeping service offered at a flat rate versus hourly. I will do biweekly or monthly contracts.

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If you are looking for a detail oriented and dependable person with over 20 years of experience with for-profit and non-profit accounting, I am it. I am located in Old Town Monrovia, CA. Currently, I work from home with weekly meetings with my clients. I have been the stand-alone accountant for several of companies I aligned myself with over the last few years. Multitasking is second nature to me. I can handle several different projects and/or clients, at the same time bring everything all in a timely manner. It is like breathing for me. I have experience with QuickBooks, including QuickBooks online, and Peachtree accounting software, plus, Excel and Word. My philosophy about accounting software is that each one is basically the same with its own quirks. I am looking for my next adventure in accounting. I am very easy going and get along with most people, as well as, working alone with little or no contact with others. I have found that I do like the feeling of giving back to the community, so, whether working for a for-profit or non-profit company, it is what the company does for the community that is important to me. I look forward to hearing from you concerning how I can be an asset to your company.

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Insight Bookkeeping & Payroll Solutions provides on-site or virtual bookkeeping and accounting for small, mid-size, and fast growing businesses. Our mission is to help small business owners succeed by helping them obtain timely, relevant, and reliable financial information. This information enables owners to make more informed decisions, increase their profit and cash flow, decrease their tax liabilities, and obtain financing.

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I have years of experience providing bookkeeping and accounting services to a wide range of businesses and individuals. Utilizing the latest accounting software programs, I can get your finances up to speed in no time.

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I have 15 years experience in the Accounting Field. I enjoy working and helping others. I do payroll, Accounts Receivable and Payable. If it a start up you need help with, I'm your person. Tell me what you need and I will be happy to help you in any way I can!

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I do bookkeeping, taxes and general accounting work. I am honest and hardworking accountant who has been working in various industries for over 20 years. I am reliable and accurate and able to produce the results that the client requires.

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For over 30 years I have been instrumental in the growth and development of several companies assisting in the move away from ma and pa shops to full blown entities with income up to 45 Million dollars. I currently am active in the construction trade but have extensive experience in distribution, manufacturing, medical and printing.

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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 provide catch-up or clean-up bookkeeping services, including income and expenditure reports, excel templates and standard financial reports. We are also knowledgeable with Advanced Microsoft Office Suite. We have more than 15 years of experience in the banking and mortgage industries including management at a Fortune 500 company. We are entrepreneurs just like you. We will fill the void with our knowledge and experience allowing you to do what you do best, compete in a tough market.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

Actual Requests

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Need financial services and planning

Long Beach, CA

  • Service type
    General financial planning
  • Career Stage
    Entry-level/Junior
  • Details
    I need a basic financial plan
  • $100
    Average price

Need a Tax Preparer

Long Beach, CA

  • Entity type
  • Services needed
  • Details
    need to file two years of back taxes. 2011 and 2012
  • $241.67
    Average price
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