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2. Yan-Can-Book
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"Hello, my name is Yan. I have nearly 10-year accounting experience in various business settings, started off in a regional CPA firm, climbed up my career ladder being as Senior Accountant to Assistant Controller from small to worldwide corporations in limousine service, SaaS, and construction industries, and currently manage and administrate complex Federal, State and Local grants in total award amount of $20M. If you are ready to work with a motivated colleague to move your business forward, I can help you and I want to see you succeed! I provide following services for personal or small business accounting: • Chart of Account, Vendor and Customer setup, updates and maintenance • Data entry of all business transactions • Support of Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable for billing, invoicing, collections • Bank, credit card and Balance Sheet accounts reconciliation on a monthly basis • Prepare accurate and timely financial statements • Onsite or virtual phone meeting to review numbers bi-weekly or monthly • Coordination and communication with your CPA and provide PBC list and supporting schedules when needed • Outsourced payroll processing and quarterly payroll tax filing • Budget and projection • End of year tasks: W2 and 1099 • Sales tax filling and payment • Business consulting: internal control, processes, cash flow, and other big-picture support Rates: I can start as low as $35 per hour or take a flat rate of $350 for a monthly service or per project. Contact me to discuss further in details. I am dedicated and committed to providing you exceptional services at best value and quality but least expensive cost!"
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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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