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Harding Bookkeeping & Consulting
Harding Bookkeeping & Consulting
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Offers remote services
  • Serves Riverside, CA
How do I know that your small business could really benefit from having a flexible, personal, low-cost bookkeeper? Because I’ve been there myself! Starting a small business takes a lot of long days and even longer nights, so keeping all of the numbers straight can be daunting and the cost of the average bookkeeper is usually more than you can afford. My name is Jeffrey Harding and as a former small business owner, I can understand your needs and business from firsthand experience. Thanks to the success I was able to make for myself, I can now fulfill my passion for helping other small business owners understand their financials with accurate and affordable bookkeeping services. When my business faced the struggles of the 2008 recession, I was forced to buckle down and become an expert in bookkeeping and financial management for my own business so that I had a chance at making it out successful. Luckily, I was able to work side-by-side with a professional accountant until I was able to make the right moves and lead my company to 11 years of profitable success, $1.5MM in annual sales, and a life-changing buyout in 2017. I want to provide you with my learning experience so that you can find even more success without having to spend days and nights becoming a professional yourself. My services may include: ● Complete Bookkeeping & Cost Accounting ● Complete AR & AP Functions (if required) ● Complete Payroll Functions Using ADP, Gusto, Paychex, Gusto, Paylocity, Paycom, Sure Payroll, and more. ● Financial Analysis & Consulting ● Help preparing for and finding a reasonable business loan ● And More! Familiar with the Following Software: ● Quickbooks Pro ● Quickbooks Online ● Budget Maestro 7 & Similar platforms ● Concur & Certify Expense ● MS Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access. Check out more about my experience and available packages on my website: Send me a message here or through my site, I’m looking forward to building your business together!See more


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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 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 licenses CPAs?

The Board of Accountancy for your state or district licenses certified public accountants (CPAs). When searching for a CPA to help you with your finances or taxes, make sure they are properly licensed in your state. Here are a few tools you can use to verify an accountant’s license:

You can also ask an accountant to provide proof of their license and credentials.

What do CPAs do?

According to the American Institute of CPAs, certified public accountant (CPAs) financially advise individuals, big companies and small businesses to help them reach their financial goals. For example, they can consult you on taxes and other accounting needs. 

What do forensic accountants do?

Forensic accountants investigate financial crimes involving fraud, embezzlement and other issues. They often work closely with law enforcement and lawyers, and they can help determine the legality of financial activities, according to the BLS.

Reviews for Riverside accountants
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent. Jacob is prompt, responsive and efficient. He helped me with some real tricky accounting issues. Goes above and beyond.
Jacob K. Farsakh MBA, CPA & Co.Jacob K. Farsakh MBA, CPA & Co.
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