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Santa Barbara Accountants

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  • 21 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Chris G.
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Joseph Nagy is a top rate professional. He helped develop, maintain and continually update our QuickBooks Pro for the non-profit home health agency I ran for many years. Joe was always responsive to any questions or concerns I had and made me feel like I was a priority at all times. He regularly attended educational conferences and I was confident in his ability to ensure that our business was meeting all financial reporting regulations. He was timely meeting deadlines and would often go out of his way to ensure that I would meet my tight deadlines. Joe is a pleasure to work with in every capacity. He has been a CFO of a large medical clinic, yet demonstrates the ability to bring his financial and tax expertise to work with small teams, allowing them to focus on other matters. I would highly recommend Joseph Nagy to anyone seeking financial, bookkeeping or tax preparation assistance.

  • 35 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jason G.
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I have worked with Mr. Robert Craig for many years. I rely on him for both my personal and business accounting. He has always done a great job for me with accurate reports in a timely fashion. I highly recommend his services!

White Tax Services, LLC
from 12 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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White Tax Services (WTS) offers a variety of accounting and book keeping services. In fact, WTS has been our solid financial accounting performer in the area of taxes since 2003. It is very refreshing to find a tax professional who is knowledgable, accurate, honest, efficient, cost effective, operates with high integrity and is truly customer service oriented. This has been our ongoing experience at WTS. We our always updated with monthly and or weekly tax tips via email that is clear and concise. WTS also answers all of our questions and concerns in a timely manner without fail and advices as needed. If you are looking for a solid performer for all your financial needs with legendary customer service, look no further......

McDowell Associates
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sherry L.
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Anne at McDowell Associates has helped our organization move into a non-profit status which has transformed Genesis Sober Living, Inc. into a success through receiving donations and assistance in restoring lives to those in need. She also prepares our monthly accounting reports for the six years.

  • 20 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica D.
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Charlene Sousa was extremely helpful as our business transitoned from a partnership to a sole proprietorship, assisting us in obtaining new state and federal ID numbers, opening bank accounts, and running payroll and reports. She is very conscientious and detail oriented. I highly recommend her!

X-Act Bookkeeping
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia P.
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Today, I worked with Marlene Minster of X-Act Bookkeeping. She was wonderful. She solved all my Quickbooks and accounting issues in just 2 hours. This included working with my accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank and credit card reconciliations, journal entries, running various reports and financial statements. The low price I paid her was more than worth it. I have decided to continue working with Marlene on an ongoing basis.

Wiklund Bookkeeping
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
Shawn S.
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Chris Wiklund provided Full Charge Bookkeeping services to my company for six years. She satisfactorily developed my entire Accounting department including hiring and training of accounting staff. I would be happy for the opportunity to have her on my team again. Shawn Sage End Results President


I have an accounting degree. I would like to keep book for small businesses from the original entries to the financial statements. Initially I would take off 20% from your current accounting services.


I can help with accounts payable, accounts receivables, bank reconciliation, financial statements, fixed assets, depreciation, billing and collections, payroll, sales tax, lien release, journal entries, and job cost accounting.

  • 12 years in business

Attention to details, great communicator! Efficient, team player, diverse background. Past experiences include Department of the Navy, Georgia-Pacific, Aflac and many other small & large companies. Honest, hard worker, quick solutions to everyday work flow issues and event challenges!


I offer bookkeeping/accounting services. I am a seasoned accountant with experience in financial reporting, roll forward schedules, payroll, and spreadsheeting for individuals, SMEs, and corporations. I have experience in the manufacturing, retail, health insurance and hospitality industries.

  • 8 years in business

I provide accounting, financial controllership, accounting department oversight, tax preparation, payroll services and small business bookkeeping. I can streamline your month-end close by using various accounting programs, automating work done in MS Excel and training your accounting staff. I have affordable rates, and I am flexible and can accommodate special requests.


We do taxes for corporate, partnerships and individuals. We do accounting, insurance, All IRA and plans for individual and all corporations. S,C, LLC.


I offer all phases of operational accounting, budgeting and forecasting; cash management; banking relationship; database analysis; and report writing in both MS Access and SQL server.


Selecting the best accountant for your business can mean the difference between success, mediocre performance, and even failure. Since the numbers "behind" your business are an important tool in setting the right path for your future, understanding those numbers can make or break your business. We provide our services near Thousand Oaks.


I offer superior services for the small business owner and/or the busy professional. Services include: * full-charge accounting * full-charge bookkeeping * complete set up of accounts * manual accounting, automated accounting, QuickBooks * all end-of-period reports * accounts receivable * accounts payable * billing * bank reconciliations We can use QuickBooks to keep your records up to date, or a paper system that is just as effective. I am available to come to your home/office as necessary, to pick up and drop off documents. I offer bookkeeping with the personal touch!


We are a full-service accounting firm that specializes in the accounting, tax, and legal needs of small to medium-sized businesses at an affordable fixed monthly rate. The basic features we provide are: 1. Profit and statement, balance sheet, and bank reconciliation monthly. 2. Unlimited discussion of your accounting, legal and business-related questions (at no charge). 3. Timely preparation of all state and federal tax forms. 4. Pick up and delivery of your accounting records, or Internet transfer via our secure web portal. 5. Tax planning and preparation. Note: we offer many other services on an as-needed basis. Please ask us, and we will be happy to explain how these services can help your business grow.


I offer personal accounting services to support sound decisions and project completion. Let me assist you when an accurate financial picture is necessary such as divorce, loss of partner or family member, loan and scholarship paperwork, small business start up, preparation for tax filing and more. I will organize your paperwork to fit your life, and work with any other professionals you authorize such as attorneys, tax professionals, financial advisers and more in order to completely support your current financial reporting needs.


At JR Bookkeeping, we do bookkeeping to help small businesses manage their finances by offering accounting support, bookkeeping and payroll services. We assist clients with having their finances ready when they need them. We make sure all accounting records are in order, so that in the event of an audit, they have peace of mind knowing they have nothing to worry!


I am an experienced accounting professional that has worked in small businesses, SMEs and large corporations. Areas of strength are bookkeeping, general ledger, financial reporting, and various ad hoc requests.


I am a semi-retired highly accomplished entertainment industry senior-level financial & production executive with a proven track record of building new businesses & restructuring troubled ones. My instincts, insight & expertise complimented by sound judgment results in the successful achievement of my client’s desired goals. I have provided financial leadership as a CFO, Controller, EVP Finance, Line Producer, Senior Accountant, Turnaround / Restructuring Specialist & Database Software Developer/Programmer.

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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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