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Watsonville Accountants

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  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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I stumbled onto Focus Accounting Firm through Thumbtack and hired Jay due to his responsiveness and willingness to help me in my situation. My husband and I usually prepare our own taxes but this year proved to be more complicated and challenging. Jay helped us out immensely and now I am so relieved. He was thorough yet handled the work quickly and efficiently for a reasonable price! We will be calling him again! Thanks Jay!

Raymond Young CPA Accty Corp
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Geraldibe J.
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Very happy with them and their rates. Went through an audit for my business with another firm which cost an enormous amount of money. Went through the second with Raymond and it cost a fraction. Absolutely amazing work. Very pleasant to work with and will never go to another auditor again.

Imtiaz Ahmad, CPA
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Balraj S.
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With my past experience with another accountant, I was always having problem with late sales tax filing, but I think I took a wise step to engage Mr Imtiaz Ahmad CPA for all my accounting needs. I do not have to worry about this any more. He is very knowledgeable of his trade, I will recommend his services highly

OnePoint Services
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy B.
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As a first time freelancer, I wasn't sure what to expect when tax season came around. Working with One Point Services was fast, educational and detail oriented. Rebecca helped me in understanding my expenses and guided me in organizing all of the right documents. She was also very helpful in answering questions for how to proceed with accounting and estimated taxes for the coming year. Everything was seamless and moved along very quickly. Will definitely be back next year and every year after!Excellent service, very streamlined and completely on-point. Everything handled electronically, and the return I got was stellar. Worth every cent.

JumpStart CPAs
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Steve L.
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I'm the CEO of a 1 1/2 year old start-up. I originally reached out to JumpStart CPAs for Tax Return services, but quickly realized after communicating with Cimmer that I needed much more than that! I needed an Accounting system in order to properly capture my financial transactions, I needed separate business bank accounts, a payroll service and retirement planning just to name a few!!! Cimmer was able to help me with all of these things, and the Tax return ended up being a very small part of the service she provides. She was able to set up my books and work remotely, and we send data over the internet so it's very efficient. I now have access to my financial and cash flow data all the time and I can make business decisions about the future instead of just recording what happened in the past. JumpStart CPAs is more expensive than others who might be quoting for a similar service, but you get what you pay for!! I am so thankful I found JumpStart CPAs. My business performance is improving now because I understand what's going on! I now have a real Business Advisor, not "just" an Accountant.

AOSolutions
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Julie C.
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Maggie is a consummate professional and knows accounting inside and out. She has a knack for fixing "messes" and ensuring accounting matters run smoothly going forward. She is essential to our company and I honestly don't know what we would do without her!

Hayes Accounting Solutions
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry M.
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We hired Daniel more than 2 years ago to straighten our QuickBooks program. Daniel completely remapped QuickBooks and got our financials straightened out. We have retained Daniel to assist us in all aspects of our accounting, including preparing our taxes. Since he is a QuickBooks expert, we have been able to drop the QuickBooks support plan, saving us a substantial amount of money. Whenever we have a question or a problem, Daniel always promptly gets us back on track. Whenever we are considering a new program that interfaces with QuickBooks, we always ask Daniel to review the program before we implement it. We are very happy with Daniel, and hope to have a long professional relationship with him.

Vincent Bookkeeping
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Adam B.
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Wendy Vincent helped me setup QuickBooks for Windshield Chip Repair Business, and she continues to maintain my Books in QuickBooks. I was very pleased that I was able to find someone to do this task for me, because accounting is not my strong suite. Wendy went above and beyond by also doing my tax returns annually, showing me how to improve my credit score. Wendy also assisted me with setting up a computerized version of my invoices that can be done in the field, using a cell phone app, so my invoices to customers are clean and neat which reduces errors. Wendy advised me to switch banks, for security reasons for my business account. The new bank was harder for me to use on the go, so I switched my bank back, and Wendy is working with my current bank that is easier for me to use. I really appreciate her looking out for the security of my business. She is very understanding of my needs, as well as my business needs, when it came to my bank, Wendy used the bank that I prefer and we both win. She also gave me a credit on my account for the cost I incurred to get new security checks.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John G.
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Cindy is an expert for tax and she can make the complicated things easy for me to understand. She save me almost $1000 from IRS. Will absolutely use her again.

  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Maryam D.
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Wonderful experience will hire her again.

Muse Business Services Inc
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Burl M.
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Sue is very knowledgeable of all the aspects of accounting. She will give valuable suggestions regarding saving money on taxes and other business expenses

Accounting Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sunil K.
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Rica was very patient and did a wondering job

Galina L. Pulin, CPA
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Fedor I.
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I need help with tax returns for my small business, and in Galina i found exactly what i was looking for- quality and reasonable cost.

AK Accounting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Neil D.
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I was very pleased when I worked with AK Accounting. They asked questions early on to get all the needed files to prepare for. They added value right away and helped clear my books in time for the end of the year. I really do appreciate their service and will continue to use them and recommend them.

  • 7 years in business
Maria S.
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A&T tax, payroll and bookkeeping is been my accounting office for several years, excellent service they make you feel like home.

DC Business Consulting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Eric B.
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Deanna is a lifesaver! The books for my small business were years behind and in BAD, BAD shape. Deanna was up for the task and helped get my business completely caught up, and in record time!! She was patient in dealing with the "mess" our previous bookkeeper left behind. Deanna is professional, timely and a pleasure to work with!

Accounting Analyzr
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy P.
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Professional, honest, and helpful.

  • 2 years in business
Larry Z.
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I happened to know Cindy through one of my friend. Since my 2017 tax is a little complicated, I was looking for a right accountant who can understand my situation and help me make the best choice. After a few conversation with Cindy, I got the feeling that she is very knowledgeable on my case, and most importantly, she told me that she can apply ITIN for my wife since she is IRS certified acceptance agent . Thanks god, I just wished I could know her earlier, I got my refund already. Cindy, really appreciate.

Community Harvest (sm)
5.0
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kerry H.
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Paul helped me a lot when I hired him as a career coach. You can count on Paul. He is punctual, organized, effective, and a good leader.

  • 20 years in business
Stephanie G.
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I have been using tax filing and resolution services from Legacy Tax Resolution Services for almost 5 years. They handle both my individual and business tax accounts and there has never been any lapse in services. Every time I call them up, the representatives are extremely polite and friendly plus they explain and resolve each problem so elaborately until you’re absolutely satisfied. I recently took up my father-in-laws case with these guys. He had been served a 20,000 tax notice by the IRS even though he is retired. These guys entertained the case on my request and handled with extreme professionalism. The notice was overturned and my wife’s father was all praise for me and Legacy Tax Resolutions. Amazing job guys! Keep it up!

PS Bookkeeping
3.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

Services include: * Accounts Payable * Accounts Receivable * Bank Reconciliations * Data Entry * Payroll * 1099s * QuickBooks I provide bookkeeping for all types of business and personal bookkeeping. I am a QuickBooks expert, knowledgeable, accurate, and with high energy, with over 5 years experience. I do bookkeeping quickly, timely and accurately. I enjoy my work. I will do the following: * Install or upgrade QuickBooks and Microsoft Office on your computer. * Work in your office or mine, or log on to your system remotely. * Create a chart of accounts especially designed for your business. A well-designed chart of accounts will ensure your expenditures are posted to the right accounts to maximize your tax deductions. * Do data entry, bill paying, billing, bank deposits, filing, and collections. * Open, sort, and deal with mail, problems, and papers. * Do bank and credit card reconciliations either online or by hand. I do reconciliations quickly and to the penny. * Solve problems with vendor accounts, late payments, and inaccurate billing. * Prepare and organize any reports you or your tax preparer need. * Backup your data onto a flash drive or CD for you, so your data never gets lost. * Send your tax preparer the well-organized files they need. * Set up remote access between your office and mine, so that you can have a virtual bookkeeper. I will do the work evenings or on weekends, or whenever you are not using QuickBooks. * Set up organizational and filing systems. Your office will be entirely organized, so that you can focus on growing your business! * Provide a one-hour free consultation either at your place of business or at a local meeting place to determine your needs. * Work for you all year or for as many hours you need to get caught up. * Take on special projects. Need to get up to date on your business or personal records? I will bring you up to the present after years of neglect. If you have let things go for a few years, and need someone to organize and enter several years of random paper or even reconstruct several years, I am the bookkeeper for you. I will provide references for you. I am honest, accurate, prompt, and quick. When I say I am going to do something or keep an appointment, I do. You are busy becoming successful; let me deal with the paperwork that is slowing you down and interfering with your growth! Email or call me. My rate starts as low as $40 per hour or a flat fee starting at $400 a month.

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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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