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Hartford Accountants

Browse these accountants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Hartford.

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Paul Bortnick, CPA, CFP
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bethany B.
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Paul was very personable and had a very quick turnaround. He is now my new accountant for tax season. I highly recommend him to anyone who requires these services.

A+ Financial Services LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Erica E.
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Mike came on originally as my new accountant, which then progressed into consulting services, and finally bookkeeping. I am so thankful to have someone with his expertise on my team.

Paul Moya
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Omar B.
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It’s my absolute pleasure to recommend Paul Moya. Paul and I first met at Springfield Technical Community College and also worked together Massmutual. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Paul, and came to know him as a truly valuable asset to absolutely any team. He is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working. Beyond that, he is an impressive accounting and math skills. His knowledge of math and expertise in accounting was a huge advantage to our entire office. He put this skillset to work in order to have a successful monthly, quarterly and annually reconciliation results. Along with his undeniable talent, Pual has always been an absolute joy to work with. He is a true team player, and always manages to foster positive discussions and bring the best out of other employees. Without a doubt, I confidently recommend Pual to be your tutor. As a dedicated and knowledgeable employee and an all-around great person, I know that he will help you achieve your goals. Omar

Jeffrey A. Hirsch, PC
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ken K.
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I only needed a "legal opinion letter" (to verify my company existence), but if I need anything else I would surely return to Mr. Hirsch. A pleasure to work with.

Geronimo & Silva, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Peter G.
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excellent- very knowledgeable and professional. Recommend Patricia very highly.

Chris S.
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Excellent client services Expert in tax laws

Declan C.
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Dana Andrews is the best! I have been using him for eight years and can recommend him without hesitation. His professionalism and tax knowledge are superior to anyone in the business.

Tammie Lewis
5.0
from 1 review
    Amber L.
    Verified review

    She knows what she is doing when it comes to QB and accounting in general. I would highly recommend her services!

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    We do taxation and accounting. Our organization does our best to make our clients stress free along with being patient and create an environment that encourages great relationships.

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    We love helping small businesses in Connecticut. We have been doing it for over fifty years and one of the most established accounting firms in the area.

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    I have been providing accounting services for over 25 years and can help you get on financial track with your business or personal finances. Also, I am a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and can provide training for QuickBooks desktop or QuickBooks Online.

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    We specialize in accounting, including bookkeeping, troubleshooting and setup, tailoring elegant, easy-to-use computer systems using off-the-shelf software. We also provide customized training.

    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Over 10 years of experience in accounting.I provide quality and accurate service with a reasonable price.

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    I have over 20 years of experience in accounting/finance/budgeting. I have worked for both the mid-size and small companies and excel in small business world.

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    JB Account Balance provides unparalleled personalized virtual bookkeeping services to small businesses, small start up companies and self employed individuals in the united States. As your bookkeeper with over fifteen years of accounting experience,JB Account Balance is here to ensure that all of your decisions are made carefully and with your best interests in mind. JB Account Balance is ready and able to serve and guide you down your path to success.

    • 5 years in business
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    We are a full-service accounting firm. We are licensed and insured in New Haven, CT. We assist both individuals and businesses with their accounting, tax, and bookkeeping needs.

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    I offer an accounting service, providing expert services to all small businesses. I have a complete hand-posted or computerized accounting system that is exclusively designed for your specific business. You can do your own books. I can do all your bookkeeping for you, or we can do them together, including your monthly billings and income statements.

    • 18 years in business
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    We provide affordable and convenient tax preparation services. We know that you're busy, so we make it easy to complete your tax return. We come to your home, your office or a place that is convenient for you. We also can prepare your taxes remotely in our office through our pick-up / drop-off service or through our secure portal. We input your information and e-file your return during our meeting. We charge less than the larger tax preparation businesses to include Jackson Hewitt, Liberty Tax and even H&R Block.

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    I have over 30 years of accounting experience. I have experience using QuickBooks and Buildium real estate software.

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    I offer corporate accounting services, including full GAAP compliance, financial reporting, cash flow, AR/AP budgets and analysis, inventory, cash management, account reconciliation, foreign exchange, cost and process optimization and merge or acquisition due diligence work.

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    I am a multifaceted financial analyst with a well-established and analytical accounting and reporting background. Let me help you with your accounting, bookkeeping and reporting needs. I will create spreadsheets, templates, graphs and presentations tailored to your specific needs. I also offer business management services upon request.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.  

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