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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.

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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.

Reviews for Cleveland Park accountants
Rita T.
Jomon is an excellent and hard-working accountant.
Agog FinancialsAgog Financials
Alvin J.
Yes very good thanks for helping me with my taxes and accounting
SCN Accounting and Tax ServicesSCN Accounting and Tax Services
Thumbtack Customer
The work was for full CFO type accounting for our nonprofit. The work is ongoing and everything thus far has been wonderful. I would highly recommend Money Equations!
Money Equations Inc.Money Equations Inc.
Michelle W.
Agog Financials was extremely helpful in organizing our business financials and preparing our tax returns. Karan Malhotra, President of Agog Financials, personally took on our project. He was extremely professional and always responsive to answer our questions. We are continuing to work with Karan and his team at Agog Financials for our business accounting needs. Hire them! You won't be disappointed.
Agog FinancialsAgog Financials
Nitesh A.
Agog Financials has been as asset to our start up organization. We have grown tremendously and Agog Financials has guided us well through our growth phase. They took care of all our accounting (AR. AP, payroll, budgeting) and tax needs so that we could concentrate on our core business. We are so glad to find Agog Financials on thumbtack.
Agog FinancialsAgog Financials
Valbona G.
Ramy is a true professional! He responded in a timely manner after I had messaged him on Thumbtack. From there we had a scheduled call that same day and set up a meeting time for the upcoming week. He was punctual, very knowledgeable and very personable. He explained everything very thoroughly and answered all of my questions. I look forward to working with Ramy for all of my accounting purposes.
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