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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.

How much do accountants charge for tax help?

On average, individual tax preparation services cost $242, and prices typically range from $137- $454. However, many factors can impact how much an accountant will charge you for tax assistance. For an accurate price estimate, request quotes from several certified public accountants (CPAs) near you. 

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 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.

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. 

Reviews for Cutler Bay accountants
Kamalka D.
Ray is an extremely talented professional and helped me with several accounting tasks. He has extensive experience and knowledge in tax matters as well as Accounting. I highly recommend.
Almipa L.
Needed an accountant to replace previous one, this one did the job in a timely manner. Thank you
Hakim & Zafar, CPA & Advisory ServicesHakim & Zafar, CPA & Advisory Services
Christian C.
FULLY RECOMMENDED !!! Larry has been a great relief to our personal accounting, and to our company. It solved problems that we brought because of previous bad services. He is the person we all need to trust to keep our accounts, a relief to have found him !!!
LM Bookkeeping, Tax and Consulting ServicesLM Bookkeeping, Tax and Consulting Services
Pamela l.
A saint, this girl received excellent service in a very timely manner. Hero to me, proudness to have spoken to throw right accountant. Thank you 🙏
Apex Advisor Group: Tax and Accounting ServicesApex Advisor Group: Tax and Accounting Services
Charlotte M.
Larry was a great help to me in answering a specific tax question. He was knowledgeable and prompt. I will certainly use him again for future accounting or tax needs.
LM Bookkeeping, Tax and Consulting ServicesLM Bookkeeping, Tax and Consulting Services
Taj B.
Mr. Miguel was very professional and knowledgeable. He explained everything clearly and I definitely recommend him for accounting services. I will definitely use him again
Fast Accounting Services LLCFast Accounting Services LLC
Alex G.
Had my first conversation and was a big pleasure. Miguel sounds very profesional, cordial to the point and fairly priced. He is an accountant you can talk to and is very customer service oriented.
Fast Accounting Services LLCFast Accounting Services LLC
Nathan R.
Tremendously personable and professional. Very competitive price. Very good quality work. Shaban Malik takes the stress out of accounting and taxes. He works around your schedule. Highly recommend him
Malik & Co, CPAsMalik & Co, CPAs
Iliana D.
Mr. Maura responded to my request promptly. Mr Maura took time to explain all matters in great detail, and made sure that his communication was fully understood by me. I enjoyed speaking with him, and appreciated his Professionalism. I own a small business, and will be using Mr. Maura's accounting services, for my business needs. I highly recommend that you use his accounting services. As I am certain, after you speak with him, you will realize that he is very knowledgable in his profession .
Daniel MauraDaniel Maura
Kamalka D.
I have been working with Steve since several months to create financial statements using Quickbooks and he is extremely talented and thorough in Accounting. He is very knowledgeable in taxation as well and provides advice to make sound business decisions. He is very professional and has a great personality. I highly recommend him.
SCH Accounting Services,IncSCH Accounting Services,Inc
Nina F.
Rachel is a true professional who diligently works to complete projects in a timely manner. She is very knowledgeable and reliable. She truly cares and is quick to answer all of your questions and provide the support needed. I am happy to continue working with Rachel and highly recommend hiring her for any of your accounting needs.
Rachel Boharic, CPARachel Boharic, CPA
Richard F.
This Team are True Pros in everything Tax. I originally came to them with estate accounting/bookkeeping and they were so responsive, knowledgeable and pricing so competitive that I decided to take my personal and business tax returns to them. I look forward to many years of working with Syed Zafar and Nadem Hakim. They know how to get things done.
Hakim & Zafar, CPA & Advisory ServicesHakim & Zafar, CPA & Advisory Services
Brad H.
Wow what a difference! I was struggling with some very technically issues on Quickbooks and she figured it out and got me going in no time. What takes me 30 mins to figure out, she has it done in 3 minutes. Easy to work with, available at scheduled time and great knowledge of wont be disappointed... Brad (real client)
Alata LLCAlata LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Miguel was wonderful to work with except he canceled appointments more than once and finally disappeared all together. As it stands he does not answer the phone or reply to my text leaving me wondering if something happened to him or if this is his way of letting me know he is not planing on working with me anymore. This has been a huge set back for my business and hard for me to understand this behavior. Otherwise a wonderful accountant and person.
Fast Accounting Services LLCFast Accounting Services LLC
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