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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 Hollywood accountants
Robyn G.
Sal is a great accountant. He was very knowledgeable in preparing my taxes . I will continue to use him in the future.
Jorge B.
Irina is excellent! She is very professional and has help my business with QuickBooks and advice. I would highly recommend her for your bookkeeping and accounting services.
Irina @ Nuage Financial LLCIrina @ Nuage Financial LLC
Mary H.
Miguel was a tremendous assist to my company. Very professional, extremely informative and and a true lifesaver! We were in a bind and needed accounting information and documents quickly after another CPA left us high and dry. Miguel made everything clear and saved the day. I will refer him to all my colleges.
Fast Accounting Services LLCFast Accounting Services LLC
Veronica M.
If more then 5 stars was allowed Moonstone definitely deserves it. Katherine was absolutely the best. Not only is she professional but she is an amazing listener and makes sure that she provides you with the best services that fit your businesses needs. I am extremely happy that I found Moonstone and I truly recommend them to anyone that is looking for accuracy, profesional and afforadable accounting services.
Moonstone Accounting & Consulting Services LLCMoonstone Accounting & Consulting Services LLC
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