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Lakeland Accountants

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JBJ Tax & Accounting Service
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Georgette D.
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My father has been our corporate CPA since its inception, but retiring this year. That caused a great deal of anxiety and stress being able to trust another Accountant or CPA. After researching several local firms referred, I wasn’t pleased. So, I searched Thumbtack, received many responses, and could view everyone’s profile. I chose to contact JBJ Bookkeeping and spoke with Jeremy Derhak. After interviewing him, I hired him initially to clean-up our 2016 QBO bookkeeping. Seeing his work, I was impressed by his professionalism, responsiveness, proficiency, and level of competency. JBJ Bookkeeping has now been retained on a full-time basis. Without hesitation, I highly recommend JBJ Bookkeeping to anyone apprehensive like I was about switching firms. Jeremy Derhak goes above and beyond for his clients and that is a true rarity these days! Thank you JBJ Bookkeeping for treating us as clients and not a number.

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Gulf Coast Accounting & Tax
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Omer M.
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Shane was very fast and very communicative. He worked on our project over Christmas weekend and accomplished what other accountant's claimed as 70 hours worth of work in 6. MSM has my vote and we are honored to write this review.

A. Leake Accounting Inc
4.6
from 24 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Richard E.
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I was looking for an accountant for my business about 2 weeks ago. I had did phone interviews with about 4 accountants. I finally made the decision to meet with Andre at A Leske Accounting and I am so happy I did. He fully explained in detailed to me and my business partner everything we needed and why. He went over ever question we had and gave us a full explanation on why you do it this way to get the most out of taxes. After our experience working with Andre, we couldn't be happier. We plan to send out business friends to him. We give A Leake Accounting a 10/10. He went above and beyond of what we were expecting. A plus service all the way.

Joel Schmitz, CPA
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Dan B.
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I found Joel Schmitz ad on the Web, and thought I needed a new Tax accountant , my taxes are fairly easy but I was tired of paying way too much to the big box firms that you only see from Jan. 1 thru April 15. I made an appointment with Joel and was pleased that I didn't have to wait. He ansewered my questions and gave me pointers on the new tax season and what to expect and prepare for, like stock earnings . His rates in my opinion were far better than those firms that charge per page. I'm looking foward having Joel do my taxes this year in his new office

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DA Accounting Inc
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wilmer E.
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I used the same accountant for years and when he retired, I was not sure who to use. I ended trying DA Accounting, Inc and this was the BEST decision I ever made. They are on top of everything and helping me run my business much smoother. I totally recommend them.

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Oaks Accounting
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
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Stafford L.
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I used Oaks Accounting for both my business and personal returns. Not only did I save on my tax bill, but I also learned how to better structure my business and manage my finances! The service was timely, efficient and much more insightful than I'd bargained for. Most importantly, it was accurate and I didn't feel like I was being taken advantage of for what I didn't know. I highly recommend!

Accounting & Tax Edge LLC
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Susan K.
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Christina has been my accountant since relocating to the Winter Haven area in 2008. Her expert services have resulted in tremendous personal and business tax savings. Her knowledge, integrity and professionalism is beyond compare. She is accurate and thorough and has consistently provided trustworthy guidance in making important decisions regarding my personal and business financial goals. Christina is the best in the business. I continually and confidently recommend her exceptional services to others.

  • 34 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Corinth C.
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Jim is one of the most loyal, trustworthy and throughout Tax Accountant that a small business can have. He is the ideal fit for small business owners who need a resource to rely in the get their financials and taxes done without the headache/concern for the details. He assisted my small business for over 2 consecutive years and I recommend him highly.

KLM Advisory
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie D.
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Kristie came out to meet with me right away and help me organize my quickbooks account for our new plumbing business. Thanks for all your help!

  • 7 years in business
Charles F.
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I have run multiple businesses for over 2 decades and have worked with various bookkeepers and accountants. Rebecca and her team are amazing and second to none! Outstanding service and great customer service too. I recommend them to colleagues often!

The Heroes Group LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Elijah D.
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The Heroes Group is awesome! They (Sean and Aubree in particular) have made a lot of very complex government information, easily understandable. As a small company owner, I need to be able to ask questions and talk to my accountant on a regular basis. They are always very prompt when answering messages, phone calls, and emails. It is becoming much easier to market the business and generate revenue when I am saving serveral hours per week not having to do all of the tedious accounting and payroll. A couple of clicks and payroll is done! I wish I had found them sooner! I would highly recomend The Heroes Group!

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I am a CPA licensed in the state of Florida and provide accounting, tax, bookkeeping and consulting services.

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I have 30 years of experience in business management as CFO, HR and PR. I have multi-company expertise with over 20 years of experience in commercial, multi-family and development real estate areas. I have 10 years of experience in personal and small business tax services. Does your small- to medium-sized business needs office management, accounting, budgeting and property management? Call the expert.

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I am your affordable comptroller. I do general accounting, books keeping, taxes, business advisory services, business plans and loan packages.

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Bottom Line Business Solutions can provide our clients with a full range of bookkeeping and office administrative services, including but not limited to the following: payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, month-end transactions, financial statements, notice-to-owners maintenance, Word processing, database structure, spreadsheet setup, mail merges, and file system setup and maintenance. In addition, we can handle your government remittance payments for payroll, sales tax, corporate tax, and any other remittances needed for your specific business. We can also assist you in collecting payments from your customers or renters by providing a series of collection letters that are sent on your behalf and making collection calls. Our guarantee we guarantee that, if at any time you are not 100% satisfied with our bookkeeping or office administrative services we will take immediate action to address your needs and give you a full refund on that service. In addition, we guarantee that all of your government remittances will be paid by the date they are due or we will pay the late charges. You must have the payment and remittance form in our office 10 days prior to the due date in order for this guarantee to apply.

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I've got experience in working in an office with accounts payable as an accountant. I also have experience in taking care of and training dogs and cats. I have experience organizing files and making customer service calls. I've got some experience with both modeling and photography.

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We believe to fully understand your company, you must look beyond prepared financial statements. As your partner, we strive to provide your executive team with the information they need to better manage and grow the company. We work to keep our clients abreast to any industry or tax related changes that may affect their company. In our efforts to provide the most efficient services and while staying compliant with GAAP standards, we communicate our client’s financial picture in a simplistic fashion, wherein the client can clearly understand their record keeping without feeling detached from the conversation with the terminology that often, only accountants understand. We’re here to help.

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I am a professional accountant offering services including the full accounting cycle. I have more than 10 years of experience handling small and large companies finances from A/R, A/P to financial statements. I will travel for your convenience or I can also work from home and deliver any needed documents. You will feel comfortable knowing someone with experience and extensive knowledge is handling the most important part of your company.

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Providing Accounting services up to the Controller level, financial reporting, journal entries, cash management of individual and multiple entities, intercompany / intracompany allocations, job cost reporting, Accounts payable, Accounts receivable, bank reconciliations, payroll, balance sheet reconciliations, fixed assets and depreciation, fraud review, etc. Setup of or transition to accounting software. Business Consulting - evaluation of accounting and financial processes and procedures, investments, insurance, administrative expenses, profit and loss, break-even and product pricing with recommendations for improvements.

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We provide general and tax accounting. We offer QuickBooks GL/payroll/review, 1099 and W2 processing, quarterly and annual payroll, and sales and use tax.

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"Your accounting services firm in the clouds" By The Numbers Virtual Accounting liberates small businesses from the burdensome and costly efforts necessary to administer their accounting from within. Using the power of leading cloud-computing technologies By The Numbers Virtual Accounting offers an innovative cost-saving alternative for off-loading virtually all of your internal accounting burdens and worries. We take care of your accounting – you focus on those core competencies to BUILD your business. From processing, tracking and reconciliation functions through reporting final financial results, the services you receive are tailored to meet your organization's unique needs. Some of the services we can provide Vendor invoices and payments Credit card reconciliations and processing Customer invoices and collections Time and billing functions (for professional service firms) Payroll Loan Schedules Payroll tax returns Bank reconciliations Prepare W2 and 1099 Fixed assets tracking and depreciation Other accounting functions unique to your business Month-end adjusting entries and general ledger maintenance Monthly CPA level financial statement reporting Business Plans Property Tax Returns Efficiency Improvement Financial Analysis Part time CFO services Annual Business Debt Analysis Integration of all of the above around QuickBooks or Xero We are affordable, experienced, and a trusted advisor.

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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