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Lakeland Accountants

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JBJ Books
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Guardian Accounting Group
from 30 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
John G.
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New client and I'm extremely pleased with Steve and the service he provides. Great communication, attention to detail and timely processing of my accounting needs. Highly recommended.

A. Leake Accounting Inc
from 24 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph G.
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I have many years of customer service experience. I have always provided exceptional customer service to my customers and I always look for this when I am in need of a service. I can't say enough about the service I received from A. Leake Accounting Inc. This was the first time filing our companies taxes. What a wealth of knowledge we gained from our visit. Everything was explained with great details. You could tell that there was a genuine interest in our company and making sure we understood all of the fine details. The time spent with us was amazing, there was never a feeling of rushed. With the first call made you received details and even after we were finished with our taxes, I needed guidance and I received personal guidance to getting a job done. I haven't had service like this in a long time, a genuine business relationship was established. We received immediate answers to our phone calls and contact via email. The service you will receive with A. Leake Accounting Inc. will be exceptional and most companies would have charged our company an enormous amount of money for the services we received. You will receive quality and very competitive pricing from this company. We highly recommend this company to anyone seeking accounting services. There are other services they provide as well. You won't be sorry you chose this company. We are thrilled and hope to have many more years of service provided to us by A. Leake Accounting. Thank you A. Leake Accounting, you certainly impressed us!

Accounting Services & More
from 9 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
James R.
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Very,very helpful with my tax return. Daniel exceeded my expectations,would definitely recommend!

Crunch Time Tax
from 5 reviews
    Duane M.
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    I found Rick online doing a search for Tax Accountants in Orlando about a month before the April 15th deadline. Instead of filing a tax extension he personally guaranteed my return would be completed on time. He delivered on the promise, finishing in less than two weeks!

    • 9 years in business
    • 16 hires on Thumbtack
    Latianna W.
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    Seel Jackson Consulting was very instrumental in assisting me in starting my business. Mr. Seel is a very knowledgeable in business and his experience is invaluable. I would highly recommend Seel Jackson Consulting to anyone that needs a business consultant.

    KLM Advisory
    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!

    FLEXA Accounting LLC
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Caz P.
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    I really lucked out finding Mary and Flexa Accounting. We are working together on accounts for my employer but my husband is going to open his own business and I won’t work with anyone but Mary on his accounts. I highly recommend her to anyone. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and super helpful.

    The Heroes Group LLC
    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!

    D Centeno Accounting LLC
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    Tony M.
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    I cannot find one negative word in my vocabulary to describe Debbie. She has been consistently responsive; has demonstrated a clear understanding and knowledge of her accounting field, unquestionable professionalism and a commitment to support her clients. I would contract with her again if the need arises.


    "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.


    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.


    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.


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


    I do bookkeeping, all kinds of company reports, bank reconciliation, advanced Microsoft Excel, Quickbooks, and financial statements. I also do property management I am bilingual in English and Spanish.


    I have been working on many accounting projects since 1983. I work primarily with Excel and Word. I think all the people I worked for will agree that I am a good accountant and good employee.


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

    • 36 years in business

    I am an expert accountant and administrator who can provide professional services independently or as a team. I have knowledge of various accounting software and Microsoft Office 2010. I am currently available. I will travel to you or work from home. I believe in 'dress for success', ethics and good relationships.


    We are a full-service payroll and benefits company, offering low-cost payroll services, health insurance, 401k plans, bookkeeping and accounting services through our sister company. We are your local one-stop shop for all your payroll and accounting needs. Let us give you a no-obligation quote today, so you can start saving.


    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.

    • 15 years in business

    We are small business accountants who offered excellent and professional services in a timely manner, always helping our clients for their best result.

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    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

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