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Pensacola Accountants

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Darsha Lamb, CPA, LLC
from 18 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dave M.
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Darsha is knowledgeable, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. She takes whatever time is necessary to fully understand your situation and develop a plan to minimize you tax burden. I HIGHLY recommend her!

Accounting Plus, Inc.
from 9 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gary W.
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Colette Perry is a consummate professional. Her insight and knowledge into "everything accounting" helped our family recently as we moved through an estate settlement. She intervened with our attorney and his accountant to clear up accounting oversights and tax settlement anomalies that were difficult to understand by both sides...ours and the legal team! Then she followed through with a layman's explanation to put our minds at ease so we fully understood the process. Her keen eye for detail and follow-through nature saved us thousands of dollars. If you're looking for an expert in the field of accounting, look no further than Colette Perry and Accounting Plus!

Virtual Bookkeepers USA
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen R.
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I partner with Mike on many projects including tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll. I trust Mike to work with me and my clients in a professional, competent and ethical manner. He has never tried to take my clients. Mike has high level of expertise, is good at teaching and sharing his knowledge. My practice would be incomplete without him.

Paul C. Williams
from 1 review
  • 48 years in business
Brad B.
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Hey Paul, long time no talk. I don't have a current e mail or phone # for you. Drop me a line sometime. Hope you are doing well. Take care.. Brad Barnett


  • 39 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

My work is very detailed


We provide the following services: * Accounting Professional - bookkeeping, accounting, taxes, * Experienced Property Management - advertising, screening, collections, reporting, maintaining, licensed Community Association Manager and Florida Notary


Tech-Savvy. Quick learner of systems and programs. Looking for long-term employment.


We provide accounting, bookkeeping, counseling and strategic analysis. We also prepare business plans and assist clients in getting to their milestones, as well as getting to the next level in their quests. We also come to the client if necessary. We provide very personal customer service.


I offer big CPA firm services at small company prices and provide good customer service by being responsive to clients' needs. I love to learn and use my knowledge to save my clients money on taxes and offer my clients effective and efficient accounting solutions. I hold an MBA from Arizona State University and I'm a Massachusetts CPA. I'm also a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Treasury Professional.


With over 20 years of experience in accounting, financial planning and budgeting, human resources and business planning, my business is about helping you achieve your goals. I take the burden of accounting, payroll administration, budgeting, etc. off of your shoulders, which allows you to focus on your core competencies.


I am an enrolled agent with 15 years of experience in accounting, taxes, payroll, QuickBooks. I will travel to your location and can provide all your accounting and tax needs.


I do accounts payables, receivables, payrolls, state and federal taxes. I also do bank reconciliations and more.


Services offered: - Accounting - Tax - Retirement - Estate and trust - Consulting - Audits - Forensic accounting Please contact us to help you.


We treat you like family. We offer auditing, tax return preparation, bookkeeping, wealth management, estate planning, tax planning and advice, and business consulting.


We provide accounting services, title work, billing, crafts, restaurant services, cooking, sales finance, and artwork.


I provide small business solutions including, tax preparation, incorporation, bookkeeping, investing information, website content, Facebook updating service, articles for newsletters, and payroll services.


I have a BS in accounting and an MBA. I do journal entry, general ledger posting, budget, and balancing. I do most accounting services.


Our services include: * Accounting Services * Payroll Services * Taxes- Business and Personal (Incorporation, Regular Corporation, S-Corp., LLC and Partnership) * HR Services


I am an accounting professional with a bachelors degree in Accounting and Business Management and 20 years of experience.

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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.

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.

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 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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