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Columbus Accountants

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John R. P. La Voie CPA, Ltd
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Ted K.
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Our firm has worked with John for the last 15 years on accounting and tax preparation for our group of affiliates and owners. John is a thorough, hard-working individual that keeps the interests of his clients his priority. He communicates in lay man’s terms and works like a scholar. You could not ask for a better tax professional for your personal or corporate needs. Theodore King CFO Cedar Siding & Lumber

Rachel Ghamela Johnson
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Meg B.
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I have worked with Rachel for more than 5 years in various roles. Her attention to detail, strong understanding of budgets and accounting and her ability to ask questions to get at all the details needed to successfully manage budgets and product pricing were invaluable. I would highly recommend her for any accounting type role. Meg Brown Chief Administrative Officer, American Enterprise Group, Des Moines, Iowa

  • 11 years in business

We'll handle your bookkeeping, payroll and taxes while you focus on growing your business. We specialize in accounting services for small businesses that don't need a full-time bookkeeper.


Our accounting and bookkeeping services includes the following: - Accounts Payable - Accounts Receivable - Quickbooks


I do bookkeeping and accounting from my home for small businesses, as well as virtual administrative and clerical jobs to include resume writing. I accentuate the positive, strive for superior customer service and maximize return on investment through ethical business practices. Contact me.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Because we have great credentials and prices. Helping small businesses and individuals get more organized and knowledgeable about how their business is really doing.


I am an accounting and tax preparation service. I have been in business for 13 years. I have an M.B.A. in finance from Auburn University. My business has been the top performing tax service in Tuskegee, AL, for 3 years running. I passed the Registered Tax Return Preparer test given by the I.R.S.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I am a Birmingham, AL based accounting contractor. I have over 25 years of experience providing a variety of accounting and business consulting services to a variety of clients (small businesses to mid-size clients). I can help you with whatever project you may have, no matter how large or small it is.


I provide services in accounting, finance, marketing and general management. I am available for part-time or full-time tutoring positions.


We provide tax planning and tax return preparation services for individuals and small businesses, as well as monthly accounting and payroll services.


I am a certified managerial accountant and have 10 years of experience in manufacturing, as well as 8 years in non-profit accounting. I can prepare financials, pay bills, etc., but more importantly, I can help you look at your business, reduce or remove inefficiencies and create the processes and systems that you need to keep your back office running smoothly.


Accentor Accounting and Insurance Services is a full service accounting and consulting firm. We cater to a wide variety of clients ranging from individuals to medium-sized corporations. We specialize in insurance services. In addition to our specialty area, we also provide tax and accounting services, including payroll services, tax return preparation and bookkeeping.

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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.

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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