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John R. P. La Voie CPA, Ltd
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Paul J.
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John La Voie has been my wife's and my tax accountant for many years. I have found John to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the ever changing tax codes that we are faced with each year. I can honestly say that he has problably saved us hundreds of dollars in tax related savings that we had no knowledge. Perhaps two of John's greatest traits are his honesty and accessibility. During the year both my wife and I often come up with tax issues that require a knowledgeable response and we know we can turn to John to get outstanding advice. We have had numerous tax accountants and financial advisors over the years but none we can both agree upon as we do with John. He is simply the best and you can believe he'll do what is in the best interest for each and every client.


My service is what your business needs because I understand what a business owner needs to be successful. I have prepared myself to solve business problems of all types. Not only am I a CPA, but I am also a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Financial Planner. In addition, I am a Certified QuickBooks Provadvisor.


I am a business professional experienced in developing and implementing tax and cost reducing financial strategies. I am an improved multi-tasker with strong technical accounting skills, consistently establishing an outstanding work ethic in fast-paced and deadline driven environments.


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

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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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