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Honolulu Bookkeepers

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Auto Pilot Bookkeeping
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Zachary O.
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David Stewart is a thoughtful and thorough professional working hard to represent his clients in all the complexities of their financial well-being. I cannot recommend David highly enough. His support has been excellent both in regards to my businesses and my personal finances.

Anne H Takemoto
from 3 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ms. C.
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It was great working with Anne Takemoto, I engaged her for a consultation to get advice on how to set up a new bookkeeping system. She is extremely knowledgeable and gave me excellent advice. We exchanged a couple of emails so I could be prepared for the meeting and Anne always responded with perfect information in a very timely manner. She kindly reminded me of our upcoming appointment and arrived on the dot. I learned a lot in our session, in fact everything I needed. I highly recommend Anne and hope to work with her again in the future. She is a pleasure to work with.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Debbie F.
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Kara has been a life saver for our business which has grown in the past few years and became unmanageable for us due to it's growth. Through her expertise and tax accounting business sense, she has gotten us to a point where we now want to be and that is being current on a monthly basis. She worked very hard to get us to that point and I strongly recommend her if you need a professional accountant with integrity and honesty.

Bookkeeping Services
from 2 reviews
    Mark B.
    Verified review

    Chase at Wave Bookkeeping has been extremely dedicated and helpful to my business. He was outstandingly patient and kind in helping me sort through piles and piles of crumpled up receipts from years ago, a mess that most bookkeepers would probably run away from at the first sight. Would highly recommend him and the team at Wave to anyone who needs bookkeeping.

    Elite Bookkeeping

    New To Thumbtack

    • 3 years in business

    I strive for a high level of accuracy and efficiency. I am also easy to get a hold of for any concerns clients may have.

    Claire Pilar

    New To Thumbtack


      I am an experienced bookkeeper with over 25 years of experience. I worked with a small tour bus company for 10 years, 15 years with a family owned geotechnical firm, and one year with a flooring company.

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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.

      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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