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  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
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They do a great job on my payroll ant taxes thank you very much.

  • 9 years in business
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Ankeny Tax & Accounting handles all your tax reporting requirements for federal, state and local taxes. We work with both individual and businesses for their yearly tax preparation and filing. We have worked with all types of clients, with many diversified and unique situations. Whether you are a farmer, a student, a first time home buyer, a newly-started family, or something in between, we have the experience and expertise to help make your tax filing as easy as possible. In addition, we have worked with many businesses of all sizes, from the solo entrepreneur working out of their home, to the multi-million dollar corporation. Whether you are a corporation, LLC, partnership or an individual , rest assured that we will protect your interests.

  • 22 years in business
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Charter Accounting, PLC is a full-service accounting firm offering business accounting and tax services for individuals, and businesses of Iowa. For over 20 years, the accounting firm has provided clients with individual tax preparing and planning, cash flow statements, monthly operating statements, payroll, bookkeeping and more, making it easy to run day-to-day operations. As a local accounting firm, we take pride in the level of service we provide our clients, that is why we have committed to a level of excellence un-matched by competitors. We focus on providing our clients with the resources, knowledge, and expertise they need to achieve their financial goals.

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I provide accounting or bookkeeping for businesses, governments and nonprofits. I have 23 years of experience working for city government. I have experience in all facets of city government, including filing required annual reports, internal reports, payroll, balancing general ledger, bank reconciliations and converting cashbooks to accrual for annual financial report. I also have 5 years of experience working for two different CPA firms. My experience at the two firms consisted of auditing local governments and nonprofits and preparing financial reports and tax returns. The first accounting firm I was right out of college and did bookkeeping for small businesses. I can prepare monthly, quarterly and annual payroll reports.

  • 23 years in business
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For over 20 years, Charter Accounting, P.L.C. has provided high-quality accounting services to individuals and businesses in Des Moines, Iowa. As a full-service accounting firm, we pride ourselves on providing quality accounting, payroll, tax, and consulting services to individuals and small businesses with integrity, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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By combining a local presence with online efficiency, Des Moines Accounting Pro can effectively serve you or your business with the amount of bookkeeping, accounting, tax consultation, collaboration, and service you need. No more QuickBooks headaches! I strongly believe in cloud-based bookkeeping and accounting software that provides you with the flexibility to do as much or as little of the accounting and finance work as you feel comfortable. Des Moines Accounting Pro will collaborate with you to ensure everything is completed accurately and timely. I’ve designed Des Moines Accounting Pro to not be a typical stodgy accounting firm. As an innovative and agile company, you'll get the services that you need to be more efficient and concentrate on your business and customers. This saves you money compared to the traditional accounting workflow and cycle. Finally, I have years of accounting experience to be your trusted business advisor and provide insight into your business.

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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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