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ClarkStar Accounting, LLC
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  • 4 years in business
Sarah S.
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Fast, excellent service at a most reasonable rate! I would recommend ClarStar Accounting to anyone!


Get full-time professional service on a part-time budget. With over 35 years of experience, we are here to assist businesses and individuals with their bookkeeping and tax needs. We understand how hard it is to work your business and keep track and manage your bookkeeping and tax requirements. We customize our services to fit your needs. We are a full-service company. We offer the following services: * Accounts Payable - invoice posting and check writing * Accounts Receivable - customer invoice and statements and payment posting * Collections - follow up with customers on past due accounts * Payroll - payroll services for you and your employees * Payroll Taxes - monthly, quarterly and yearly reports * Electronic Tax - filing and payments * Tracking Job Cost * Sales Tax Processing * Tax Preparation for Corporations, S-Corporations, Partnerships, LLC and Sole Proprietorship * Individual Bookkeeping and Bill Pay Services We provide extensive consulting to every client in addition to a comprehensive financial statement package. With every accounting period we prepare, you will receive the following: * Balance Sheet and Profit-and-Loss Statements * Reconcilation of Bank Accounts, A/P and A/R * Detailed Reports (to trace revenue and expense variances) * Department Summary

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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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