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Lake Forest Accountants

Browse these accounting services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Forest.

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MTG Accounting &Tax, LLC
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
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Kevin G.
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I found MTG Accounting on Thumbtack. I worked with Greg on my 2016 taxes. MTG flat price was very competitive compared to other accounting firms. Greg was very professional and knowledgeable about preparing taxes. He asked a lot of questions and made great suggestions about possible detections. I highly recommend MTG Accounting. It was a pleasure working with Greg.

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The Beyrak Firm
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Steve H.
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This was my first time relying on an accountant to do my taxes I was really happy with my experience. She was very prompt in her correspondence, which I was impressed with considering how close to the tax deadline.

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J&R Accounting Group LLC
4.7
from 40 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
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Dan W.
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Thouroufht, timely and accommodating. Great job!

Hodge Group, LLC
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
Michael O.
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I met with Thomas as scheduled, conducted our business, completed our business on time as scheduled, I paid a reasonable fee and left well served by a accounting Professional..Good service.. .MichaelO

  • 18 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. R.
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Will came to my office on time. I needed significant help catching on my accounts reconciliation. He will take the time to get to know your business for accuracy in your bookkeeping. I've already referred him to other clients

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J.R. Salvato & Associates
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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James M.
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James did an amazing job helping me with my 2017 Tax Return. I had a very complicated year when it came to reporting income and James handled it like a true professional. He made sure my reporting was accurate while identifying all possible deductions. I would highly recommend James for your Small Business or Personal needs.

Financial Solutions, Inc.
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Martin F.
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Niky is super efficient, she prepared the tax return for our LLC promptly and right on time, even though the deadline was really tight. I'm planning to hire her again for my personal tax returns. Highly recommendable.

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew A.
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This is my second year filing with Larry. He clearly outlines what you need to do, he'll meet with you to talk through it or you can just email him everything. I preferred meeting in-person because I didn't understand a few requirements around my rental property. Turns out I wasn't accounting for some of my costs and he figured out why I should get back additional money. He also found a mistake in my 2014 tax return (done by somebody else) and is re-filing that return for me.

Shamrock CPA vCFO Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Fiona C.
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I hired Steve, after having taking on a new executive position, and finding out that our accounting needed a major overhaul and having had to fire our only CPA. He worked with the existing small team to improve our processes, support the accounting after having learned a new financial system and train our staff so they could become more or less self-sufficient. Within one year we received a completely clean Audit with no qualifications or recommendations.

Brandt Accounting Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Marvin S.
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Great service and great Professionalim "Brandt Accounting Inc."

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alexis A.
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I really can’t say enough good things about this firm. The accountant at my company had messed up my taxes and the IRS put a wage garnishment on my salary, taking out a major part of it. My employer said that there was nothing they could do and I was really stressed out because of this. I contacted a bunch of lawyers and tax services before I got a call back from these guys. They were really helpful and professional throughout the exchange on the phone. They assured me that they can get the order reversed. They negotiated with the IRS and had the wage garnishment removed. They negotiated for the outstanding taxes to be paid through installments over a period of ten months. This was more manageable for me and I am very grateful for their help.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gayle C.
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So far so good. Khalid was very responsive and quick. As long as the IRS accepts, and doesn't penalize me I'm one happy customer.

About

I provide accounting and tax service. I also provide bookkeeping, tax consulting,and tax preparation for individuals and businesses.

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I have a career position in the area of finance and accounting department. I have over 20 years' experience in accounting tasks that include accounts payable and accounts receivable. Demonstrate commitment to excellence by completing projects accurately and on time.

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Services offered: - Payroll processing - Benefits reconciliation – audits and reconciling with AP - Workers' compensation – policy administration, audit analysis, contesting audits and updating of claim records - Checkbook reconciliation - Accounts payable – review and validation of invoices and preparation of check file - Accounts receivable - GL management - MIS reporting – strong client reporting and communication structure and client-specific reports - Data entry

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We specialize in helping small businesses with all their accounting needs at an affordable rate. Including, but not limited to, bookkeeping, sales and payroll returns and income tax preparation. We can provide personal tax preparation as well.

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We are an expert problem solver for tax and accounting issues. We handle small business and individual tax return preparation and planning. Failing to plan is planning to fail. We are QuickBooks certified and have been supporting our clients on QuickBooks since version 1. We know how to make QuickBooks do just about anything you might need. We believe in setting up systems to get good and timely information to support good business decisions. We have the system to save yourself stress, time, energy and money.

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I am an accounting clerk with experience in accounts payable and finance analyst support. I have the ability to handle multiple tasks and special projects. I am detail oriented, fluent in reading, writing and speaking Spanish.

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Our services include the following: * Accounting * Business Consulting * HR and Payroll Services * Marketing * Security Guard Services * Social Media Marketing * Tax Preparation

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I help small business owners run their business. This can include bank reconciliations, profit and loss statements, and payroll.

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I provide income tax preparation for individuals and businesses, as well as payroll and sales taxes. I also do bookkeeping services, consultations, and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and Illinois Department of Revenue.

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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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