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6. No Bull Financial Consulting
Excellent 4.9

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Excellent 4.9

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Great value
Offers remote services
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Waukegan, IL
I am late 20's graduate with about 55k in total debt(school, car, etc.) and I was paying above the monthly on each loan I had, not considering each loan individually. I make about 60k per year and I thought I was effective on paying out my loans, which I quickly came to find out was not correct. Before I talked to Ryan I was at a point where I looked at the total number of which I owed, and was fully prepared to be paying loans through my 30's and potentially into my 40s, it was just something I had accepted. I had known Ryan for a number of years with being friends of their family, he's honestly one of the more intelligent people I have come across so when I found out he was going to be starting his own financial consulting company, I was immediately interested in learning more. After I provided Ryan with all of my information he was able to come back with a plan that would have me debt free in less than 5 years, which I never imagined could be the case for me. The ability to analyze my debt, figure out where I'm losing the most money to interest, and align my expenses/payments with my life goals was something I greatly appreciated and value to this day. Being able to start a family or buy a house debt free isn't something many people are able to say that can do these days, but that opportunity is now possible for me. He's diligent, organized, competitive, and more than anything a great people person who's going to give you the answers you need to hear so that you can be successful in plotting your future financial well being. I appreciate his work and his passion for wanting not only himself, but the people around him, to be successful. If you're looking for an honest person who is about building long standing relationships, give Ryan a call, you wont be disappointed!See more

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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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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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