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New Orleans Accountants

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Northshore Tax LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Doris M.
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He has been the best tax preparer I have ever had. He's very knowledgeable and very kind. I'd recommend him highly.

  • 24 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Brigid P.
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I would highly recommend Ms. Parker as a tax preparer and consultant. She was very knowledgeable, helpful, professional, and patient. She also filed previous tax returns for me. Overall, great experience.

SAGE, Inc. of Louisiana
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
R. R.
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I hired Sage, Inc. based on the positive reviews of their tax preparation services and decided to roll the dice and take a gamble. I needed an updated resume to include my experience in the construction industry. Sage, Inc. met with me, listened to my requirements and requests and after a few tweaking emails my resume was completed in a very timely manner. It was clear, concise and well written. Their resume service was professional, efficient and reasonably priced. I would recommend Sage, Inc. to my family, friends or to anyone needing a resume writing service.

Annette L.
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Ms. Schulthess has been my accountant for over eight years. She handles all my personal and business accounting/tax needs. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional in her work. She also goes above and beyond, at times, when things arise with the IRS or State Tax entities. The customer service at her locations is exceptional. She truly cares about her clients and their business and keeps up-to-date on all tax laws that will allow them to receive the most benefits. I highly recommend Yettie and her staff to handle all your accounting needs. You will receive the same service for a small business just as you would if you were a large corporation.

Elizabeth A. Keyes, CPA
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
G. A.
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Elizabeth has been providing great tax advice and been preparing my tax returns for many years. I would recommend her without hesitation. ~ G. Anthony

SBAAS LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Karen M.
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Faith handled a variety of tasks for us including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, HR (from new hire training to termination paperwork), balance sheet reconciliations, financial reports, and operations reports. She was always very professional and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Faith.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Scott G.
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I am writing this letter to recommend Cornelio Pacheco for any accounting and payroll needs that your firm may need. Cornelio has worked for as my accountant me the past 15 years (with the exception of a period of about two years when I moved to Los Angeles to open two hospitals for a major corporation). I'm a veterinarian, business owner, and hospital administrator of five veterinary hospitals throughout that time and he has been someone I could count on to always perform impeccably and has been a tremendous asset to my corporation from the beginning of our association. I am one of the many clients that Cornelio has in his practice, but I feel that the service he offers could benefit any business he works with and so I would like to support him in expanding his business by giving my strong recommendation. While working for me, he has been responsible for preparing monthly statements and financial reports, working with tax returns and computations, advising me on budgets and forecasts, and administering payroll and retirement plans. He has always been committed to excellence and is able to work well under pressure and against tight deadlines. He is highly detail oriented extremely well organized, a trait that has served him well when working with me, as I am admittedly disorganized, tardy with commitments and in my failure to follow through especially with regards to Cornelio's needs and wants with the financials. He is enthusiastic and energetic and knows how to gently prod and "remind me" of the data he needs from me, or the meeting we need to have, or the conference call that's coming up… I'm a great veterinarian when it comes to the business aspect of my practice I need help and guidance since it's not my forte or my favorite thing to do at work, so having Cornelio reminding me about timely financial commitments has been critical. Yet he does it in away that is kind, yet urgent, but yet very effective. He's one of those people that just gets things done. In a time where security and fraud seems so prevalent Cornelio has kept a close watch for any signs of irregularities, embezzlement, and fraud and as result in all these years I have not experienced any major losses associated with the above. There was a period of a couple years that I did not that I did not use Cornelio and this was when I moved to Los Angeles in what I thought may be a permanent move. Prior to that move, he was instrumental in helping me prepare financially to sell my veterinary practice in New Orleans Post Katrina in 2006. Although one of my two clinics had been destroyed by the hurricane the main hospital was severely damaged he was able to help in the rebuilding of the main hospital and this resulted in the hospital being sold above fair market value to my two associates. I was astounded. After the sale my practice successfully augmented by Cornelio, I was able to do some consulting and then moved to Los Angeles to open hospitals for Banfield Corporation. During this period and upon my return in late 2009 I had attempted to take my accounting internally which turned out to be a big mistake. I opened up to new hospitals in New Orleans in late 2009 in early 2010. To make a long story short it was somewhat of a struggle to get both of these businesses successfully off the ground due to the occurrence at the same time of the BP oil spill which dramatically affected the economy of our city. I had my son running the business and doing the financials and accounting work and this turned out to be a big mistake as I needed experienced and expertise guidance and budgeting in a timely fashion and I did not have it without Cornelio. This point I reengaged Cornelio as my accountant to help get me out of this dire situation, and he took over all aspects of payroll, budgeting, and accounting and he started dealing immediately with all the problems with budgeting, past payroll taxes, the IRS, local city tax delinquencies, and state state tax delinquencies. Cornelio methodically and efficiently took over as representative of our business and negotiated with the IRS and local and state auditors; this resulted in stabilized cash flow and a business that is now flourishing and growing again. He also help guide me to acquiring financing to stabilize our financial shortfalls and to help us invest in new equipment and the business. Thanks to his knowledge, his good judgment, and his spot on recommendations on moves we needed to make financially, we are once again a thriving business. Cornelio’s strong points are his combination of knowledge, experience, foresight and intuition in the financial area, as well as his ability to work with people (like myself) who are not comfortable with financial matters, and make them feel engaged and effective. It is with pleasure that I recommend Cornelio Pacheco for any accounting needs at your firm. I am confident that he will be an asset to your company. Best Regards, Dr. SG Hospital director/CEO New Orleans, LA

Accounting Services One
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
Verified review

Gary is personable and knowledgeable with great listening skills. We met to discuss our specific business services and needs as our company is a new start up business. He was patient and had some good recommendations in getting organized. I look forward to working with him and watching the growth of the business.

  • 4 years in business
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We offer the following services: * Small Business Accounting * Outsourced Bookkeeping * Bank Reconciliation * Accounts Receivable * Accounts Payable * Bookkeeping Cleanup * Income Statement, Balance Sheet and General Ledger * Custom Reports * Data Management * Business Intelligence

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I am looking for a career opportunity in accounting. I account the money which is payable or receivable. I am an administration office general.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Let us show you have to cut your costs! We offer the following services: * Accounting * Payroll * Tax * Bookkeeping * Business Setup * Audit * Cost-Cutting Analysis * Software Setup and Training Do you need to catch up on prior years of work? We can help you at a reduced price!

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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It is our mission is to provide local businesses with worry-free business and accounting services so that business owners, managers and entrepreneurs can focus on the heart of their business.

  • 4 years in business
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I am a perfectionist and take great pride in my work.

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I provide accounting and payroll services on an as-needed or contract basis. I'm also available for data entry and administrative services.

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I offer accounting support for accounts payable and accounts receivable. I maintain your accounts throughout month ready to submit to CPA at the close of the month. I can also take care of payroll.

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We deal with payroll, income tax preparation, and business consulting for LLC, corporation, and partnership formation.

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I am a degreed remote accountant based in the New Orleans area. I offer full-cycle accounting services and have a flat and affordable rate.

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We help business owners who don't have the time, experience or desire to manage the day to day financial details of their business and who prefer, instead, to focus their energy on growing the business.

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I offer accounting and tax Services. I am proficient in QuickBooks and Peachtree. I have an extensive background in the construction industry.

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We are an auditing company for the overpayment of sales and use of taxes and accounts payable billing. We have over 20 years of experience. We are helping business recover additional revenue to help their bottom line.

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Heidelberg Accounting Services, Inc. is an independent accounting company that provides professional accounting services to small businesses, contractors, and individuals. We customize our services to meet the needs of our clients. We offer the following services: * Full Accounting * Project Accounting * Payroll * Company Setup * Bookkeeping * Tax Services

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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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