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East Lansing Accountants

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  • 27 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
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Wald G.
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Dan shows he has knowledge and expertise to advise with tax matters. He charged reasonable prices as his business name : Affordable accounting.

Precision Accounting LLC
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Zera A.
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Karen is the best and always comes through with great advice on all my accounting questions!

Matthew Accounting, PLLC
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Doug V.
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I have been using Matthew Accounting for a number of years. He is very diligent and professional and I feel confident in the planning suggestions that he shares with me. He and his entire team are responsive and friendly. I have shared Matt's name with many friends and business contacts over the years and have never had one who had a less than favorable experience. I would not hesitate to recommend working with this firm!

Gonder & Associates CPAs
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Scott K.
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Had a problem with the accuracy of my 2017 tax forms from my "former" accountant. Made a call, on the weekend they were due, received a response quickly and all forms were redone for me within a few hours. I will be using them next year and will recommend their service to anyone.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rod H.
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I have been a client of LBA for 4 years and could not be more satisfied with the level of professionalism ,accuracy and the timely manner in which my accounting needs , both personal and business , are handled.Paul and his staff make you feel comfortable and secure that your being taken care of correctly with there knowledge of all of the latest laws and regulations.

  • 20 years in business
Clarence E.
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I received a bill of unpaid taxes from the IRS in 2017. That is when I got in touch with Legacy Tax Resolution to help me clear my taxes. I run a small home improvement business with annual turnover of less than half a million. We provide services for all kinds of kitchen and bathroom updates. I make a reasonable profit but nowhere near the amount that the IRS had billed us. My books of accounts were managed by a private accounting firm. They had really messed up the records, which is why the IRS was suspicious. Since I had nothing to hide, I was confident things would get resolved easily, but getting things done through the tax agency proved far trickier than I had imagined. They had also served a notice period with heavy penalties which was really alarming. The tax consultants at IRS were really wonderful. Not only did they sort out my accounting records, they also filed returns with the IRS and the notice was retracted. Since last year, I have been using Legacy to manage my accounts and file taxes for my business.

  • 14 years in business
Teri H.
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Kim has been our accountant for over 6 years. We appreciate her professionalism, honesty, and patience. She's also our go-to expert for all things Quickbooks.


I do tax, audit and bookkeeping services for all your business needs. I can work with you to develop financial plans to create success.


7th Rule Accounting, P.C. provides traditional services of a typical certified public accounting firm with a modern day approach designed for the next generation. We believe there is a better way to provide traditional accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, tax, and attests services to our customers that sets up apart from other certified accounting firms. After 16 years of working in the profession, our customers appreciate knowing we are still excited about helping them create, manage and maintain wealth. We live by the 7 Rules and enjoy educating the customer. Our focus is about the customer's needs, requirements and helping them.


I provide tax preparation, customer service, accounting, money transaction, data input, light housekeeping, and client intake.

  • 21 years in business

We enjoy helping business owners succeed and prosper. Our goal is to help business owners manage the accounting, payroll, and administrative functions so they may have more time to grow the business. We also like to help business owners save money on taxes.


At Ambell Accounting, we are experts in all aspects of tax and specialize in Affordable Care Act tax provisions, clergy tax returns, and foreign bank account reporting. My office is based in White Lake, Mich., and we love helping families, individuals, and small business owners in and around Waterford Twp, West Bloomfield Township, Troy, Pontiac, and Rochester Hills with their tax preparation and bookkeeping.


I have my Bachelors degree in Accounting. I started my own business to pursue what I love doing. I like to be organized and make sure I do a great job. I look over everything to make it is the best it can be.


I provide accounting services and individual tax preparation. I have 25 years of experience in preparing individual tax returns and bookkeeping.

  • 13 years in business


Has your one-person business turned into a three-ring circus? If so, call The Balancing Act! You opened your business to follow your passion, not to get bogged down in the day-to-day details. I can save you time, energy and frustration by taking care of those details. I can help you set up an easy accounting system for your small business or even side jobs. I can help you from the beginning or help you get caught up and organized. I can come to you once, twice or on a regular basis. I do bank reconciliations, invoicing, credit cards and profit/loss statements. Do you have customers that owe you money, and you can't seem to collect? I can assist you there as well. Do you need part-time or full-time office staff? I can train the person of your choice and put together a job description as well as an easy-to-follow procedure manual. If your bookkeeper, office manager or secretary has an emergency or unexpectedly leaves, I can step in temporarily. I have over 25 years of experience as a full-charge bookkeeper in a wide variety of business settings. It doesn't cost anything to find out if I can save you money.


I will go to clients and help with their accounting needs. I will assist in computer setups and business consulting. I have worked in multiple industries.


I provide accounting and tax services to small, medium and large clients or organizations. I have over 20 years of accounting and tax experience which help me to resolve most financial burdens.


Would you like to use an extra pair of hands? Let me be those extra pair of hands. With more than 20 years of accounting experience, I will get your company to the next level.


I can take care of the financial details of running your business. I do payroll, taxes, and just about anything else you need.


Thorough and will perform technical research when tax issue is complex

Q & A

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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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