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Pontiac Accountants

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  • 27 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
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Valentin B.
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We are a work in progress. So far I learned things that I don't have knowledge of in my previous tax returns. I am confident that it will turn out okay. I think I found my accountant for years to come.

  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
Derek M.
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Winnie did a wonderful job helping me prepare my tax refund for 2017. She was very professional, attentive, and diligent throughout the whole process. She even realized that my 2016 return had been done incorrectly and revised the necessary forms so that it would be reflected accurately. I'd recommend her services to anyone looking for a local tax preparer.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Beatrice B.
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Joyce is very professional and knowledgeable about all the current tax changes and benefits that will result in the maximum return for you. She makes filing my taxes something for me to look forward to. She's been my tax preparer for many years and I wouldn't think of going anywhere else.

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Senter, CPA, P.C.
from 13 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Thomas D.
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Matt was very professional and knowledgeable and his main concern was for us to understand what was going on with our tax return that he was reviewing that was prepared by another preparer. I’d definitely recommend Matt. He was a pleasure to work with.

  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Mellodie H.
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Very professional and willing to provide quality service. Awesome experience working with Osterwyk Accounting.

  • 23 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
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Mike and his staff have worked with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of SE Michigan RMHC (Detroit Chapter) for nearly ten years. Mike started at our charity by conducting yearly audits for our charity and because of the excellent service, the charity hired Mike and his team as the House accountants, providing excellent support with reporting and many other additional responsibilities related to specific RMHC projects. Mike and his staff are very professional, provide high quality work and have excellent communication skills. He and his team go above and beyond their monthly duties. Mike is also committed to our charity personally - attending events and encouraging others to be part of our charity. Mike is a highly committed individual and encourages his staff and others in his business to be active and involved. His passion is evident in the excellent service provided. RMHC (Detroti) highly recommends Mike and his team. I am always available to speak about Mike's work at the House. My direct number at work is: 313-745-5911. Jennifer J. Litomisky Executive Director

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Carl A.
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I was introduced to Mr Bailey by my financial advisor a little over two years ago to assist me through the process of coordinating my duties as an Estate Representative for a family member. I was impressed by his professionalism in walking me through the legal process and documentation. I was pleased with his personal attention to detail and knowledge of the process. Mr Bailey now works in conjunction with my financial advisor as my personal accountant and handles my all my tax related responsibilities.

Zack-McNeil, P.C.
from 6 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley P.
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Deborah McNeil was very informative sure of herself and friendly. As a new business, we were looking for someone to really help us with our accounting needs so when she offered to train us in addition to doing our taxes and answering our questions(on a Saturday even) I was blown away!

Taylor & Morgan CPA
from 5 reviews
  • 36 years in business
Tracey P.
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Michael was an awesome tax preparer. I had several years of taxes that needed to be prepared and filed. The service was very prompt and professional. Michael also gave me great advise on tax planning for 2016.

Sharp Office Services
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara A.
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We have a second office in Ann Arbor; our main office is in Ithaca, NY. I was able to train Kim in the peculiarities of our branch office and let her do the accounting and organizing that was needed. I don’t know what we would do without her!

Accounting Services
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn M.
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Really good!


We offer an innovative and interpersonal small business building course that assists and guarantees your business will received 50,000.00 of business credit, while improving your business and personal credit through a series of real-time modules.


Let us provide you with your small business accounting needs. We do payroll, install accounting systems, set up accounts and payable systems, as well as provide monthly or quarterly financial statements.


Our company is led by a CPA, CFE and FCPA professional with years of accounting, finance and consulting experience. We assist small/medium-sized businesses by providing superior services at a reasonable price.


I provide audits, accounting, tax preparation and tax advisory services. As a CPA, I provide audit and accounting services to small- and medium-size companies. I provide tax planning to my clients that enable them to minimize their federal and local taxes. I also prepare all the year-end tax documents, including W-2s 1099s, etc. As an enrolled agent to practice before the internal revenue service (IRS), I represent my clients regarding any and all tax matters. All they have to do is to sign the power of attorney. They do not have to spend valuable time going to the IRS themselves. I take care of all their tax problems.


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 provide accounting/bookkeeping services such as financial reports, payroll, billing, receivables, payables, etc.


I offer the following accounting and finance services: - Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements and reports for accuracy and in conformance to GAAP - Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts - Upgrade corporate accounting procedures, integrate and streamline systems resulting in timely exchange of information - Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets to prepare periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs - Manage accounts receivables and billing staff exceeding 100 - Verify accuracy of every expense before entering the payment stream


We provide the following: * Tax services * Monthly bookkeeping * Payroll * Monthly financial statements * Sales tax (monthly, quarterly and annually)


I provide accounting, bookkeeping, A/R, A/P, payroll, HR, financial analysis, budget forecasting, billing, tax and business consulting. I am able to work with your schedule.


I have 11 years of experience in the accounting and financial analysis field. I have regularly excelled in my experience with financial reporting such as: bank reconciliations, budgeting, monthly reporting, maintaining accuracy of the chart of accounts, accruals, audits, A/P and A/R procedures, payroll reconciliation, grant management, maintaining proper reserve funding, fixed asset management, projections, cash flow analysis, dashboard reporting, key performance indicator analysis, and various other ad-hoc reporting among other duties. I have experience collaborating with other colleagues in various states to maintain accuracy of capital projects and expenses to stay within the budget. I have worked with SG Capital and CSI in rewriting the Standard Operations Manuals for the Accounting department to help improve the efficiency of accounting procedures. With SG Capital, I worked closely with management to secure loans from investors and creditors for newly acquired entities. This involved tying in historical research and comparability analyses to extensive pro-forma projections to illustrate the internal rate of return (IRR) and return on investment (ROI). Also, I possess the leadership experience in training groups of three, and helping them reach promotional goals. My experience with Dalto Consulting has led me into various industries with multi-million dollar companies to review, monitor, analyze, and facilitate more efficient methods of monthly accounting reporting procedures. It has allowed me to act as a partner and key resource to proactively provide solutions and descriptions about job function costs, and control analysis.

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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.

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.

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.

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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