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Apex Bookkeepers

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  • 15 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Derrick W.
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Laurie was great! I used my own software (not quickbooks or a big name) and kept my own bookkeeping throughout the year. This was my first full year, and definitely the first time I "attempted" to do bookkeeping with no prior knowledge. I had a lot of write-offs and expenses in the wrong place/category but I didn't hear one complaint from Laurie! I am more than satisfied with her pricing, availability and the fact she was so adaptive to my situation and needs! I would definitely recommend her as I plan to have her keep up with my books for years to come!

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Bottle Cap Bookkeeping, LLC
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Kevin H.
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I clearly see their responsibilities expanding with our company. Our company is beginning to grow very rapidly, and I feel confident that we can take on the new challenges with Bottle Cap Bookkeeping being a part of it.

Bailey's Bookkeeping
from 13 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Samual E.
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Superior service! I am a general contractor that has used Bailey's Bookkeeping services for two years. Matilda has helped me gain organization with my receivables and payables and helps me with the financial forms necessary to renew my license every year. I highly recommend her.

Minas Bookkeeping, LLC
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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I have worked with Jackie Minas for over 15 years. I know her to be a great bookkeeper and Finance Manager. I highly recommend her.

RO Bookkeeping Services
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alison B.
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Responsible, polite, professional Wonderful

Elizabeth P.
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I would not use anyone else!!


We offer the following services: * payroll processing * daily entries * month-end closings * fixed asset accounting * financial statements * vendor negotiations * budgeting * sales and use tax * quarterly payroll reports * year-end taxes * ratio analysis * bank reconciliations * account reconciliations * depreciation techniques * business formation and dissolution * correcting entries * accounts payable * accounts receivable * collections * structuring general ledger * general ledger entries * inventory accounting


Quickbooks ProAdvisor-Desktop & Online, 30 years of experience, Small Business Specialist. Reasonable Rates. Analytical, detail oriented, sound accounting principles.

  • 5 years in business

We do full-cycle accounting and bookkeeping services ranging from daily AP, AR and journal entries to financial statement preparation and analysis. We also work with outside accounting firms, tax accounts and bankers to assist with auditing, taxes and banking needs.

  • 17 years in business

Over 15 years of bookkeeping experience servicing small business owners.


I am cheaper than an employee, very reasonably priced for a competent service by a skilled professional for basic bookkeeping work...


Bonafide Accounting Services is based in Cary, NC. We are a professional, full-service accounting and bookkeeping service for small- to medium-sized businesses. We manage your books, so you can manage your business. Bonafide Accounting Services is serving Cary, Apex, Raleigh, and the triangle area.


I have been working with small business clients for 10 years offering full service accounting and bookkeeping as well as tax services for small business clients. I provide an exceptional level of service and attention to detail.


We help the little people (business) with their tax and bookkeeping needs. We do accounting and business management, and help locating banks, and credit card services for you.

  • 3 years in business

Because each task is taken care of with love and professionalism.


We provide outsourced bookkeeping, accounting and payroll services. We can manage your current accounting staff, or you can utilize our staff to provide all accounting functions, on an outsourced basis, including the following: * general ledger maintenance * bank reconciliation * accounts receivable * billing * accounts payable * financial statement preparation * budgets * account analysis * payroll preparation * tax return preparation Outsourcing is a cost-effective way of providing a high level of service. Our clients enjoy the highest level of accounting and management services for a fraction of the cost of an in-house staff.


Small business bookkeeping and accounting, including payrolls, monthly/quarterly/annual write-up and payroll/sales tax reporting. We also prepare income tax returns for small businesses and individuals.


We provide consultation for the customer, we also prepare tax returns, bookkeeping, and accounting for start-up business (just to name a few).


Build your business with accurate financial data. With over 25 years of experience, we provide superior-quality bookkeeping and accounting services in a timely manner. We are providing reliable, honest and most importantly, confidential and dependable services. We are specializing in QuickBooks (QuickBooks ProAdvisor) and Peachtree accounting programs. Our services also include payroll services, trust accounting, software support, software setup, auditing, and consulting, and an in-house, remote and virtual ability if desired. Services are customized and tailored to individual business' needs.


I'm a small bookkeeping business that specializes in family owned and small businesses.


I am a certified bookkeeper who helps small business owners earn more money. I do this by handling the bookkeeping that owners don't know how to do, don't want to do and shouldn't do anyway. This frees up business owners to do what they do best: work. You don't know where to start? I help with that. I will create an appropriate set of books for your business. From there, I will handle all data entry. You will receive a set of reports each month, so you can answer that most important question: "Am I making money?" At the end of the tax year, instead of handing your accountant a shoebox full of receipts.. well, how about handing over a set of neat reports? You already got your books set up? There's no problem. You still get the rest! Now, what have you done to make money for your business today?

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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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