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Cary Accountants

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W. Clay Blue, Jr., CPA
from 79 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jay H.
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I would highly recommend Clay Blue. He completed our 2015 Tax return, which included some complexity due to the sale of a rental property in a different state that had been treated incorrectly in previous years returns. Turn time was surprisingly quick, and Clay was extremely responsive. I highly recommend Clay Blue for your tax and accounting needs.

  • 14 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
Peter C.
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James at Cox Accounting went above and beyond to help my wife and I with our state and federal taxes. I used to do them myself but I will use Cox According from now on. I highly recommend them.

  • 15 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin W.
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Outstanding, professional, courteous service by the team from Capital East Tax and Accounting. Recommended to friends and family in the Raleigh-Durham Metro area (and nationwide). Best Regards.

  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Maria K.
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Very professional, accurate, quick. Responded to any emails/questions almost immediately. I would have no problem referring Hatim and Capital Accounting to any of my friends. And actually, I already have, and he has used their service and feels the same.

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Bottle Cap Bookkeeping, LLC
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen E.
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Rachel is amazing! I use QuickBooks Online and had hit several stumbling blocks. Rachel patiently worked with me to understand my situation and figure out how to solve the problems. I know that I will reach out to Rachel again when I need help with accounting issues.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando F.
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We have just begun to work with Alex. So far, he has been responsive and helpful in our tax questions.

Less Back Office
from 5 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara J.
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Less Back Office is an incredible resource for any small business. Their attention to detail and outstanding customer service has made our lives so much easier. They organized and streamlined our processes and are responsive, engaging, helpful and accommodating. If you are looking for top-notch bookkeeping service, look no further. The owner, Kevin Shoaff possesses excellent management and leadership skills. He has made a bookkeeping company for any business that is running 100 mph with little allocated time for accounting. They take the data (generated by your incoming and outgoing money) and turn it into information you can make decisions with. I've enjoyed all of my interactions with Less Back Office and highly recommend them for any business looking for a partner to reduce the administrative efforts of Accounting, Banking, Payroll and Invoicing. Kevin and his team have allowed us to focus our attention on operating and growing the business.

Superior Accounting & Tax
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My experience with Ms. Hankerson has been great, I have been using her services for the past 3-4yrs. she was recommended to me thru a friend. I have a small business and she has helped with making sure my business continues to run smoothly,everything was done well and in a timely matter.I would use her services again & would recommend Superior Accounting to others.

Southern Business Services
from 3 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen M.
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Rose truly cares about the success of our business. She has helped us to navigate thru opening and operating our business. Her knowledge has been priceless. We trust her recommendations for money management and all our accounting needs.

M Squared Accounting LLC
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
Monique W.
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We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(7) organization that has utilized M Squared Accounting LLC for the past 6 months. M Squared Accounting provides about 20 hours per month of accounting services. They handle the day-to-day accounting services, provides the QuickBooks services, and tax preparation as well. Our members have a resource in M Squared Accounting that we have not had in a long time.


I am a licensed CPA in North Carolina (#37528) specializing in general ledger, financial reporting, and accounting software implementations. With over 15 years of accounting experience in private and publicly-traded companies; from start-up to multi-billion dollar businesses; from small, medium and large organizations; I can help you scale your accounting and finance functions to fit your needs. Whether you're looking for a controller-level accountant to manage your accounting staff, you need help picking and implementing the right software for your accounting needs, or you're drowning in outdated processes built around your current software, I can help.


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


I am tax and accounting professional with personal touch for small business and individuals. I am also offering assistance with IRS tax resolution.


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


As an experienced accountant with over 20 years of progressive experience, I am eager to apply my strong accounting background, management skills and ambition to you. I hold a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in accounting. I've kept current in my profession by continuing to expand my financial know-how by continuing my education and vast array of computer skills.

  • 9 years in business

Michael W. Drake, CPA, PLLC is a certified public accountant and management consultant. His services include the following: - Conduct internal audits, review internal controls and processes, develop policies and procedures and support business planning, budgeting, financial modeling, reporting, and project management for special projects for financial and operational management - Lead business restructurings and develop strategies to address critical success factors to avoid risks - Perform Sarbanes-Oxley and internal audit reviews and develop problem resolution initiatives to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of operations to generate cost savings - General business consulting given my extensive years as a CPA with experience in public and private accounting to provide advice to enhance your bottom line. I have a very diverse background to bring to your business.


I bring practical experience to your accounting and tax needs. The diversity of my management experience will ensure that the solutions that I propose have worked in a business environment.


Seasoned professional with over 15 years of current, relevant experience. Verifiable recommendations via LinkedIn. Detail oriented, self motivated, reliable, and timely.


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 can get your books straight. I have used QuickBooks for 11 years. I run office for a general contractor, entering all accounting information and other information into QuickBooks.


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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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