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Ragi has a positive can do attitude. His guidance is straightforward and useful. Ragi also volunteered to start expanding his capabilities into new specialized accounting areas to support my business.Mar 5, 2018VerifiedRagi Riad CPA's reply
Charlie, I am honored and blessed to assist you with your business tax planning and consulting as it continues to grow. It is always a pleasure working with you on your projects.
I found Ragi Riad through Thumbtack. He gave me the referral to my current payroll company. After speaking to several accountants, I am so glad I picked him. First of all, he is a great person but more importantly, he is a true professional in his work ethics. He won't let us cut corners or leave opening for problems later. Ragi is very detailed in his work!!!! He is available at any time to talk or handle issues that come up. Ragi was a life saver in helping us finish up our 2016 personal and business tax returns due to our previous accountant falling ill. He is more than an accountant, he helps with financial planning and has great business ideas to help us run the business's more effectively. You won't go wrong hiring Ragi.Aug 1, 2017VerifiedRagi Riad CPA's reply
Thank you Harshini for your kind words and feedback. I truly appreciate it! I am blessed to have met you and work with you.
Business Tax Preparation
Ragi is super professional and very knowledgeable. I am now using his assistance for my corporate and personal taxes and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. I highly recommend his services, as he is a pleasure to work with. His time is affordable, and I believe he is extremely well educated in financials and accounting. Love working with this guy!Dec 31, 2018VerifiedRagi Riad CPA's reply
Wow! Thank you so much Maarja for your kind words. I sincerely feel honored to work with you. I hope to continue helping your business grow, prosper and thrive.
Business Tax Preparation
Ragi was very responsive and worked on a very fast pace, during the weekend, to make deadline filings for corporate taxes when other accountants would not take the job on a such short notice. I am glad I found him and happy we met.Nov 29, 2017VerifiedRagi Riad CPA's reply
Evandro, Glad that I was able to assist you with your corporate tax filing needs two years ago. Your business continues to show signs of growth and maturity. You have a clear vision and business mindset that have helped you to achieve success. Best wishes as we continue working together.
So far so good! I like how he tells you what you need to know and not what you want to hear! Look forward to working Ragi.Jan 16, 2020VerifiedRagi Riad CPA's reply
Clay, There is nothing better than telling the truth in a professional way. My duty to my clients is to be TRUE in every interaction. I thrive to be trustworthy and transparent, to be responsive and readily available, to offer a unique and unmatched customer service and to remain ethical and fully engaged with my clients. I sincerely enjoyed our meeting and I foresee a great business relationship, which is based on open communication and collaboration in making your business prosper and grow tremendously in 2020.
License Type: CPA – Certified Public Accountant (NC)
License Type: CPA – Certified Public Accountant (CA)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer a complimentary 15-30 minute initial tax, accounting and business consultations where I connect with all business owners and individual taxpayers to discuss their tax and accounting needs in more details. I listen to your story and assess your situation based on a holistic approach. In addition, I am an accredited small business consultant who can help with your day-to-day business operations. Individual tax preparation starts at $250 for a simple return and that includes federal and state returns (1 State). Business tax preparation (including Schedule C) starts at $500 or higher depending on the level of complexity and involvement. I do not charge by the form or the number of tax documents; instead, I base my service on the value offered to my clients in terms of tax savings as well as tax compliance to protect them from potential IRS audits. Bookkeeping is at the hourly rate of $75. My monthly charge starts at $150 and will go up depending on the level of complexity and moving parts in the accounts. Please rest assured that I will only charge what is necessary based on your situation. I recently passed the examination to become an accredited small business consultant. If you need assistance with a SWOT Analysis or need to discuss operational inefficiencies and deficiencies, let's talk.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I offer a complimentary 15-30 minute initial consultations with prospective clients so they can get to ask questions about their specific situation and about my business model in general. Also, I get to know a little bit about them. I like to have a phone call or face-to-face meeting to discuss the clients' needs and expectations in more details as well as my responsibilities as their Certified Public Accountant. Before starting any project, I send an engagement letter that lists the responsibilities and expectations from both parties. I strongly encourage open communication.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I graduated from Biola University in 2003 with a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting (Cum Laude, Dean's List) I am a Certified Public Accountant. I am an Accredited Small Business Consultant.