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  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
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I am very happy I chose Blue collar girls to do my book keeping and accounting. Gina was very helpful and thorough. See took the time to go over everything with me and had an answer for all of my questions. I have already recommended her to friends and plan on having her continue to do my bookping going forward. I feel very lucky to have chosen her.

Innovative Bookkeeping
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    Jr M.
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    Enjoy working with Alexa. She listened to what we needed and what we wanted in a bookkeeping service. She is fair and we feel that she is part of the team.

    J. A. G. Associates
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    • 31 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Michael T.
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    I went in for a consultation. All of my questions were answered to my satisfaction. This accountant was thorough and clear with his responses.

    Susan Walter
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      Iggy G.
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      Susan is my accountant. She is meticulous, knowledgeable and competent. Goes the extra yard to resolve bookkeeping and accounting-related/Quickbooks-related issues she did not create - with a caring smile. I've known Susan for 18 years now.


      I can do all billing, collections, bookkeeping, (medical, legal, and business) and all forms of transcription business, legal and medical. I have a fast turnaround time.


      I offer full-charge virtual bookkeeping and consulting services which is ideal for small business, non-profits and start-ups. I have over 30 years of experience with small businesses. Leave the bookkeeping to me, while you focus on growing your business. You will enjoy the following benefits: * Reports give you the information you need. * Your books are accurate, current and complete. * Your bills, bank accounts and credit cards are reconciled. * Your budget is monitored and managed. I am safe, dependable and reliable. I offer the following: * Remote Access (WebEx, CrossLoop, MyPC, etc.) * Communication through email, online video and telephone * Quick turnaround * Efficient delivery services to and from your secure PO box


      We offer accounting, management and bookkeeping for small to medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations. I have over twenty years in the field, and my bookkeeping supervisor has nearly the same years of experience. Our experience includes being the CFO of corporations both as salaried employees and contractors. We are able to take over the entire administrative, bookkeeping and accounting needs of a small or medium-sized business or nonprofit in a way very few other bookkeeping firms could. We are a service-oriented business and will take the extra time with clients.


      We are providing cost accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. We meet with each client to assess their business needs and tailor a program that works specifically for them. We are detail-oriented, efficient, professional, and friendly.


      I use QuickBooks and perform all bookkeeping functions for all kinds of businesses, including A/R, A/P, payroll, bank reconciliations, providing reports for business owners and accountants, etc.


      I provide bookkeeping services for small businesses or self-employed. I use QuickBooks for tracking expenses, generating invoices and financial statements, and reconciling bank statements. Also proficient in Excel. Knowledgeable of taxes for individuals and small businesses, which helps to generate tax-ready accounting reports. My service also includes sales and payroll taxes. I prefer working remotely, but can travel by the client's request (only evenings or weekends).


      I provide bookkeeping, payroll and income tax preparation services for individuals as well as businesses.


      I offer tax and bookkeeping services to small businesses that may only need 10 hours or less every week.


      I offer full-charge bookkeeping to small businesses/nonprofits including payroll, payroll tax deposits and quarterly reporting. Other services offered include press releases, copy editing/writing, and HR for your employees. At Your Service also provides bookkeeping for individuals.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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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