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Syracuse Accountants

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  • 14 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mary S.
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Extremely knowledgeable during consultations regarding childrens' college funds and stocks filings. Definitely recommend Kooritzky Accounting Services and will call upon her help again and again!

Alissa K.
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Jennifer is knowledgeable and has great customer service skills. She is always willing to lend her expertise to fellow employees and takes the time to explain the reasoning behind certain tasks which helps those under her supervision retain and understand accounting concepts. Jennifer was a pleasure to work with.

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I am a professional tax preparer and have maintained all accounting procedures for a small business. I have worked in the accounting field for the past 20 years, and have been a professional tax preparer for the last 8 years.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My career achievements are the following: - a certified public accountant since May 1997 - 22 years of total accounting experience with 17 years of public accounting experience - brought current employer from being six months behind in its monthly closing process at the start of my employment to a current status of closing by the 15th of the subsequent month - Former employer was able to grow its business in my specialty niche due to my extensive technical accounting knowledge and dedicated quality service to its clients My experience are as follows: - Accounting manager (July 2011 to December 2013) The Funding Source, LLC 906 Spencer Street Second Floor Syracuse, NY 13204 - Processed accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, loan origination, loan settlement, and daily cash management of numerous bank accounts and other business transactions on an ongoing basis as well as supervised and assisted staff in performing these functions - Performed monthly and other periodic reconciliations of various general ledger accounts as well as the processing of required adjusting entries and periodic payroll tax returns - I developed monthly and other periodic internal financial statements and financial analysis for upper management review. Served as primary contact with external auditors, tax authorities, banking representatives and vendor representatives - Audit manager (February 1, 1995 to April 2011) Bowers & Company CPAs PLLC 1200 AXA Tower I 100 Madison Street Syracuse, NY 13202 - Managed numerous client engagements involving the preparation of financial statements and related reports, primarily all of which were consolidated or combined entities. - Supervised personnel on numerous client engagements and produced periodic staff evaluations as well as taught staff personnel about proper accounting, auditing, and financial reporting procedures. - Concentration of work related to firm's short-line railroad niche in the last five years, resulting in further development of supervisory skills involving out-of-state engagements with multiple staff personnel as well as the strengthening of my risk assessment, analytical and fraudulent transaction investigative skills, and of my interpersonal skills with staff and client personnel - Extensive experience with clients involving the proper recording of complex financial transactions and the improvement of internal control of client accounting departments - Extensive accounting, audit and financial reporting experience in manufacturing, transportation, convenience store, fuel distribution, and construction industries. My educational background is as follows: - Bachelor Of Science, Major in Accounting: State University of New York at Oswego Minor: Spanish, Economics G.P.A. 3.4 Accounting G.P.A. 3.3 Honors: President'™s List and Dean'™s List The following are my skills: proficient in Excel, Word, T-Value, BNA Depreciation software, and Quickbooks.

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We are certified Quickbooks ProAdvisors with over 30 years of experience with for profit and not for profit businesses. We can help you with all your accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and tax needs as well as providing you with setup and training with your Quickbooks products.

  • 18 years in business
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I do accounting and secretarial services including Quickbooks Pro, payroll, accounts payable, receivable, customer service, Word processing, internet updates, Excel spreadsheets, database, e-mail, fundraising projects, mail merges, and other miscellaneous office duties.

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Our office provides accounting, taxes and payroll preparation services to the public. We started business in 2006 and since then have helped thousands of individuals and businesses comply with the complex web of tax laws and filing requirements. We represent clients throughout the U.S. and have an extremely competent, knowledgeable staff. We are dedicated to providing our clients with cost-effective solutions to the services they require. Christopher R. Lambert is the owner and is personally involved in seeing that you get the service you expect from a reputable accounting firm. He is licensed as an enrolled agent to represent clients throughout the U.S.

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We are a small business established to perform financial services to clients. I'm well versed in accounting, QuickBooks, inventory, and POS.

  • 4 years in business
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I have over 20 years of experience. I do commercial and residential real estate accounting. I do personal and business tax returns. I also do small business accounting and advisory services.

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I offer a wide variety of services for less than other businesses in my field. I also travel to the client's house and/or business and this allows for the client spend more time on their business needs.

Q & A

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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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