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DM Accounting Services
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ken G.
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David has been my personal accountant, preparing my tax returns for me for fifteen years. My financial situation can sometimes be complicated and David has always rose to the challenge of accurately handling the situation. This has sometimes involved state returns from three different states and multiple investment and salary incomes. I would personally recommend David for CPA work for anyone requiring tax filing assistance who likes a personal touch.

  • 15 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
George P.
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Michael Arons of Westhill Accounting and Tax Services Was able to fit me in the same day. Worked on my 2016 taxes and advised me about my prior taxes. So far no audit notice. Saved on my taxes. His price was fair. George

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Tax Genius Inc.
4.6
from 43 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anil G.
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They did an awesome job with my bookkeeping and business return. Love them, they were very personal and truly delivered a ahead of schedule. A++++++++++++++++++

FIRM1040® LLC
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra S.
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Cherie Williams was the consummate professional! Despite my extreme tardiness in filing a return, she offered me the absolute maximum attention, assistance completing the job in record time. Outstanding choice to address any of your accounting needs!

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Brian Lehrhoff EA
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David G.
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Brian took over the accounting for my small HVAC business in 2010. My books were a mess. He got everything back in order and running smoothly. I am very pleased with his work and would (and have) recommended him to anyone.

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Annyeong Consulting Inc
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Lewis F.
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Great accountant, helped maximize my return.

  • 21 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Karl B.
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I've worked with other accountants in the past for my personal & business needs, but Sandy and her team go out of their way for you, more than you could anticipate. She is passionate and skilled in her field, and it shows up were you need it!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Candice H.
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My decision to hire StarAct LLP to handle my bookkeeping and to provide guidance to help maintain the overall health of my business, is one of the best decisions I have made since opening my business two years ago. I have had two other accountants who made huge mistakes with my books, were afraid of technology or were just plain unresponsive. Roland reached out to me right away when I posted my request on Thumbtack. He had positive reviews and a background check which are excellent signs. I am a Thumbtack vendor so I KNOW what to look for. He even went so far as to drive to my location in New Jersey from the Bronx to show me that he was serious about gaining my business. Roland got to work right away on assessing the condition of my books and had solutions within days. He is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of bookkeeping and tax preparation and has already helped me save money! StarAct uses the latest technology which makes it so easy for me to do my small part in the bookkeeping process. Within three weeks, StarAct had my 2015 books cleaned up and ready for tax time AND Roland came out to my location once again to review the books with me. The partners in this firm are all very well-educated and have a thriving accounting firm. Yet, they treat every client the same and make you feel like you are their most important client. They pride themselves on their level of service and responsiveness. Their rates are reasonable and fair. Based on StarAct's level of service, knowledge and responsiveness, my husband and I have decided to retain StartAct to handle our personal tax preparation and my husband plans to use StarAct for his own business as well. I would give StarAct 10 stars if I could!

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Nezaj & Co. CPAs
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Adam H.
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Life changing accounting practices. We came from the dark, and now see the light alongside honest, punctual, impeccably dressed CPA's. Truly a pleasure to work with.

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FS Tax & Accounting
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chase W.
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Frank was exceptional to work with. He has a top notch grip on accounting and tax. I will continue to work with Frank long term.

  • 29 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Neema W.
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Very informative & competent. He walks you through everything so you understand even if you are not an accountant & know certain financial & tax info. His rates are reasonable & he's highly dependable. I recommend Charles anytime.

Cortège Accounting Services
4.3
from 12 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Elena L.
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Andrea was amazing! I needed help with a stack of expense reports that I had been putting off for months. Andrea didn't need much explaining on how to begin, she was great with excel and understands the "fine print" rules of office accounting. In just a few hours the job was done! I will surely seek Andrea's help once again, and recommend her to anyone needing assistance with accounting and ad-work.

LZW CPA, P.C.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amy H.
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I have been Lin’s client for the past six years and had no doubt give her a thumbs up. I own a piano teaching studio, and she has been with me since the start of my business. She offers full-range of accounting services from business incorporation, bookkeeping, financial statements, taxes, payroll, and audit. Her rates are reasonable, and I feel I am in good hands.

Sharkey Tax
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lorena G.
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Christina is the best! She's super reliable, hardworking, willing to investigate things that she doesn't know, and very kind. I've used Christina as my go-to accountant for the past 4 years and even though I moved to Denver, CO she's still my accountant because I trust her implicitly. I've been an Airbnb host for years and she's learned how to file those special business taxes on my behalf with lots of patience and skill. Do yourself a favor and hire Christina for all of your accounting needs.

  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Gary J.
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Michele was instrumental in helping me to organize my business.  She configured a new accounting system and organized the finances to provide me with better reports for presentations. She also provided me with suggestions on how to cut costs and save money, which helped alot.  Michele is professional, knowledgable and easy to work and communicate with. I highly recommend her services to help grow your business.

Suozzi Accounting & Tax
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jared H.
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Mr Suozzi was courteous and knowledgeable in dealing with our family's tax preparation for 2014. In addition to multiple incomes and part-year state tax returns, we also had capital gains taxes and moving expense reimbursements, which we did not understand well. Mr Suozzi took the time to explain to us how these things work in the tax code and how he recommended we should deal with them. I asked Mr Suozzi to advise us how to resolve the issues in the most simple and clear way, rather than how to minimize our tax burden. He did this. His rates are reasonable.

Accounting On The Go
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney F.
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Accounting on the Go was great to talk to. She has extensive accounting experience. She not only provided my with accounting advice, she also helped me look at my small business at different angles that I haven't yet thought about. Her experience, knowledge and professionalism makes her one of the top professionals on this site. I highly recommend her to anyone.

The Towles Group Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Terrance F.
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I've worked with Fred Towles and The Towles Group for more than 10 years. He has been a very resourceful contact for various accounting and business projects. Most recently, he assisted me with responding to letters received by the IRS regarding one of my businesses. Fred is knowledgeable, responsive to concerns and goes above expectiations to ensure the job gets done. I highly recommend Fred Towles and The Towles Group Inc.

Jld Tax & Accounting LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Christina K.
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I have been working with JLD Tax for several years now. Jon is very knowledgeable and always answers my questions promptly and knowledgeably. He very professional and easy to work with. I highly recommend them for all your tax and accounting needs!

Brae Accounting LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Giana D.
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I was terrified to start my taxes as a first year freelancer, but Christine was so kind and warm and put me at ease about the whole process. She empathized with me about how scary it is to go into business for yourself, which meant a lot to have someone tell me they went through the same fears. Not only was she prompt in responses, thorough, and professional but she made me feel confident into going to business for myself and to keep at it. I highly recommend Christine and Brae Accounting...highly.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kathrin s S.
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Robert is very professional but works in a relaxed atmosphere. He replies promptly to any questions and answers them thoroughly. Most of all he is trustworthy and very good in his profession. Very happy to be working with him!

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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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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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