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Wilkes Barre Bookkeepers

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  • 8 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Harry B.
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Tammy was great, picked up all my paperwork, did my taxes quickly and got us a great refund. Highly recommend her service.

Peter S.
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My books and records were a mess. Melanie was able to correct the books for the year and will be assisting me on a quarterly basis. Saved me over a thousand from using an larger accounting firm and much better service.

Julianna D.
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My husband started his own electrical business a couple of years ago and expected that I would handle his books. I thought I knew what I was doing until he got busy. Julie at Make Your Mark was a lifesaver! She got us cleaned up, stays current and gives us great insights.

  • 18 years in business

I help small businesses who do not require a full-time bookkeeper with payables and receivables, QuickBooks setup, and church accounting on a regular basis, for special projects or at special times of the year.


I'm a QuickBooks bookkeeper who comes to your office or home. QuickBooks consulting is where I come to your office or home and keep your financials up-to-date. I do billing, invoicing, A/P, A/R, and bank reconciliations. No job is too small!


My work includes a blend of small business practice and personal education,budgeting and organizing. While others complete specialized tasks, my work will show you the impact each task makes on the complete picture. If you require some assistance compiling information to prepare taxes, personal or business financial reports, insurance paperwork, you can contact me!


I provide services for all aspects of accounting needed, from individuals to large companies. I also do company setup of in-home or online QuickBooks Pro.


My services include accounting, bookkeeping, auditing, taxation, consulting, accounts receivable/payable and financial statements.


We provide bookkeeping and payroll services, along with quarterly filing and tax preparation (individual and small business).


I do computer repairs, including removal of viruses and upgrades. In addition, I also offer accounting services.

  • 16 years in business

Professional women with a combined 40+ years of Accounting and Tax experience. Career development obtained through both public and private accounting and tax teams. We've performed as experts in our field for family-owned and Fortune 500 businesses alike. YOU will receive equal quality, dedication, and expertise, regardless of the business size or need.

  • 5 years in business

Keybridge Accounting is proud to serve small business clients throughout and beyond Northeastern PA. We specialize in start-up consulting, new business creation, bookkeeping, payroll, and HR management. If you're looking for a dedicated professional who won't treat you like the little fish, give us a call or shoot us an e-mail.


Reliable work, organized for easy finding bills or other papers


I have over 20 years accounting background and a bachelor's degree in Accounting. I provide quick and efficient accounting services. I have experience with QuickBooks, Sage 100 Construction Peachtree, Mas 90 and Solomon. I am able to process payroll in house or through an outside vendor. I can file all related payroll tax filings and have experience with sales and use tax. My rates are very reasonable. I am also very skilled at removing redundant processes and streamlining processes.

  • 12 years in business

I am a Quickbooks ProAdvisor so you know my work will be correct and accurate.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

15 years professional tax preparation experience. Reasonable rates vs the chain preparation firms. No up front payment options for individual returns. QuickBooks ProAdvisor for software ranging from 2010 to 2018.


I offer management, consulting, marketing, sales, advertising, and bookkeeping. I have years of experience in conducting consulting work for clients of all types, from construction companies to doctors. I have mortgage and closing experience and am well-versed in all facets of a company.


We offer general bookkeeping, reporting, and end of cycle/year prep, bank and CC reconciliation, GL start-up, best practices consultation and advising, process and controls setup.


Services include the following: * Accounting and bookkeeping * Financial statements and month-End MIS * Internal audit, staff management and coordination for better control * External audit arrangement * Other auxiliary services


We offer accounting and bookkeeping services. We have experienced staff taking on client work from system setup through to producing financial reports that are useful to any business manager. Whether you need someone to teach you how to keep your own books, or if you need someone to clean up and organize what you've already done, give us a call!


I prepare original books of entry, maintain the general ledger and close it monthly. I run a monthly trial balance reports, create a monthly financial statement comparing actual results with budget and prior year, create an analysis report of all major differences versus budget and prior year, and prepare all required tax reports for federal, state and local jurisdictions. I work with banks and other financial institutions when required. I perform the personnel and financial analysis when a business entity or a major asset was acquired. I spent over 10 years as a part-time teacher with local community colleges and business school teaching accounting, finance and data processing. I am very familiar with a personal computer using QuickBooks and turbo tax. I also own an Internet business marketing goods on eBay.

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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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