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Charleston Bookkeepers

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Jaybrian Multi Services LLC
from 54 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregory B.
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Our experience with JayBrian Multi Services was a very pleasant one. We are in our first year of business & were a little apprehensive about the cost of hiring a tax professional, but to our surprise & delight, the cost was VERY reasonable. Upon meeting Jan Paul for the first time, we were immediately put at ease because of his level of education, experience and the fact that he's just a really nice guy! He is easy to talk to & conveys information in easy to understand terms. He completed our taxes within one week of our first visit! That was awesome! We have found our go-to tax accountant! Thanks a million!

  • 6 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan F.
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Fantastic! Had our taxes done in much less time than I had spent with previous tax professionals and at a better rate. Additionally, the amount I paid for tax preparation was even lower than quoted! I would highly recommend Thomas at Tri-County Booking & Tax Services.

  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Richard A.
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Mr Baird provided excellent services at a very fair price and we plan to utilize him as our professional tax consultant in the future. I would highly recommend him to anyone and appreciate his timely expertise in completing and filing our tax returns. Our overall experience was outstanding.

Renatus Consulting Group
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Eric F.
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They handle all our bookkeeping and payroll needs remotely. The process is seamless and the price is affordable. Great service.


I have a background in housekeeping and cleaning hospitals, hotels, resorts, etc. Also, I do private cleaning, retail work, bookkeeping and errand running (personal assistant).


We are a locally owned business. We have been offering excellent service for the last 21 years at reasonable prices.


We specialize in accounting, bookkeeping, business analysis, and taxes, working together as a team to improve your cash flow.


Bookkeeper Plus LLC is full service accounting company. I have been working with CPA's for the past 15 years which has given me the knowledge and experience to know what clients want out of their bookkeeper. Some of my services are monthly bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, and QuickBooks training.


Our company is diverse, professional and very economical. You will be satisfied with the work that we provide to our customers. We offer tax prep services, bookkeeping, painting, yard debris hauling, personal grocery delivery services and car detailing.

  • 25 years in business

I offer accounting and bookkeeping services. Contact me for more details.


Would you like someone to help you get your books in order? Do you need someone to make sure you are not only meeting your tax obligations, but also working to help minimize your taxes? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then we can help you. Simplistic Accounting Solutions is a full-service accounting firm specializing in helping small businesses manage their books and minimize their tax obligations. Here is how we can help your small business: - Save time. Time is a non-renewable resource. Outsourcing your bookkeeping to me allows you to free up time for the tasks that actually grow your business. - Save money. The cost of an in-house bookkeeper compared to hiring a professional bookkeeper is higher when you factor in costs, such as office space, training, sick time, payroll tax, and other benefits. - Prevent costly mistakes. A professional bookkeeper can help reduce your tax liabilities, reduce accounting costs in reworking the bookkeeping, and avoid unnecessary fines and penalties from the IRS for poorly prepared tax returns. - Improve profit and loss reporting. A professional bookkeeper can be consulted about the profit and loss of a company and give advice about how to improve the profit margin. I will be able to tell you exactly where to cut costs and how to increase profits. - No training necessary. I am a fully trained expert in my field, which saves you both time and money. Every day, I help small businesses focus on what matters the most in their business. Let me help you get back to doing what you love!


I help people and small businesses up by providing cost-effective pieces of writing, with quality being my top priority. I tend to focus on resumes, informational pieces, and even accounting advice.


PAS is owned and operated by Philip S Fleishman, CPA. He is also the host of the television program on taxes and bookkeeping "Just Phil". Opened 5 years ago, Phil incorporated a different style of service for his clients. Currently servicing bookkeeping and tax clients in approximately 35 states and several countries, PAS uses current technology, coupled with 27 years of experience, to become the "Affordable Accounting Alternative" to many clients. PAS and Phil have experience in most industries and routinely prepare not only personal tax returns but corporate, S-corporation, trust, partnership, sales, liquor, hospitality, and admissions taxes to name a few. Multi-state returns are absolutely no problem with PAS. PAS has also been afforded, and maintains, only the highest report with the Internal Revenue Service and the many states by only taking on legitimate taxpayers for whom the accuracy of the work and utilization of tax credits available is paramount to their management model. This is available to you at an affordable price. Please feel free to call for more details. I do answer my phone personally.


DEKE Business Bookkeeping offers thorough and personalized service. When clients entrust us with all of their company bookkeeping needs, we have a complete picture from which to build an appropriate budget. We don't just manage the books... We create a financial program that gives clients peace of mind.


Bookkeeper Plus LLC is up to the challenge of helping your business organize its' financial data. Our services include monthly bookkeeping, payroll, QuickBooks training, and various tax returns.


Since its inception in 1984, Bookkeeping Express has helped thousands of small businesses. We put an entire bookkeeping team and the best technology in the market to work for your business, providing the efficiency, security, and checks and balances you just won't get with a solo bookkeeper or by doing it yourself. Growing a business in these challenging times means knowing far more than where you've already been or what this week's cash flow looks like. You need the power to use today's numbers to spot opportunities, uncover problems, benchmark against competitors, even out cash flow, minimize tax liability, prevent payroll nightmares and present the best business case to loan officers and investors. That's why success takes a new approach to bookkeeping and why Bookkeeping Express can make such a difference to your future. Are you ready to get back to business?


What makes McCormick-Smith Services, LLC different than our competitors? • We are your One Stop Service Center • If you cannot come to us, we can come to you (Restrictions Apply) • Impeccable customer service • Quality services without hidden costs • Flexibility in hours • Unlimited Consultations (Restrictions Apply)


Balanced Business Services has been serving Charleston, SC for over 31 years. Owner Brenda Knight started her business after working in a CPA’s office where she saw a special need for not just the small business owner, but for every business owner. To run a business in today’s economy, you must know your overhead and fixed expenses. You must control every cost possible. That is where my company comes in. I offer a full line of services for one very affordable monthly fee, eliminating all surprises. I have a fully staffed office without the overhead.


I am very meticulous with my work. Accuracy is very important to me to make for smooth transitions in businesses. I also travel to all my clients so they never have to worry about leaving the office.


We do complete or specific bookkeeping services as needed and requested, including data entry in the following areas: * Bank Reconciliation: The process of balancing the difference between the bank balance and the balance shown by the company records * General Ledger Maintenance: The maintenance of summarized accounts of all the transactions of a business. * Financial Statement Preparation: The preparation of a presentation of financial data at a specific period in time. * Accounts Receivable: This is to maintain invoicing and payments from company sales. * Accounts Payable: It processes vendor bills and payments to creditors. * GET Reports: The preparation of general excise tax reports. * Full Charge Bookkeeping: It is the maintenance of accounting records, including all of the above services and more. * QuickBooks Installation, Setup and Support


e-vos offers cloud-based office solutions, bookkeeping services and website design to small and medium sized businesses. Our cloud-based office solutions are designed to replace traditional IT; while our cloud-based bookkeeping service provides the advantages of anytime access and up-to-date financial information.

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.

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.

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.

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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