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Columbia Accountants

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Bill Walker
from 16 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle G.
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Bill was the first person to respond to my Thumbtack request when I was looking for a tax accountant to help me with the IRS letter I received. He responded within minutes. When I went to meet Bill in person with my tax records, he figured out the tax problem within minutes after looking at my tax return. He was so easy to talk to as he explained the problem and what he could do to fix it. I would use Bill again for any of my accounting/tax needs and recommend him to anyone. I'd give him a 10+ for his work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality! He was a blessing and took away all the anxiety I had about dealing with the IRS. Thank You Bill!

Mosley Group, LLC
from 2 reviews
    D. H.
    Verified review

    Assist with Service Mark registration for my company.

    • 7 years in business
    Sheila F.
    Verified review

    Charles has done my taxes for years and is always very profession and quick. I don't have a worry in the world with him as my tax person I know I'm good hands

    Padgett Business Services
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Margaret C.
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    I have been using Padgett Business Services for over 15 years. I have always received timely reports and friendly service. I would recommend them for any small business accounting needs. - M. Causey Old Mill Antique Mall

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Kathy Y.
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    Jeannie is a professional who knows her stuff!


    I have worked for different companies where I have performed accounting services, including tax preparation, a/p, a/r, bank deposits and reconciliations. I oversee junior staff as well as supervise collection process, customer service and much more.


    Helping my clients run their businesses and keeping their finance's in order.


    I Specialize in taking the chaos out of numbers and helping entrepreneurs get rid of the accounting headache.


    I am smart and dedicated. I'm a nice person to work with and get along with. I like being on time for my work.


    I have over 20 years of experience in accounting, bookkeeping and tax preparation [payroll taxes (941's) and sales tax].


    Gaye & Associates Financial Services LLC provides accounting and tax services. With profit and growth expectation, we are helping small businesses lower taxes and increase profit.


    I'm an enrolled agent and professional accountant who would like the opportunity to provide you quality and efficiency at reasonable rates. My services include the following: * IRS representation * bookkeeping * payroll * tax projections * tax preparation for individuals, partnerships, corporations, and non-profits


    We solve tax and money needs for individuals and businesses. We do tax and business consulting. We are a CPA firm with over 40 years of history serving our clientele. We take pride in helping to do those things others may find tedious, but we make easier by calling on our vast experience in the tax area.


    Recently, I became a tax preparer, and I have been doing accounting for more than 30 years. I would like for my company to grow in the tax preparation service.


    I provide a variety of accounting services to small businesses, i.e., bookkeeping, A/P, A/R, account reconciliation, and journal entries.

    • 31 years in business

    We are a Columbia, SC based accounting firm. Our company specializes in accounting and tax preparation services for a wide variety of clients. We specialize in the following: * Tax return filing and tax planning for individuals * Bookkeeping and payroll services for small businesses * Corporate tax return filing We have a broad experience in a very diversified kind of businesses and industries for more than 30 years. It is "where experience makes a difference." Our annual participation in continuing professional education courses offered by local chapters of national accounting and tax associations keeps our firm on the leading edge of ever-changing tax laws and accounting methods. We will thoroughly and conscientiously study your personal situation and tailor our advice to your specific needs.

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    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.

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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.

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