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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.

Reviews for Sugar Land accountants
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a new accountant and posted on Thumbtack. I had several responses but Jonathon quickly stood out as professional, hard working, experienced, and committed to not only researching my questions, but gaining my confidence. Jonathon is my new accountant and I look forward to working with him.
Jonathan Wyman, CPA, LLCJonathan Wyman, CPA, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Naresh came over and gave me great advise. I've talked to a few accountants about my business but he the 1st one who looked at my needs and made a concise recommendation.
Naresh Setlur CPA, CGMANaresh Setlur CPA, CGMA
Thumbtack Customer
Based on my experience so far, Mr. Madha has a great personality. We expect him to streamline our accounting and tax matters. He has started working on it right away. He is prompt in getting back to us when needed. I believe he would be an asset to our team.
SAFCA Financial Service
Thumbtack Customer
Mac (of Mac Reed and Associates) is incredibly knowledgeable, professional, enthusiastic and amazingly reasonably priced. He has guided me through the formation of a corporation for me business and handling my monthly bookkeeping, payroll, and quarterly + annual taxes. He has a background in tax law, so he really knows how to set your business up correctly, while taking full-advantage of various tax and filing structures. He is on-time, efficient, easy to talk to, highly communicative, and I would absolutely recommend any of his services for any small business, tax issues, bookkeeping, payroll management, accounting, etc.
Mac Reed, EA, MSAMac Reed, EA, MSA
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