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Layton Bookkeepers

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Custom Payroll & Accounting
from 16 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth J.
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My accountant is trustworthy and a patient bookkeeping teacher.

Lifestyle Bookkeeping LLC
from 8 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
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Lifestyle Bookkeeping (Laury) does the bookkeeping for all 3 of my businesses. She is very professional, organized, thoroughly engaged and can convey difficult financial concepts clearly and easily. She's great to work with and is always on top of things. What I really like is that's she's way more than a bookkeeper and provides valid and compelling advice on virtually every aspect of my business. I've tried other accounting services and have been disappointed. Not with Laury. She gives me peace of mind that I didn't realize was possible. Kind of like blood pressure medication for your finances. I trust her implicitly and the level of service I receive is definitely worth more than she charges. I highly recommend Lifestyle Bookkeeping.

  • 12 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Torrey H.
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Meeting an accountant for the first time can be an anxious and stressful time due to the nature of tax preparation. Bill was extremely friendly and knowledgable. This combination put me at ease right from the start. Bill listened to me and my situation and was very thorough in my tax preparation. I am glad I found him, and would recommend anyone I know to let Bill take the stress out of tax preparation.

Bernardo Bookkeeping LLC
from 6 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica T.
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He helped me incorporate my own company, setup an accounting system, get caught up on 3 years of back taxes, stay on track and focused during that time with the IRS, and handled all of the communication with them. Being prone to anxiety attacks, I literally could not have done it without him. I cannot thank him enough.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Dirk S.
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Heather is amazing her attention to detail and knowledge of her craft are second to none. I found her thru a friend and with all the inaccuracies from my last accountant she has been nothing short of a life saver. I would recommend her services to anyone!

The CPA Bookkeeper
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
DeAnne C.
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Simply put, Gary is the best around. He has taken my stress away with having to stay up on my bookkeeping. Gary has always been there to answer all of my questions and returns my phone calls quickly. He is very professional and I appreciate his insight, analysis, service, and continued support.

Utah Bookkeepers, LLC
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Jamie B.
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We have found Lisa incredibly easy to work with and extremely responsive to our needs. As new entrepreneurs we often run into issues with QuickBooks, payroll and/or banking anomalies and Lisa has always been there to help us quickly and correctly the first time. Lisa and her team have been a key part of helping us grow our small business. jb

Nick S.
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I have worked with Jeannie for over ten years and every time we get together to do taxes, she surprises me with her knowledge. She has helped me get through some sticky tax issues and always does so with a high level of integrity. When the IRS pushes, she is not afraid to push back. That is valuable to someone like me who does not understand all of the tax laws.

2 Nerdy Accountants
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ron V.
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Don at 2 Nerdy Accountants has been doing all our accounting, payroll and taxes for many years. They are professional and experts at what they do. I would recommend them to anyone.


I handle the following services: * Accounts Payable * Accounts Receivable * Bank Reconciliations * Payroll * General Ledger Entries * Financial Statements * Cash Flow Projections * Expense Analysis * Organization of Accounting Records * Set up of Bookkeeping Systems * QuickBooks Assistance I can do other accounting/bookkeeping services as requested. I can work at your office or work at mine.


My services include: * bookkeeping services * accounts receivable * accounts payable * budget assistance * bank reconciliation assistance

  • 5 years in business

I can help you organize your company's bookkeeping system, set it up for you, or train you in maintaining it yourself. I also provide monthly bookkeeping services and prepare financial reports for small- to mid-size businesses.


I am very experienced and very accurate in my work. I am a guru with numbers and understand accounting procedures very well.


I provide bookkeeping services for business and personal, reconciliation for banking, and credit cards. I am a QuickBooks certified.

  • 1 year in business

With many years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting services for multiple clients with an extremely high customer service. I know the ins and outs of a lot of different industries and have a thorough understanding of the financial statements needed for businesses. I offer competitive pricing and very quick responses.


Easy to work with. Honesty and integrity is my strong suit. Will do what has to be done to complete any job.

  • 5 years in business

We look for customized solutions. Businesses are as diverse as snowflakes because no two are the same. This means that one package of services isn't necessarily going to work for every business.

  • 19 years in business


For the past twenty years, I have done accounting and administrative work for two companies. The management recognized me as a dependable, reliable, and hard-working individual.

  • 19 years in business

We are a full-service accounting firm. We provide the very best in tax planning and preparation, bookkeeping, payroll, accounting and retirement planning services.


I am a freelance accountant, bookkeeper, and HR specialist. I work primarily with small businesses to ensure that they have accurate and useful information.

Q & A

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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 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.

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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