What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I strive to provide value that my clients can appreciate. For this reason, fees for my services are as follows:
Tax Preparation/Consulting/Planning - $125/hr, total cost generally ranges between $90-$450 for individual returns and $125-$750 for business returns depending on complexity.
Accounting/Consulting Services (bookkeeping, payroll, software consulting) - $95/hr, total cost generally ranges between $95-$375 per month depending on transaction volume.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes, CPA's are generally required to do a minimum of 80 CPE hours every two years.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I always enjoyed numbers in school. This led me to work on an accounting degree and eventually obtain my CPA license.
What types of customers have you worked with?
My engagements generally include regular bookkeeping services, analysis of accounting records for accuracy, preparation of tax returns for individuals and small businesses, and other business consulting.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Certified public accountants are required to have continuing education, therefore, they generally are up-to-date with new standards and regulations that affect individuals and businesses. A CPA's guidance is generally better than the average accountant.