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Charlottesville Cpa Firms

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Schyler C. Smiley, CPA PLLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Taylor M.
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Schyler has done my taxes for the past two years. His prices are great for the quality of work he provides. He is very professional. He is always willing to work with me when scheduling to accommodate my schedule. He makes sure the work is done correctly and finds deductions that can be taken that most accountants wouldn't take the time to look at.

Kathleen P. Smith, CPA
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Judson G.
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Best CPA I have ever had! After floundering for years with others only to have fillings done late or incorrectly. Working with Kathleen and her prompt on time professionalism,has been a breeze. You have a customer for life! Regards, Judson Gee Owner Judson Gee Masonry LLC

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What accounting and tax services do you want? We offer: * general accounting and financial analysis * tax compliance and planning One of the benefits of working with us is that we are a firm that favors providing a quality experience over wanting to grow so fast that client's needs are neglected. Our clients have always complimented us on our attentiveness to their needs and the promptness with which their work gets done. You can have this too!

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We provide a selected array of professional services to individuals and small businesses in the greater Charlottesville, Virginia area.

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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.

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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