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Petersburg Accountants

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  • 36 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
William H.
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Bernie and I have been working together for about a year now. He has done my taxes two years running. I would recommend him as a tax qualified tax accountant or as a financial planner. We seem to work best together when both of us bring ideas to the table and work through the best approach.

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TNT Accounting Services, LLC
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Tanyka G.
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Mrs. Connor has been my accountant since 2011. Her professionalism, knowledge, and customer service has been beyond exceptional. I strongly recommend her services to individuals for their business and personal tax needs.

MHA Tax Group
from 21 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Brian F.
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Stewart was propt, and very knowledgable in his field. If it wasn't for him, there surely would have been oversights in my tax filings. Trust him with your business and personal finances.

Balance The Books, LLC
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Russ M.
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I needed some help completing the setup for Quickbooks for my startup company. Another bookkeeper had set it up originally, but had made some mistakes. Dawn was able to get them corrected quickly, and gave me clear instructions for moving forward. We had budgeted 8 hours for the session, but we needed less than 3.

Shelton Accounting
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kerin W.
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I can't say enough great things about my experience working with Shelton Accounting. They were very flexible in accommodating my schedule to talk and meet about my taxes. More importantly, I received individualized attention to my particular tax situation, and valuable advice. Shelton Accounting is a real gem; I am happy to have left "the Block," and will never look back. I highly recommend Shelton Accounting, they are an A+ all the way. I will definitely use them again, and again, and again.

Accounting Contracting
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    Cherodnicker B.
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    Glenda Coefield is very knowledgeable and is an expert in her craft. She is very personable and is able to fit into any "climate" making others as comfortable as she is. She is a wealth of information, experience, wisdom and is a great asset to the team!


    I provide excellent accounting services, including but not limited to, accounting, payroll, human resources, individual tax, and business tax.


    I am an experienced and highly competent public accountant and administrative professional. If your small-business accounting system needs a good overhaul and general office organization is lacking, I have the experience and successful work record to support my ability get your business infrastructure back on track.


    The Accounting Software Library has been assisting firms select accounting and ERP software since 1990. Our original web site was published in 1990 and recently updated. We now have an on-line version of our software selection tool that gives users access to 100+ accounting and ERP products, thus giving them a very wide choice when it comes to selecting a new accounting system. While our web site is designed to let users carry out their software selection project at their own pace, people can also just contact us and we would be more than happy to assist them.


    I provide accounting and financial management services. I offer support for accounting systems and financial modeling and remote support for accounting department, support for Excel and taxes.


    I am a recent accounting graduate. I come to serve. I come to learn, earn and make a living in my line of work.


    Our clients focus on what they enjoy most while we bear their tax and bookkeeping burdens.


    We enjoy client contact and personal relationships. We are here to help you with all of your accounting and accounting software needs. We will draw up a reasonably priced, personalized plan just for you and your company. Offering bookkeeping, payroll, software instruction, tax planning, and tax preparation.


    Not all accountants are alike. We are different. We work with you to grow your business and your bottom line. Our profit and growth experts are committed to serving the needs of businesses in our community. We have the services and know-how required to help your business prosper today, tomorrow and five years from now.


    I am a professional accountant providing private bookkeeping and tax services for small businesses using QuickBooks.


    Clifford Accounting Services is committed to heading you in the right direction. Clifford Accounting Services offers accounting, payroll, tax preparation and attest services. This is small office catering to its clients, working with them for the results desired.


    My name is Linda Crostic Glunt and I am currently celebrating 42 years in business in Chesterfield County, since 1972. Here at Swift Creek Accounting & Tax Services, Inc., we first interview each Tax Client for a private consultation prior to preparing any Personal or Business Income Tax Returns, Individual 1040 with Itemized Deductions, Small Business Sole Proprietorship Schedules, Capital Gains Reporting, Rental Property Reporting on Depreciable Properties, Employee Business Expenses, Complex Contributions and Charity Schedules, Child Care, Health Care/Medical Deductions, Reporting of Residential Real Estate Taxes and Mortgage Interest, Investment Income Reporting, Trust Account and Gambling Income, Childcare, Child and College Tax Credits, Estimated Taxes and Underpayment Penalty Calculations, Extensions to File, Correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service and ability to Represent the Client on Tax Matters before the IRS. Our Firm keeps Books for all types of Businesses and prepare the following Returns for: LLC, S-Corp and Corporate Income Tax Returns. Using Quick Books Pro, we prepare Automated Accounting, Payroll, Profit and Loss Statements, Balance Sheets, General Ledger, Journal Entries, etc. We also prepare Quarterly Tax Returns and Reports for Employers, conduct Independent Audits for Businesses and Non-Profit Groups, prepare Local Returns of Business Personal Property Taxes, Returns of Machinery and Tools Used in Manufacturing, All Local Business License Applications in the Richmond Tri-City Taxing Jurisdictions, we also prepare Quarterly VA Employment Commission Reports and Audit Reviews before the VEC representing Employers and former employees filing for Unemployment Benefits with said Company, conduct Annual Workman's Comp Audits with the Insurance Companies, compile and create Annual Accounting Books for each Business Client, prepare Yearend Returns and Forms W-2's, W-6, VA-5's, VA-6 for Employee Tax Reporting and other requests as needed. Consultations with Clients and Attorneys are sometimes necessary in setting up new Business Entities, Partnerships and LLC Organizations. "We work closely with our Clients in offering Professional Tax Preparation and Assistance in helping our Clients reduce their Total Tax Liability". You will find our Pricing is reasonable for the exceptional services you receive. We are Tax Professionals and keep all of your work Confidential. Our Goal is to provide YOU, the Tax Client, the very Best Professional Tax Results, whether it's for You Individually or your small S-Corporation. Feel Free to give me a Call, should you have any questions.


    W provide full service accounting, auditing, financial analysis/management, accounting system set-up, full service payroll, income tax preparation, business plans, small business start-up services and consulting. We are an experienced non-profit, private and government accounting company. We also do graphic design and book publishing. We cater to all size businesses, specializing in small business.


    My services include the following: - QuickBooks - Advanced ProAdvisor offering QuickBooks training and cleanup - Accounting support - Small business payroll - Start-up business consulting


    I provide full-charge bookkeeping and accounting. I have excellent background in accounting and have more than 20 years of experience.


    I am an accountant looking for work. I do general accounting, government accounting, audit services and not-for-profit work.

    Q & A

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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.

    Check out the average hourly rate for accounting services in your area.

    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.

    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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