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SwVa Tax & Accounting
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine C.
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Elisa has been our accountant for almost 10 years we recently had an issue with our business and state taxes resulting in us owing over 10.000.00 . Elisa jumped into action and by the time all was finished we settled the debt with 20.00 she has been wonderful with helping my husband and I with personal and business taxes we highly recommend her for any accounting needs you might have

Micah Fraim, CPA
from 2 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kirk M.
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No matter if it is 7 in the morning, or Saturday night, Micah has ALWAYS been there for me and iNovate Marketing. Thanks very much, Micah!

Jennings Accounting
from 1 review
    Donny R.
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    Did my taxes in a reasonable amount of time and talked me through everything about it! Great customer service!!!

    Wilkes & Associates

    New To Thumbtack


      We provide tax, financial, and accounting services for small businesses. We are serving the Roanoke and New River Valleys.


      We come to you! We will help you set up an accounting program, train employees in using your bookkeeping system or just help you get caught up.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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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