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At Pandora Aspelund CPA, we are a CPA firm in Seattle that's dedicated to helping businesses succeed financially through quality tax, accounting and business advisory services. Choosing a certified public accounting (CPA) firm is one of the most important decisions a business can make. We recognize that each client has unique goals, so we work with your business to tailor our services to meet your specific needs. Our primary goal is to offer our clients a cost-effective service that will pay for itself in reduced headaches, time savings and penalties avoided. As a full-service CPA firm, we provide accounting, tax, financial management and business advisory services for small businesses throughout the Seattle area. We will assist you with every aspect of your accounting needs, whether it's financial statement preparation, budgeting, or bookkeeping to more specialized areas such as business formation or QuickBooks accounting system implementation. Beyond the standard tax preparation services, we will work with you in an ongoing effort to minimize your future tax burden. Assisting you with your accounting and tax needs is only part of the process. Our goal is to build long-term, client-focused relationships. We approach each client relationship as if we were partners in your business. We take the time to know and understand your business and individual financial needs so that we may deliver personalized service that will help you achieve your goals. Contact us for a free initial consultation.

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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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