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7. David Rumsey CPA
Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

(10)

Great value
Offers remote services
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Kent, WA
I contacted Mr. Rumsey on a Friday for assistance with an amendment to my tax return. We met the following Tuesday for about a half hour where I discussed the reason for the amendment and the possible strategies. Mr. Rumsey was confident and knowledgeable, and felt he could have things prepared within a weeks time. The following Tuesday we met again and Mr. Rumsey went over the prepared documents which resulted in a $4 reimbursement from the IRS. The issue was a misreported income amount from a brokerage firm identified via a letter from the IRS, and of which there were some 80+ pages of documents and electronic data to review. The result was an additional amount of income not reported, but fortunately Mr. Rumsey identified a deduction on my schedule A I missed for local sales tax based on my income, and resulted in an offset to the additional income! During the time Mr. Rumsey was working on my return, I researched his license and background, and verified his CPA credential and his prior businesses. Something I should have done prior to hiring him, but the results were positive and confirmed! The fee was surprisingly reasonable for a CPA and I was more than happy to pay him for his time and effort! I look forward to engaging Mr. Rumsey for my future financial and tax needs, and encourage anyone interested to give him a call. You won't be disappointed!See more

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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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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.

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