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University Place Accountants

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  • 23 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Isaac B.
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Wow. So impressed with Stephen and glad I found him. I have always done my taxes myself (I consider myself pretty capable), but this year with the addition of the business I started, it finally got past what I could figure out. Stephen saved the day (and for a fraction for what other people were charging). I'd way rather pay a small amount for a tax expert in a small building who takes the time to work with you personally then a ton for a huge accounting firm that sees you as just another sale. I'll definitely be going back to him next year.

  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian T.
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Sam was fantastic to work with. He was very accommodating of our somewhat crazy schedule, and always responded promptly. Johansson Accounting & Tax services provided an excellent service at a fair price, and we look forward to continuing to work with Sam in the future. Would definitely recommend.

My Favorite Bookkeeper
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Shauna S.
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Adrienne came to my COMPLETE rescue! She is very knowledgeable, honest, personable & reliable. I am extremely happy I found her. I feel completely secure with the technology used to access my QB information, she is very clear and informative, helps you set up even, how she will be online accessing your files while working remotely. Once you are set up, after her weekly sessions she sends an email highlighting what she worked on in your QB & how many hours. It is wonderful. I would recommend without hesitation, My Favorite Bookkeeper to anyone!

  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Len & Lidia B.
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We've been very pleased with Jeanine's service. She takes care of a part of my business that I needed a lot of help in. I am very glad she's our Accountant.

William H. Bratton CPA
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dave H.
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I retained Bill's services when I received a notice from the IRS last year. It said I owed money from a property I neglected to include in my tax return due to a pending divorce. I had no idea which of the property my former spouse has acquired that generated the amount due with the IRS, but like a forensic accountant, Bill was able to figure out which property "owed" money and even better, came to the conclusion the IRS was in error. To me, that was a better result than anyone can hope for. Bill and his staff will be my "go to" accounting firm from now on. Bill is very, very adept at what he does and I feel extremely confident with his ability to handle all my financial dealings.

Padgett Business Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
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I have used Mason with Padgett Business Services since 2013 and can say my experience in one word. Awesome! Mason is very thorough and on top of everything! I would highly recommend him to anyone I know that needed accounting services.

Connie McCrery Consulting
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joan P.
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As co-owner and manager of a multi-million dollar land development company, I am writing this most positive reference for Connie McCrery, who has worked with me for twenty years as a bookkeeper. Connie has always been diligent, thorough, knowledgeable, responsible, independent, and thoughtful about her duties, and understands and includes a view of the big picture as well as of the smallest details. Connie’s work experience includes managing the payroll, including preparing all payroll and business taxes and forms; handling banking and the reconciling of accounts; paying all bills and tracking reimbursements; using QuickBooks to track all income and expenses and to prepare accounting reports; using Excel spreadsheets to prepare the history and future projection of all financial transactions; and keeping books for multiple trusts, individuals, and an LLC. I would recommend Connie McCrery without hesitation as having outstanding qualifications and experience. Sincerely,

Duncan Witt CPA Group, PLLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Grace F.
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Thank you!

Fortis Accounting Solutions
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pritam D.
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Great experience in terms of a quick review of my current financial status and how I can take steps to reduce taxes (short term and long term).

  • 1 year in business
Lyndal B.
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My go-to for all bookkeeping and HR questions. Accounting Benefits Solutions offers invaluable professional services for all small businesses and I highly recommend!

Amina Innis
5.0
from 1 review
    Orlando C.
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    Amina managed all company accounts: generating all payroll, tax reconciliation and payments. Conducted timely statement creations and the established a rigid budget control mechanism to encourage growth and profit within the company. Excellent work ethics and communicates well with all ordinates as well as sub-ordinates.

    About

    Tax season doesn't have to be dreadful when you go to BB Tax and Accounting because we regard in responsiveness, professionalism and keeping up-to-date with constantly changing tax regulations. If we don't consult you on each possible deduction and credit for your company or personal return, then we are not meeting our real belief in client expectation. This tax season, bring in your friends and family for a special, discounted price for everyone. At BB Tax, we're tailored to assist you to get control of your company without the responsibility of a full-time bookkeeper, the overhead or benefits that go along with a full-time employee; thus, letting you to utilize your time where it counts. We do the following services: * State taxes (WA and CA) * Audits (federal and state) * Form 990/non-profit organizations * Corporate and individual returns (all states) * Bookkeeping/accounting/payroll services * QuickBooks setup training/consulting * IRS issues and correspondence * International issues for US citizens and resident aliens We have Huong Nguyen's credentials and experience with MBA. We have 20 years of accounting experience (Vietnam and USA). We have 8 years of experience in individual and corporate taxes, and we are an active member of the National Society of Accountants (NSA) and the Washington Association of Accounting (WAA).

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    We offer a big firm tax experience at a small firm price. Fleck Jurenka, LLP is a full-service tax and accounting firm offering a variety of services from bookkeeping and consulting to tax planning and preparation for individuals, businesses, trusts, estates, non-profits and international organizations. The professionals at Fleck Jurenka, LLP offer the technical expertise touted by much larger firms, and yet the client service only available at a firm our size. The range and diversity of resources available at Fleck Jurenka, LLP, and through our affiliations, allow us the opportunity to serve your individual and business needs.

    About

    We offer a variety of accounting and bookkeeping services designed to help your company meet its financial record keeping goals. Whether you're looking for assistance in monthly bookkeeping, want to implement a budget, or need help setting up your books for the very first time, we're here to help.

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    I can streamline your accounting processes. I can provide month-end or year-end financial results, prepare audit and tax preparation work papers, payroll, payroll taxes, state taxes and more. For anything that is accounting related, I can do it.

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    I perform bookkeeping services, month end, year end, payroll, assisting CPA with year-end reviews, 401k and benefits administration, Microsoft Dynamics NAV certification, business analysis for accounting software implementation, financial statements, and cash flow management.

    About

    I have been a pro in this industry with over 15 years of experience in accounting, tax, and business start up. I am here to walk you through each step as I meet your needs.

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    I offer a full service accounting and tax preparation services. I am a certified public accountant with over 20 years of experience.

    • 7 years in business
    About

    Whether you need assistance managing your business finances or building a personal portfolio, Jones & Sas CPAs is a comprehensive accounting solution. Our firm is a full-service CPA firm serving family-owned businesses and individuals. We are headquartered in Redmond, WA, and maintain a processing office in Sumner, WA. We provide audit and compliance services to credit unions and banks throughout Washington and the surrounding states. We also serve individuals, emerging businesses, high-tech start-ups, and many others with all their tax, accounting, and audit needs. We are dedicated to providing our clients with professional and personalized service. As a locally owned CPA firm, we pay close attention to the needs of our clients, and we are well-prepared to complete your tax, accounting or audit related projects in a timely and efficient manner.

    About

    I am working to help businesses take care accounting (A/R, A/P, budgeting, and financial report), bookkeeping (A/R, A/P, invoicing, and account setup), data analysis (summarize data, report, and compile), tax preparation, and project management. My office is in Lynnwood, WA. I work flexible time and willing to travel 25 miles from my office. For some clients who has farther destination, we can arrange in advance.

    About

    I offer tax returns, accounting services, and accounting software setup. I am a CPA with 24 years of practice doing individual and business tax returns.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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