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1-800Accountant provides virtual accounting and tax services to small businesses. We offer comprehensive bookkeeping, tax consulting and preparation, and payroll services. Our goal is to provide the mix of services you need so you can focus on running your small business. We look forward to working with you!

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What kind of accounting services do you provide?

We provide bookkeeping, tax consulting, tax preparation, payroll, and retirement planning services to our thousands of small business clients nationwide. We can be your "one stop shop" and offer a comprehensive solution, or we can provide the a la carte services you need.

Why is it so important for businesses to hire a great accountant?

A great accountant is much more than just "number cruncher!" A great accountant will not just perform bookkeeping but will help you discover insights when your financial statements are generated. A great accountant will not just prepare your tax return, but will help you develop a tax strategy to minimize your taxes. A great accountant is really not just an accountant, but more of an adviser for your business.

What do you love most about your job?

I love adding value to my clients and helping them grow their businesses! Whether it's saving clients money through tax planning, helping a client set up a retirement plan, or assisting a client in interpreting financial statements, I love working with small business owners to help them reduce their tax burden and focus on running their businesses.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I've always been entrepreneurial. Much of my family and friends own (or have owned) small businesses, so I grew up wanting the freedom and fulfillment of being a business owner. I've owned a variety of businesses, so I understand the stresses of making payroll and worrying about administrative headaches when I should be focusing on growing revenue and building the business. Not only have I owned tax and accounting businesses (which is my first love!), but I have also been an owner of a company that imported marble and granite from China, a hormone clinic, and a real estate brokerage. I can relate to the challenges that small business owners face, and I truly enjoy my job!

Why should our clients choose you?

We work with thousands of small business owners across the country. Rather than have expensive offices everywhere, most of our accountants work remotely so we can pass on the those overhead savings to you! We also provide additional tools to our clients that many local CPA firms cannot offer; when working with us, you have access to the expertise of hundreds of accountants; for example, if you want to do business in Canada at some point, we have an expert who can walk you through the process. If you need someone who speaks a different language for a potential transaction, our accountants speak 20-something languages. In addition, we offer free educational webinars to our clients, like how the new tax plan affects your business, how to reduce your taxes through retirement planning, etc.

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Your expert Accountant will be able to advise you on the full range of services available and will be able to help you select the best financial services for your company. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find an accountant today.

The title 'Chartered Accountant' and the letters ACA or FCA, indicates that the person has undertaken a minimum of three years in-depth training, passed a series of examinations in financial management, auditing, business strategy and taxation as well as committing to continuing professional development.

As opposed to specialising in tax returns, a Chartered Accountant instead will focus on providing accurate records of all financial transactions for an individual or business. Consequently, this type of accountant is more likely to be found employed in a more commercial capacity.

Hiring the right Accountant for your business may take a bit of time. Who you choose to look after your accounts is vital, especially if you have plans to expand as you will need to look for someone who will get more involved in the financial side of things the bigger your company gets.

  • Research - Start with the company’s website and look at the accounting services they offer with an eye on what you might need in the future. If you choose an accountancy firm that doesn’t have the expertise to help you as your business expands, you will end up needing to finding another accountant.

  • Create a shortlist - Create a shortlist of three or four firms you
    think are a good fit and arrange face-to-face meetings with all of
    them. In addition to the fees, you need to find out about the
    services they provide, as well as their customer services.

  • Fees - Some Accountants charge by the hour while others operate on a fixed-fee basis. You need to be clear before selecting an Accountant for your business on how their fees are calculated.

  • Qualifications - It is important to ask questions about the
    qualifications and experience of the people who would be dealing with your accounts. You need to know that you could work with them, trust that they are on your side and are continually looking for ways of
    adding financial value to your company.

  • Accounting software - You will want to check that any systems you use are familiar to the accounting firm. Your current method of financial reporting may not be the most effective one for your business and they may recommend systems that can do it better.

  • Financial jargon - If you are not an expert on finance, your Accountant needs to understand this and be able to communicate with you in a clear and concise manner.

You can be confident that any of the Accountants listed on Bark will be a safe pair of hands for your finances.

Before you choose an Accountant, you could ask to see examples of their work, read testimonials and ask to see references of past work they have done.

The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification is the minimum level of qualification required for most kinds of accountancy. To become a chartered accountant, you need to obtain higher level qualifications such as the ACA, ACCA or CIMA, which will allow you to become a chartered accountant.

You could also look at their profile page on Bark and view reviews from past customers as well as examples of work that they have completed. This might also help you get some ideas for the types of services you need.

Accountants offer a range of different services. These include:

  • Accounting - All accountancy firms produce financial records, track your revenues and expenses and provide consulting on your business's overall financial health.

  • Auditing - Many businesses require a periodic audit of their finances which may be a requirement of your investors or written into the bylaws of your incorporation.

  • Tax Filing and Planning - Many accounting firms can ensure your financial reporting practices are compliant with current regulations, determine your company's tax liability and make sure you meet filing requirements and deadlines.

  • Management Consulting - Many accounting firms offer business advisory services to help you with your business plan, evaluate your current operations, identify new opportunities, alert you to changes in the business or regulatory environment and offer practical advice to help your business be more efficient and successful.

  • Speciality Services - Some offer services such as business valuation which helps determine what your business is worth should you be considering a merger, acquisition or sale. Some firms can offer fraud and forensic accounting services.



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