From start-ups to long-established companies, businesses must have accurate and relevant financial information for sound decision making. Our accounting and bookkeeping services can provide you with that information in a very cost-effective manner.
We can work with paper records, files from your accounting software, Excel© files, Word© files, or any combination. We use our modern information technology to compile your information into monthly or quarterly financial statements that are designed to give you a timely and relevant report of your company's financial situation.
We can do the entire process or work with your bookkeeper or in-house accountant to complement their work. We can do the work entirely in our offices, on-site at your place of business or a combination of the two. If desired, we also assist you in upgrading your accounting records to more modern systems (see Accounting Software Support) and train you to use technology to your advantage.
This is a service commonly associated with CPA firms. It involves the preparation of tax returns and reports required by federal, state and local taxing authorities.
Many people make the incorrect assumption that tax compliance services are a commodity. Many people assume that CPAs are "too expensive". Many people look for the lowest price when deciding on their tax preparer. Many people are wrong.
The tax forms are a commodity. Every piece of information in a tax return has to be correct and compliant with the relevant tax law. The knowledge that is applied to reporting correct numbers and applying the appropriate laws can never be a commodity.
We make significant ongoing investments in training our staff, and providing them with modern research tools and technology to support very high tax preparation standards.
The training and research tools allow us to understand the tax laws thoroughly and keep our knowledge up-to-date. That gives us the ability to advise you when and where you may have legitimate opportunities for a "tax break". More importantly, it helps us keep you out of trouble by avoiding tax positions that are incorrect or outdated.
Financial Reporting includes the presentation and content of financial statements used by management, investors and creditors. Effective financial reports are critical to good decision making.
As Certified Public Accountants we are thoroughly schooled in the application of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that govern the content and meaning of traditional financial statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Stockholders' Equity and Statement of Cash Flows). Statements presented in accordance with GAAP are standard requirements by lenders and investors who are not involved in management. If we have been involved in the presentation of the financial statements, we are required to attach a report to them that tells the user the level of our involvement. The differences in the levels of involvement and the associated reports are covered in the section titled Audits, Reviews, Compilations and Agreed Upon Procedures.
Management's financial reporting needs usually differ from lenders and investors. They need to know the ratios and historical trends in the financial results to compare them to the budget or business plan. They want operational or non-financial information included or reconciled to financial information so they can keep non-financial people in the organization informed about "how it's going" in terms that relate to their responsibilities.
We work with management to understand what information is important to them and their reports and how often the need the information to effectively monitor. From that information we help management design and compile reports that combine financial and operational information into formats that work for them.
Audits offer the highest level of assurance to financial statement users.
Audits offer the highest level of assurance to financial statement users. The objective of an audit is the expression of the auditors' opinion that the financial statements present, in all material respects, the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of an entity for the periods audited in conformity with the entity's stated basis of accounting. In order to express such and opinion, the auditor applies a prescribed set of testing and analytical procedures to the entity's accounting system and includes in-depth examination and confirmation of account balances, inventories, and selected transactions. We perform audits for you to remove errors, ascertaining the validity and reliability of your information.
In a Review engagement the accountant performs analytical procedures in order to obtain reasonable assurance that the entity's financial statements are free of any material misstatements. The scope of the analytical procedures is significantly less than the scope of the procedures performed in an audit.
In a Compilation engagement, we assist the client in the presentation of their financial information in the form of financial statements. The scope of our professional assistance in a compilation is limited to making sure that the form and presentation of the financial statements are appropriate. We do not offer any assurance regarding the existence of any material misstatements in the financial statements. We perform compilation services for interim (monthly and quarterly) and annual financial statements. They are usually requested for internal purposes and are based upon information provided by a company's management. They do not offer assurance but may involve some adjustment to accounting records.
Agreed Upon Procedures are typically specified by the financial statement users to address particular subject matter or assertions in an entity's financial information (e.g.: ownership or valuation of inventory balance; existence of accounts receivable) that are particular areas of concern. The accountant reports on the procedures performed and the results of those procedures and does not express any opinion on the financial statements as a whole.
We are committed to achieving the highest quality audit possible. In addition, we plan and execute our audits in a way that maximizes audit efficiency and quality and we offer your plan administrator and human resources personnel confidence in their plan reporting and management.
- 401(k) plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) under the regulatory authority of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
- Preparing IRS Form 5500 and summary annual reports.
For more information about our employee benefit plan audit services, contact Mike Hulme or Karen Benanzer at 937.773.6373 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about audit quality, visit the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center at http://www.aicpa.org/EBPAQC.
We have been actively supporting client-based accounting software since 1988.
Currently we support Peachtree and QuickBooks accounting software. Sue Erbes is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor® with 10 years of experience. Our services include software selection, installation and user training and ongoing support. For more information on the match of our services with your needs or interests, call Sue Erbes directly at (937) 381-1118 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Our tax representation services range from answering routine but unnerving notices to full support of our client's in an IRS audit.
We offer these services both to those whose tax returns we prepare and those who do not. We work on your behalf to resolve problems with the minimum of economic damage to you or your business. If you suspect that our tax representation service could help you or if you would like additional information, please contact one of our Partners.
We use our experience and research capabilities to develop a tax plans that help you minimize tax liabilities and maximize cash flow.
We also recognize that, because we are a local firm, we cannot always address your needs entirely with our in-house resources. We have a network of external resources available to assist with unusual or particularly specific issues. If you would like additional information, please contact one of our Partners.