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From basic bookkeeping to help with complicated accounting and tax needs.

   Our mission is to provide high quality accounting and bookkeeping services that exceed our client's expectations. We'll work hard to provide expert solutions for your business, no matter what size. We'll provide your business with the highest level of personalized service possible. Simply put, we care about each and every one of our clients.
   Let us take care of your payroll and sales taxes, accounting and bookkeeping so you can concentrate on running your business. We have the expertise to streamline your financial operation and put you in total control of your business. You'll operate more systematically while receiving these and other valuable benefits:

Form 990 tax return preparation

   We'll prepare your form 990 from your books, records and your financial statements. If your financial statements were audited, reviewed, compiled or prepared by a CPA, we'll use those statements to prepare the tax return. More


   YOU CAN'T OPERATE SYSTEMATICALLY UNLESS YOU HAVE A SYSTEM. That's why we offer a FREE Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ) and consultation to our clients. We offer additional assistance, if needed, to strengthen your accounting system.

   The ICQ is designed to help evaluate your system of internal control. It's commonly used early in a financial audit to determine the extent testing of an organization's general ledger account balances will be needed for the audit. Combined with tests of the existing controls, it can be used to used to support the auditor's opinion on the financial statements.

   You need internal controls to:

   The best-run organizations have effective systems of internal control. An effective system of internal control means an effective accounting system.

   You may not want or need an audit, but completing this questionnaire still offers you HUGE benefits, namely:

   Here's how our Internal Control or Accounting System program works:

   You'll complete the ICQ. It should take you within an hour - or more, if your system is more involved. The ICQ will help you identify your internal controls in effect.

   We'll assign a score to your ICQ results. We'll call you, or you can call us, three days after you complete it. We'll discuss with you your score.

   Depending on your score, we'll recommend further action to increase it, or recommend testing of your controls to evaluate the design of the controls, and whether they're operating as planned.

   Would you like to see an example of a flowchart I prepared to document an organization's accounting system? Click here.

Will a compilation substitute for an audit? If so, it can save you a substantial amount of money. The information below can help you decide.

   Of the financial statement services typically offered by CPAs, an audit offers the highest level of assurance regarding the accuracy of the financial statements, followed by a review, which offers less assurance, followed by a compilation, which offers no assurance.
    To obtain that assurance or higher level of assurance, additional, more extensive procedures are required for an audit or review engagement than for a compilation. Example: testing of account balances for an audit vs. requesting corrected information should information provided by management be incorrect, for a compilation.
   For that reason, audits and reviews are often required by funding sources like lenders, investors, donors and grantors when a large amount of financing and credit, or financing and credit at a more complex level, is the objective. They also give a business owner or non-profit organization (NPO) Director more confidence in the organization's financial statements as a tool to aid in decision-making. They can demonstrate credit-worthiness for a commercial enterprise, financial responsibility and good stewardship of financial resources by a non-profit organization seeking to gain the confidence of donors and the community.
   The objective of a compilation, on the other hand, is to "apply accounting and financial reporting expertise to assist management in the presentation of financial statements". For organizations not thoroughly familiar with generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP), this can be a very useful service. It can help the organization present its financial data so that it's more meaningful to the reader and less misleading, which gives users a better understanding of the organization's financial condition and operating results. Thus it can be used to obtain financing, although generally in smaller amounts than with an audit or review, or when initial financing is sought. Significant collateral may be required by the funding source.
   Naturally, because audits and reviews are more time-consuming to complete than a compilation, audits and reviews are more costly for the client. Conservatively speaking, an audit can cost as much as 500% or more of what a compilation would cost, and a review, 200 - 250% of the cost of a compilation. Saving such amounts as these are one way to demonstrate credit-worthiness or good financial stewardship; the funds saved can be spent by a business in any number of ways beneficial to the business, and by a NPO on programs that benefit the community. More

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