We specialize in providing for each client the right small business accounting services. Whether you are looking for an accounting service from a CPA, an accountant, or a lower-cost bookkeeper, Accounting Alternatives is the answer. We have an excellent reputation among a number of professional organizations. Our family owned and operated company helps many personal clients and small businesses across the country find budget-appropriate accounting services.
Due to the fact that there is a significant cost difference between bookkeepers and accountants many small businesses opt to have a bookkeeper handle the company's day-to-day tasks and have an accountant review their books and process their year-end documents and reports in order to keep costs low.
How do we decide who will help each client?
Accounting and Bookkeeping - Accounting is a vital aspect of every business regardless of size, and since it can be difficult for many small business owners to know if they need an accountant or a bookkeeper, here are a few of the ways to help you identify which services your business needs.
Accountants − Accountants review your Balance Sheets, Profit & Loss statements and other financial reports and prepare the year-end closing of your books. These are then used to prepare your tax return. They can review your books (yearly and quarterly) and look for inconsistencies or issues and offer advice on how to resolve them before they become larger issues.
Bookkeepers − Bookkeepers keep track of your daily financial transactions such as data entry, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and quarterly tax prep. Bookkeepers also prepare assorted financial reports such as Profit and Loss Statements (P&L) and Balance Sheets.
CPA - They can represent you to the IRS, perform audits, reviews and compilations, and they can certify papers for the bank and other interested parties.
By having a good accounting service, your small business will have the help to deal with compliance issues and have the right information to run efficiently. We can point out accounting service options you may not have thought of.