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Top 10 accountants in Long Beach, CA

Clients agree: these Long Beach accountants are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Company

Company

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
44+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Carol H. says, "She was nice, helpful and quick." Read more
Alpha & Omega, Income Tax & Accounting Services, LLC

Alpha & Omega, Income Tax & Accounting Services, LLC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
24+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
I am an Accountant and Tax Accountant, plus a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, Xero Certified Advisor and FreshBooks Certified Advisor and GUSTO Payroll Partner., We work various accounting systems, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, Pro, Premier and Enterprise, Xero and Freshbooks. We Prepare Income Taxes and we will E-File Federal and State for individuals, Self-Proprieters, LLC's, S-Corp, Corporations, Non-Profit, Non-Resident and Taxes Abroad. We can also assist you with Amending your Tax returns. We are Gusto Payroll Partners and we can provide assistance with handling your payroll needs on a Weekly, Bi-Weekly or Monthly Payro...
LOCPA & Consulting

LOCPA & Consulting

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
We are a unique accounting firm, offering Accounting and Bookkeeping, Financial Planning and Wealth Management, Tax Planning and Preparation services to individuals and businesses. A one stop shop for your financial needs. We pride ourselves on being our clients advocates, helping them reach their financial goals.
MBA Taxes, Inc

MBA Taxes, Inc

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
19+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Norbert M. says, "I've been operating my retail business for over 40 years. In that 40 years I had the same book keeping service for 30 years of it. In 2017 I decided it was time to make a change. After interviewing five different bookkeeping services I made my decision to hire Miles Booking keeping tax service. They have been nothing but professional and responsive. We are able to forecast our business and budget our stores with accurate numbers every month. The decision to hire them has been the best decision I've made in over 30 years. If your frustrated with your current bookkeeping service !!!!! like I was, make the change now it will become your best decision in 2018. We will file our Corporate return without an extension for the first time in over 10 years. Great Job Kathleen and team." Read more
Business Advisors, Inc

Business Advisors, Inc

New on Thervo
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Over the last 25 years I have helped Entrepreneurs with their Business needs, including Accounting, Taxes (Fed, State and Sales Tax) and giving Advice on most aspects of running a Business. Whether your Business is a Sole Proprietorship, Corporation or LLC, I can help you with Starting, Operating and Expanding your Business. My background includes serving as a CFO and/or Controller for various companies.

Your Accounting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

What do accountants do?

Accountants help manage finances for businesses and individuals. Common services include:

  • Day-to-day bookkeeping: Recording income/expenses, processing payroll, managing accounts payable/receivable
  • Reporting: Preparing financial statements, cash flow reports, profit/loss statements
  • Taxes: Tax planning and preparation, filing returns, resolving audits
  • Auditing: Reviewing financial records to verify accuracy and compliance
  • Advising: Budgeting, reducing costs, improving profits, managing cash flow
  • Compliance: Ensuring legal/regulatory standards are met, documenting processes
  • Systems: Implementing accounting software/controls appropriate for the organization

How much do accountants charge?

Accountant fees vary widely based on several factors:

  • Location: Accountants in major metropolitan areas tend to charge higher rates, averaging $150 to $400 per hour. In smaller towns, rates may range from $100 to 250 per hour.
  • Experience level: Newly certified or junior accountants typically charge $50 to $150 per hour. Senior accountants with 5 to 10 years of experience charge $200 to $500 per hour on average.
  • Firm size: Solo practitioners and small local firms often have lower rates compared to larger regional or national firms.
  • Specializations: Accountants with niche expertise like forensic accounting or international taxes command higher rates.
  • Services: Commonly outsourced services like payroll, bookkeeping, and tax prep tend to cost less per hour than consultative services like auditing and financial planning.

Expect to pay $150 to $1,800+ for tax prep, $2,000 to $25,000+ for auditing, and $200 to $1,000 per month for bookkeeping, depending on your business size and needs. Request free consultations and compare detailed estimates before hiring.

How is an accountant different from a bookkeeper?

Bookkeepers handle daily transactions like recording expenses or issuing invoices. Accountants take the data bookkeepers compile and use it for high-level tasks like preparing financial statements, guiding business strategy, and filing taxes.

Most small businesses need both bookkeeping and higher-level accounting. A single accountant can provide both services, or you can hire a separate bookkeeper. If hiring both, ensure they communicate and regularly share data.

When should you hire an accountant?

Consider hiring an accountant if:

  • You need help selecting accounting systems and software for your business.
  • You need help with complex finances like managing investments, real estate, or international transactions.
  • Don't have the time or the training to do daily bookkeeping and accounting tasks yourself.
  • You need tax expertise to help maximize your return and prevent tax errors or penalties.
  • You're looking to identify cost reductions and growth opportunities.
  • You're preparing for an audit or sale and need to verify accurate financial statements.
  • You notice errors in your current system and need an expert to review processes and improve internal controls.

How do I choose an accountant near me?

The right accountant-client relationship can provide tremendous value to your business. Take the time to research options thoroughly before deciding who to hire. When researching accountants near you:

  • Ask for referrals from business owners in your industry.
  • Review credentials like CPA licensing, education, specializations.
  • Ask them for a free consultation and meet with them to discuss your needs.
  • Compare detailed estimates from at least 3 potential accountants.
  • Ask for client references and read client reviews on Lawful and Google.
  • Clearly communicate your expectations and budget.
  • Look for an accountant who communicates clearly and answers your questions in understandable terms.
  • Prioritize trust and rapport, as your accountant handles sensitive financial data.
  • Consider both large established CPA firms and smaller local professionals.

What questions should I ask when getting estimates from CPA firms or accountants?

Asking the below questions and choose an accountant who answers you promptly and clearly.

  • How long have you been an accountant?
  • What financial certifications do you have?
  • Do you specialize in a specific industry or area?
  • Can I have a free consultation? 
  • What accounting services do you offer?
  • How to you calculate and bill for your services?

Reviews for Long Beach accountants

Recent success stories from people in the Long Beach area.
John T.
Easy to talk to, Honest, good listener.
Alpha & Omega, Income Tax & Accounting Services, LLC
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