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Top 10 accountants in Baltimore, MD

Clients agree: these Baltimore accountants are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Mark Sullivan CPA

Mark Sullivan CPA

5.0(4)
Offers online services
17 hires on Thervo
38+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
Jos Walter F. says, "He has providing me with support material with all tips steps by step for my business, thank you so much." Read more
Brooks Tax Service

Brooks Tax Service

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
62+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
Nancy R. says, "Brooks Tax Service response to all of my questions was put my mind at ease about working with a new business. The tax system they use for all tax information was easy for me to use. I like the way they set up appointments. Very efficient!. My review of my returns is schedule for this week. However, at this point I give them 5 starts." Read more
UDS Synergy Inc DBA UDS Tax & Acconting Services

UDS Synergy Inc DBA UDS Tax & Acconting Services

1.0(1)
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
13+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
Value services for money On time delivery Flexible timing for appointments till late night
Continental Accountants

Continental Accountants

New on Thervo
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
Continental Accountants, LLC is a full-service accounting and consulting firm based in Arlington, VA since 2011. In our accounting services practice, Continental Accountants provides a full range of cost effective accounting services. We will provide you the following services: Design and implement your accounting system Develop accounting policies and procedures Reconcile your bank accounts Generate financial reports (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flows Statement, Statements of Shareholders’ equity) Maintain general ledger Generate trial balance Provide unlimited consultations Depending on your request we will provide you reports mo

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 Baltimore accountants

Recent success stories from people in the Baltimore area.
David D.
From initial contact, Mark conducts himself in a professional manner. I continue to remain satisfied with the tax preparation Mark did for me. From reviewing my 2015, 2016, and 2017 filings and working on my 2018 filing, I could not be happier with the results. I highly recommend working with Mark and will continue to use his services in the future. I will continue to make recommendations to friends and colleagues to use Mark as an accountant.
Mark Sullivan CPA
Crystal G.
I've had my taxes done by Brooks Tax Service for 5 years and referred my family and friends, they are professional, friendly, thorough and very reasonable.
Brooks Tax Service
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