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Top 10 accountants for small business near you

Clients agree: these small business accountants are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Tax Pro Solutions, Inc.

Tax Pro Solutions, Inc.

4.9Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
10 hires on Thervo
5+ years in business
Nathan C. says, "KJ was extremely easy to work with and very responsive. He filed my taxes very quickly which allowed me to get my return as fast as possible! Would highly recommend if you don’t want to deal with the stress of doing taxes." Read more
ATM Professional Services, CPA

ATM Professional Services, CPA

4.5(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
28+ years in business
Sister S. says, "ATM continues to provide professional assistance and clearly communicates what is expected and needed. They are always there in providing assistance to any and all questions. " Read more
Mark Sullivan CPA

Mark Sullivan CPA

5.0(4)
Offers online services
17 hires on Thervo
38+ years in business
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
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
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
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
QuickLook Accounting Solutions

QuickLook Accounting Solutions

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
24+ years in business
QuickLook Accounting Solutions provides Bookkeeping Services, QuickBooks Training and Accounting Consulting Services. We have worked with hundreds of organizations in diverse industries, in various locations throughout the United States. We provide a variety of QuickBooks-related services for small businesses. Services include: integrating 3rd-party applications, importing/exporting data, accounting migration, business process review, troubleshooting, networking, customization, setup, and training. Services provided on-site or via a remote connection. Let the team at QuickLook Accounting, (help you avoid headaches at tax time by keeping tra...
IITS TAX SERVICE LLC

IITS TAX SERVICE LLC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
15+ years in business
Derek C. says, "I was very pleased with the customer service she's so polite and walk me through everything and put everything in her words to make me understand the situations what was going on five stars we'll see you again next year" Read more
Ricon Data Systems - Terence Connell CPA

Ricon Data Systems - Terence Connell CPA

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
35+ years in business
A. C. says, "terry is very kind and patient especially to a computer illiterate like me!" Read more
FirstCorr Financial Services LLC

FirstCorr Financial Services LLC

5.0(3)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
8+ years in business
Mario H. says, "I highly recommend FirstCorr's bookkeeping services. Their service and attention to detail is exactly what I was looking for." Read more
Mj Accounting & Taxes Services LLC

Mj Accounting & Taxes Services LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Robert P. says, "Most friendly! Thorough, complete package delivered at finish. I’ll be back again next time!" Read more

Your Small Business Accounting questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

What do accountants do?

Accountants help businesses and individuals manage their financial records. The specific services an accountant offers depends on their education, experience, and any specializations. Accounting services often include:

  • Managing and maintaining financial records.
  • Tracking income and expenses.
  • Auditing a business's accounts and financial records.
  • Providing financial advice to help a business reduce costs and boost growth.
  • Creating a budget and/or financial plan.
  • Generating financial reports and statements.
  • Ensuring your company is compliant with all regulations.
  • Preparing and filing taxes.
  • Setting up a business's bookkeeping and accounting system.

How much do small business accountants charge?

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) charge $150 to $400 per hour on average. Bookkeepers or newly graduated, junior-level CPAs typically charge $40 to $100 per hour. Accountant prices depend on several factors, including location, education, experience, and specializations, as well as the size of your business and the specific services you need. Small businesses typically spend $1,500 to $6,500 per year on accounting services.

Some accountants charge a fixed monthly fee instead of an hourly rate. The monthly fee is typically calculated based on your business size and structure, the number of employees, and the services included.

Accountants often charge a flat rate for certain services, like tax preparation or setting up an accounting system for a new business.

  • Hiring a CPA for tax preparation and filing costs $150 to $1,800+.
  • Auditing services cost $2,000 to $10,000+ for most small businesses.
  • Bookkeeping services cost $200 to $1,000+ per month, depending on the number of employees and transactions.
  • Hiring an accountant to help set up your new business accounting system costs $500 to $1,500+.

Is an accountant worth the cost for a small business?

If you own a business or have a complex tax situation that you're unsure how to handle, hiring an accountant can often save you money and time. A qualified CPA can look at your income and expenses, help you cut costs, increase revenue, and avoid tax errors or penalties. They can also maintain your day-to-day bookkeeping, freeing up your time to focus on other aspect of your business.

If hiring an accounting is not within your budget, consider accounting software as a budget-friendly alternative to help you track your incoming and outgoing transactions, keep accurate financial records, and reduce your day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping tasks. Most accounting software companies charge a $10 to $50+ monthly subscription fee, depending on the business size and number of users.

Using accounting software often helps to lower the cost of hiring an accountant for consulting and strategic planning. Keeping your financial information well organized with a software program reduces the hours an accountant must spend (and bill you for) to review and analyze your records.

What is the difference between a bookkeeper and an accountant?

Some people use "accountant" and "bookkeeper" interchangeably. These terms are related, but they are two different things. Bookkeepers typically deal with the day-to-day management of a business's finances. Accountants then use the financial information from those day-to-day records to help a business with its long-term financial planning and goals.

Some CPAs handle both bookkeeping and other accounting services. Both services are necessary and valuable, and businesses typically get the best results when accountants and bookkeepers work together and share information.

When should I hire an accountant?

Consider hiring an accountant if:

  • You start a business and need help getting your accounting and bookkeeping software set up.
  • You don't have time to do the day-to-day accounting-related tasks for your business.
  • You need help with financial audits or tax preparation and filing.
  • Your company has complicated financial transactions that require CPA-level expertise.

How do I choose an accountant near me?

Before hiring an accountant or CPA firm near you, figure out exactly what accounting services you need. Once you have a clear picture of how much you will do yourself and what specifically you need an accountant for, follow these tips to help you choose the most qualified professional for the job:

  • Ask local business owners or colleagues for referrals (preferably those in similar industries).
  • Look for local CPAs on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) directory.
  • Request a free consultation to discuss your accounting needs and financial goals.
  • Get at least 3 estimates from reputable accountants or CPAs to compare.
  • Verify their credentials using the CPAverify lookup tool.
  • Read local accountant and CPA firm reviews on Lawful and Google.
  • Ask them for references from past clients.
  • Ask about what services they offer and confirm their fee structure.

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

Asking the following questions to help you choose the best professional for your needs. Hire an accountant who answers your questions promptly and clearly.

  • How many years have you been providing accounting services?
  • What training and certifications do you have?
  • Do you specialize in a specific area or industry?
  • Do you give free consultations?
  • What services do you offer, and how much do they cost?
  • Do you charge by the hour, by the service, or by something else?

Reviews for Ashburn accountants for small business

Recent success stories from people in the Ashburn area.
Robert M.
KJ was very easy to work with & also helped me to understand many of the complex issues related to my income taxes.
Tax Pro Solutions, Inc.
Michael C.
We work with a lot of firms. ATM provides personalized services at reasonable prices without hidden fees. If we run into a project requiring enhanced services, ATM will coordinate the effort and report progress in digestible fashion. Extremely satisfied and happy to recommend ATM.
ATM Professional Services, CPA
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
Alesha B.
Very professional easy to work with. Willing to explain everything. Very reliable dependable and trustworthy have been preparing my taxes for the last decade never been disappointed.
IITS TAX SERVICE LLC
Jeb W.
Used to work with this guy. I am very computer savvy myself. But Terry is super experienced and I noticed that his prices are very reasonable.
Ricon Data Systems - Terence Connell CPA
David A.
Debbie helped me get my tax filing up to date. The service was excellent and I found the process to be very smooth from start to finish.
FirstCorr Financial Services LLC
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