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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.
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
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
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...
Marguerite Thompson, Ltd.

Marguerite Thompson, Ltd.

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
13 hires on Thervo
44+ years in business
Thomas K. says, "Ms Thompson was a huge help to me in an hour of need and I will most certainly continue to work with her. Very fortunate to have found her company on Thervo!" Read more
NSKT Global Inc

NSKT Global Inc

5.0(3)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
7+ years in business
Jolene S. says, "Nikhil has been great to work with. Not only did he help me to estimate my quarterly tax payments and avoid a penalty, but I then rehired him to help me understand where I have opportunities to do things differently, from both tax and income standpoints. I have been very happy with the work and will continue working with him in the future." Read more
ML Brewer CPA PC

ML Brewer CPA PC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
36+ years in business
Josephine B. says, " I had Mary Leigh Brewer prepare my income tax returns last year and they did a great job. There were things I did not understand and they were very helpful in explaining each new item and how my taxes were calculated. I highly recommend their service." Read more
Succentrix Business Advisors

Succentrix Business Advisors

5.0(1)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Salina I. says, "Camilo is a GREAT account, I been going to him for the past 5yrs and I have no complaints. He is very professional and takes his time to understand my needs, would recommend him to anyone who needs a reliable and affordable account! A+++" Read more
Bensalem Accounting & Tax Service

Bensalem Accounting & Tax Service

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
44+ years in business
Maureen Z. says, "Joe was very professional and really knew his stuff! He made the whole process easy! I would highly recommend Bensalem Accounting & Tax Services" 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.
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
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.
Steven F.
She knew the tax laws really well. Nothing was to complex. If your taxes are complex and you want the best you will want someone like Marguerite. I got her to ammend my returns and I got a nice huge refund.
Marguerite Thompson, Ltd.
Nikhil K.
I recently had the pleasure of utilizing NSKT Global for both my tax return preparation and tax planning strategy, and I must say, it was an exceptional experience. From the moment I engaged with them, it was evident that NSKT Global is dedicated to providing top-notch services tailored to individual needs. Nikhil, my designated tax professional at NSKT Global, demonstrated an impressive level of expertise and attention to detail. He was thorough in understanding my specific requirements and went above and beyond to ensure that my tax return and planning strategy were customized to maximize benefits. Nikhil's commitment to precision and clarity instilled confidence throughout the process.
NSKT Global Inc
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