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Top 10 accountants in Chesapeake, VA

Clients agree: these Chesapeake accountants are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
ML Brewer CPA PC

ML Brewer CPA PC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
36+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
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
Guardian Business Services

Guardian Business Services

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
48+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
David S. says, "Timely and thorough bookkeeping and tax services. A pleasure to work with. I’ve been a client since 1982. I wouldn’t go anywhere else." Read more
Lance MGMT Financial Services & Travel

Lance MGMT Financial Services & Travel

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
34+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
We offer Income Tax Return Preparation and Filing, Accounting, Insurance and Financial Services.
PDG Tax Services & Bookkeeping LLC

PDG Tax Services & Bookkeeping LLC

4.8(4)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Ashley T. says, "Amazing she was professional and kind. She made sure she didn't leave until the task was complete. I would definitely recommend her." Read more
Lynnay's Financial & Consulting Services, LLC

Lynnay's Financial & Consulting Services, LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
29+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Phylicia F. says, "Sherry is an absolute professional and handled my complex tax issues with ease! She saved me THOUSANDS of dollars and covered everything. She is always available and willing and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! She has a client for life! " Read more
Nations Tax Expert

Nations Tax Expert

5.0(1)
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
16+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Ross G. says, "Friendly, easy to talk with. Understood our problem and got it sorted out." Read more
S&M Business Solutions

S&M Business Solutions

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Ivy M. says, "Miss Shanelle... i call her my (Tax Boo)‼️Is not only PROFESSIONAL but she is kind down to earth and goes above and beyond to make sure her clients are satisfied . She thoroughly and accurately goes through your taxes with a fine tooth comb ensuring that everything is correct and appeasing to her customers before even submitting your return i appreciate her courteous behavior as she gives you the opportunity to make the decision to proceed with the filing process ‼️I have been a loyal customer for 4/5 years now and I’ve never been more satisfied with anyone’s service as I’ve been with Shanelle and Ive been to several included but not limited to H&R Block . Look I made my husband a believer and he doesn’t trust anyone we’ve been rocking with her every year and I’m confident that we will continue ‼️We love Shanelle aka TaxBoo❤️" Read more
Childs Tax & Accounting Solutions

Childs Tax & Accounting Solutions

New on Thervo
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
www.childsaccountingsolutions.com We take pride in giving our clients a peace of mind. Tax professional who practice and focus on business and everyday matters. We clean up tax issues and provide the best solution to end the issue. Our firm specializes in complex tax matters for individuals as well small businesses and corporations. We handle all types of tax matters including representation, audits, offer in compromises, and abatements.
CJ's Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc

CJ's Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc

New on Thervo
Offers online services
34+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Enjoy helping people resolve tax issues that ultimately relieves the stress in their life even when it's filing a tax return or finding a way to eliminate tax debt.
Coastal Consulting & Professional Tax Service

Coastal Consulting & Professional Tax Service

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
20+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Over 35 years of experience in Corporate tax planning and consulting, as well as Individual tax planning strategies for taxpayers of all economic levels. Advocate for retirement planning consulting, estate planning. My skills and knowledge are kept current by attending local and regional seminars and professional conferences. My favorite service is to assist new small to medium size business start off with a sound plan for success. Working with clients and educating them on easy ways to save taxes. With business clients, I enjoy working with them to set up easy streamlined method of recording the business financial information so a report...

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 Chesapeake accountants

Recent success stories from people in the Chesapeake area.
Donna J.
The fact she isn’t afraid to take charge, he willingness to teach and most important the fact when you sit in her chair your family and she takes the tax stress away
PDG Tax Services & Bookkeeping LLC
Takiria W.
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S&M Business Solutions
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