First of all - If your accountant/bookkeeper or tax preparer does not return your phone calls or emails within 24-hours then they are not worth the money you are paying them. A top of the line accountant will not only return these calls or email's timeley, they will also provide the best customer service possible. Small business operators strugle with time management and orginization. An experienced, well organized accountant like Mike McVay of McVay Business Services does just that. Not only provides great customer service but provides accurate and affordable financial services.
Many small businesses accept their accountants price increases with out a question. The questions you should ask is am I getting more for my money, is customer service meet or exceed my expectations and are prices increase only happen about every 5-years? If you answer NO to these questions you may want to get a quote from another accountant. Yearly price increases from an accountant mean they know you are comfortable and wont question the increases.
Another big factor is who is doing your bookkeeping and taxes? Is it the accountant you have known for years and trust or is it a new intern just out of school? Many accountants only briefly look over the financials or a company before they sign off on the tax return.
At McVay Business Services we operate differently:
Mike McVay, Accountant for over 25+ years is hands on. Mike looks at all his bookkeeping clients almost every day. Downloads and codes transactions on a regular basis. Monthly bank reconciliations, adjustments and preparing of monthly financial statements are produced and verified each month. At year-end taxes are ready to be completed with little or no adjustments. On time tax filing is always available and payroll, payroll taxes and management of such is always 100%.
Its not rock science. A trusted, organized, educated accountant that puts every clients business first is what a true accountant should be offering. These offerings should also be customized to fit the business needs and budget for long term relationships. Many say an organized and educated accountant will have far fewer audits on there business or tax returns.
McVay offers a NO COST tax and accounting review to show you what you may be missing as far as accurate books, taxes and tax advantages.
Call Mike McVay today to get a free quote to see if you are being treated fairly by your Accountant.
Most our small business full service accounting is between $125.00 - 250.00 per month * Corp Tax returns average $750.00 per year and Payroll services average $45.00 per process.