If you’re looking for a firm that will focus on your individual needs, and always treat you like a client who matters, look no further. I offer a full range of professional services and give you the individual attention that you deserve.
I will thoroughly and conscientiously study your personal situation, and tailor my advice to your specific needs.
Accounting Software Selection & Implementation
There is no shortage of accounting software solutions for your business. Software as a service (SaaS), cloud computing, and other technological innovations are adding more dimensions to technology decisions. Choosing the right solution that will meet the needs of your business now and in the future while also providing a necessary level of security is crucial. I can analyze the nature of your business and financial transactions, current technology, future business plans and emerging needs to identify and implement a software solution that is flexible enough to grow and change with your business.
If your business does not currently have accounting staff or if your business is outgrowing its current bookkeeping system, I can provide comprehensive bookkeeping and write-up services to ensure the smooth operation of the financial side of your business. As your business needs grow and change, I can provide input and planning assistance to make sure your accounting and financial systems keep pace with your business needs.
As a true business partner, I am available to help you deal with any business problem or opportunity. I stand ready to engage in business consulting projects to help you make the right decisions for the future of your business. Whether you face questions related to expanding, selling or restructuring your business, I have the necessary business acumen and analytical capabilities to help you make the right decisions.
Business Entity Selection
The business entity—LLP, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, etc.— that you select for your business has enormous financial and tax implications. It is important that you make the right decision. I can explain each choice and its implications. As your business grows and changes, the type of business entity you choose may need to change also.
Buying or Selling a Business
Few business decisions are more important, complex and potentially business altering than a buy or sell decision. When you are ready to sell your business, I can provide support at every step, including valuing the business, vetting potential buyers, and supporting due diligence. If a buying opportunity presents itself, I can help by providing valuation services, developing negotiation and financing strategies, and managing the due diligence process.
My compilation capabilities are a core part of my services. I tailor each process to the unique needs of your business. I deliver financial statements and reports that are clear, concise and acceptable to all outside parties and that can provide information and insight to help you run your business more effectively. I will work closely with you and your key employees to develop and execute a plan to complete this work by minimizing employee time spent on the process and without disrupting operations.
Estate & Trust Tax Preparation
Estate matters affect everyone. By taking proactive steps today, you can ease the way for your heirs during a very difficult time. I can work with your legal counsel to help you to structure your estate and trusts to minimize taxes and ensure the smooth transition to your heirs. I am available to handle all estate and trust tax-related matters.
When a business is able to undertake strong financial analysis, it opens up new opportunities to improve management, planning and decision making. Financial analysis provides the numbers to support, reject or contemplate a course of action. Prospective analysis can show how situations may evolve under various scenarios, providing a new dimension to decision making. I am ready to provide this type of financial analysis to support the continued prosperity of your business.
Financial statements are an important tool for management decision making. Financial statements also represent your business to lenders, partners, potential buyers and other interested parties. I will work closely with your key personnel to develop and finalize accurate and timely financial statements. I customize the financial statements to fit each client’s individual needs.
An IRS audit can be an intimidating and complex process. If you or your business face an IRS audit, I can bring to bear years of experience in dealing with tax matters and IRS audit procedures to ensure that you are properly represented when dealing with the IRS and other tax authorities.
Management Advisory Services
My Management Advisory Services focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of your business and its operations. I can provide support in business planning, mergers, acquisitions, and other advisory support. Contact my office to learn about the full range of services I provide.
Constantly changing federal, state and local laws and tax regulations make payroll management an ongoing challenge for business owners. I am well versed on these laws and regulations. I can proactively alert you to material changes that will affect your business and your employees while also keeping payroll running smoothly no matter how large your business and your employee population become.
QuickBooks Accounting Help
QuickBooks can provide useful and timely information in the form of financial statements, reports and graphs. However, it can only provide this information if you purchase the right product and then install, setup and use it properly. I don’t just help you use the software. I help you use it more efficiently and more effectively.
Linda Clarke, CPA, P.S. offers the following solutions to help meet your QuickBooks needs:
I assist new QuickBooks users with initial setup including: EasyStep Interview, Preferences, Lists, Customers, Vendors, Employees, Banking and Reports. Many users experience problems and lack the ability to generate and track important information as a result of inadequate setup.
My QuickBooks support service can assist you with any installation, setup or operation assistance you might need. In addition, my support is not limited just to the software part of it, but I can also provide accounting and payroll assistance.
My QuickBooks review service helps companies receive timely, relevant and reliable financial information. I also inform you of any corrections, adjustments or reclassifications necessary to ensure that the financial information you receive reflects the correct financial condition of your business. Reviews may be conducted at any time, but monthly reviews provide you with up-to-date information and feedback about your business.
Retirement planning is critical in these uncertain times. Whether you are developing a retirement plan for yourself or choosing a retirement plan to offer to your employees, I can help you evaluate the available options. My focus is on helping you to make the choice that is most appropriate for your own financial situation. If you are choosing a retirement plan for your business, I will base my recommendations on the unique characteristics of your business and your employee population, as well as the legal and compliance issues related to each type of plan.
Sales Tax Services
State and local tax authorities are looking to maximize sales tax collections. I can help you understand and manage your sales tax obligations and prepare sales tax returns in an efficient and timely manner.
Tax Preparation & Planning
Effective tax preparation and planning can help you to minimize your future tax liability. I can help you proactively manage both your personal and your business tax issues, including understanding how upcoming business opportunities impact your tax status and vice versa. Not all tax planning opportunities are readily apparent. By having me on your team, you are more likely to benefit from those opportunities. I understand how the latest federal, state and local tax legislation and other developments affect you and your business and I am constantly identifying new ways to reduce federal, state or local tax liabilities.