I think it’s safe to assume that you didn’t start your business because you were passionate about bookkeeping, payroll, tax, and accounting, right? So why would you spend precious time trying to master these functions when you can rely on experts who are passionate about them (aka your friends here at LongwoodCPA)? Do you find that as your business grows, you’ve been forced to spend as much time on administrative burdens as you do developing and nurturing your business? Trust me, you’re not alone! Many entrepreneurs share the same frustration – I know I did!
Prior to my career in public accounting, I owned a few businesses and have a “been there, done that” perspective that gives me a more robust view from which to assist business clients. In my role as accountant with LongwoodCPA, I am responsible for providing full client service with an emphasis on small business and start-ups. I also often get to put on my marketing hat, bringing a fresh approach to continually evolve the practice as a next generation accounting firm.
In addition to my “street cred” as a previous business owner, I earned my B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Marketing and my M.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting from Niagara University in Lewiston, New York. I am originally from Niagara Falls, New York and moved to Central Florida in April of 2015 to escape the ice and snow (baby, it’s cold up there…brrrr). Prior to joining LongwoodCPA in October of 2015, I gained considerable experience working in a mid-size CPA firm back in New York.
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In hiring LongwoodCPA, I was seeking guidance, not only for the filing of my tax returns, but to gain information and knowledge to assist me in making the financial and tax decisions... - Raymond P. Kloepper II, MD read more
As a result of our firm’s relationship with LongwoodCPA, I have spent way, way less time worrying about and sifting through my firm’s books... - Ted Rich, Principal read more
The staff at LongwoodCPA focuses on their areas of expertise and is always willing to refer us to another, often non-accounting related, resource to achieve our goals... - Patrick Buchanan, CFP, ChFC, CLU, President read more
What do accountants do with themselves after tax season? Actually, the same thing they do during busy season: They work hard for their clients. The only difference is that instead of cranking out tax returns, they help clients work through other aspects of their financial health—including issues revealed during the yearly tax return process.
Spend it? Save it? Invest it? Share it? Here are a few ideas for putting your tax refund to work for you:
Most professions have their own lingo, and accounting is no different. What is different is that you have a vested interest in understanding what your accountant tells you about your financial situation. So, here’s a quick primer on common accounting terms—some business-related, some general—to keep you in the know: