There’s no denying that accountants play an important role in running a business. They don’t only record all the financial transactions of the business and keep everything in top shape, they also provide vital information to support decision-making.
Accountants help you understand your business from a financial point of view, which is key for success. After all, budgeting and future projections can either make or break your business, and that all depends on financial records.
Additionally, accountants set tailored systems and processes in place to ensure statutory compliance. All this to say that these professionals do essential work and you need to have a good one by your side! To help you find the ideal candidate, here are some of the best accountants on the market.
American accountant Michael Shelby is the Owner and CEO of Shelby Bookkeeping, an accounting firm that specialises in working with cannabusinesses. That includes growers, dispensaries, and retailers who need professionals to take care of their complex accounting needs. Michael and his team help clients succeed and remain in compliance to avoid audits, fines, or loss of licence.
This firm has an A+ Rating by the National Chamber of Commerce and A- Rating by the Better Business Bureau. Additionally, the Shelby Bookkeeping team is part of the VIP cannabis community of Dope CFO, the nationally recognized premier group of cannabis experts per the AICPA.
Michael created Shelby Bookkeeping because he realised that many businesses in the cannabis industry lacked strong and effective accounting practices and established financial controls. Along with his team, he shows business owners how to implement effective accounting and tax strategies, improve workflow, and manage risk, while optimising profitability and staying on top of confusing government regulations.
Shelby Bookkeeping is one of the few accounting firms that focuses entirely on the cannabis industry. They take a huge weight off clients’ shoulders by taking care of state and local sales, use, and excise taxes. They don’t only provide a wide range of accounting services, they also streamline processes and provide expert knowledge to help clients have strong financials.
CEO of Intentional Accounting Michael Callahan is one of the top American accountants on the market. He has created a leading accounting firm by combining his expertise, knowledge, and experience, and creating a specialized team of energetic and passionate individuals. They provide clients with personal and professional attention while upholding high standards of service.
Intentional Accounting is one of the most responsive firms in the field. They provide a wide range of services for individuals, other agencies, and businesses of all sizes. Michael and his staff have become known for their competent and fast advice, which has earned them the respect of the business and financial communities.
Michael based Intentional Accounting on intentional and proactive accounting that positively influences the prosperity of every client. They are constantly improving their financial knowledge, technical expertise, and service to make sure they provide insightful and impactful advice. The ultimate goal is to help 1 million businesses save over 1 million dollars in taxes and they’re right on track.
At Intentional Accounting, they are experts at providing real tax planning, based on taking full advantage of the available tax codes. This is how they help clients reduce their taxes legally and without much hassle. At the end of the day, tax planning is very similar to investing. The goal is to have a return on money spent, and that’s exactly what Michael and his team enable.
Kirk Cole, CPA
With decades of experience in the world of Accounting and Finance, Kirk Cole, CPA is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable American accountants for public and private companies. He is the Founder of Simple Accounting Solutions, an accounting services firm based in Los Angeles, tailored to entrepreneurs and their companies, both nationally and internationally.
While working as a Certified Public Accountant in Southern California, Kirk saw, firsthand, a disconnected reality between entrepreneurs and their accounting firms. From his perspective, most firms were preoccupied with their internal needs, focused on client engagement profitability and put client needs second to their own. Firms would often ignore the cost-benefit analysis of providing various services for clients and undervalue the timely communication that entrepreneurs needed in order to make optimal decisions.
Determined to strengthen the connection and transparency between entrepreneurs and their accounting firms, Kirk built his own firm to focus on deeply understanding client needs while providing best in class service. Kirk and his team take time to understand the holistic needs of the client and work to meet those needs in every possible way such as by leveraging best in class software to provide the most streamlined experience.
The firm not only offers Accounting, Tax, and Assurance services but also personalized CFO services. They have a thriving team of professionals based in Southern California, who provide timely and effective solutions for their clients and are led by a senior leadership group that has worked together for the past decade.
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