Small Business Owners...What do you want from your Accountant, Finance or Tax Professional?

Serious, committed and driven Small Business Owners care about a lot of things. In the face of uncertainty and rising costs, they cannot achieve many of their personal & professional goals and their organization’s mission without two things:

  1. Earning more and,
  2. Keeping more of what they earn.

If you’re a Small Business Owner, keep this in mind:

  • Average/Good Accountants and Tax Professional help keep Owner’s compliant with Accounting standards and Tax Law. The focus of Accountants’ training is compliance. So, compliance does not help distinguish good Accountant’s from great ones.
  • Great Accountants and Tax Professionals help Owner’s achieve, 1 and 2, above.

We’re a small, full service Firm with the background and experience that can help you-the Business Owner with your Accounting, Bookkeeping, Business-Advisory or Tax-related needs.

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Business Owners-How well do you understand your Company's Financial Performance?

If you’re a Business Owner concerned with financial performance and still relying on traditional financial accounting systems/methods to make fundamental decisions concerning your products or services, I’d highly recommend reading this Book…

Profitable Expectations, a Novel by Douglas T. Hicks

What makes this type of “self-help,” business management Book so insightful and different?

  • It’s a story with characters, NOT written in a traditional dry textbook format;
  • It’s practical. The concepts in this Book can be applied to assist you in better understanding your operation (right now);
  • It’s adaptable. The thinking processes and methods can be applied to product or service-based Firms;
  • It’s written by a renowned Managerial Accountant with 36 years of experience. Doug is an atypical CPA who takes a proverbial brick to outdated thinking by narrating a story that illustrates why relying on traditional financial accounting (costing) systems for operational decisions is not only wrong, but can cost an organization dearly in lost opportunity, an emphasis on unprofitable products or services or mis-quoted jobs.

Many business people routinely throw around terms like Profitability without understanding the nuance and subtleties within their own company. Activities drive cost. The better you can model how these activities apply to differences between customers, processes or products, the better and (more informed) your decisions will be!

Think of us as an extension to your Business's Back Office

As a Business Owner, you have many options:

  • You can employ an Accountant;
  • You can outsource your record-keeping tasks to a Bookkeeper;
  • OR…

A couple of quick points. Bookkeeping is NOT Accounting. Bookkeeper’s that are fluent and very knowledgeable with the workflow and processes of your favorite Online Accounting Platform can not guarantee that your records or financial statements will reflect accepted Accounting principles. You can’t be an “amazing Bookkeeper” without the knowledge and forethought of Accounting Principles and ultimately, Tax Law. It’s akin to a Brain Surgeon trying to convince a patient that he’s a world-class surgeon with an average understanding of anatomy! And, it does you, the Business Owner a real dis-service if your financial statements or records are riddled with errors or problems.

It’s also been my experience that Business Owners want a primary point of contact for all their Accounting, Record-Keeping and Tax-related service needs. Independent, outsourced Accountant’s and Tax Professionals need the type of breadth and understanding of many, many issues they are likely to encounter in order to be effective and relevant to their Clients.

Bookkeeping and Tax Preparation are basic service offerings. Complicated and difficult engagements involving Tax Planning, Representation before the IRS, Profitability Analysis, Business Valuations, and Cost Segregation are areas of my focus.

If you have a complex or difficult Accounting or Tax-related issue, call me.

Accounting can be divided into two distinct areas: Financial Accounting involving Compliance and Managerial Accounting-data that Owners/Operators/Managers and Partners need to make informed, relevant decisions. We can help with both.
Accounting Services
Advisory Services
We're able to provide expertise in several areas of your business in addition to Accounting, Bookkeeping and Tax-related services. We can claim this, because we’ve lived it. Give us an opportunity to gain your trust. We want to become your full-service Advisor.
Advisory Services
Bookkeeping is the process of inputting, classifying, error correction and maintaining accounting records. Understated or overstated accounts? QuickBooks workflow issues? Problems, large or small, simple or complex, let us help.
Tax Services
Whether it's Tax Planning, Tax Preparation, or Tax Resolution, small businesses need help navigating the complexities of the Tax code. Contact us so we can discuss your Tax-related issues or needs.
Tax Services

It Ain’t What You Don’t Know That Gets You Into Trouble. It’s What You Know for Sure That Just Ain’t So — Mark Twain 

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Mike Faremouth, Owner/Principal
Woodhaven, MI. USA
Ph. (734) 778-8429