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Outstanding Local Businesses Providing Tax and Accounting Services - Part 1

List of Certified Public Accountants providing professional services, who are being recognized for their contribution to their clients and their local community.

By: Sylvia Slezak | Mar 2020

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These outstanding professionals may offer Accounting, Bookkeeping, Financial Planning, Tax, Trust & Estate Planning services, in whole or in part, to entities in the following industries: Real Estate, Technology Firms, Attorneys, Dentists, Physicians, Engineers, Oil & Gas, Wholesalers/distributors, Construction, Manufacturing, and other various professional service industries.

Ablon and Company, PLLC - Dallas, TX

A Dallas CPA firm providing comprehensive accounting and tax services for businesses in the Dallas area, Ablon and Company, PLLC has consistently been on the cutting edge of technology utilizing the most sophisticated income tax preparation software and small business accounting software. While they can do tax preparation and process accurate financial statements, their real strength lies in the ability to stand with their clients as a trusted partner during difficult decision-making that is necessary for the success of their client’s business.

Prior to joining Ablon, Michael Magers, CPA worked at KPMG (formerly Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co.) and has 40 years in public accounting, including years of experience in taxation of individuals, corporations, estates, trusts and partnerships, the preparation of federal estate and gift tax returns, and working extensively with nonprofit entities, namely public charities and private foundations.

Alan L. Lewis, CPA has been in public accounting since 1976, and joined Ablon in January of 1978. Alan implemented Ablon’s first “firm and client accounting systems” on Apple II and IBM PC computers in the early 80s and has kept the firm on the edge of the technological curve. He is a Quickbooks Pro Advisor and Sage Peachtree Partner. Alan also has deep experience in the areas of income, and estate and gift taxation from both a planning and compliance perspective.

As an accounting and tax professional for over 30 years, T. Craig Anderson, CPA has been working primarily with small and medium-sized businesses. Craig became an accountant with Arnold N. Ablon and Co., CPAs in 1980 and a CPA in 1981. He has developed a broad understanding of the complexities involved with individual, corporate, partnership and fiduciary income tax returns including foreign issues. Craig also has expertise relating to tax-exempt organizations and the process of the Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption.

As a CPA for over 30 years, Roger L. Tenney, CPA has experience in tax accounting, with a particular focus on trusts, partnerships, corporation returns, real estate, and section 1031 exchanges; experience preparing financial statements for small, medium, and large clients, multi-state corporations and their associated tax accounting needs, including state corporation returns, franchise tax, and personal property renditions, in addition to auditing pension plans and their related compliance requirements.

Bryan L. Parker, CPA, LLC - Pelham, AL

Bryan Parker CPA, the largest accounting firm in the city of Pelham, AL, has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses since 2003. Their goal is to help small to medium-sized businesses with their accounting, payroll, and tax needs. Bryan Parker is a firm that is large enough to offer a full range of professional services, but small enough to give the individual attention their clients deserve. Their expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits and financial statements. Bryan Parker’s review and compilation capabilities are a core part of their services, tailoring each process to the unique need of each business, and delivering financial statements and reports that are clear, concise and acceptable to all outside parties.

Cynthia Wiederhold, CPA - Fresno, CA

One of the leading firms in the area, Cynthia Wiederhold, CPA provides outstanding service to its clients because of the dedication to three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness and quality. Cynthia Wiederhold, CPA offers total financial services to individuals, large and small businesses and other agencies. Through their hard work, the firm has earned the respect of the business and financial communities it serves. Their services include: small business accounting, payroll, part-time CFO services, audits, reviews, compilations, cash flow management, bank financing, strategic business planning, new business formation, nonprofit organizations, tax preparation, tax planning, tax problems: IRS audit representation and payroll tax problems, QuickBooks services from setup and training to consulting. Cynthia Wiederhold, CPA has a small firm personality with a big firm capability.

Elder Accountancy - Sacramento, CA

A full-service CPA firm licensed in California and serving the accounting needs of Sacramento, California and Henderson, Nevada for years, Elder Accountancy offers a broad range of services for business owners, executives and independent professionals. Since 1987, Michelle Elder, CPA, has been active in the field of accounting with interests focusing primarily on audit and accounting issues for a wide spectrum of clientele. She has extensive experience in the area of audits of nonprofit organizations and local governments, in particular with OMB Circular A-133. The firms services include small business accounting, QuickBooks services, part-time CFO services, audits, reviews, compilations, cash flow management, strategic business planning, new business formation, nonprofit organizations, internal controls, pre-audit services, tax services: preparation, planning, problems such as IRS audit representation, non-filed tax returns, back taxes owed, payroll tax problems, IRS liens, IRS levies, IRS wage garnishment, IRS seizures, offer in compromise, IRS payment plan, bankruptcy, and innocent spouse relief.

Gibson Edwards Tax & Accounting - Knoxville, TN

In 1986, Jerre Gibson, CPA opened in Knoxville and for 26 years, Jerre provided extraordinary tax and accounting services at a low cost. He decided to start working toward retirement in 2012, and brought in his daughter, Mary Edwards, to take over the family business. Since then, Mary has focused on customizing the business to offer superior service to individuals and small businesses at a fraction of the price of other firms. She launched the managerial accounting sect of Gibson Edwards Tax & Accounting in 2018, thus furthering the overall mission to keep productivity and compliance high and costs low. Gibson Edwards’ services include annual income tax preparation, payroll processing that includes direct deposit, payroll taxes and associated deposits, W2s and 1099s, state sales tax, local city and county business gross receipts tax, monthly and quarterly bookkeeping, new business setup, and managerial solutions.

J. Michale Haubert CPA PC - Tucson, AZ

J. Michale Haubert, CPA, a small business serving small businesses, cares about their clients and will be there for them throughout their journey. Providing an entire office support system, they serve contractors, service-based businesses, restaurants, and individuals in Tucson. Their services include daily bookkeeping and payroll, bill pay and invoicing, business tax planning and preparation, reporting and advice. They take the stress out of tax time from initial collection of tax documents to filing. Since every client is different, they make sure to examine appropriate deductions and consider the unique situation to minimize the tax burden and ensure compliance.


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