OC MOTO

General => Off Topic => Topic started by: The Cycle Guy on 01/10/18 08:25PM

Title: Looking for recommendations for accountant
Post by: The Cycle Guy on 01/10/18 08:25PM
Hi,
The accountant I use for my business has gotten so expensive that it's time I look for a new one.

Do any small-business owners here have a recommendation for an accountant?

Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for accountant
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 01/11/18 09:11AM
If you are looking for bookkeeping, I can help.  If not, I'll reach out to my accounting friends.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for accountant
Post by: bkrochman on 01/11/18 02:25PM
You can check in with Janet Lee Krochman, CPA jkrochman@jlkcpa.com I don't know if she is taking on any new clients, but she may know someone if not, or if you are not in her client profile.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for accountant
Post by: The Cycle Guy on 01/13/18 09:02AM
If you are looking for bookkeeping, I can help.  If not, I'll reach out to my accounting friends.
I'm looking for help preparing my financial statements and taxes, so I don't think a bookkeeper will work.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for accountant
Post by: breakdirt916 on 01/14/18 02:15AM
I used Ali Green with Green Zahn and associates. When she finally got around to doing my return, she knew what she was doing, but it was a lot of phone tag, no responses, and "oh sorry we'll call you back" or "sorry I was out of town), and honestly it took about 2 months to have my taxes prepared (and issued october 12/13th or so). Cost me around $1,600ish for a 2 property purchase w' rentals tax return. Kinda feels like all of CA has this level of service...
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for accountant
Post by: Myroadrash on 01/14/18 04:37AM
If you are looking for bookkeeping, I can help.  If not, I'll reach out to my accounting friends.
I'm looking for help preparing my financial statements and taxes, so I don't think a bookkeeper will work.  Thanks.


Hi Cycle Guy,
     I actually asked that exact same question (of looking for an accountant/tax person/CPA) about 2 years ago on this forum.

I was referred to "Ed Contract, with Taxes by Contract"  and had an absolute fantastic experience. He is local here in Anaheim Hills, as well as a second office in Monument, CO. I have used him 3 separate times, involving 2 separate years of "Taxes owed" (Small business, 1099K sent to IRS by Paypal), as well as filing my normal taxes from 2016. I was absolutely floored with my return for 2016, as well as the amount we got my "taxes owed" lowered to.

Ed and his son know everything there is about taxes, and provide an excellent service. It's a small, family operated business, so you won't be paying for large corporate overhead costs!

I'd highly suggest giving him a call, or an email. To this day, I'm sure glad I did! He's my "Go-To" guy for anything tax/accounting related!

Here's his contact info:

Ed Contract
714 749 1040
CA office: 714 280 1065
Email: EdwardContract@Gmail.com
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for accountant
Post by: The Cycle Guy on 01/14/18 05:06PM
Great information, thank you everybody.