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CPA Vs Bookkeeper: You Can Have Both

Most small business owners have to choose between hiring a CPA and hiring a bookkeeper.

If you exclusively hire a CPA for your small business, you’ll get the experience of an accountant with advanced training, but you also might have to pay a higher hourly rate for simple tasks.

If you exclusively hire a bookkeeper for your small business, you’ll pay a lower hourly rate, but may not get someone with the experience and expertise to really counsel you in your business.

We believe that you shouldn’t have to choose between a CPA and a bookkeeper!

When you hire us, you’ll always get a CPA, but you’ll only pay bookkeeping rates for less complex tasks.

Below are some of the advantages to having a CPA perform all of the accounting services and bookkeeping services for your small business.

The Requirements For CPAs Are Rigorous

In the state of Colorado, anyone can become a bookkeeper. There are no requirements for education, training, certification, or oversight.

On the other hand, a CPA in Colorado needs to earn a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, must have accounting experience, has to pass a rigorous CPA exam, is required to obtain a CPA license for Colorado, and has to complete 40 hours of continuing education each year.

A CPA Can Make Recommendations That Will Lower Your Taxes

If you want to pay the least amount of taxes that are legally possibly, a CPA can help you do that. Examples of situations in which a CPA could make a recommendation include:

A CPA Can Serve As A Trusted Advisor

In addition to helping you realize tax savings, a good CPA can also serve as a trusted advisor in your business, helping you make decisions about financing, pricing, inventory levels, and more.  It’s important to understand your financials and we’re here to help you work through them.

Please make note: Our CPA firm is in the Denver area. We offer accounting and bookkeeping services for small businesses, including online bookkeeping through QuickBooks.