Certified Public Accountant Clinton, New Jersey

Client Services

Les Hall & Associates, LLCoffers a wide range of services to my individual and business clients. Because my firm is relatively small, my clients benefit by getting personalized, quality service that is beyond comparison. Below I have listed the services that we offer to my clients along with a brief description. As the list below is by no means all-inclusive, please feel free to inquire about a service if you do not see it listed. If it is not a service I provide, I would be more than happy to refer you to a qualified professional.

Accounting Services

Accounting Services

Providing financial information to my clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that I feel can not be compromised. Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis. My firm provides a full range of cost effective accounting services including the following:

*General ledger & financial statement preparation

*Bookkeeping (Monthly/Quarterly/Annual)

*Accounting system setup for new businesses

*Computerized payroll services

*Business tax return preparation (Sales & Use/Business Property)

*Personal financial statements

*Litigation support

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Audit Services

I view my role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. Audits differ from reviews and compilations, as they are an intensive examination of your company's systems and records providing the highest level of assurance.

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Audits, Reviews and Compilations

I view my role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. I provide financial reporting on all three levels of assurance:

*Audit- an intensive examination with the highest level of assurance

*Review - some analytical procedures conducted with limited assurance

*Compilation - based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use.

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Bookkeeping/Write-Up

Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business. My qualified staff can assist you with the day-to-day tasks associated with bookkeeping.

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Compilations

I view my role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. Compilations differ from reviews and audits as they are based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use only as no assurance is expressed.

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Financial Forecasts & Projections

Forecasting is a necessity when trying to effectively manage and lead a business to profitability. From simple projections to complex financial modeling, my experienced staff can assist you in achieving your company's financial goals.

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Financial Statements

I can assist you in the preparation of your financial statements in accordance with professional standards, but express no opinion or any other form of assurance on the underlying information included in them. The financial statements produced can be a useful tool for management for making financial decisions.

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Reviews & Compilations

I view my role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. I provide financial reporting on two levels of assurance:

*Review - some analytical procedures conducted with limited assurance

*Compilation - based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use.

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Consulting Services

Accounting Software Selection & Implementation

With the number of computerized accounting software packages available for small businesses and individuals growing every day, selecting one that is right for you has become increasingly difficult. As an accounting professional, I have been exposed to most programs through trade journals and actual use. My experienced staff can help you choose and implement the system that best fits your needs.

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Business Consulting

I gauge my worth by the personal and business successes of my clients. I can help your business identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, I can provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business.

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Business Succession Planning

Effective coordination of the transition of your business to your successors is critical to ensure its continued success once you decide to remove yourself from the company's day to day operations. With a solid background in tax and other financial matters, I am fully qualified to address the complex issues of business continuation and can assist you in developing a strategically sound plan.

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Buying & Selling a Business

Structuring the purchase or sale of a business properly is a critical step in the process of buying or selling a business. My competent staff has experience to guide you through the acquisition/disposition process by addressing such issues as cash flow analysis and tax considerations.

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Computer Consulting

Whether you are contemplating the addition of new computer hardware or overhauling your network, my experienced staff can assist you with many of the difficult decisions that must be made when designing your business' computer systems.

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Consulting Services

I gauge my worth by the personal and business successes of my clients. I can help your business identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, I provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business. The following is just a few of the areas in which we provide consulting services:

*Accounting software selection and implementation

*Type of entity selection

*Business valuations

*Buying/selling a business

*Computer systems

*Financial & retirement decisions

*Estate, trust & gift planning

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Estate Planning

Effective estate planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. I can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

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Financial Planning

A properly structured financial plan enables you to face any financial challenge that may present itself at each stage of your life. Through the financial planning process, we can help you assess your financial needs and develop strategies that will enable you to achieve your goals and strengthen your financial security.

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Management Advisory Services

Even the most qualified managers can benefit from competent, objective feedback. I can help your company's management team develop long-term objectives and specific strategies to facilitate your business' future growth and success.

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Retirement Planning

Successful implementation and periodic review of your financial plan will ensure financial independence during your working years and through your retirement years.

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Tax Services

Estate & Trust Tax Preparation

Effective estate and gift planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. I can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

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IRS Representation

During my years of experience dealing with many taxing authorities, I have achieved a level of competence that can ensure my clients they are being properly represented before the various federal and state tax agencies.

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Payroll Services

As a business grows, it must hire more employees, which can result in increased payroll administration. I can assist you in implementing the controls necessary to ensure a reliable, efficient, and effective payroll system. My firm can also help you develop a payroll system and prepare all necessary payroll tax returns in a timely manner.

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Sales Tax Services

Many of my clients are responsible for collecting and submitting sales taxes in many different vicinities. I can assist your company in the compilation of information and preparation of sales tax returns in an efficient and timely manner.

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Tax Planning & Preparation

Tax planning and preparation form a winning combination for our successful individual and business clients. Whether you are an individual or a multi-tiered partnership, my experienced staff can develop tax strategies that take advantage of new tax laws and legislation.

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Tax Planning

Tax planning is an essential element of the tax preparation process. By making tax planning part of your overall business strategy, you can use our experience and access to the most current new developments in the tax laws to minimize both your current and future tax liabilities.

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Tax Preparation

My significant investment in computerized tax preparation and research software enables me to accurately and efficiently prepare returns for various types of entities including individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, and not-for-profit organizations.

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Tax Services

I prefer to take a proactive vs. reactive approach to tax services. By keeping current on new tax laws and legislation, I am in a position to identify key tax planning opportunities that minimize both your current and future tax liabilities. I provide my individual and business clients with the taxation expertise and knowledge that they deserve throughout the year. Tax services offered include but are not limited to:

*Tax planning & return preparation

- Individuals

- Corporations

- Partnerships

- LLCs/LLPs

- Estates, trusts & gift

- Not-for-profit organizations

*Taxing authority representation

*Divorce and support issues

*Tax effects of buying/selling a business

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Estate & Trust Tax Preparation

Effective estate and gift planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

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Other Services

Other Services

Due to my diverse client base, I encounter a wide array of financial and tax issues. As a result, I have gained valuable experience over the years in numerous specialized areas, many of which are listed below. I feel my ability to provide such a variety of services reflects my versatility and competency, as well as my dedication to quality client service.

*Mergers & acquisitions

*Asset protection

*Investment review

*Bankruptcies

*Litigation support

*Cash flow forecasting

*Employee benefit plans

*Expert witness services

*Internet commerce

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Notary Public

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