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CPAs or other trained tax preparers are an essential part of a small business team. However, most are not trained in putting together well designed and smoothly running accounting systems. In addition, one must ask whether a CPA firm is the best choice for performing or assisting with day-to-day bookkeeping.

CPAs are trained in accounting theory and understand the Debits and Credits of accounting, but most have never maintained the day-to-day books that are required to operate a small business. They likely can work their way through bank and credit card reconciliations. They understand that the books must balance. They obviously know how to read and interpret financial statements. They often spend a great deal of time in training on auditing techniques, training on creating financial statements with full disclosures for third party users of those statements, and training on the latest income tax laws.

But when it comes down to setting up systems to track receivables, payables, sales orders, purchase orders, inventory control, job costing, retail POS systems, payroll, time keeping, etc. etc., and tying all of the myriad of different business systems together in the most effective and efficient manners possible, a CPA or CPA firm often has very limited experience and expertise. Also, most CPA and tax preparation firms target providing tax services and other complex business consulting services. Services the average small business entrepreneur only needs on a very occasional basis.

In addition, CPA firms are bound by the standards of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and their respective state societies. While these are great organizations, and they certainly have their place, the rules and regulations they require the CPA profession to follow are often overkill or not what the small business entrepreneur really needs on a day-in and day-out basis.

Setting up and maintaining, on a daily basis, accurate and timely accounting systems is 180 ACCOUNTING’s only business. Our founder has 40+ years of experience providing accounting, tax, business consulting and related services, and has built 180 to provide the unique services that small businesses need every day. With over 100 years of combined experience providing accounting services to a wide range of industries, our team of highly trained professionals can provide the exact blend of services your business needs.

When tax preparation or planning services are required, we can work closely with the CPA or tax preparer of your choosing to ensure that you have the right level of expertise at the time it is needed. But for your day-to-day accounting needs, 180 will be there for you with the right expertise and experience to help you optimize your business operations and profitability.


CPAs or other trained tax preparers are an essential part of a small business team. However, most are not trained in putting together well designed and smoothly running accounting systems. In addition, one must ask whether a CPA firm is the best choice for performing or assisting with day-to-day bookkeeping.

CPAs are trained in accounting theory and understand the Debits and Credits of accounting, but most have never maintained the day-to-day books that are required to operate a small business. They likely can work their way through bank and credit card reconciliations. They understand that the books must balance. They obviously know how to read and interpret financial statements. They often spend a great deal of time in training on auditing techniques, training on creating financial statements with full disclosures for third party users of those statements, and training on the latest income tax laws.

But when it comes down to setting up systems to track receivables, payables, sales orders, purchase orders, inventory control, job costing, retail POS systems, payroll, time keeping, etc. etc., and tying all of the myriad of different business systems together in the most effective and efficient manners possible, a CPA or CPA firm often has very limited experience and expertise. Also, most CPA and tax preparation firms target providing tax services and other complex business consulting services. Services the average small business entrepreneur only needs on a very occasional basis.

In addition, CPA firms are bound by the standards of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and their respective state societies. While these are great organizations, and they certainly have their place, the rules and regulations they require the CPA profession to follow are often overkill or not what the small business entrepreneur really needs on a day-in and day-out basis.

Setting up and maintaining, on a daily basis, accurate and timely accounting systems is 180 ACCOUNTING’s only business. Our founder has 40+ years of experience providing accounting, tax, business consulting and related services, and has built 180 to provide the unique services that small businesses need every day. With over 100 years of combined experience providing accounting services to a wide range of industries, our team of highly trained professionals can provide the exact blend of services your business needs.

When tax preparation or planning services are required, we can work closely with the CPA or tax preparer of your choosing to ensure that you have the right level of expertise at the time it is needed. But for your day-to-day accounting needs, 180 will be there for you with the right expertise and experience to help you optimize your business operations and profitability.


‍Entrepreneurs often want a one-stop solution for their bookkeeping and tax preparation needs. Is this really the best option? At 180 Accounting, we are convinced that entrepreneurs need dedicated, professional help for their accounting services and dedicated, professional help for their tax preparation and planning services.

Tax law is so complex that it really requires a firm that is dedicated to keeping up with the laws and techniques for minimizing the tax burden on your business. That is why 180 has made the choice and committed to work with a host of dedicated, tax professionals. Or if you have a tax expert that you are already using, we are happy to work with the tax preparer or CPA of your choice. Dedicated, tax professionals are invaluable, however, there is a definite drawback, if they are also helping to keep your books up-to-date.

The reality is that during tax filing season, most tax professionals are very, very busy trying to meet the tax filing deadlines. Most, if not all, of their firm’s resources get shifted to trying to handle the tax season crunch. If they are also doing your accounting and bookkeeping, things often get pushed off and your books fall behind.

We at 180 Accounting believe that is an unacceptable situation. You need to run your business with up-to-date and accurate information all year round, whether or not, tax filing deadlines are looming. In addition, focusing on providing accounting and bookkeeping services allows 180 to bring a level of expertise and commitment to providing these services. A service level that is very difficult for a firm that is trying to provide both tax and accounting services to maintain.

Helping to minimize your tax preparation costs and delays? Yes. Your tax preparer trying to catch your books up during the busiest time of the year for a tax preparer? No more. As accounting and bookkeeping experts, who are dedicated to keeping your books current all year round, 180 Accounting is in the unique position of being able to provide you with top quality and timely services all the time.  With the books always up-to-date and accurate for your business, we can readily provide the necessary financial information to your tax preparer for their preparation and filing of your tax return.

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