Why did you initially decide to have our firm handle your business accounting needs? I had trouble with a bookkeeper and my old accounting firm. As a result, I didn’t file a return for a few years. I hated accountants and the government, and was fearful of my situation. Through Dick Jones, a mutual friend, I met Tony. He came to my office without socks, just like me. He offered to take my books and review them. Fourteen days later he called and said I had a refund. He found mistakes in past tax returns and amended them. He was able to bring us in compliance while getting me a significant refund. He saved us. Ever since, he has taken good care of me. Tony has always given me great, sound advice. I haven’t always heeded it, but he’s always given me good advice. He’s worth every penny he charges.
Why do you enjoy working with our firm? The staff is so responsive. I like that I can pick up the phone and call anytime.
Which of our services are you most pleased with? I really appreciate the consultation and pre-planning services. I love to sit down and talk with Tony about ways to improve the business and do long term budget projections. I want to do more of that moving forward.
What positive changes have you experienced because of working with our firm? I’ve been able to pay all my taxes on time. When I was starting out, I was not a business man; I was a jeweler. I sold romance, relationships and beautiful jewelry. I was terrible with numbers. Tony helped me with a reorganization and we came out of it and prospered. He made me more of a business man and numbers man by teaching me along the way.
Alan Perry, Owner, Perry's Emporium
Why do you enjoy working with our firm? Everyone with whom we work at Stroud & Associates is attentive and always seeks to get it right. Monthly statements may not be essential for every business, but in the beginning, as we started our business, the turn-around on those statements was vital to our success.
What do you feel are the greatest benefits you’ve experienced from outsourcing your accounting to our firm? We trust the people at Stroud & Associates to be accurate and timely, and to give us excellent advice when we ask for it and when we don’t.
Bobbie Queen, Owner, Cold Stone Creamery
Why did you initially decide to have our firm handle your business accounting needs? Our business needs were becoming more extensive and complicated. Coworkers had spoken about the professionalism and expertise they found in their experience at Stroud and Company.
Why do you enjoy working with our firm? The staff is very friendly and helpful to answer quick questions. Response time is awesome when we need advice or more in depth reports. We truly feel like valued customers.
Which of our services are you most pleased with? I don’t think I can narrow down just one…there are so many services you provide. Reminders and guidance for my wife who handles the expenses and payroll; filing the proper work for extensions and working through our tax deadlines; also providing guidance and advice in current and possible business ventures. It is a pleasure working with a company well versed in the pitfalls and issues that come up in running a company.
Buddy Blake, Broker/Owner, RE/Max Essential Real Estate Services
Why did you initially decide to have our firm handle your business accounting needs? A family member recommended Stroud and Co.
Why do you enjoy working with our firm? I trust this firm. It is accountable and I know they have our best interest at heart.
Which of our services are you most pleased with? Stroud and Co. offers a complete package. The team members on my account take care of everything.
What positive changes have you experienced because of working with our firm? It is hard to know where we would be without Tony and Stroud and Co.
What do you feel are the greatest benefits you’ve experienced from outsourcing your accounting to our firm? I believe you should let the experts do what they are good at. The level of expertise we receive from Stroud and Co. gives me peace of mind. Tony has been with me every step of the way. Our business has grown exponentially since opening in 2008. It’s more than just accounting!
Sheri Chisholm, Owner/ Member Manager, Flora Landscapes
Is your family’s money mantra, “Easy come, easy go?” Does your family ever talk about saving money or setting financial goals? No matter where your family is on the financial literacy spectrum, it’s important to help your kids learn the value and wise management of money so they grow up to be financially responsible.
There are many details that go into your return, so it is not uncommon to overlook an item in the process of filing a return. It is also possible that after you have filed your return, your employer, contractor, or investment manager will send you a correction on the total income you earned throughout the year.
If you’re like many self-employed business owners, you may be tempted to stick to the tried-and-true tax deductions (your home office, if you have one, office supplies, mileage, meals, etc.) when doing your taxes. However, one important money-saving advantage of working with a tax professional is they can identify lesser known deductions that you may be entitled to, but are unaware of.