Katharine G Herman CPA provides a wide range of services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. I strive to meet each client's specific needs in planning for the future and achieving their goals in an ever-changing financial and regulatory environment. My professional services include:
- Tax Preparation and Planning Services
- Estate and Trust Planning and Tax Preparation
- IRS Representation
- Entity Selection and Restructuring
- Payroll Services
- Cash Flow and Budgeting Analysis
Tax Preparation and Planning Services
I guide my clients through a full range of tax planning and preparation decisions with strategies that minimize your tax liabilities, maximize your cash flow and keep you on track to your financial goals. My expertise, experience, analysis and thorough research allow me to optimize financial opportunities to be found in existing as well as recently altered tax laws. I am knowledgeable and up to date on the tax laws and can make sense of your receipts, bills and notices.
From start-ups to established enterprises, businesses rely on accurate and insightful financial information in order to maintain profitability and capitalize on new opportunities. My accounting services steer you closer to these goals with accurate record-keeping and reporting as well as support on financial issues such as initial accounting system setup, cost-containment, tax planning, investments, and employee benefit and profit-sharing plans.
These services include but are not limited to:
- General ledger and financial statement preparation
- Bookkeeping (Monthly, quarterly, or annual)
- Accounting system setup and support
- Payroll processing
- Cash flow budgeting and forecasting
- Personal financial statements
- Employee benefit and profit-sharing plans
- Corporate tax planning and return preparation
Estate and Trust Planning and Tax Preparation
Effective estate and trust planning can ensure financial security for loved ones. For businesses, it can maintain a smooth succession of ownership. My role is to help you navigate the complex and shifting tax laws to facilitate the transfer of assets and minimize the tax liability of your beneficiaries. Everyone should have a well thought out plan as to how to disburse one's estate so as to avoid complications and to be sure wishes are followed. Having your taxes and estate thoroughly and carefully planned will ensure that your loved ones don't have any complications to deal with during a time of loss.
Financial and Retirement Planning
My goal is to help you reach your financial goals and maintain financial independence through a comfortable retirement. I will work with your financial adviser, or recommend one, and together we can guide you through tough decision-making processes such as asset allocation, investment performance monitoring, college education funding, retirement plans, insurance, and tax, estate, and business succession planning. Whether you are developing an investment strategy or evaluating current investments, I can ensure that your portfolio will take into account tax implications for an advantageous after-tax return. The road to retirement is a long one and I can help you to take the proper steps to reach your goals.
Professional representation can be vital during an audit, and my experience with tax authorities enables me to guide clients in their dealings with federal and state agencies. If you have been chosen for an audit, the professional representation you can find with my firm can put many of your worries at bay. I am ready and willing to answer any and all questions the IRS may be asking of you.
Accurate record-keeping is essential to a successful business yet can also be complicated and time consuming. I can help you with the organization and day-to-day tasks of bookkeeping so that you can focus on your core business.
Entity Selection and Restructuring
Your business entity has a large impact on your taxes and other liabilities. From your company's inception through its growth and development, I can advise you on choosing an entity type and later restructuring if advantageous. With my knowledge and expertise, you will always be receiving the most advantageous entity type for the functions your business performs.
QuickBooks Accounting Help and Assistance
QuickBooks can provide useful and timely information in the form of financial statements, reports and graphs. However, it can only provide this information if you purchase the right product and then install, setup and use it properly. I don't just help you use the software, I help you use it more efficiently and more effectively.
My secure online service supports a wide range of pay types and schedules, and includes check printing, direct deposit, tax filings, complete compliance and more. It is simple, cost-effective, and customized for you.
Employee Benefits, Pension, and Profit-Sharing Plans
Choosing and administering benefit plans for your employees is often a complex process. I can help you develop, implement, and administer your benefit, retirement, and profit-sharing plans with an eye toward rewarding your employees and reaching your company's financial and business goals. I can also help maximize tax advantages in implementing these plans. As your business grows, your business and your employees will be rewarded for the hard work that contributed to the success of your business.
Cash Flow and Budgeting Analysis
Good cash management can improve a company's liquidity, reduce costs, and increase profitability. I can help you maintain optimal cash flow levels by tracking sources and uses, forecasting, and budgeting accordingly. To a business entity, cash flow is something that can make or break the business' ability to survive. I can help you analyze your spending, re-balance your budget and/or debts for an optimal cash flow to support your business' success. This balance plan would be revisited if and when there were any major changes in your business structure to ensure that you are operating at an optimal level. With my help and guidance, you will always be on top of your finances and ready for the future.