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Strategic Business Services for Your Small to Mid-Sized Businesses in Athens, GA

A business man with an open handAs a business owner, you want your venture to thrive. Understanding its financial health, however, is just the beginning. At Elite Accounting Services, we are entrepreneurs ourselves and know first-hand the unique challenges you face every day trying to run your business. This is why our team delivers the attentive service and professional insight you need to make informed business decisions and help your venture succeed in the long term.

With decades of experience, our Athens, GA, accounting team knows how to provide the solutions to see that your business thrives in your industry. We tailor our services to your specific needs, offering personalized accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, tax, and consulting. To discover how our strategic and organized approach can improve all aspects of your business, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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Our Available Business Services

At Elite Accounting Services, we know that every venture has unique needs, which often require a multifaceted approach. We offer a comprehensive range of business services to ensure that your company receives expert support at every stage. Whether you're looking to get your dream off the ground, need accurate accounting, or require industry-specific consulting, our team is here.

Our team has the experience, skill, and know-how to provide quality services with:


Industries We Serve

At Elite Accounting Services, we're proud to work with small businesses in various industries and have been doing so for many years. Whether you're a growing mid-sized business, start up company, or self-employed, we use our wealth of experience to provide realistic strategies and the insight to become a leader in your market.

construction workers standing at construction siteIndustries we service include:

  • Construction
  • Trucking
  • Hairdressers
  • Therapists
  • Service Industry Professionals
  • Dentists
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Law Firms
  • Manufacturers
  • Real Estate

We also actively work with many nonprofit organizations. Our team understands the strict guidelines you must follow to protect your nonprofit status. We apply our expertise to help you maintain tax exempt compliance.


Not-So-Small Business Accounting

Thriving businesses are built on a foundation of sound accounting. Having a dependable system with accurate and up-to-date financial records is essential for meeting your business obligations, planning budgets, and expanding your venture for future growth.

At Elite Accounting Services, we help you build, improve, and reorganize your chosen system to ensure your business has access to accurate, efficient, and secure accounting. Whether we're helping establish protocols or strengthening internal controls, we work with you at each level to deliver reliable accounting for your growing business.

Why Choose Outsourced Accounting for Your Small Business?

accountant using calculatorWhen you're running a small business, every dollar you spend matters. Many small business owners feel that enlisting the support of a professional accounting team is simply not in their budget. This often leads small business owners to handling their accounting tasks themselves. This can easily result in mistakes due to inexperience and divided attention.

Outsourcing your accounting provides your business with all the skill of an experienced accountant without the expense of an in-house accounting team. Because we work with various clients in different industries, we know how to spot errors quickly and offer strategies to improve your business. Additionally, you have access to constant support from our team when you have questions or face challenges.

What Can I Expect from Small Business Accounting?

At Elite Accounting Services, we provide you with accounting that goes beyond keeping your books up to date. In addition to balancing accounts, maintaining your ledgers, and preparing financial documents, we thoroughly evaluate your financial reports, so you understand how your business is really doing. We also work with you to apply solid strategies to maximize your cash flow, build a budget, and make smarter business decisions.


Bookkeeping for Your Athens, GA, Small Business

business people working with laptopStrong bookkeeping is essential to your business, but it can also be incredibly tedious. We help take the burden of bookkeeping off your hands in addition to organizing your records, showing you how to use your ledgers effectively, and planning the next steps for your company's future.

At Elite Accounting Services, we provide bookkeeping with a comprehensive approach toward your business. It's not enough to simply update your general ledger and hope for the best. We want to help you truly understand what this vital information means and how to use it to benefit your venture with the greatest effect.

We walk you through your books to help you understand all the levels found within. This can include everything from tracking your cash flow to identifying unnecessary expenses and locating misdirected funds. With informed knowledge of your business finances, you can make better financial decisions based on your bottom line. This also allows you to budget more effectively, using your time and resources to benefit your business the most.


Optimizing Your Payroll

woman signing cheque in officeWhether you're a small business of four or forty people, as an employer, having a reliable payroll system is essential. You need to ensure that your payroll functions occur regularly, accurately, and on time. Payroll faces some of the strictest guidelines in the business world, and you must remain compliant. If not, your business could face a payroll audit and the possibility of hefty fines.

Our team of payroll experts is well-versed in the strict guidelines for a sound, compliant payroll system. We know how to make sure that your payroll functions accurately and effectively. We will work with your team to optimize your payroll as needed.


Getting Your New Business Off the Ground

Forming a new business is an exciting time, full of possibilities. The steps you take in starting this process create the foundation for your business and can determine how successful your first few years can be.

Over the decades, we've worked with countless startups in many industries. We enjoy helping them navigate through the complexities of initial setup and many other aspects of building a thriving business. From registering your new business entity to QuickBooks® setup, training, and developing a budget, we provide valuable insight to help you make sure your launch is a strong one.

How We Help Your New Business Thrive

Working with our team can provide many benefits to your new business. When you choose us to help you set up your new venture, you can expect:

Entity Selection - We evaluate your business model to determine which entity type will likely benefit your company. We also help you understand how your chosen entity can affect your taxes, liability, and future growth.


Registration - We work hard to ensure that you file all the necessary business registrations to maintain compliance and avoid difficulties from improperly filed paperwork.


Business Planning & Budgeting - Having a strong business plan is essential to getting you the capital and resources necessary to launch your business. These go a long way toward persuading potential lenders and investors.


QuickBooks Setup - We help you set up your accounting software and provide training so that your records run efficiently and accurately from day one.


Payroll Setup - A payroll system that is set up correctly grows with your business and can streamline hiring your first set of employees. Once established, there's no need to recreate your payroll system when you're bringing in new hires.


Consulting - One of the most beneficial aspects of working with our team of experts is being able to turn to us when you have questions or face new challenges. New businesses face a lot of unexpected situations, and we use our experience to help you find practical and effective solutions.


Strategic Business Tax Planning & Preparation

Regardless of your venture's entity type, you must pay federal, state, and local taxes. While tax returns are due each year, most businesses are required to pay estimated taxes quarterly. With the ever-changing tax laws and regulations, it's not uncommon for businesses to have trouble keeping up with their requirements. No matter how often you need to file, Elite Accounting Services is here to help!

Our tax professionals do more than record transactions and prepare financial reports. We provide tax services to small businesses across Athens, GA, including preparation, planning, IRS audit representation, and year-round resolution support. Don't let your tax obligations get in the way of running your small business effectively. Contact us for year-round assistance!


Expert Accounting Tailored to Your Small Business

At Elite Accounting Services, our passion is helping small businesses operate at their best from the very beginning. We understand what sound accounting, bookkeeping, and business consulting can do for your venture, and we work closely with you to help you make the most of every service we provide.

Give your business the experienced accounting support it deserves. Schedule your consultation with our Athens team today!

Call Us: (706) 850-8825 Book a Consultation



Small Business Accounting
As a small business owner, you have more important things to do than to keep your own books. We take care of your books for you, so you can get back to the job of running your business and generating profits.
 
Bookkeeping Services
Accurate bookkeeping is essential to your company's long-term viability. Experienced, affordable, and reliable, we serve a variety of industries and clients.
Payroll
We offer payroll solutions that meet your business's needs and enable you to spend time doing what you do best--running your company.
 
Part-Time CFO Services
Our Part-Time CFO Service gives you a professional financial manager who works with you to help guide your business to success.
Audits - Reviews - Compilations
Your stockholders, creditors, or private investors have different levels of risk tolerance, so we provide three levels of assurance to meet your needs.
 
Forensic Accounting
Forensic accounting - also called financial forensics or forensic auditing - is an area of accounting that investigates actual or anticipated disputes.
Cash Flow Management
A cash crisis can be emotionally devastating. It can even kill your business. The starting point for avoiding a cash crisis is allowing us to develop a cash flow projection for you.
 
Bank Financing
Requesting a business loan without adequate preparation sends a clear message to the lender: High Risk! It pays to be prepared and organized in your approach for financing.
Business Valuation
An objective valuation can make the difference between loss or gain, success or failure. You need professionals who are well qualified, with significant experience in evaluating all types of organizations.
 
Business Advisory Services
If you still have all your plans and ideas locked up inside your head, preparing a strategic plan can help you clarify your company's direction.
Financial Planning for Businesses
If you run a successful business, you already understand how important it is to work with an accounting firm that understands how your company operates. What you might not realize is that when you add an accountant with expertise in financial planning and analysis to the team it allows you to take your business to another level.
 
Succession Planning
Developing and implementing a well-designed succession plan is essential to the survival of a family business from one generation to the next.
New Business Formation
Opening your own business is exciting and thrilling. It's everything that comes after the excitement and thrill have worn off that dictates whether a small business will make it or not.
 
Non-Profit Organizations
The IRS uses very specific revenue and expense classifications to determine if your organization will retain its tax-exempt status.
Internal Controls
We assess your internal control systems to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of your operating procedures, then we make recommendations that help your company become stronger.
 
Litigation Support
In today's world of increasingly complex litigation, you simply cannot do it alone. Your probability of a success increases when you have the expertise of an experienced accountant on your side.
We take care of your books for you, so you can get back to the job of running your business and generating profits.
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We offer payroll solutions that meet your business's needs and enable you to spend time doing what you do best--running your company.
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We offer a variety of services to help make sure that you are taking full advantage of Quickbooks' many features.
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We're here to help you resolve your tax problems and put an end to the misery that the IRS can put you through.
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We offer one-on-one guidance and a comprehensive financial plan that helps manage risk, improve performance, and ensure the growth and longevity of your wealth.
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