Our firm offers a wide range of services to our individual and business clients. Because our firm is relatively small, our clients benefit by getting personalized, quality service that is beyond comparison. Below we have listed some of the types of services for which we can assist our 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 we provide, we would be more than happy to refer you to a qualified professional.
Providing financial information to our clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that we feel cannot be compromised. Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis. Our firm provides a full range of cost effective accounting services including the following:
- General ledger maintenance & financial statement preparation
- Bookkeeping (Monthly/Quarterly/Annually)
- Personal financial statements
- Reviews and Compilations- We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency.
For many of our clients we serve as a fully or partially outsourced accounting or tax department for their business. For accounting departments our professionals act in place of a C.F.O., paying bills, and providing necessary accounting reports to the business owner(s). For outsourced tax functions we prepare the required federal and state tax filings.
We provide our individual and business clients with taxation expertise and knowledge that they deserve throughout the year. Tax services offered include:
Tax planning and return preparation for:
- "S" & "C" Corporations
- Limited Liability Companies
- Gifts made by individuals
- Foundations and other Not-for-profit Organizations
Business Entity Selection
Choosing the form of entity of your business (e.g. "S" corporation, sole proprietor, limited liability company...) is a crucial decision that can have longstanding tax implications, positive or negative. We can assist you evaluating the pros and cons of each entity type to help you determine the most advantageous form of business for your company. Also, through Marc Leaf P.C., an independent attorney in our office, all legal documentation for creating the particular business entity can be completed.
IRS & State Audit Representation
During our years of experience dealing with the Internal Revenue Service and various State taxing authorities, we have achieved a level of competence and understanding that can ensure our clients they are being properly represented before the IRS and various state tax agencies.
Private Equity & Venture Capital Services
Accounting & Support Services
Stern Cassello & Associates, LLP's private equity practice provides accounting, administration and tax services to private equity funds, their general partners and investment advisers. Our firm works with the General Partner(s) and their designated professionals to streamline back office accounting and bookkeeping functions. Utilizing the expertise of our team, we provide an array of accounting and finance services, including but not limited to:
- Full back-office accounting services
- Financial statement preparation and reporting
- Capital calls
- Waterfall calculations
- Management of the audit and tax process
- Management company accounting
- General Partner accounting
- Business consulting
We also provide a variety of specialty services in order to accommodate the unique needs of a fund.
We view our 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.
We 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.
Retirement Plan Recommendation
Whether you're a sole proprietor or a business operating as a corporation, partnership or LLC, a retirement plan can save you taxes and reward yourself and your employees. Whether it be a SEP, SIMPLE, Keogh, Defined Contribution, Defined Benefit or IRA plan we can help you choose and tailor and implement the plan.
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. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order. Necessary Wills, Trusts and other estate planning documents can be prepared by Marc Leaf P.C., an independent attorney in our office. We work in conjunction with Mr. Leaf to provide effective estate planning.