William T. DePriest, CPA
Client Services
I offer a wide range of services to my individual and business clients. Because I am relatively small, my clients benefit by getting personalized quality service that is beyond comparison. Below I have listed the services that I offer to my 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.

 


Accounting Services

Accounting Services

Providing financial information to my clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that I feel cannot be compromised. Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis. I provide a full range of cost effective accounting services including the following:

*General ledger & financial statement preparation

*Bookkeeping (Monthly/Quarterly/Annual)

*Accounting system setup for new businesses

*Computerized payroll services

*Business tax return preparation (Sales & Use/Business Property)

 

Bookkeeping

I offer After the Fact payroll, data input, data output, quartely reports, financial statement. W2-1099.

 

Tax Services

Tax Planning

Tax planning is an essential element of the tax preparation process. By making tax planning part of your overall business strategy, you can use our experience and access to the most current new developments in the tax laws to minimize both your current and future tax liabilities.

IRS Representation

During our years of experience dealing with many taxing authorities, we have achieved a level of competence that can ensure our clients they are being properly represented before the various federal and state tax agencies.

Tax Preparation

Our significant investment in computerized tax preparation and research software enables me to accurately and efficiently prepare returns for various types of entities including individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, and not-for-profit organizations.

Estate & Trust Tax Preparation

Effective estate and gift 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. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

Payroll Services

As a business grows, it must hire more employees, which can result in increased payroll administration. I can assist you in implementing the controls necessary to ensure a reliable, efficient, and effective payroll system. I can also help you develop a payroll system, prepare payroll for you and prepare all necessary payroll tax returns in a timely manner.

Sales Tax Services

Many of my clients are responsible for collecting and submitting sales taxes in many different vicinities. I can assist your company in the compilation of information and preparation of sales tax returns in an efficient and timely manner.

Payroll Services

As a business grows, it must hire more employees, which can result in increased payroll administration. I can assist you in implementing the controls necessary to ensure a reliable, efficient, and effective payroll system. I can also help you develop a payroll system and prepare all necessary payroll tax returns in a timely manner.

Consulting Services

Business Succession Planning

Effective coordination of the transition of your business to your successors is critical to ensure its continued success once you decide to remove yourself from the company's day to day operations. With a solid background in tax and other financial matters, we are fully qualified to address the complex issues of business continuation and can assist you in developing a strategically sound plan.

Estate Planning

Effective 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. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

Retirement Planning

Successful implementation and periodic review of your financial plan will ensure financial independence during your working years and through your retirement years.

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 in evaluating the pros and cons of each entity type to help you determine the most advantageous form of business for your company.

Miscellaneous

CFO / Contoller Service

Some clients need more than just the numbers, they need comprehensive explanations of what they mean. They need a CFO or Controller, but not full-time. I can fulfill this need by providing high level financial interpretation and work with your financial and accounting staff to develop budgets, financial reporting models, review and develop tax planning strategies, and with strategic planning to help your organization achieve your goals. I can design a level of service, aligned with your needs, on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis to ensure that your financial information is up-to-date, accurate, timely, and presented in a logical manner.

 

Non- Profit

I have many years of experience working with non-profit organizations and the unique challenges that are associated with their operations. I can assist in the development of financial reporting models, budgets, and strategic plans to help achieve the organizations goals and comply with the complex reporting rules at both the Federal and State levels.

 

Political Organization

Financial reporting for North Carolina and Federal political organizations is complex and time consuming. I can provide assistance in navigating these complex rules and assist in the accurate and timely filing of all required reporting.

 

Other Services

Mergers & Acquisitions

Finding the right business partner for your company can be a difficult task. I can assist you in the merger or acquisition process by assessing such critical elements as tax considerations; product/service compatibility; competitive tactics and position; financial impact; and cash flow considerations.

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