We provide a wide range of services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. We strive to meet each clients specific needs in planning for the future and achieving their goals in an ever-changing financial and regulatory environment. Our professional services include:
- Tax Management Services
- Assurance and Advisory Services
- Estate and Trust Planning and Tax Preparation
- Debt and Finance Advising
- Accounting Software Selection, Implementation, and Support
- Payroll Services
- Cash Flow and Budgeting Analysis
- Referrals to Business Valuation
Tax Management Services
At Lori Bryant CPA, we guide our 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. Our expertise, experience, analysis and thorough research allow us to optimize financial opportunities to be found in existing as well as recently altered tax laws. We are 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. Lori Bryant CPA's 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
Assurance and Advisory Services
At Lori Bryant CPA, we focus on building close client relationships that add long-term value. This includes assuring the solidity of financial records, evaluating financial procedures and working to produce strategies that help our clients face the myriad challenges of business planning and execution. Our clients benefit from objective analysis to assist in controlling costs, increasing efficiency, and implementing new technologies and procedures that take advantage of changes in the marketplace, accounting standards, and tax law. Our assurance services will improve information quality or its context, meaning more success for your business.
These services include but are not limited to:
- Entity selection and restructuring
- Accounting software selection, implementation, and support
- Business valuations
- Financial projections and forecasts
- Debt and finances advising
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Transaction structuring and negotiations
- Business succession
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Sales
Business transactions and transitions are complicated affairs, and whether you're buying, selling, or considering a potential merger, Lori Bryant CPA can provide professional know-how to help you successfully structure and negotiate the deal. Lori Bryant CPA employs careful analysis and due diligence to determine a fair asking price, pinpoint the most favorable tax structures, evaluate financial and cash flow impact, and assess compatible business functions and tactics. Expanding or contracting your business is a huge undertaking. With our expert advice, you can make the right business decisions for your business for optimum success.
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. Lori Bryant CPA's 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 distribute the assets left in one's estate so as to avoid complications and to be sure that the individual’s 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
Lori Bryant CPA's goal is to help you reach your financial goals and maintain financial independence through a comfortable retirement. 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, Lori Bryant CPA 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 we can help you to take the proper steps to reach your goals.
Debt and Finance Advising
Whether your needs are corporate or personal, Lori Bryant CPA's professionals can assist you in sorting out the different options available for debt management and financing that will lower your payments and/or reduce the total amount of interest paid. Re-balancing your debts can also result in tax deduction savings. Even if you are able to handle the payments and the amounts of your current debts, our expertise may be able to save you money and/or lower your payments.
Professional representation can be vital during an audit, and our experience with tax authorities enables us 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 our firm can put many of your worries at bay. We are 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. Lori Bryant CPA 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, Lori Bryant CPA can advise you on choosing an entity type and later restructuring if advantageous. With our knowledge and expertise, you will always be receiving the most advantageous entity type for the functions your business performs.
Accounting Software Selection, Implementation, and Support
Choosing and implementing a new accounting software system can be a challenging undertaking. Our experience with various packages currently on the market as well as awareness of new products allow us to aid you in choosing and implementing a system that will suit your company’s needs. Training and support will ensure minimal disruption of your everyday business processes.
Referrals in Computer Consulting
As technologies advance rapidly, companies increasingly need to update their computer systems. We can refer you to an IT professional to audit your system competencies and gauge upgrade needs as well as provide support in choosing and implementing new hardware or network systems.
Our payroll services can help you reduce the time spent on administration through developing and implementing a computerized payroll system that will facilitate processing, timely payment and preparation of tax returns.
Employee Benefits, Pension, and Profit-Sharing Plans
Choosing and administering benefit plans for your employees is often a complex process. We can help you develop, implement, and administer your benefit, retirement, and profit-sharing plans with an eye toward maximizing tax advantages.
Cash Flow and Budgeting Analysis
Good cash management can improve a company’s liquidity, reduce costs, and increase profitability. We can help you maintain optimal cash flow levels by tracking sources and uses, forecasting, and budgeting accordingly.
Financial Projections and Forecasts
No one can predict the future perfectly, but we can all benefit from planning for it. Our firm combines expertise and experience with a gained understanding of your business to produce financial projections that can help you manage your business plan and spending. Depending on your needs, our work can range from top-level reports to detailed financial models.
Referrals to Business Valuation
The range of needs for valuing businesses continues to widen, and we provide in-depth analysis to help you identify and analyze the factors that drive the value of your company or one in which you have an interest. Uses for this service include estate planning and compliance, buying and selling businesses, divorce matters, family limited partnerships and ESOPs.