Alexander Lankford & Hiers, Inc.


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Client Services

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 the services that we offer to 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.

Accounting Services

Accounting Services

Providing financial information to our clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that we feel can not 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 & financial statement preparation
  • Bookkeeping (Monthly/Quarterly/Annually)
  • Accounting system set up for new and existing businesses
  • Computerized payroll services
  • Business tax return preparation (Sales & Use/Business Property)
  • Personal financial statements

Audit Services

We understand that your company, management and boards need assurance on the reliability of your financial information. When receiving audit services from our company, you will obtain that assurance at the highest level of quality. Audit services are also a unique opportunity for your company to receive insight on constructive solutions to maximizing its profitability and efficiency. Audits differ from reviews and compilations, as they are an intensive examination of your company‘s systems and records providing the highest level of assurance.

Reviews & Compilations

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of your business and accounting system. We can provide financial reporting in the following forms:

  • Review - provides a lower level of assurance than an audit, but where the user wants some analytical procedures conducted
  • Compilation - is based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use, and consequently provides no level of assurance on the financial information presented

Financial Statements

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.

Financial Forecasts & Projections

Forecasting is a necessity when trying to effectively manage and lead a business to profitability. From simple projections to complex financial modeling, our experienced staff can assist you in achieving your company‘s financial goals.

Cash Flow & Budgeting Analysis

A business can be profitable and still run into trouble due to cash flow issues. We can forecast and evaluate your company‘s financial condition, estimate financing requirements, and track cash-flow sources and uses.

Other Services

Employee Benefit Plans

The accounting and tax issues involved with employer-provided benefit plans can be overwhelming. We can assist with the development, implementation and administration of your employee benefit plan.

Other Services

Due to our diverse client base, we encounter a wide array of financial and tax issues. As a result, we have gained valuable experience over the years in numerous specialized areas, many of which are listed below. We feel our ability to provide such a variety of services reflects our versatility and competency, as well as our dedication to quality client service.

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Asset protection
  • Investment review
  • Bankruptcies
  • Expert witness services
  • Litigation support

Tax Services

Tax Services

We prefer to take a proactive vs. reactive approach to tax services. By keeping current on new tax laws and legislation, we are in a position to identify key tax planning opportunities that minimize both your current and future tax liabilities. We provide our individual and business clients with the taxation expertise and knowledge that they deserve throughout the year. Tax services offered include but are not limited to:

  • Tax planning & return preparation
    • Individuals
    • Corporations
    • Partnerships
    • LLCs/LLPs
    • Estates, trusts & gift
    • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Taxing authority representation
  • Divorce and support issues
  • Tax effects of buying/selling a business

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.

Payroll Services

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

Sales Tax Services

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

  

Consulting Services

Accounting Software Selection & Implementation

With the number of computerized accounting software packages available for small businesses and individuals growing every day, selecting one that is right for you has become increasingly difficult. As accounting professionals, we are exposed to most programs through trade journals and actual use. Our experienced staff can help you choose and implement the system that best fits your needs.

Estate Planning

Effective estate planning facilitates the orderly transfer of personal and business 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.

Financial Planning

A properly structured financial plan enables you to face any financial challenge that may present itself at each stage of your life. Through the financial planning process, we can help you assess your financial needs and develop strategies that will enable you to achieve your goals and strengthen your financial security.

Retirement Planning

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

Management Advisory Services

Even the most qualified managers can benefit from competent, objective feedback. We can help your company‘s management team develop long-term objectives and specific strategies to facilitate your business‘ future growth and success.

Consulting Services

We gauge our worth by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help you identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, we provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business. The following are just a few of the areas in which we provide consulting services:

  • Accounting software selection and implementation
  • Type of entity selection
  • Buying/selling a business
  • Computer systems
  • Financial & retirement decisions
  • Estate, trust & gift planning
     

Pension & Profit Sharing Plans

Qualified retirement plans (for example: defined-contribution or defined benefit plans, Keoghs, SEPs, etc) can provide significant tax advantages for closely held businesses and self-employed individuals. Our qualified staff can assist you in evaluating the type of pension plan that will best serve the retirement needs of you and your employees.

Business Entity Selection

Choosing the form of entity of your business (for example: "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

Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

As Certified ProAdvisors, we can help you customize QuickBooks for your company‘s needs to help you maximize the use of your accounting software. We are also available when you have a problem with your software package.


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