Red Desert Accounting: The Top Rated Accounting Service In St. George, Utah
The Saint George Accounting Service that you want for small business or personal purposes is Red Desert Accounting. Continue reading below for an in-depth look at what we have to offer.
Why Use an Accounting Service?
With every passing year comes that dreaded time for taxes. The time when Uncle Sam comes banging at the door and its time to reconcile for the previous year. Whether you are paid on a W-2, 1099, or you are the owner of a small or medium sized business, this time of the year brings headaches, stress, lost sleep, and even depression.
The fact of the matter is: the taxes have to get done. The question is, how will you do them, and how much time will you spend?
There are many out there who are the DIY type of person. Nothing gets these people more excited than tackling and completing a project that most others won’t and often can’t. The most rewarding part for the DIY person is when the time comes to count the money they’ve saved (or think they’ve saved).
If only these same people really understood the term ‘opportunity cost’ they would be shocked to know that the majority of DIY projects put you in the red, not in the green.
Think like an accountant, and use an accounting calculator. If you make even $40,000 a year, your time is worth nearly $20/ hour. Let’s say you are extremely efficient and manage to gather your balance sheet, income statement, excel templates, and any other accounting spreadsheets, tools, or books that pertain to your business, and do all of this compilation within just a couple of hours.
Next, you jump online or run to the nearby Staples to grab the latest and greatest accounting software, perhaps the newest addition of QuickBooks Pro. As you drive to the store you search for accounting websites, accounting blogs, and quickly search the app store for any accounting apps. The $179 price tag makes you slightly uncomfortable, but you pull the trigger anyway. You’re a DIY person remember? On the ride home, assuming you don’t swing into Barnes and Noble and pick up an accounting for Dummies book, you again seek help for accounting online via YouTube. I mean, you did learn to paint your front door from watching a YouTube video, this should be just as simple, right?
I mean, you aren’t an accounting expert, but seriously how hard could it be? Your dad has been his own accountant for his small business his whole life. If you are lucky, it is day two and if you aren’t lucky it is day 3 or 4. By this point you have an accounting book from college sitting on the desk next to everything else, you have a tab open on Chrome where search results for ‘accounting methods’ stares you in the face, and your eyes are so bloodshot you appear to be on drugs. But remember, you are saving money.
Chances are this same person will reach a point and begin cutting corners just to finish in a somewhat reasonable amount of time. What is perhaps more likely to happen is this person will throw in the towel and start searching Google for things like:
After all that ‘saving’ you did, you come to realize that going cheap turned out to be more expensive.
Red Desert Accounting is more interested in doing your taxes years two, three, and four, (whether personal, small business, or large corporation) than year one. We’ve been in the accounting business long enough to know that if we do your taxes for just one year, as honored as we really do feel, we are not going to be a profitable company. We want to focus our time on getting our employees accounting experience, and this cannot be achieved if we spend all our time searching for new clients.
While every other accountant firm’s primary concern is in doing your accounting now, we’re busy playing the long game.
That means that if you call us in July with accounting questions, we will happily answer free of charge. We are here to provide you with so much value, you will feel guilty leaving us for another accounting firm. Yes, that’s right, our goal is to be of so much help to you that you don’t need to go to the web, or search ‘accounting rates’ or ‘accountant near me’ ever again.
Red Desert Accounting
As was previously mentioned, at Red Desert Accounting we have all our ducks in a row. From as small as the accounting office, to having our accounting license, to following all the accounting guidelines legally, we are squared away and ready to help.
Many individuals who are unfamiliar with the accounting process in general assume we are just another CPA firm. They think that we are strictly income tax accountants, nothing more, nothing less. We love to under-promise and over-deliver.
Areas We Serve
Most businesses can simply make a bulleted list of cities or even counties they serve. We are humbled and excited to make it known that no matter where you are in the United States at the time of reading this, we can and will serve you. Although based out of Southern Utah, specifically in St. George, Utah the majority of our clients come from all over the states. Yes, we have clients ranging from those located in New York, all the way to Southern California.
For those of you that are located in the Southern Utah area and like the personal feel of actually coming into the office and sitting down with a real live person, that option is available. Check the bottom of the page or the contact us page for the address. There are sure to be some that are wondering how we can serve clients who are thousands of miles away? We have the ability to do this because we specialize in cloud based accounting.
Small Business Accounting
For those of you who are business owners, entrepreneurs, or are paid on a 1099, the following experience will be something you can most definitely relate to.
If you’ve used any accountant in Utah, or any traditional accountant anywhere for that matter, you have likely experienced that end of the year scramble to get accounting help. As was mentioned earlier, assuming you didn’t get accounting help online, the end of the year was coming at a much more rapid speed than expected. It’s that moment when you realize you haven’t taken any notes or made any documentation of expenses that could be considered deductible or write-offs.
For two to three days you sit hunkered down on a couch in front of the TV watching yet another episode of The Walking Dead. With highlighter in hand, you flip through page after page of bank statements. A stack of papers so thick your printer is now out of ink. You meticulously trace through each purchase to find some justifiable reason why each expense was business related, all the while calculating what the final amount you owe will be.
With bloodshot eyes you search accounting reviews on the web, hoping this time the accountant does taxes and not just audits like the last three you called. You finally find what seems like a decent accounting expert and make your way to your dreaded appointment.
Papers in one hand and a Redbull in the other, you trudge into the office and have a seat. For the next two hours you try and interpret your notes, surprised the color coordinating you did isn’t much help at this stage of the game. The accountant turns to you and asks, “are there any other expenses you’d like to add to this?” In a voice that lets on your defeat, you answer, “that’s it.”
Cloud Based Accounting
If the term cloud based accounting sounds too frightening, be it your age or otherwise, understand that although it sounds like a complex term, this accounting method is actually simpler than ‘regular’ accounting work.
Picture an ideal world. One where you never have to deal with the previous experience ever again. A world where, upon swiping your debit or credit card, your purchase was automatically filed electronically as a business expense or a personal expense. Imagine going in at the end of the year to your accountant with a smile on your face instead of that mean look. How easy would it be if all that was required at the end of each year was a brief review of your already completed business and personal expenses sheets? This is how one can define cloud based accounting.
At Red Desert Accounting, our cloud based accounting solutions can and will put that much needed smile back on your face, not after its all said and done, but during the actual process.
The cloud based accounting benefits are incredible, and many are hard to put a price tag on. For example, we all see the convenience behind simply swiping our cards all year and then going in for a brief review with the cloud based accounting firm and calling it good. The questions is, how much time did it save you, not to mention the headache and stress you avoided that very well could have affected every other facet of your life.
What is the price to hire an accounting expert? The nature of the business is such that prices vary from accountant business to accountant business. Each service is going to be a little bit different. For example, if you need accounting for home, the price is going to be different than if you are looking for an alternative to adding another person to your accounting department at your company.
Before you just take a stab in the dark and search for ‘accountant needed’ or ‘accountant near me,’ call us or fill out our instant quote form to receive immediate pricing.
Why Choose Us As Your Accountants?
There are a wide range of very good accountants, specifically here in St. George, UT. St. George is filled with a lot of talent and attracts loads of quality accounting specialists due to its climate, the ever shifting demographic, as well as its proximity to gorgeous National Parks like Zion National Park. Any city like Saint George, that has all of these qualities, is sure to attract companies and accounting firms that you can feel good about using.
If you were to select any of these companies, you would be in good hands. We understand the level of competition here in st. george, but despite that fact, we can proudly say we are one of the few companies that focuses on cloud based software. No reason to beat a dead horse, but if by some chance you have read this far down the page and are still not convinced that it is the future of accounting, go and search for cloud based software reviews. Upon doing this call us and let us tell you about our cloud based accounting packages.
Apart from our accountant Yelp reviews or our Google Accounting reviews, check out our YouTube channel and watch for tips, tricks, and methods that can give you an edge every year as taxes draw nearer and nearer. The quality of the content, as well the relevancy should be at least some proof that we know what we are doing and we love what we do.
If you’ve ever heard of Xero (also pronounced zero) this is what most cloud based accounting companies are using as far as software goes.
Don’t let the fear of small business accountant fees discourage you from calling us. At the very least receivd an estimate. Many of our clients are more than shocked to find out how affordable the plan that fits them just right really is. Don’t let a small mind and short sightedness hold you back. Remember, just because it looks cheaper on paper, doesn’t mean it really is when it’s all said and done.
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