We Can Help You With Your Business or Financial Plan
A key element at Siegfried Crandall is the personal and professional service we provide. We believe that observing and following this philosophy while providing custom tailored accounting sets us apart.
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:
- Review and compilation of financial statements
- Analysis of accounting procedures and internal controls
- Monthly, quarterly, and year-end payroll reporting – W2, 1099, etc
- General ledger & financial statement preparation
- Bookkeeping (Monthly/Quarterly/Annual)
- Sage 50 and QuickBooks support and training
- Business tax return preparation (Sales & Use/Business Property)
Supplying hands-on expertise in accounting software selection, implementation, and training. Specializing in:
- Peachtree Accounting and Sage 50
Communication, from initial planning to final presentation and throughout the year.
At Siegfried Crandall, we take pride in our ability to develop relationships and communicate with our clients. We strive to develop relationships in an effort to understand our clients’ needs and help them maximize their potential. We do our best to communicate, in a way our clients can understand, from initial planning to final presentation, and throughout the year. Through the relationships we’ve created and our ability to communicate, we are able to meet our goal of providing quality service, on time, at a reasonable price. Our audit professionals primarily serve the public sector (townships, cities, villages, and authorities) throughout southwest Michigan, but also have experience with a variety of other industries.
We perform the following types of assurance services:
Audit – We perform an intensive examination of your procedures and records in order to provide an independent opinion about whether your financial statements are free from material misstatement. An audit is intended to provide outside parties with a high level of comfort on the accuracy of the financial statements and is the highest level of assurance service that a CPA performs.
Review – We perform analytical procedures and inquiries to obtain “limited assurance” on the financial statements to provide outside parties with a level of comfort on their accuracy.
Agreed-upon procedures – We issue a report of findings based on specific procedures performed on specific financial statement items.
Peer Review Report:
Government Auditing Standards require that we make our most recent peer review report, and any letter of comment, publicly available. Our most recent peer review report can be viewed here.
We gauge our worth by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help your business 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 is just a few of the areas in which we provide consulting services:
- Budget preparation
- Business plans
- New business set-up services
- Type of entity selection
- Business valuations
- Buying/selling a business
- Loan application assistance
- Financial & retirement decisions
- Estate, trust, & gift planning
- QuickBooks & Sage 50 support
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.
Helping you develop strategies that will enable you to strengthen your financial security.
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.
Taking a proactive approach to 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
- Estates, trusts & gift
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Tax effects of buying/selling a business
- Tax projections
- IRS and State audit representation
We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company’s 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.