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How to Find the Best Accountants in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA


From CPAs to ABAs, accountants in Marin County and bookkeeping services are an indispensable part of finance management. Performing your own bookkeeping services can be difficult and time-consuming. Hiring professional accounting services in Marin County will ease the burden.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best accountants in Marin County and issues related to hiring them.

 

Updated February 27, 2017

 The TOP 10 Accountants & Bookkeeping in Marin County CA

Patrick Mitchell CPA
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(415) 485-5140
914 Mission Ave # 4C
San Rafael, CA 94901
State License #89108
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 CSEA (California Society of Enrolled Agents) NAEA (National Association of Enrolled Agents) AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)

Areas Served: Marin County incl. San Rafael CA, Fairfax CA, Sausalito CA, Mill Valley CA, Tiburon ...
Services: CPAs

Debbie Coe Tax Preparation & Bookkeeping
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(707) 829-5766
PO Box 657
Fairfax, CA 94978
CTEC Registration #A017532
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 CTEC (California Tax Education Council)

Areas Served: Marin including San Rafael CA, Kentfield, Greenbrae, Ross, San Anselmo, Woodacre, ...
Services: full bookkeeping services for businesses and individuals

Morling & Co Accountants
60 E Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Larkspur, CA 94939

Areas Served: Mill Valley, San Rafael, Novato, San Anselmo, Fairfax CA, Woodacre, Tiburon
Services: CPAs, accountants, bookkeepers, financial statement, accounting system set up

Perotti & Carrade
1100 Larkspur Landing Cir #358
Larkspur, CA 94939

Areas Served: San Rafael CA, Novato CA, Larkspur CA, Mill Valley CA, Kentfield CA, Ross CA
Services: audit reviews, accounting services, bookkeeping, financial statements, compilations

Elsener & Elsener Accountants
3 Harbor Dr # 300
Sausalito, CA 94965

Areas Served: San Anselmo CA, Mill Valley CA, San Rafael CA, Tiburon CA, Fairfax CA, Kentfield CA
Services: accounting services incl auditing, bookkeeping, financial statements, compilations

Stephen J Delahunty Accountant
1500 Grant Ave # 200
Novato, CA 94945

Areas Served: Marin County incl. San Rafael, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Ross, Tiburon, Belvedere
Services: accounting, bookkeeping, financial audits, audit reviews, financial statements

How to Find the Best Accountants in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA 


Accountants in Marin County are required to be licensed by the California Board of Accountacy by meeting the requirements for education, experience, and passing an exam. Bookkeepers are not required to be licensed though they cannot advertise themselves as public accountants. Neither accountants nor bookkeepers are legally required to have professional liability insurance to protect you the client from financial loss due to an accounting error, however all accountants or bookkeepers bearing The Prime Buyer's ReportTOP 10 symbol do have that liability insurance for your protection, in addition to passing all of the other requirements for Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 status such as our research phone calls to their previous clients to verify high satisfaction, hiring only documented workers, sufficient length of time in business, clean complaint record, and more.

 



Accountants & Bookkeepers in Marin County Specialize in Different Areas of Finance
To find the best accountants in Marin County to suit your specific needs, be aware of the various certifications that accountants may have. Good accountants in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA may hold certificates for CPA (Certified Public Accountancy) or GCA (Certified General Accountancy). These accountants can perform general and public accounting tasks. For management accounting, accountants may hold a CMA title (Certified Management Accountant), or an ACMA title (Associate Certified Management Accountant). ABA or ABAA (Accredited Business Accountants) and PA (Public Accountants) practice personal accountancy. Different credentialing means different areas of expertise.

 

Forensic Accountants in Marin County
What is forensic accounting? The word forensic refers to something acceptable for use in a court of law, deemed to have been arrived at scientifically and objectively based on thorough review of physical evidence. Forensic accountants in Marin County are also referred to as forensic auditors or investigative auditors. Many large accounting firms in Marin County have forensic accounting departments, and many smaller firms or sole practioners specialize in forensic accounting in Marin County and operate solely as forensic accountants. Legal disputes that call for forensic accountants to calculate losses and economic damages include law suits for breach of contract and negligence claims, or simply company acquisitions. Many forensic accountants in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael are hired for cases involving assessment for spousal and child support claims.

 

Numerous Services Are Performed by Bookkeeping Services & Accountants in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA
The various accountants in Marin County are qualified and experienced in a number of different accounting areas, including public accounting, management accounting, project accounting, cash-basis accounting, chartered accounting, cost accounting, accrual basis accounting, small business accounting and fund accounting. CPAs can usually advise on estate and trust planning and administration. Accountants have access to much more finely tuned software than the average financial layman. Counsel on auditing, audit quality or compensation are some of the services offered by accountants in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA.

Some Bookkeeping Services & Accountants in Marin County CA Are Much Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these accountants in Marin County: Patrick Mitchell CPA, Debbie Coe Tax Preparation & Bookkeeping, Perotti & Carrade, Elsener & Elsener Accountants, Morling & Co Accountants, Stephen J Delahunty Accountant. Other accountants in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA that might still be in business include Eckhoff Accountancy Corp San Rafael CA, Zeisler Zeisler & Rawson Accountants San Rafael CA, Friedlander Cherwon Capper San Rafael CA. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Accountants & Bookkeeping in Marin County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

Questions To Ask Accountants in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA 


When it comes to accountants in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA, ask these questions about their abilities, experience, and credentials:


• How long have they been a practicing accountant in Marin County and how many clients do they now have? (All accounts bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have been in business for at least a year or in the industry for over 5 years.)

• Are the accountants CPAs, PAs or small business accountants?

• Do they generally deal with accounting for businesses or for individuals?

• What additional services aside from accounting or bookkeeping, if any, do they offer to their clients?

• How are their fees structured?

• Do the accountants work at a certified accounting firm?

• If you're talking to a multi-person accounting firm, who will handle your work, senior accountants or junior assistants?

• Are they willing to give you the name and numbers of some clients you can call as references? (All accountants bearing the Prime Buyer's Report— TOP 10 symbol have already had their client references called by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)

• What kind of education do the accountants have?

• Which certifications do the accounting professionals hold?

• Will they show you proof of liability insurance (such as Errors & Omissions) which protects you from financial loss due to a mistake? (All accountants bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already shown proof of liability insurance to research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report)

• Does the accountant visit his or her clients or will you always need to travel to the accoutants office?

• Can you see their credentials? (All accountants bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their certification verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)

 • What feedback does the accountant have on your specific accounting issues?

 

 

 

Resources About Accountants in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA 

Regulatory Agencies & Trade Associations Related to Accountants in Marin County
AICPA American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (http://www.aicpa.org/)
AAA Association for Accounting Administration (http://www.cpaadmin.org/)
AGNI Accountants Global Network International (http://www.agn.org/)
AGN - North America (http://www.agn-na.org/)
AICPA American Institute of CPAs (http://www.aicpa.org/)
BBB The Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.com)
BKR International (http://www.bkr.com/)
CALCPA California Society of CPAs (http://www.calcpa.org/)
CBA California Board of Accountancy (http://www.cba.ca.gov/)
CPAAI CPA Associates International (http://www.cpaai.com/)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
IAAER International Association for Accounting Education and Research (http://www.iaaer.org/)
IGAF International Group of Accounting Firms (http://www.igaf.org/)

Media Related to Accounting in Marin County
Abacus
Accounting and Business Research
Accounting and Finance
Accounting Education
The Accounting Review
Accounting Technology
Accounting Today
Behavioral Research in Accounting
CFO magazine
CGA Magazine
Contemporary Accounting Research
CPA journal
CPA news
CPA Software News
eCFO
The Economist
Electronic Accountant
The European Accounting Review
International Journal of Intelligent Systems of Accounting
Issues in Accounting Research
Journal of Accountancy
Journal of Accounting Research
The Journal of Management Accounting Research Practical Accountant
Strategic Finance Magazine
Treasury and Risk


If you are looking for certified public accountants, The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Accountants in Marin County within the following zip codes:

94950, 94904, 94915, 94920, 94976, 94930, 94978, 94903, 94957, 94942, 94945, 94963, 94949, 94937, 94933, 94965, 94924, 94939, 94964, 94912, 94938, 94974, 94947, 94901, 94966, 94973, 94914, 94946, 94956, 94925, 94929, 94941, 94913, 94970, 94960, 94971, 94940, 94979, 94977 and 94948

 

 

   


Bookkeepers / Accountants Fairfax CA

Barbara Petty CPA Fairfax CA 94930
Karen E Lynn CPA Fairfax CA 94930

Bookkeepers / Accountants Forest Knolls CA
Marin Financial Service Forest Knolls CA 94933

Bookkeepers / Accountants Kentfield CA
JR Begg CPA Kentfield CA 94904
Kenneth P Silverstone CPA Kentfield CA 94904
Maese & Assoc Kentfield CA 94904
Richard L Haney CPA Kentfield CA 94904

Bookkeepers / Accountants San Anselmo CA
Benedict & Associates San Anselmo CA 94960
George Stameroff San Anselmo CA 94960
Mark Glickman CPA San Anselmo CA 94979
Paul A Chasnoff CPA San Anselmo CA 94960

Bookkeepers / Accountants San Rafael CA
Allen & Co San Rafael CA 94901
Anthony Pignati CPA San Rafael CA 94901
BB Jones & Co San Rafael CA 94903
Bunker & Co San Rafael CA 94903
Caccamo & Grib San Rafael CA 94903
Chiao Smith & Assoc San Rafael CA 94903
Davis & Assoc San Rafael CA 94903
Davis Madelyn CPA San Rafael CA 94903
Denning & Co San Rafael CA 94901
Derryck J Dias & Assoc San Rafael CA 94903
Donna Cohen CPA San Rafael CA 94901
Dwight W Parcell CPA San Rafael CA 94903
Eckhoff Accountancy San Rafael CA 94903
Edward C Challberg CPA San Rafael CA 94903
Estate Minders San Rafael CA 94901
Friedlander Cherwon Capper San Rafael CA 94901
G Paul Hendriks CPA San Rafael CA 94903
Gaidano & Assoc San Rafael CA 94903
Gilbert & Co CPA San Rafael CA 94901
Glenn S Koorhan CPA San Rafael CA 94901
Grupo Canas San Rafael CA 94901
Harrington Group San Rafael CA 94901
Heidi A Trainor CPA San Rafael CA 94901
Howard F Rice San Rafael CA 94901
Howard H Brownstein CPA San Rafael CA 94901
Hunter CPA San Rafael CA 94901
I2I San Rafael CA 94903
J A Devers Inc San Rafael CA 94901
Joan B Levin CPA San Rafael CA 94901
John A Soderblom CPA San Rafael CA 94903
John G Dupar CPA San Rafael CA 94901
Jorstad San Rafael CA 94901
Justin Barnett Inc San Rafael CA 94901
Kraneburg CPAs San Rafael CA 94903
La Salandra & Guthrie San Rafael CA 94901
Larry D Hallum CPA San Rafael CA 94901
Leighton & Bonovich San Rafael CA 94903
Maher Accountancy San Rafael CA 94901
Marlea D Taylor CPA San Rafael CA 94903
Michael W Whipple CPA San Rafael CA 94901
Milt Greenfield CPA San Rafael CA 94903
Notti & Co San Rafael CA 94901
Parkinson Accounting Systems San Rafael CA 94903
R J Ricciardi Inc San Rafael CA 94901
Richard Schneider CPA San Rafael CA 94912
Robert C Finston CPA San Rafael CA 94903
Robert D Edwards CPA San Rafael CA 94903
Russell J Bertuccelli CPA San Rafael CA 94903
Sandra M Reinhardt CPA San Rafael CA 94901
Scott Porter San Rafael CA 94903
Smith & Co CPAs San Rafael CA 94901
Stephen Cassidy CPA San Rafael CA 94903
Stephen R Kinkade CPA San Rafael CA 94901
Steven P Miller CPA San Rafael CA 94901
TAM Accounting Service San Rafael CA 94901
Terry Allen CPA San Rafael CA 94903
Thomas J Holden & Co San Rafael CA 94903
Walter K McClain CPA San Rafael CA 94903
Weinstein Associates San Rafael CA 94901
Zeisler Zeisler & Rawson San Rafael CA 94901

 

 

Bookkeepers / Accountants Novato CA
Boerio & Co Novato CA 94949
Bregante & Co Novato CA 94949
Bruce Moeller CPA Novato CA 94947
Call & Metcalfe Novato CA 94945
Cameron & Rolling Novato CA 94949
Centaur Financial Service Novato CA 94947
Dennis D Freeman Novato CA 94947
Dennis Schroeder CPA Novato CA 94945
Ghirardo CPA Novato CA 94945
Gregory B Rice & Assoc Novato CA 94945
Gretchen J Lund CPA Novato CA 94949
Hines & Jones Novato CA 94947
Jack L Vogensen CPA Novato CA 94949
Kathleen Gilmour-Dwelly CPA Novato CA 94945
Kenneth Frank Accountancy Novato CA 94945
Linda Panichelli CPA Novato CA 94949
Magid Accountancy Corp APC Novato CA 94949
Marin Bookkeepers Referral Novato CA 94949
Martine Crowther CPA Novato CA 94945
Peter T Churchill Pc Novato CA 94947
Randolph Scott & Co Novato CA 94949
Robert L Sewall CPA Novato CA 94945
SJ Gallina Novato CA 94947
Stair Pedersen & Williams Novato CA 94945
Stephen J Delahunty Accounting Novato CA 94945
Stephen J Pelleriti CPA Novato CA 94945
Steven Johnson CPA CFP Novato CA 94949
Timothy Dodd CPA Novato CA 94949
Vogel & McDonald Novato CA 94945
Walker & Co Novato CA 94945
Wasserman & Kleinfeld Novato CA 94949

 

 


Bookkeepers / Accountants Corte Madera CA
Antoinette Nies CPA Corte Madera CA 94925
Benson Piombo & Co Corte Madera CA 94925
Bonnie L Ripple CPA Corte Madera CA 94925
Claude J Bishop Inc Corte Madera CA 94976
Clearcreek Consultants Corte Madera CA 94925
John E Mcewen CPA Corte Madera CA 94925
Kreger & Garden Corte Madera CA 94925
Richard Chinlund CPA Corte Madera CA 94925
Richard H Carter CPA Corte Madera CA 94925
Richard K Austin CPA Corte Madera CA 94976
Robin W Bastar CPA Corte Madera CA 94925
Virgil A Hoffman CPA Corte Madera CA 94925
William E Stewart CPA Corte Madera CA 94925
Winston & Velladao Corte Madera CA 94925

Bookkeepers / Accountants Larkspur CA
Claridad & Crowe Larkspur CA 94939
Economic Research Group Larkspur CA 94939
John C Blecka CPA Larkspur CA 94939
Lawrence J Lococo & Co Larkspur CA 94939
Mallory & Co Larkspur CA 94939
Markle Stuckey Hardesty & Bott Larkspur CA 94939
Max Malekian CPA Larkspur CA 94939
McLoughlin Briese & Co Larkspur CA 94939
Morling & Co Larkspur CA 94939
Perotti & Carrade Larkspur CA 94939
Robert M Bleeck CPA Larkspur CA 94977
Tarlson & Assoc Larkspur CA 94939
Thomas G Moore CPA Larkspur CA 94939
Transfer Pricing Group Larkspur CA 94939
Vandament Accountancy Larkspur CA 94939
William Archer CPA Larkspur CA 94939

Bookkeepers / Accountants Mill Valley CA
Cho F Chan Inc Mill Valley CA 94941
Comprehensive Business Service Mill Valley CA 94941
David M Simpson CPA Mill Valley CA 94941
James H Moseley CPA Mill Valley CA 94941
James Whitman CPA Mill Valley CA 94941
Jordan & Decker Mill Valley CA 94941
K H Wm Krueger CPA Mill Valley CA 94941
Kenneth Wetzell CPA Mill Valley CA 94941
Peter H Abel CPA Mill Valley CA 94941

Bookkeepers / Accountants Sausalito CA
CJ Spady Sausalito CA 94965
Cathy L Stierhoff CPA Sausalito CA 94965
David Levinson CPA Sausalito CA 94965
Docutek Sausalito CA 94965
Elsener & Elsener Sausalito CA 94965
Fleischmann & Wada Sausalito CA 94965
H J George Ulrichs Corp Sausalito CA 94965
Keith C Stoneking CPA Sausalito CA 94965
Leslie A Wiener Financial Service Sausalito CA 94965
Michael S Gordon CPA Sausalito CA 94965
Robert Brownstein CPA Sausalito CA 94965
William Hinton & Co Sausalito CA 94965

 

 

 

 

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Questions To Ask Accountants in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA


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Resources About Accountants in Novato, Sausalito and San Rafael CA

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