We will prepare all of your business and personal tax returns. There is a good possibility that we can save you hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars on taxes alone!
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Payroll set-up and monitoring consulting for small businesses and non profit organizations. Choose from 3 ways to pay employees: (1) free direct deposit, (2) printed checks, or (3) handwritten checks. More…
We specialize in small start-up businesses for new and existing businesses. It is important to have an experienced accountant on your side to guide you as your business grows.
Focus Financial is an accounting firm in Bozeman and Belgrade that concentrates on the needs of small to medium sized businesses.
We have been Belgrade and Bozeman Accountants for the past fifteen years. We focus on providing financial advice that lets us take the worry and stress out of your financial life. Twenty five years of experience in public accounting and private industry working in the areas of audit, tax planning and preparation and financial statement preparation. Working with small business and non profit organizations designing accounting systems, setting internal control policies and procedures, preparing grant reports, budgets, audit work papers, tax returns, computer installation and staff training.
- Licensed C.P.A. in the state of Montana
- 2003 through 2015 Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor
- Bachelors degree in Accounting
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