The 4 Signs Your CPA Cares About You

SJG Accounting and Tax client focus

The right CPA can mean the difference between success and failure in your business. A relationship with a good accountant can save you money and keep you compliant. A relationship with a great accountant does all those things and gives you focused, professional responsiveness from an advisor who is on your team all year long. It’s the great relationships that can mean the difference between sustainability and real success for your business. … [Read more...]

Five Signs You’ve Outgrown Your CPA

S.J. Gorowitz Accounting Tax CPA Alpharetta

Finding the right CPA can make a world of difference to your financial and mental wellbeing. This is a working relationship built on trust, credibility, business style and even personality type. A lasting partnership can provide you with informed, consistent support for your business and personal finances. But what happens if the relationship goes awry? Here are the top five signs that you may have outgrown your CPA. 5.  You find mistakes on your accounting and/or tax returns and get excuses. 4.  You always get voicemail when you call. 3.  Your QuickBooks file has not been adjusted to agree with your tax returns. 2.  You know deep down that your CPA probably should have retired years ago and may not be keeping up with tax law changes. The number one sign that you’ve outgrown your CPA - your tax returns are completed on October 15, regardless of when you provide the information.   If you suspect that your CPA is not working in your best interest or that you've … [Read more...]

Stacey J. Gorowitz Awarded Accounting and Estate Planning Professionals Award

Five Star Accounting and Estate Planning Professionals Award

Stacey J. Gorowitz, CPA, MBA is CEO of  S.J. Gorowitz Accounting & Tax Services, P.C., a boutique CPA firm supporting expanding and emerging businesses and their owners. In October, Atlanta Magazine and the Five Star Professional Organization awarded Stacey with the 2014 Atlanta Five Star Accounting and Estate Planning Professional Award. This honor was bestowed upon less than one percent of Certified Public Accountants who satisfied the ten eligibility and evaluation criteria, which included years in practice, an excellent client retention rate and favorable regulatory review. We exist to help companies and their owners to meet their immediate financial and business goals, and help them to lay a groundwork for success going forward. We provide consistently excellent service and current, reliable CPA focused knowledge that takes into account the goals of our clients, the specific nuances of their industry and the economic climate as a whole. This award is wonderful recognition … [Read more...]

If I had one hour with Gabby Douglas…

Gabby Douglas Olympics

  Imagine experiencing a substantial windfall of money - talk about everyone’s fantasy! Well, Gabby Douglas is one of these lucky people. CONGRATULATIONS GABBY!! As a CPA, I do worry about her sudden success. Can she manage and maintain this financial windfall? She’s a talented young woman with a good head on her shoulders, but it’s a big responsibility and a complex task to take on at such a young age. So, instead of yelling my advice to her through the TV, I thought I would blog about it. Everyone will tell her to assemble a good financial team around her – but really, what does that mean? What comprises a good financial team and what will they (hopefully) tell her? Gabby, here are my 3 pieces of advice… 1) When selecting your financial team, be sure to get a CPA who understands international tax law in addition to US tax law for entertainers and athletes. As a US citizen you are taxed on your entire worldwide income. The country you’re in may tax you too. There are … [Read more...]