Anthony & Associates, CPAs provides a wide range of services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. We strive to meet each client's specific needs in planning for the future and achieving their goals in an ever-changing financial and regulatory environment.
Our professional services include:
From start-ups to established enterprises, businesses rely on accurate and insightful financial information in order to maintain profitability and capitalize on new opportunities. Anthony & Associates, CPAs' accounting services focus on cost accounting and chart of account management to get our clients better information. Our clients make more money when they have better information because they make better decisions.
We assist in testing of the reliability of direct cost accounting, analysis of indirect cost, and contribution margins. Our work leads to better pricing of company goods and services, adding to the bottom line results.
We help clients to focus on the costs that matter in selling, or general and administrative expense. Less information is more information. By focusing on the costs that matter, we help clients to eliminate general ledger categories that provide no useful management tools. The result is better understanding on the part of owners and managers of the path to profit maximization.
These services include but are not limited to:
At Anthony & Associates, CPAs, we guide our clients through a full range of tax planning and preparation decisions with strategies that minimize your tax liabilities, maximize your cash flow and keep you on track to your financial goals. Our expertise, experience, analysis and thorough research allow us to find opportunities in existing and recently altered tax laws. We are knowledgeable and up to date on the tax laws. In some areas, especially highly complex or cutting edge tax matters, our experience is unequaled.
There are two things that make us stand out:
1. We start out by believing that nothing is impossible. That is why we find solutions when others cannot.
2. We are rooted in reality; if something really cannot be done, we will always tell you the truth. We will tell you what you do not want to hear, when no one else will, or find a solution that others overlooked.
Anthony & Associates, CPAs' financial statement services comprise all three levels of assurance depending on your company’s needs. For as long as we can remember, we have consistently been rated by our peers in the top 5% of all California CPA firms.
Audits offer the highest level of assurance to third parties, and include in-depth examination and confirmation of account balances, inventories, and selected transactions.
Reviews provide limited assurance to outside interests and involve inquiries and analytical procedures that confirm financial statement matters and identify any items requiring further analysis.
Compilations are usually requested for internal purposes and are based upon information provided by a company’s management. Our compilation standards go way beyond the industry requirements. Many of our clients have been able to use our compilations in lieu of reviews, simply because banks and bonding companies know that our compilations are so thorough. On the downside, the expanded range of work we do costs more; on the upside, the insight we get pays for the extra work many times over when we help our clients to become more profitable.
Effective estate and trust planning can ensure financial security for loved ones. For businesses, it can maintain a smooth succession of ownership. Anthony & Associates, CPAs' role is to help you navigate the complex and shifting tax laws to facilitate the transfer of assets and minimize the tax liability of your beneficiaries and more. Everyone should have a well thought out plan as to how to distribute the assets left in one's estate so as to avoid complications and to be sure that the individual's wishes are followed. Having your taxes and estate thoroughly and carefully planned will ensure that your loved ones don't have any complications to deal with during a time of loss.
Anthony & Associates, CPAs litigation support and forensic accounting services can be employed in a wide range of situations, including commercial litigation, financial investigations, business valuations, business and marital dissolutions, and bankruptcies. Our services can involve quantification of economic loss or damages, and analysis of financial records. Financial and personal records are often vast, and knowing what to do with the information when a dispute arises is a rare skill.
Our litigation support is in extremely high demand, so we are forced to turn down most of the work and cases we encounter. Our work in the area is limited to litigation support for continuing clients and potential continuing clients. We never turn down an existing client when the need for our help arises.
We outsource fraud and theft investigations to firms that perform those services better than we ever could.
Your business entity has a large impact on your taxes and other liabilities. From your company's inception through its growth and development, Anthony & Associates, CPAs can advise you on choosing an entity type and later restructuring if advantageous. With our knowledge and expertise, you will always be made aware of the most advantageous entity type for the functions your business performs.
Choosing and administering benefit plans for your employees is often a complex process. Anthony & Associates, CPAs can help you develop, implement, and administer your benefit, retirement, and profit-sharing plans with an eye toward reaching your company's financial and business goals. We can help maximize the cost benefit in implementing qualified plans.
Professional representation can be vital during an audit, and our experience with the tax authorities enables us to guide clients in their dealings with Federal and State agencies. If you have been chosen for an audit, the professional representation you can find with our firm can put many of your worries at bay. As a result of a long history, we have a good relationship with the tax authorities and a reputation for fair dealing. Don't underestimate the value of finding a firm that is recognized for integrity when you have tax issues.
Good cash management can improve a company’s liquidity, reduce costs, and increase profitability. With our help and guidance, you will always know whether your business plans will generate cash flow problems or not.
No one can predict the future perfectly, but we can all benefit from planning for it. Anthony & Associates, CPAs can combine expertise and experience with a gained understanding of your business to produce financial forecasts that can help you manage your business plans and spending. When your situation is volatile, forecasting for the future is imperative to your company's success. We have developed shortcuts that work. Our methods are unique. We will not prepare forecasts unless they are useful. We will tell you when forecasting can be shortcut.
Anthony & Associates, CPAs can provide in-depth analysis to help you identify and analyze the factors that drive the value of your company. Uses for this service include estate planning and compliance, buying and selling businesses, divorce matters, gifting of family limited partnership interests and the set up and maintenance of ESOPs. There are many factors that contribute to the perceived value of a business. We get you answers. When an independent valuation is needed, we outsource the job after we know what the value should be. We know middle market valuation experts who are far more competent than the large firm (expensive) specialists who are out of their element on companies worth less than one hundred million dollars.
Ask us. We usually restrict our work in mergers, acquisitions and sales to assistance for long-term clients, but we will take on projects where no one else can handle it if the job is a good fit for us.
Anthony & Associates, CPAs' professionals can assist you in sorting out the different options available for debt management and financing. When debt is a burden, you can walk you through the minefield to recovery, or get help. We often see the need for changing debt structure before our clients do. Our contacts help to find solutions when debt is an issue.
We do not raise equity capital; if financing is not available and equity capital is needed, it is best to look elsewhere to find investors. It takes a different kind of talent to find investors, and locating investors is not a talent to be found at Anthony & Associates, CPAs.
Our experience with the taxation of United States companies doing business abroad and residents working abroad as well as foreign corporations doing business in the United States or foreign citizens working in the United States is significant. We are not seeking to expand our services in foreign taxation. We generally restrict our foreign tax work to our continuing clients.