Bruce Ashford
Client Services

My firm offers a wide range of services to my individual and business clients. Because my firm is relatively small, my clients benefit from personalized, quality service.

Please feel free to inquire about a service if you do not see it listed below. If it is not a service I provide, I would be more than happy to refer you to a qualified professional.


Consulting Services

Retirement Planning

Successful implementation and periodic review of your financial plan will ensure financial independence during your working years and throughout your retirement years.

Business Succession Planning

Effective coordination of the transition of your business to your successors is critical to ensure its continued success once you decide to remove yourself from the company's day to day operations. With a solid background in tax and other financial matters, I am fully qualified to address the complex issues of business continuation and can assist you in developing a strategically sound plan.

Consulting Services

I gauge my firm's worth by the personal and business successes of my clients. I can help your business identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth, and help you to develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, I 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:

*Accounting software selection and implementation

*Type of entity selection

*Business valuations

*Buying/selling a business

*Computer systems

*Financial & retirement decisions

*Estate, trust & gift planning

Estate Planning

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. I can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

Business Entity Selection

Choosing the form of entity of your business (e.g. "S" corporation, sole proprietor, limited liability company…) is a crucial decision that can have longstanding tax implications, positive or negative. I can assist you in evaluating the pros and cons of each entity type to help you determine the most advantageous form of business for your company.

Business Consulting

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.

Buying & Selling a Business

Structuring the purchase or sale of a business properly is a critical step in the process of buying or selling a business. I have experience to guide you through the acquisition/disposition process by addressing such issues as cash flow analysis and tax considerations.

Pension & Profit Sharing Plans

Qualified retirement plans (e.g. defined-contribution or defined benefit plans, Keoghs, SEPs…) can provide significant tax advantages for closely held businesses and self-employed individuals. I can assist you in evaluating the type of pension plan that will best serve the retirement needs of you and your employees.

Tax Services

Estate & Trust Tax Preparation

Effective estate and gift 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.

IRS Representation

During our years of experience dealing with many taxing authorities, we have achieved a level of competence that can ensure our clients they are being properly represented before the various federal and state tax agencies.

Payroll Services

As a business grows, more employees can result in increased payroll administration. I can assist you in implementing the controls necessary to ensure a reliable, efficient, and effective payroll system. My firm can also help you develop a payroll system and prepare all necessary payroll tax returns in a timely manner.

Tax Planning & Preparation

Tax planning and preparation form a winning combination for our successful individual and business clients. Whether you are an individual or a multi-tiered partnership, I can help you develop tax strategies that take advantage of new tax laws and legislation.

Accounting Services

Bookkeeping/Write-Up

Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis. My qualified staff can assist you with the day-to-day tasks associated with bookkeeping.

Financial Statements

I can assist you in the preparation of your financial statements in accordance with professional standards, but express no opinion or any other form of assurance on the underlying information included in them. The financial statements produced can be a useful tool for management for making financial decisions.

Accounting Services

Providing financial information to my clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that I feel cannot be compromised. Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis. My firm provides a full range of cost effective accounting services including the following:

*General ledger & financial statement preparation

*Bookkeeping (Monthly/Quarterly/Annual)

*Accounting system setup for new businesses

*Computerized payroll services

*Business tax return preparation (Sales & Use/Business Property)

*Personal financial statements

*Litigation support