Accounting Services

Are you looking for a skilled provider as support for your bookkeeper, accountant, office manager, controller, CFO, or management team? Are your needs limited to periods of peak activity or longer-term? Do you want to partner with a firm that can help you support key non-core functions while you focus on your core business? Every company’s needs are different. LaPorte tailors its services specifically to meet yours.

 

The LaPorte Accounting Services Group is dedicated to providing a broad base of accounting services to our clients. Our professionals, ranging from paraprofessionals to directors, take on various roles – from developing your accounting operations for independent functioning to designing and implementing data collection systems so accounting functions can be performed from virtually anywhere.

 

We will work with you to select services that address your needs and that are designed with your input. In fact, many of our clients think of us as an extension of their in-house business operations.

 

We can help your business run more efficiently and effectively by developing practical techniques and solutions based on the identified strengths and weaknesses of your business operations. Our services can be performed on a project-by-project basis or year-round, depending upon your needs.

 

Accounting Services Highlights

  • A multi-disciplinary group serving over 200 clients
  • Highly credentialed professionals with certifications as public accountants, QuickBooks ProAdvisors, and a hospitality accountant executive as well as a master of business administration and bachelors of science in accounting and construction management
  • A practice that functions as a unified whole: clients have access to full resources of the firm through each office
  • Long-term continuity, strong technical abilities, conscientious client service

 

Accounting Services Client Base

Our accounting professionals serve clients in a broad range of industries, a sampling of which includes construction, energy, financial services, healthcare, hospitality and entertainment, law firm services, manufacturing and distribution, nonprofit, professional services, public sector, and real estate, among others.

 

We provide services to clients that range in size from small or start-up entities to some of the firm’s largest and most complex organizations.

 

Services

LaPorte’s Accounting Services Group can assist with:

 

Assurance services

  • Agreed-upon procedures
  • Compiled and reviewed financial statements in accordance with  generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and special frameworks of accounting

 

Traditional services

  • Accounting consultations
  • Accounting reconciliations
  • Accounting systems set up and implementation
  • Business license and property tax return preparation
  • Cash-flow analyses
  • Financial statement analyses and consultations
  • Financial statement preparation
  • General ledger processing
  • Government agency payroll research (e.g., employee versus independent contractor and 1099s)
  • Outsourced controllership functions
  • Payroll and sales tax return preparation

 

Consulting services

  • Accounting closing processes
  • Accounting principle consulting
  • Accounting software selection
  • Analyses of engaging/disengaging professionals
  • Benchmarking and budget analyses
  • Break-even analyses
  • Customized financial and management reports
  • Fund administration
  • Grant monitoring
  • Internal control recommendations
  • Judicial appointments as financial administrators
  • Professional service compensation analyses
  • Recruitment
  • Training and consultation
  • Utility rate analyses

 

Accounting software
LaPorte’s Accounting Services professionals are knowledgeable in the following software:

  • Creative Solutions
  • QuickBooks Enterprise
  • QuickBooks Online Edition
  • QuickBooks Premier
  • Sage 50 (Peachtree)
  • Sage 50 (Quantum)
  • Sage 100 ERP (MAS 90/200)

 

Industry-specific software

  • Construction
    • Foundation
    • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (Sage Timberline)
  • Hospitality and entertainment
    • Compeat
    • Micros
  • Law firm services
    • Juris
  • Oil and gas
    • OGsys
  • Real estate
    • Yardi
    • Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (Sage Timberline)

 

 

For more information, please email Kevin Hand, Director of Accounting Services.





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