Garrett A. Surles, CPA PLLC
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Client Services

Financial, Accounting & Tax Preparation Services in Memphis

The firm offers a wide range of financial services, accounting services, and tax preparation services in Memphis to both individual and business clients. Being a relatively small firm, we are able to offer our clients personalized quality service. Below is a list of some of the services that are offered to clients along with a brief description.

As the list below is by no means all-inclusive, please feel free to inquire about a service if you do not see it listed.

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Memphis Accounting Services

Audits, Reviews and Compilations

I view my role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. I provide financial reporting on all three levels of assurance:

  • Audit- an intensive examination with the highest level of assurance
  • Review - some analytical procedures conducted with limited assurance
  • Compilation - based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use.

Accounting Services

Providing financial information to clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that cannot be compromised. Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis. The 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

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.

Management Bookkeeping/Write-Up Advisory Services

Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business.

Let me help you whether it's getting set up on an accounting software, further accounting software training, monthly or quarterly accounting and bookkeeping consulting, or more.

I can do as little or as much work for the accounting department of your business as you desire, from planning, implementation, and occasional monitoring to regular accounting oversight and reports.

Cash Flow & Budgeting Analysis

A business can be profitable and still run into trouble due to cash flow issues. I can help forecast and evaluate your company's financial condition, estimate financing requirements, and track cash-flow sources and uses.

Memphis Business Consulting Services

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.

Accounting Software Selection & Implementation

With the number of computerized accounting software packages available for small businesses and individuals growing every day, selecting one that is right for you has become increasingly difficult. As an accounting professionals, I have been exposed to many programs through trade journals and actual use. My experience can help you choose and implement the system that best fits your needs.

Debt & Financing Services

Debt management and the evaluation of financing options are issues that an experienced professional deals with every day. Let me use my experience to assist you in securing financing for your personal or business needs or consolidating your current debt to a more manageable level.

Management Advisory Services

Even the most qualified managers can benefit from competent, objective feedback. I can help your company's management team develop long-term objectives and specific strategies to facilitate your business' future growth and success.

Business Consulting

I gauge my success by the personal and business successes of my clients. I 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, I can help provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business.

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.

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

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 the experience to help guide you through the acquisition/disposition process by addressing such issues as cash flow analysis and tax considerations.

Memphis Tax Services

Tax Services

I prefer to take a proactive vs. reactive approach to tax services. By keeping current on new tax laws and legislation, I am in a position to identify key tax planning opportunities that minimize both your current and future tax liabilities. I provide my individual and business clients with the taxation expertise and knowledge that they deserve throughout the year. Tax services offered include but are not limited to:

  • Tax planning & return preparation
  • - Individuals - Corporations - Partnerships - LLCs/LLPs - Estates, trusts & gift - Not-for-profit organizations
  • Taxing authority representation
  • Tax effects of buying/selling a business

Tax Planning

Tax planning is an essential element of the tax preparation process. By making tax planning part of your overall business strategy, you can use my experience and access to the most current new developments in the tax laws to minimize both your current and future tax liabilities.

Tax Preparation

My significant investment in computerized tax preparation and research software enables me to accurately and efficiently prepare returns for various types of entities including individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, and not-for-profit organizations.

IRS Representation

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

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

Payroll Services

As a business grows, it must hire more employees, which 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.

Sales Tax Services

Many clients are responsible for collecting and submitting sales taxes in many different vicinities. I can assist your company in the compilation of information and preparation of sales tax returns in an efficient and timely manner.

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