Your Financial Consultants in Richmond, VA

Our Services

ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING

As a business owner, you have more important things to do than bookkeeping. We can handle small business bookkeeping services that facilitates the smooth and successful functioning of your business. We create a personalized engagement for your specific needs. Bookkeeping services include Bank Reconciliation, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Money Management, Payroll, Credit Card Reconciliation, and Sales Tax.  Bookkeeping is the process of keeping accurate records of company spending and revenue. Some small business owners decide to do their own bookkeeping to save on costs while others prefer to hire a trained accountant. Aside from making filing corporate taxes easier, there are advantages to doing accurate bookkeeping that every business owner should understand.  Learn More

BUSINESS FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS

What does a business owner do with their financial information? We work with owners to identify the financial strengths and weaknesses of their business by properly establishing the relationship between the items of the balance sheet and the profit and loss account. They play a dominant role in setting the framework of managerial decisions. Information provided in the financial statements is not an end in itself as no meaningful conclusions can come from these statements alone. However, the information provided in the financial statements is of immense use in making decisions through analysis. Our goal is “to help you understand your financial statements as well as you understand your business.”  Learn More

CORPORATE TAX SERVICES

Understanding taxes is a huge part of starting and owning a business. Make sure you understand the ins and outs of payroll taxes, state and federal income taxes, and other tax requirements, or get someone on your side who does. Ames Accounting, LLC helps Richmond based businesses navigate their tax requirements. Not only can we help you file your initial government applications, but take the headache of sales tax, payroll tax, and business tax filings off your hands for good. Corporate tax is complex and our knowledge and experience is extensive and diverse. Business owners look to us for advice leading to informed, strategic decisions that balance short- and long-term tax liabilities.  Learn More

INCORPORATION AND LLC FORMATION

Understanding and comparing incorporation versus an LLC is incredibly important when determining the right business structure to maximize the likelihood for success. Our Firm can guide you through your incorporation or LLC formation, taking the time-consuming paperwork off your hands. We will discuss with you the advantages of incorporation, help you find and register a name, prepare and file your articles of organization, and provide you with a registered agent in Virginia.  Though corporations and LLCs can both help protect personal assets from business debts and potential lawsuits or judgments made against a business entity, an LLC and an incorporated business offer a difference in benefits.  Learn More

OFF-SITE CFO

Are you the CEO and CFO of your business? Get back to running your business and let us be your part-time CFO. It is important to locate methods of preventing excess spending while still maintaining quality control. We provide an independent viewpoint reflective of our extensive and focused experience along with our vast network of other business connections. We create a personalized plan geared toward short-term engagements for long-term goals.  Learn More

PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING

Financial planning is an on-going process that requires foresight to anticipate opportunities and prepare for the unexpected. There are two key objectives with financial planning:  (1) Personal financial goals: Preparing to have financial resources available when you desire to use them. (2) Estate planning: Preserving property and assets for loved ones after your death. In today’s volatile economic and legislative environments.  Learn More

PERSONAL TAX SERVICES

Our client driven tax services go beyond tax compliance and preparation. Benefit from tax management strategies that position you to leverage savings opportunities appropriate under the law while maximizing and protecting your net worth. Comprehensive tax and financial planning reaches far beyond this year and next. We cannot help you plan unless we know and understand you and your goals. Depending on your stage in life — beginning your career, accumulating wealth, or planning for retirement — we are here to help. Assessing the soundness of various investment alternatives, exploring asset allocation strategies, and considering other financial planning tools are jobs best tackled with a financial advisor at your side.  Learn More