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What is a CPA and Do I Need One?

A Certified Public Accountant, or CPA, is a professional who is licensed to practice accounting in their respective state after completing a rigorous education and examination process. They provide various accounting and financial services, including tax preparation, financial planning, audit, and assurance services. At CFO Source, we’ve been providing Marylanders with our CPA services for years, and wanted to talk about what exactly a CPA is, and why you need one.

Ensure You’re in Compliance with Maryland’s Laws and Regulations

In Maryland, companies of all sizes and industries require the services of a CPA for several reasons. One of the primary reasons is tax compliance. Maryland, like every other state, has its own tax laws and regulations, which can be complex and overwhelming for businesses to navigate. CPAs possess the necessary expertise to ensure businesses are in compliance with state and federal tax laws, minimizing their tax liabilities and avoiding potential penalties or legal issues.

A CPA Will Help You Keep on Top of Your Finances

Maryland companies need CPAs to help them manage their finances effectively. CPAs can provide valuable insights and analysis to help businesses make informed financial decisions. They can also help businesses prepare financial statements and budgets, which are essential for securing loans, attracting investors, and evaluating performance.

An Experienced Maryland CPA Will Ensure Your I’s are Dotted and Your T’s are Crossed

Another reason why Maryland business owners work with an experienced Maryland CPA is to receive audit and assurance services. These services involve reviewing a company’s financial statements to ensure they are accurate and comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or other industry-specific standards. This helps build trust with investors, creditors, and other stakeholders, as well as ensuring that the company’s financial information is reliable and accurate.

CPAs Can Provide Consultation Services

CPAs can also provide consulting services to Maryland companies. Consulting services can range from helping businesses develop strategies to grow and expand, to advising on mergers and acquisitions, to providing guidance on risk management and internal controls. A professional Maryland CPA can help businesses identify potential risks and opportunities, develop plans to mitigate those risks, and take advantage of opportunities to grow and succeed.

Improve Your Business With the Services of a Trusted Maryland CPA

Maryland companies require the services of a CPA for a wide range of reasons, including tax compliance, financial management, audit and assurance services, and consulting. By working with a CPA, Maryland businesses can ensure they are making informed financial decisions, complying with all relevant laws and regulations, and positioning themselves for long-term success. Basically, hiring an experienced Certified Public Accountant, if you don’t have one, will help you streamline the way you do business.

At CFO Source, we’ve been helping business owners across the state of Maryland with all of our different accounting services for many years. We’ve worked with small, medium, and large sized businesses from many different industries. If you need some CPA services, we encourage you to give us a call at (443-487-7733) or send us an online message to learn more about all of the specific services we offer.


What Our Clients Say...

"We struggled for several years with high turnover in our bookkeeper position, which resulted in missed billings and duplicate payments. Craig Kershaw was able to locate a high caliber person who quickly took over the accounting and is now helping to expand the business into new markets. I no longer worry about whether my accounting is being done properly."

-Bryant Brambeck, Owner, Liberty Emblem Company

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