Judith P. Higgins, CPA provides a wide range of services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. At Judith P. Higgins, CPA, we strive to meet each client's specific needs in planning for the future and achieving their goals in an ever-changing financial and regulatory environment.
Our professional services include:
- Tax Management Services
- Assurance and Advisory Services
- Financial Planning through Blue Chip Financial Advisors, LLP
- IRS Representation
- Employee Benefits, Pension, and Profit-Sharing Plans
- Debt and Finance Advising
Tax Management Services
At Judith P. Higgins, CPA, we guide our clients through a full range of tax planning and preparation decisions with strategies that minimize your tax liabilities, maximize your cash flow and keep you on track to your financial goals. Our expertise, experience, analysis and thorough research allow us to optimize financial opportunities to be found in existing as well as recently altered tax laws. We are knowledgeable and up to date on the tax laws and can make sense of your receipts, bills and notices.
From start-ups to established enterprises, businesses rely on accurate and insightful financial information in order to maintain profitability and capitalize on new opportunities. Judith P. Higgins, CPA's accounting services steer you closer to these goals with accurate record-keeping and reporting as well as support on financial issues such as initial accounting system setup, cost-containment, tax planning, investments, and employee benefit and profit-sharing plans.
These services include but are not limited to:
- General ledger and financial statement preparation
- Bookkeeping (Monthly, quarterly, or annual)
- Accounting system setup and support
- Payroll processing
- Cash flow budgeting and forecasting
- Personal financial statements
- Employee benefit and profit-sharing plans
- Corporate tax planning and return preparation
- Litigation support
Assurance and Advisory Services
At Judith P. Higgins, CPA, we focus on building close client relationships that add long-term value. This includes assuring the solidity of financial records, evaluating financial procedures and working to produce strategies that help our clients face the myriad challenges of business planning and execution. Our clients benefit from objective analysis to assist in controlling costs, increasing efficiency, and implementing new technologies and procedures that take advantage of changes in the marketplace, accounting standards, and tax law. Our assurance services will improve information quality or its context, meaning more success for your business.
These services include but are not limited to:
- Audits, reviews, and compilations
- Entity selection and restructuring
- Accounting software selection, implementation, and support
- Business valuations
- Financial projections and forecasts
- Debt and finances advising
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Transaction structuring and negotiations
- Business succession
Reviews and Compilation
Judith P. Higgins, CPA's financial statement services comprise all three levels of assurance depending on your company's needs.
Reviews provide limited assurance to outside interests and involve inquiries and analytical procedures that confirm financial statement matters and identify any items requiring further analysis. We perform reviews to ensure the integrity of your data.
Compilations are usually requested for internal purposes and are based upon information provided by a company's management. They do not offer assurance but may involve some adjustment to accounting records.
Financial Planning through Blue Chip Financial Advisors, LLP
Judith P. Higgins, CPA can help you maintain financial independence through a comfortable retirement. We'll guide you through the tough decisions: asset allocation, investment performance monitoring, college education funding, retirement plans, insurance, taxes, and estate and business-succession planning. Whether you're developing an investment strategy or evaluating current investments, Judith P. Higgins, CPA will consider the tax implications, to ensure an advantageous after-tax return for your portfolio. The road to retirement is a long one. Let us help you to take the proper steps to reach your goals.
QuickBooks and Peachtree Accounting Help and Assistance
QuickBooks and Peachtree can provide useful and timely financial statements, reports and graphs. But only if you purchase the right product, and install and use it properly. We don't just help you use these accounting applications, we help you use them more efficiently and effectively.
Judith P. Higgins, CPA offers the following solutions to help meet your QuickBooks and Peachtree needs:
Personal Training - We train you personally! One-on-one, or several individuals within your organization at your company's location.
Installation - We install the software on your standalone computer or in a network environment, in single- or multi-user mode.
Setup - We offer initial setup assistance for new users, including: EasyStep Interview, Preferences, Lists, Customers, Vendors, Employees, Banking and Reports. For experienced users, we can improve setup to better track and report on important information.
Support - Our support service can assist you with any installation, setup and operation assistance you might need. In addition, our support is not limited just to the software part of it, but we can also provide accounting and payroll assistance.
Review - Even if you do your own accounting and payroll, you can rely on our experts to review your transactions, accounts and reports for accuracy and to flag important information and trends. We'll inform you of any corrections, adjustments or reclassifications necessary to ensure that the financial information you receive is timely and accurately reflects the financial condition of your business. Reviews may be conducted at any time, but we recommend monthly reviews for up-to-date information and feedback about your business.
Accurate record-keeping is essential to a successful business yet can also be complicated and time consuming. Judith P. Higgins, CPA can help you with the organization and day-to-day tasks of bookkeeping so that you can focus on your core business.
Entity Selection and Restructuring
Your business entity has a large impact on your taxes and other liabilities. From your company's inception through its growth and development, Judith P. Higgins, CPA can advise you on choosing an entity type and later restructuring if advantageous. With our knowledge and expertise, you will always be receiving the most advantageous entity type for the functions your business performs.
Professional representation can be vital during an audit, and our experience with tax authorities enables us to guide clients in their dealings with federal and state agencies. If you have been chosen for an audit, the professional representation you can find with our firm can put many of your worries at bay. We are ready and willing to answer any and all questions the IRS may be asking of you.
Judith P. Higgins, CPA's payroll services can help you reduce the time spent on administration through developing and implementing a computerized payroll system that will facilitate processing, timely payment and preparation of tax returns.
Employee Benefits, Pension, and Profit-Sharing Plans
Choosing and administering benefit plans for your employees is often a complex process. Judith P. Higgins, CPA can help you develop, implement, and administer your benefit, retirement, and profit-sharing plans with an eye toward rewarding your employees and reaching your company's financial and business goals. We can also help maximize tax advantages in implementing these plans. As your business grows, your business and your employees will be rewarded for the hard work that contributed to the success of your business.
Cash Flow and Budgeting Analysis
Good cash management can improve a company's liquidity, reduce costs, and increase profitability. Judith P. Higgins, CPA can help you maintain optimal cash flow levels by tracking sources and uses, forecasting, and budgeting accordingly. To a business entity, cash flow is something that can make or break the business' ability to survive. We can help you analyze your spending, re-balance your budget and/or debts for an optimal cash flow to support your business' success. This balance plan would be revisited if and when there were any major changes in your business structure to ensure that you are operating at an optimal level. With our help and guidance, you will always be on top of your finances and ready for the future.
Debt and Finance Advising
Whether your needs are corporate or personal, Judith P. Higgins, CPA's professionals can assist you in sorting out the different options available for debt management and financing that will lower your payments and/or reduce the total amount of interest paid. Re-balancing your debts can also result in tax deduction savings. Even if you are able to handle the payments and the amounts of your current debts, our expertise may be able to save you money and/or lower your payments.
Restaurant and Bar inventory control and consulting
Judith P. Higgins, CPA provides comprehensive Restaurant and Bar inventory control and consulting services.