At Steward Ingram & Cooper PLLC, we offer comprehensive and customized small business accounting and bookkeeping services in Durham that save you time, minimize your stress, and increase your profits. We understand that running a business or a nonprofit involves taking on several responsibilities and wearing different hats, and we’re here to act as your trusted CPA and financial advisor. For a consultation on business accounting services in Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Cary, and the surrounding areas, contact us now at  (919) 872-0866 or fill out the form below.

Our Accounting Services 

Financial Statement

Financial statements are very important for any business or non-profit, giving an insight into their financial health over a set period of time. As well as offering financial statement preparation, we also provide financial statement review, audit, and compilation services. We are dedicated to providing accurate financial statements to our business and non-profit clients using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Tax Preparation

Taxes are an unavoidable part of doing business. We can help you understand what your tax responsibilities are and prepare your returns. We stay up-to-date on tax code adjustments and industry-specific regulations to ensure we aren’t just minimizing your tax payments, we’re doing it in a way that’s ethical and aligned with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP).

General Ledger Assistance

The general ledger is the heart of a company’s financial records. It lists all assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity accounts, along with their corresponding balances. We can provide you with detailed reports and guidance so that you can understand your financial position.

Financial Analysis

When you run a company, you often face tough business decisions such as whether or not to expand your operations. Our Durham CPAs can help analyze your financial data so you can make better informed business decisions and plan for the future.

Why Choose Steward Ingram & Cooper, PLLC for Accounting Services 

Since 2000, Steward Ingram & Cooper PLLC has provided accounting and tax services to businesses and non-profits in the Durham area. Our entire staff consists of experienced accountants and tax preparers who can provide advice on a wide range of accounting issues, from tax planning to financial statement preparation.

Outsource your accounting so you can focus on running your business and know that your taxes are handled fairly and correctly.

Accounting: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a CPA and an accountant?

While all CPAs are accountants, not all accountants are CPAs. Accountants can monitor personal or business finances, keep records, and can issue financial statements. Whereas the certified public accountant title shows that the person has sufficient knowledge and education, as well as experiences to pass their uniform exam. CPAs in Durham, NC are completely regulated by state law so they must complete continued learning in order to be considered up-to-date on trends or new updates within this field.

Should I hire an accountant?

Hiring an accountant is a tricky decision, but it can be the difference between ultimate success and failure of a business. Some Durham businesses choose to outsource their accounting needs through retainer services or temporary hires while others have full-time employees do this work for them in house. However, depending on your company’s resources you may not always have enough manpower available so if that happens you can opt to outsource accounting services, or hire a certified public accountant during tax season.

How can outsourced accounting with a Certified Public Accountant help my business?

Your business can benefit from an outsourced accountant to make sure your financials are up-to-date and taxes are filed correctly. This allows business owners to focus on running their business.

What accounting duties can be outsourced to a CPA?

An accountant is there to take care of all your financial needs. Whether you need help with personal, business, or non-profit accounting or taxes, a CPA in Durham can help you with tax preparation and planning, tax filing, general ledger assistance, financial statement preparation, and financial analysis.

Are accounting services taxable in North Carolina?

North Carolina has a sales tax, but outsourcing accounting services to CPAs who are based out of Durham means you won’t have to pay any extra taxes. Find more information on our site about how this could benefit your small business!

What’s the difference between accounting services and bookkeeping?

Bookkeeping and accounting are both vital services for improving the financial standing of your business, but they serve different purposes. Accounting is used to analyze data while bookkeeping records what’s happening with the money in order make sure everything runs smoothly from day-to date as well future projections based on current trends or expectations about those things changing over time.