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Vancouver, WA Rating

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5.0 (304)
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Why choose this provider?

Dimov Tax Specialists serves business owners and entrepreneurs in the Vancouver area. It provides accounting and tax services that help resolve financial issues related to various matters like private equities, tax controversies, audits, accounts payables and receivables, capital gains, and debt settlement. Its accountants and tax professionals also offer bookkeeping, HR and payroll outsourcing, and Excel consulting services to assist clients in managing their businesses efficiently. Dimov Tax Specialists has worked with local and international clients, corporations, and non-profit organizations. Some of its notable clients include Microsoft, Chase, and Google.

  • Business Taxes
  • Audits
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Individual Tax

Vancouver, WA Rating

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Need help contacting a Accountant in Vancouver? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

7700 Northeast Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662 Rating

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5.0 (6)
5.0 (1)

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Railsback Johnson, P.C., is an accounting firm serving clients throughout Vancouver. It provides strategic guidance and tax planning services to closely-held companies, their owners, and high net-worth individuals. Other services include accounting system setup, wealth transfer planning, and trust and estate administration. Owner Gregory M. Railsback has 20 years of experience in the industry and is a member of the Southwest Washington Estate Planning Council. Railsback Johnson, P.C., takes the time to get to know its clients to create strategies that match their goals.

4910 Northwest Camas Meadows Drive, Camas, WA 98607 Rating

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5.0 (7)
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Barrett & Company is a certified public accounting firm that has been assisting small to medium-sized businesses for over 30 years. The company offers different accounting services such as tax planning, business succession, IRS representation, cost segregation tax studies, and tax preparation. It also offers business and management advisory services and expert accounting and assurance. Barrett & Company is a member of various organizations such as the American Institute of CPAs, and the Washington Society of CPAs.

1307 Northeast 78th Street Suite B12, Vancouver, WA 98665 Rating

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4.2 (17)
4.0 (3)

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Northwest Accounting & Tax Services is a locally-owned professional accounting firm in Vancouver. The services it provides include tax preparation and start-up consulting for small businesses. Its tax preparation services include those from small estates, small non-profits, rental properties, business taxes, and investments. Payroll services are also available. Northwest Accounting & Tax Service is knowledgeable with QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, and other accounting software that can be used for bookkeeping services. It has over 30 years of experience in the industry.

2 South 56th Place, Ridgefield, WA 98642 Rating

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Northwest CPA is a boutique accounting firm that provides Vancouver residents and businesses with accounting, tax, and business consulting services. The company takes care of its clients' books, payroll, cash flow management, internal controls, and financial planning. It also helps in tax preparation, tax planning, and handling various types of tax problems, including IRS liens, levies, and seizures. Northwest CPA's owner, Jim Holder, has been serving in the industry since the late 1980s and is licensed to practice in Washington and Oregon.

Compare our Top Accountants

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Dimov Tax Specialists
Vancouver, WACall for quote
Railsback Johnson, P.C.
7700 Northeast Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662
Barrett & Company
4910 Northwest Camas Meadows Drive, Camas, WA 98607
Northwest Accounting & Tax Service, Inc.
1307 Northeast 78th Street Suite B12, Vancouver, WA 98665
Northwest CPA
2 South 56th Place, Ridgefield, WA 98642


  • Introduction

    Four main types of accountants are available to serve the accounting needs of individuals, large organizations, small businesses, and government agencies. These types of accounting include corporate, forensic, government, and public.

    • Corporate accountants maintain and file financial information for corporations. The focus is on keeping the corporation in legal compliance with tax laws and financial reporting requirements.
    • Forensic accountants gather and recreate financial data that isn’t readily available. These accountants might do that as part of a criminal investigation or if key financial information has been lost and needs to be recovered for legal reasons.
    • Government accountants work for government agencies, such as the IRS or a state tax department. They might also be found working in government offices in positions such as city treasurer or county auditor.
    • Public accountants are the accountants most likely to work with individuals or smaller businesses. These accountants manage financial statements, file tax returns, and record financial transactions. Preparing and filing tax returns are tasks these accountants might do for individuals. For companies, these accountants might handle payroll or bookkeeping besides preparing tax information for reporting purposes.

  • What does an accountant do?

    Accountants maintain financial records and interpret financial information. An accountant at one firm might maintain financial ledgers, while another might take on payroll management duties. Accountants can also specialize in specific areas, such as tax codes.

  • What is the difference between an accountant and a CPA?

    Accountants and CPAs handle many of the same accounting tasks. However, a CPA is an accountant who has passed a state exam to become a certified public accountant. A CPA is typically more trusted in an advisory position when in a business setting.

  • Does everyone need an accountant?

    Most individuals don’t need to hire an accountant, except for when tax season arrives. A small business owner is more likely to need an accountant than an individual because business owners have more complex record-keeping requirements.

  • What does a forensic accountant do?

    Forensic accountants use generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to investigate and solve financial mysteries that are typically related to uncovering or resolving suspected criminal activity, such as embezzling. These accountants may work for individuals, businesses, and government agencies.

  • What does a payroll accountant do?

    Processing payroll and employee benefits are key roles of payroll accountants. Some other duties performed by payroll accountants include using software and handling financial statements. These professionals might also analyze financial ledgers, prepare and present reports to management, and advise regarding investment opportunities.

  • Do I need an accounting major to become an accountant?

    You can work as an accountant without majoring in it. However, earning a degree and becoming a CPA offers more earning potential. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, certified public accountants who have received at least a bachelor’s degree earn a median annual wage of $73,560.