M. Scott & Company
Call for an appointment: (559) 935-2951

M. Scott & Company provides a wide range of services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. At M. Scott & Company, 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
•    Estate and Trust Tax Preparation
•    Bookkeeping/Write-up
•    QuickBooks Accounting Help and Assistance
•    Accounting Services
•    Reviews and Compilation
•    IRS Representation
•    Entity Selection and Restructuring
•    Payroll Services
•    Financial Projections and Forecasts
 
Tax Management Services
At M. Scott & Company, 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.
 
Accounting Services
From start-ups to established enterprises, businesses rely on accurate and insightful financial information in order to maintain profitability and capitalize on new opportunities. M. Scott & Company 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
•    Corporate tax planning and return preparation
 
Assurance and Advisory Services
At M. Scott & Company, 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:
•    Reviews and compilations
•    Entity selection and restructuring
•    Accounting software selection, implementation, and support
•    Financial projections and forecasts
•    Debt and finances advising
•    Transaction structuring and negotiations
•    Business succession
 
Reviews and Compilation
M. Scott & Company’s financial statement services comprise two levels of assurance
depending on your company's needs. Reviews

     Reviews
     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
     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.
 
Estate and Trust Tax Preparation
Effective estate and trust planning can ensure financial security for loved ones. For businesses, it can maintain a smooth succession of ownership. M. Scott & Company’s role is to help you navigate the complex and shifting tax laws to facilitate the transfer of assets and minimize the tax liability of your beneficiaries. Everyone should have a well thought out plan as to how to disburse one's estate so as to avoid complications and to be sure wishes are followed. Having your taxes and estate thoroughly and carefully planned will ensure that your loved ones don't have any complications to deal with during a time of loss.
 
IRS Representation
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.
 
Bookkeeping/Write-up
Accurate record keeping is essential to a successful business yet can also be complicated and time consuming. M. Scott & Company 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, M. Scott & Company 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.
 
QuickBooks Accounting Help and Assistance
QuickBooks can provide useful and timely information in the form of financial statements, reports and graphs. However, it can only provide this information if you purchase the right product and then install, setup and use it properly. We don't just help you use the software, we help you use it more efficiently and more effectively. 

M. Scott & Company offers the following solutions to help meet your QuickBooks needs:

     Personal Training

     We train you personally! Either one-on-one or several individuals within your organization at 
     your company's location. Installation We install QuickBooks on your stand-alone computer or 
     in a network environment, in either single- or multi-user mode.
 
     Setup
     We assist new QuickBooks users with initial setup including: EasyStep Interview, Preferences, 
     Lists, Customers, Vendors, Employees, Banking and Reports. We also help experienced users 
     manage their businesses more effectively by improving their current setup. Many users 
     experience problems and lack the ability to generate and track important information as a 
     result of inadequate setup.
 
     Support
     Our QuickBooks support service can assist you with any installation, setup or 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
     Our QuickBooks review service helps companies that have the human resources to perform 
     daily accounting and payroll tasks, but need an accounting and payroll expert to review your 
     transactions, accounts and reports. This review ensures that you receive timely, relevant and 
     reliable financial information. We also inform you of any corrections, adjustments or 
     re-classifications necessary to ensure that the financial information you receive reflects the 
     correct financial condition of your business. Reviews may be conducted at any time, 
     but monthly reviews provide you with up-to-date information and feedback about 
     your business.
 
Payroll Services
M. Scott & Company 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.
 
Cash Flow and Budgeting Analysis
Good cash management can improve a company's liquidity, reduce costs, and increase profitability. M. Scott & Company 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.
 
Financial Projections and Forecasts
No one can predict the future perfectly, but we can all benefit from planning for it. M. Scott & Company combines expertise and experience with a gained understanding of your business to produce financial projections that can help you manage your business plan and spending. Forecasting for the future is imperative to your company's success. We make it a point to keep current with market trends and updates so that your business can be prepared for what is to come. Depending on your needs, our work can range from top-level reports to detailed financial models.Type your paragraph here.