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About Us

This year (2024) marks the beginning of our 35th year in private practice. We’ve witnessed a LOT of changes over that time. Changes in tax laws, government regulations, the economy, technology, and most importantly, changes in what our clients want and need from us.

I started my own private practice, in part, out of a life-long desire to help people – in an age where personal service seems to be increasingly hard to find.  Having previously worked for a number of large and small businesses, and having met many, many business owners over the years, I focused my desire to helping small business owners, in addition to individuals.

I soon learned that providing friendly and personal service, straight and honest advice, and reliable support – was exactly what many small business owners and individuals were searching for.  To them I became more than just "the accountant” - I became a trusted advisor, and friend - an expanded role that I have never taken for granted.

Today’s small business owners require much more than a “numbers-cruncher“. They, of course, still need someone to prepare their tax returns and help them “balance the books”, but that’s only the "compliance-end” of running a business.

What about...

  • practical management guidance?  

  • short and long term business and tax planning?  

  • cash flow analysis?  

  • budgeting?  

  • accounting software support and training?  

  • keeping pace with ever-changing laws and regulations?  

  • getting some “plain English” answers and advice?  

Our firm does a lot more — by assisting small business owners with the "management-related” as well as the “compliance-related” aspects of their businesses.

We provide a wide range of services and support to small businesses and individuals that include – and go beyond – traditional accounting, bookkeeping and  tax preparation.

YOUR business needs are important to us.

Please feel free to visit our site often. Our guests and our clients are always welcome!

We welcome the opportunity to be of assistance to you and your business. Please feel free to contact us for more information, or to schedule a free (one hour) initial consultation (at our office) without obligation.

Raymond Schwock, EA
Founder and President

FYI:  Our office is located in Central New York - just 20 miles southeast of Syracuse.

“Friendly serviceseems to be hard to find these days.  But, at our office, good old-fashioned friendly service is still in fashion.

We strive to build long term relationships, and client satisfaction is our top priority.

“Common sense” means giving our clients straight answers, honest advice and unbiased opinions.

Common sense help is what our clients want and need, and it’s what we’re all about.

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