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what we do

McLenehan and Associates CPAs offers a wide range of services to our individual and business clients. In addition to the list of services below and our extensive knowledge of accounting practices, there are some things you can count on from McLenehan and Associates CPAs – honesty, accuracy, impartiality, confidence, and a willingness to listen.

More than any single service, we know the most important thing between a CPA and their client is trust.

Accounting Services

Providing financial information to our clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that we feel cannot be compromised. Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis. Our firm provides a full range of cost effective accounting services including the following:

  • General ledger and financial statement preparation
  • Bookkeeping (Monthly/Quarterly/Annual)
  • Accounting system setup for new business
  • Computerized payroll services
  • Business tax preparation
  • Personal financial statements (net worth)

Audit Services

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company’s profitability and efficiency. Audits differ from reviews and compilations, as they are an extensive examination of your company’s systems and records providing the highest level of assurance.

Reviews and Compilation

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company’s profitability and efficiency. We provide financial reporting on two levels of assurance:

  • Review engagement – some analytical procedures conducted with limited assurance
  • Compilation engagement – based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use

Bookkeeping/Writeup

Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business. Our qualified staff can assist you with the day-to-day tasks associated with bookkeeping.

Financial Statements

We can assist you in the preparation of your financial statements in accordance with professional standards, but express no opinion or any form of assurance on the underlying information included in them. The financial statements produced can be a useful tool for management for making financial decisions.

Other Services

Due to our diverse client base, we encounter a wide array of financial and tax issues. As a result, we have gained valuable experience over the years in numerous specialized areas, many of which are listed below. We feel our ability to provide such a variety of services reflects our versatility and competency, as well as our dedication to quality client service.

  • Business startup and expansion
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset protection
  • Investment review

Tax Services

We prefer to take a proactive vs. reactive approach to tax services. By keeping current on new tax laws and legislation, we are in a position to identify key tax planning opportunities that minimize both your current and future tax liabilities. We provide our individual and business clients with the taxation expertise and knowledge that they deserve throughout the year. Tax services offered include but are not limited to:

  • Tax planning and return preparation
  • Individuals
  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Estates and trusts
  • Not-for-profit organization
  • Tax authority representation
  • Tax effects of buying/selling a business

Tax Planning and Preperation

Tax planning and preparation form a winning combination for our successful individual and business clients. Whether you are an individual or a multi-tiered partnership, our experienced staff can develop tax strategies that take advantage of new tax laws and legislation.

Estate and Trust Tax Preperation

Effective estate and gift planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

CRA Presentation

During our years of experience dealing with the many taxing authorities, we have achieved a level of competence that can ensure our clients they are being properly represented before the various federal and provincial tax agencies.

Payroll Services

As a business grows, it must hire more employees, which can result in increased payroll administration. We can assist you in implementing the controls necessary to ensure a reliable, efficient, and effective payroll system. Our firm can also help you develop a payroll system and prepare all necessary payroll tax returns in a timely manner.

Sales Tax Services

Many of our clients are responsible for collecting and submitting sales taxes in many different provinces. We can assist your company in the compilation of information and preparation of sales tax returns in an efficient and timely manner.

Consulting Services

We gauge our worth by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help your business identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, we provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business. The following is just a few of the areas in which we provide consulting services:

  • Accounting software selection and implementation
  • Type of entity selection
  • Buying/selling a business
  • Computer systems
  • Financial and retirement decisions
  • Estate, trust, and gift planning

Business Entity Selection

Choosing the form of entity for your business (I.e., corporation, sole proprietorship, or partnership) is a crucial decision that can have longstanding tax implications, positive or negative. We can assist you in evaluating the pros and cons of each entity type to help you determine the most advantageous form of business for your company.

Business Succession Planning

Effective coordination of the transition of your business to your successors is critical to ensure its continued success once you decide to remove yourself from the company’s day to day operations. With a solid background in tax and other financial matters, we are fully qualified to address the complex issues of business continuation and can assist you in developing a strategically sound plan.

Buying or Selling a Business

Structuring the purchase or sale of a business properly is a critical step in te process of buying or selling a business. Our competent staff gas experience to guide you through the acquisition/disposition process by addressing such issues as cash flow analysis and tax considerations.

Estate Planning

Effective estate planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provide security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

Financial Planning

A properly structured financial plan enables you to face any financial challenge that may present itself at each stage of your life. Through the financial planning process, we can help you assess your financial needs and develop strategies that will enable you to achieve your goals and strengthen your financial security.