• Will my personal documents be secure and confidential?
    We maintain a policy of the strictest confidence in matters pertaining to our clients' affairs. You can rest assured that all electronic documentation is securely protected and any conversations are private and confidential. No one will learn about your business or tax status – whether it be relatives, associates or friends who might have referred you to us.

  • Does Stephen Graves The Accountant Company Provide Year-Round Service?
    Our tax services are available from anywhere twelve months a year. You may contact us by phone, Skype™ or email from anywhere in the world. Your personal tax information is available to you 24/7 using our secure file transfer system, ShareFile™.

  • Can I Schedule a Private Consultation?
    Whether you have a simple tax question, need to clarify business strategy tax implications, or have received a government notice of audit, you may give us a call or send an email to either speak with a CPA or schedule a consultation appointment.

  • What is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?
    Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the statutory title of qualified accountants in the United States who have passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination and have met additional state education and experience requirements for certification as a CPA. In most states, only CPAs who are licensed are able to provide to the public attestation (including auditing) opinions on financial statements.

    To qualify for certification and a state license, an individual generally must:

    • Have a college degree or its equivalent
    • Pass the rigorous uniform CPA Examination
    • Meet certain experience or postgraduate study requirements
    • Meet annual continuing education requirements
    • Adhere to certain ethical standards and codes of professional conduct established by

    governmental bodies and peer organizations

  • What Type of Services Does a CPA Provide?
    The CPA plays an important role in business and the economy. Possessing technical knowledge and skills, the CPA is trained to apply sound judgment in business situations, helping people and organizations evaluate the use of economic resources. Today's CPA provides a wide range of services to various sectors including, but not limited to, the business and corporate industry and government and nonprofit organizations, playing many roles such as:

    • Auditor
    • Educators
    • Management Consultants
    • Personal Financial Representative
    • Tax Advisor
    • Technology Consultant

    CPAs function as independent auditors and act as advisors to individuals, businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies on a wide range of finance and tax-related matters.