Harrisburg is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the best city to live in Pennsylvania and one of the best places to live in the United States. As reported in PennLive, a place has to be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life to make the top of the list.
Harrisburg’s livability, employment opportunities and quality of life also makes it an area of great opportunity for small businesses. That’s exactly why one of Gift CPAs five offices is located in the Harrisburg area, in a convenient business suite right off South Houcks Road in Lower Paxton Township.
In the office is a well-rounded team of talented professionals with diverse accounting backgrounds who provide sound business advice and accounting services to Harrisburg small business clients in a wide range of industries.
On the team are highly experienced bookkeepers who not only understand the unique needs of their clients, but also have deep knowledge of the Harrisburg area and apply that knowledge to the services and guidance they provide.
Lori Backenstoes, for example, has been part of the Gift CPAs team for over 30 years working primarily in the firm’s Harrisburg office. Lori believes small business owners in Harrisburg appreciate Gift CPAs because of its commitment to building relationships.
“So much is transactional nowadays,” Lori says. “At Gift CPAs, we provide an added personal touch that makes a positive difference for our clients and their businesses.”
Alison Speck-Laughman, another Harrisburg office bookkeeper, highlights the firm’s high standard of integrity as a reason that Harrisburg businesses choose Gift CPAs. Alison, who has been at the firm for over 20 years, holds a degree in accounting as well as a certified public bookkeeping license (CPB).
Diana Williams, who joined the Gift CPAs team as a bookkeeper this year, mainly focuses on processing payroll for Harrisburg small business clients. Diana believes a partnership approach is a key differentiator in how Gift CPAs works with its clients.
“I enjoy building professional relationships with my clients and ensuring clients feel like I am a true partner for their business,” Diana says. “I believe that showing clients how important they are builds trust and enables us to better help them operate and grow their businesses.”
Finding a trusted bookkeeping service with an understanding of your local area can be key to a small business owner’s success. Here are three ways Gift CPAs bookkeepers are especially equipped to serve Harrisburg businesses:
1. Doing Business with State Government
As Pennsylvania State Capital, many Harrisburg companies do business with the Commonwealth. Those that work with the Commonwealth need a bookkeeping service like Gift CPAs that knows the ins and outs of complying with state requirements for billing and reporting.
2. Doing Business Locally and Around the World
Some Harrisburg businesses only serve customers locally. Some serve customers around the world. Some do both. In any case, as a local Harrisburg firm and expert in the industry, Gift CPAs has the knowledge and experience to meet your bookkeeping needs regardless of where you do business.
3. Doing Business That’s Affected by Seasonality
With attractions like Hersheypark and recreational opportunities for those who love the outdoors, many Harrisburg small businesses benefit from seasonal tourists. Businesses that are affected by the complexity that seasonality has on daily operations can benefit from the planning and forecasting expertise that Gift CPAs can provide. Gift CPAs understands the impact that seasonality can have on cash flow and can provide expert guidance for the specific needs of your business.
The Harrisburg area is a unique place to live and grow a thriving business. Regardless of your business’ size or industry, you deserve a bookkeeping service that understands your specific needs, provides personal touches to guide your business and makes you a priority. Gift CPAs is here for you.
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Contact Gift CPAs for more information on our full scope of accounting and business services. We have years of experience working with small businesses to help with bookkeeping, taxes and other business needs. Make an appointment to meet virtually or at one of our five locations in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Myerstown, Ephrata or Lancaster!