Accountants

Looking for reference for NYC accountant

Joseph Galarneau Founder and CEO at Mezzobit, creating transparency and control for Internet data

March 25th, 2013

Launching company shortly and looking for an external accountant to handle accounting for the first 12-18 months until we're big enough to require internal accounting expertise. One of my co-founders and I will handle the finance duties, and probably could do 90% of the accounting stuff, but the the latter is a non-value-added distraction (above and beyond having a breakdown into our spend and revenues). The actual transactions that need to be managed are fairly simple, and we're using a PEO to handle the HR and payroll stuff. Just need someone to help with the remaining items -- probably a day or two a month (outside of tax season). Would like someone who's familiar with the accounting rules for high-tech service companies in the start-up space, as well as someone who would be able to handle us as we grow.
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Matt Mireles

March 25th, 2013

use Indinero.com. I highly recommend. It's Quickbooks + Bookkeeper + Accountant all rolled into one. --

Pete Soderling Biz hacker, geek and developer advocate with a bicoastal habit (NYC & SF)

March 26th, 2013

I'd highly recommend Helen Poon, who's helped me with three of my companies over the past 8 years. She's smart and startup savvy, and in addition to traditional bookkeeping functions also offers higher-end CFO-type strategic services if you ever need them.  You can reach her at: hpoon@ignitionpoint.com

Joseph Galarneau Founder and CEO at Mezzobit, creating transparency and control for Internet data

March 27th, 2013

Thanks all. Incidentally, InDinero charges about $800/mo for the basic services for a $1-$2M/yr enterprise, in case anyone is interested in the economics of this.