Hocker, Fitzjarrald & Richardson, PC is a Canton, IL CPA and financial services firm.

Our firm offers a wide range of accounting, tax and investment services to our individual and business clients. Because our firm is relatively small, our clients benefit by receiving personalized, quality service that is second to none. Below we have listed the services that we offer to our clients along with a brief description following the list.

We would enjoy sitting down to discuss a tailored investment plan with you. In our investment work, we specialize in tax favored business retirement plans, IRA and retirement plan rollovers. Income tax issues are an important consideration at the time of a retirement plan initiation or rollover of plan assets to an IRA. Consideration of the tax issues are even more critical when planning for the distribution phase of your IRA or retirement plan assets. It makes good sense to have a CPA involved to integrate the investment and taxation issues relating to rollovers, IRAs, retirement plans and other retirement assets. Please review the IRA and retirement plan services we offer and give us a call to discuss what we can do for you. As the list below is by no means all-inclusive, please feel free to inquire about a service if you do not see it listed. If it is not a service we provide, we would be more than happy to refer you to a qualified professional.

Accounting Services
Reviews & Compilations
Bookkeeping/Write-Up
Roth IRA investments
Individual Retirement Account (IRA) investments
Financial Statements
Fixed and Variable annuities
403(b) investments 
401k plan // IRA rollovers
Employee Benefit Plans
Financial Forecasts & Projections
Cash Flow & Budgeting Analysis
Tax Planning
Tax Preparation
Payroll Services
Sales Tax Services
Estate & Trust Tax Preparation
Consulting Services
Accounting Software Selection & Implementation
Business Succession Planning
Buying & Selling a Business
Fraud Prevention & Detection
Retirement Planning
Management Advisory Services
Business Consulting
Pension & Profit Sharing Plans
Investment Review
Business Entity Selection
Other Services
Compilations

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403(b) investments
Tax sheltered investment plan for teachers, hospital employees and certain other non-profit organization employees. Call us for a no obligation review of your current 403(b) investment plan or to learn more about starting a new 403(b) account.


401 k plan // IRA rollovers
We can assist in developing a strategy to roll over your retirement plan distribution to an IRA allowing for continued tax deferred compounding. We can also prepare a plan for income distributions at your desired age to begin withdrawals. Call us to schedule a no obligation review of your retirement plan prior to the expected plan distribution date.


Roth IRA investments
A Roth IRA provides for tax free, as opposed to tax deferred, income when the required holding periods are met. Our staff can show you why a Roth IRA is too good to pass up. A Roth IRA can be funded on a monthly basis and should be started as early as possible to achieve the longest tax-free compounding periods.


Individual Retirement Account (IRA) investments 
Our staff can assist you in the implementation of individual retirement accounts. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your 401(k) plan rollover to allow for continued tax deferred compounding.


Employee Benefit Plans
The accounting and tax issues involved with employer-provided benefit plans can be overwhelming. We can assist with the development, implementation and administration of your employee benefit plan.


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.
*Mergers & acquisitions
*Asset protection
*Bankruptcies
*Cash flow forecasting
*Employee benefit plans


Accounting Services
Providing financial information to our clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that we feel can not 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 & financial statement preparation
*Bookkeeping (Monthly/Quarterly/Annual)
*Accounting system setup for new businesses
*Computerized payroll services
*Business tax return preparation (Sales & Use/Business Property)
*Personal financial statements
*Litigation support


Reviews & Compilations
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 - some analytical procedures conducted with limited assurance
*Compilation - based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use.


Bookkeeping/Write-Up
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. Timely prepared financial reports provide management with an added tool to maximize their effectiveness. In addition, such reports allow for planning opportunities for tax minimization.


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


Financial Forecasts & Projections
Forecasting is a necessity when trying to effectively manage and lead a business to profitability. From simple projections to complex financial modeling, our experienced staff can assist you in achieving your company's financial goals.


Cash Flow & Budgeting Analysis
A business can be profitable and still run into trouble due to cash flow issues. We can forecast and evaluate your company's financial condition, estimate financing requirements, and track cash-flow sources and uses.


Tax Planning
Tax planning is an essential element of the tax preparation process. By making tax planning part of your overall business strategy, you can use our experience and access to the most current new developments in the tax laws to minimize both your current and future tax liabilities.


Tax Preparation
All income tax returns are prepared by our four CPAs. The extensive years of experience of our CPAs and our significant investment in computerized tax preparation and research software enables us to accurately and efficiently prepare returns for various types of entities including individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, fiduciaries, and not-for-profit organizations. You likely will find our cost to be below that of national chains with inexperienced and part-time non-CPA employees.


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. If you so desire, we can also prepare your company's payroll checks.


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


Estate & Trust Tax Preparation
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 continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order and work with your attorney to initiate and maintain your plan .


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 are just a few of the areas in which we provide consulting services:
*Accounting software selection and implementation
*Type of entity selection
*Business valuations
*Buying/selling a business
*Computer systems
*Financial & retirement decisions
*Estate, trust & gift planning

Accounting Software Selection & Implementation
With the number of computerized accounting software packages available for small businesses and individuals growing every day, selecting one that is right for you has become increasingly difficult. As accounting professionals, we are exposed to most programs through trade journals and actual use. Our experienced staff can help you choose and implement the system that best fits your needs. We specialize in QuickBooks installations and consulting.


Business Succession Planning
Choosing the form of entity of your business (e.g. "S" corporation, sole proprietor, limited liability company…) is a crucial decision that can have longstanding tax implications, positive and 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.


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


Fraud Prevention & Detection
We use accounting and auditing skills to provide an analysis of financial records in conjunction with fraud and theft investigation. Our damage measurement methods can determine the extent of financial loss and illegal practices.


Retirement Planning
Successful implementation and periodic review of your financial plan will ensure financial independence during your working years and through your retirement years.


Management Advisory Services
Even the most qualified managers can benefit from competent, objective feedback. We can help your company's management team develop long-term objectives and specific strategies to facilitate your business' future growth and success.


Business Consulting
We gauge our worth by both 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.


Pension & Profit Sharing Plans
Qualified retirement plans (e.g. defined-contribution or defined benefit plans, Keoghs, 401(k)'s, SIMPLEs, SEPs…) can provide significant tax advantages for closely held businesses and self-employed individuals. Our qualified staff can assist you in evaluating and implementing the type of retirement plan that will best serve the retirement needs of you and your employees. Call us for an appointment to review your existing plan or to learn more about implementing a new plan for your business.


Investment Review
We will work with you to develop your personal tailored investment strategy. We can help you build an investment portfolio that takes into consideration the impact of taxes and produces a favorable after-tax return.



Business Entity Selection
Choosing the form of entity of your business (e.g. "S" corporation, sole proprietor, limited liability company…) is a crucial decision that can have longstanding tax implications, positive and 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.


Compilations
We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. Compilations differ from reviews and audits as they are based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use only as no assurance is expressed.





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Securities are offered through GWN Securities, Inc. member FINRA / SIPC, Tel. (561) 472-2700, 11440 N. Jog Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. GWN does not give tax or legal advice.  Robert R. Fitzjarrald, CPA, Registered Representative is securities licensed in IL, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, MD, MI, MN, NE, PA, TX and VA.

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