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Accountants providing contract accounting services require software tools different than those commercial, government, and non-profit organizations use to manage their own books. No matter what type of services your public accounting software offers, there are accounting software applications designed to help you more profitably meet the client’s needs.

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Software for accountants: From tax preparation to full service accounting

Whether your business exclusively offers tax preparation services or provides full-spectrum accounting services, it’s important to maintain a profitable investment in software tools that allow you to accurately and efficiently perform your professional services. Typical tools for accountants include client write-up, auditing, tax preparation, payroll, and time and billing modules. Each of these modules are designed with the end-goal of managing 3rd party accounting more effectively and efficiently.

Multi-company accounting

Accounting software designed for the professional accountant offers an advanced set of features beyond what is typically found in standard commercial accounting packages. One critical capability of software designed with the accountant in mind is the ability to handle accounting for numerous corporate entities. Your accounting business may have dozens or even hundreds of clients, whose financial data all needs to be accessed from the same software, yet kept completely separated. Increased security measures and a more complex database structure are two of the ramifications of managing books for multiple companies. Given the amount of data your business may store on clients, it’s important when considering different options, that you consider how the software handles tens of thousands of individual records. Even accountants with few clients can easily exceed the record capabilities of many non-accountant specific systems. The effects of overloading a system can include reduced performance (freezes, waiting on reports) and even system access issues.

An emphasis on reporting

Strong reporting features are critical for accountants. Accountants are constantly creating reports for clients. If clients can’t understand the reports, there is a major problem. Software designed for accountants typically offers additional report views distilling information into easily understandable formats such as executive reports, charts, and summary statements. Reports also need to be able created on an ad-hoc basis in order to answer questions that clients may have regarding their company’s financial performance.

Tax preparation

Tax preparation is not straight-forward and simple. If it was, thousands of business likely wouldn’t outsource their tax preparation to accounting firms. The reality is that preparing corporate tax information is a highly complex process. Tax preparation software is designed to make the process easier by keeping updated tax tables, automatically performing complex calculations, and by assisting with electronic filing. No matter where you are or what local, state, provincial, or federal tax regulations apply, there are programs designed to help you quickly and accurately file your clients’ returns.

Regulations compliance

Public accounting firms are also on the front lines of keeping up with the accounting compliance regulations. Understanding FASB, GASB 34, IFRS, DCAA and other regulatory requirements is only part of the battle though for the public accountant. Software controls are constantly evolving to better meet the regulatory requirements of clients in different industries and access to the right tools can make the difference is securing clients with specific compliance requirements.

Data integrity and security

Data integrity is another area of paramount concern for public accountants. A company doing their own books has an opportunity to reverse entries as errors are discovered. This is not the case with public accountants. The expectation is 100% accurate information the first time around.

Software tools for accountants also focus on providing advanced security measures. Clients naturally have concerns about turning their data over to a 3rd party. It’s important for accountants to be able to identify specific measures included in software tools which can prevent fraud or loss of data.

Popular CPA Software Products

Looking for software for your Public Accounting business? Over the years, we’ve helped match thousands of businesses just like yours with great software. Below you can check out a list of the options most commonly considered by others in your industry. Browse for fits or let us help you find the best choices for your needs.

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The companies and representatives you sent our way were prompt and thorough… I definitely would recommend your company as a means to exploring options with qualified providers. — Bruce Conley
Your service saved me some very valuable time and hooked me up with some excellent resources. Thanks for providing this top-notch service. — Linda Vittori
Thanks! Having a service like this to help navigate the ocean of accounting software and help identify potential good-fits without having to delve through numerous bad-fits is of tremendous value! — Mark Carpenter
  • EasyACCT by Intuit

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  • Drake Tax Solution by Drake Software

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  • INTERAC Public Accounting System by Intersoft Systems

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  • BigTime by BigTime Software

    BigTime Software is an award-winning time and billing app: named one of the top T&B apps of 2012 by Accounting Today. The cloud-based system allows remote and/or mobile accessibility anytime and anywhere internet connection is available. Why...

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  • Sage Timeslips by Sage

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    Flexible, Award-Winning Billing—Choose from 150+ invoice templates that organize your information beautifully. Automate bills to go out on the schedule of your choice to keep cash flow coming in smoothly. * "The Select Items in reports will...

  • CIS (Core Information System) by Kobelt Development

    CIS is an integration of the core entities and functions found in most commercial information. Modeled using the SYNON CASE tool, the business objects and methods of CIS allow you to customize your system to meet your specific needs, and add value...

  • DacEasy by Sage

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  • AvaTax ST by Avalara

    AvaTax ST has three significant capabilities: address validation (for correct identification of tax jurisdiction); accurate sales and use tax calculation which considers each invoice line item, product taxabilities, and customer exceptions, local...

  • PayDirt Payroll by QLab Systems

    PayDirt Payroll is the best payroll solution for clients with difficult payrolls that require the distribution of wage and benefit expenses to multiple departments, or have many union-style benefits and deductions. PayDirt Payroll is a...

  • Beyond Software by Beyond Software

    Built with project oriented organizations in mind, Beyond Software makes it easy for you to manage projects and run your business. Our all-in-one project management and accounting software ties together project management and accounting in one...

  • Sage CRM by Sage

    Over 12,000 small and medium-sized organizations in 70 countries use Sage CRM every day to manage critical sales, marketing and customer service activities, helping them to find new customers, close sales faster, and build lasting, profitable...

  • QuickBooks Premier by Intuit

    QuickBooks Premier builds on the sound foundation of QuickBooks Pro giving you additional industry specific features. The system is available in a General Business Edition. However, it is also available in several Editions that provide...

  • Unanet Project Portfolio by Unanet

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  • QuickBooks Pro by Intuit

    QuickBooks, with more than 80% retail market share and over 2 million users, is the undisputed leader in accounting software for small businesses. Intuit designed QuickBooks to bring complete financial management capabilities to small business...

  • CYMA IV Financial Management System (FMS) by CYMA Systems

    CYMA Financial Management System (FMS) represents the most sophisticated accounting, payroll and human resources software solution on the market for mid-sized businesses. CYMA FMS provides accounting and payroll functionality powerful enough for the...

  • Sage 100 Contractor by Sage

    Sage 100 Contractor is an integrated business management and accounting system for general and engineering contractors and subcontractors of all trades. The software includes estimating, scheduling, project management, equipment management, payroll,...

  • Intacct by Intacct

    Intacct provides professional-strength, on-demand financial management and accounting applications for small and mid-sized businesses. Get the same power, functionality, reporting and security that traditional legacy on-premise systems provide, but...

  • Eagle Business Management Software (EBMS) by Eagle Business Software

    EBMS contains complete enterprise resource planning tools that are important in managing a business more efficiently. The EBMS software is a great upgrade from more basic software such as QuickBooks and Sage 50/Peachtree without a large budget...

  • Apogee ERP by Vision/R4

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  • Paymate Clarity: Advanced Payroll, HR, Time and Attendance for US & Canada by Paymate Software Corporation

    Clarity - Integrated Payroll, HR, Time and Attendance, and Employee Self Service Clarity is a comprehensive Integrated Payroll and Human Resources solution, ideal for medium and large sized businesses looking for advanced capabilities and HR...

  • QuickBooks Online by Intuit

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  • CenterPoint Payroll by Red Wing Software

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  • Sage BusinessWorks Accounting by Sage

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  • Dynamics GP by Microsoft

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    • TRAVERSE by Open Systems

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    • Denali Business+Accounting by Cougar Mountain Software

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    • VisionCore by Comtech Solutions Worldwide

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    • Genesis Total Solution by Genesis Total Solutions

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    • Sage Fixed Assets by Sage

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    • Dynacom Enterprise ERP by Dynacom Technologies

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    • InFocus by Clearview Software

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    • PROPHIX by PROPHIX Software

      PROPHIX is a multi-user financial software application used by thousands of users worldwide for Budgeting, Planning, Financial Consolidation, Management Reporting and Analysis. PROPHIX offers the familiarity of a spreadsheet-style interface with...

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