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How we serve you

  • Tax Preparation
  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Accounting 
  • Financial Advisory
  • Bookkeeping services
  • Quickbooks ProAdvisors 
  • Estates, Nonprofit & Individuals 
  • IRS Tax Resolution 
  • Business Start Up / Closures
  • Nonprofit applications
  • Payroll Tax Reporting
  • Planning
  • Financial Statement Preparation

Five Reasons To Hire a CPA Now

In case you haven't already hired a professional CPA, or you're on the fence about it, here are five reasons why I think you should do so.  Note that by "professional" I don't mean the good folks at H&R Block or Liberty Tax.  There's nothing wrong with them, but many of the employees there tend to be kind of temporary and transient.  I mean you should consider hiring a professional advisor with whom you can establish a long-term relationship  with...and here's why we think it's important: 

  1. Hiring a pro with almost surely save you money in the form of missed deductions and credits. Your CPA can also help you avoid penalties and interest because- OOPS! - you forgot the corporate deadline is March 15th, not April 15th!  A colleague of mine once said, "There should be a law which states that all Americans must have their taxes prepared by a professional."  She didn't say this because she's greedy.  She said it because after ten years of tax prep experience, she's seen over and over the errors made by well-meaning people which aren't often discovered by consumer tax software.  Do you know how to deduct the start-up expenses for your new restaurant?  Do you know how to figure out and substantiate your home office deduction?  Isn't there a chance that by NOT knowing these absurdly difficult details, you'll make a mistake that costs you money? Yup! Of course!
  2. You'll save time.  Really, who wants to spend hours doing their own taxes?   Who knows how to figure out S-corporation shareholder basis?  Who dreams of deciding whether to depreciate expense their new computer?  Wouldn't you rather give those tedious back-end tasks to a CPA, so you can spend your time working on your business or doing something you enjoy?
  3. You can develop a relationship with a knowlegeable advisor. Accountants are usually great business and financial advisors-especially ones like us. I actually have A LOT of small business experience and business is our passion.  We've worked in a variety of industries.  Your CPA also acts as a "checks and balances" to your banker, mortgage broker, realtor or financial advisor, any of whom may not have your best interests at heart, depending upon how they're compensated. 
  4. You'll appear more confident in your business.  I'm all for Do-It-Yourself, but honestly- real businesses retain the services of a professional business advisor.  It shows the world that you take your business seriously. Having an accountant make you appear  more like a successful, important, business-savvy person.
  5. Your IRS Issues will be made much easier.  Over and over again I hear from clients who get an IRS notice, how it's been worth it to work with a CPA.  I hear "I wish I'd hired a CPA earlier".

If you are starting a new business DEFINITELY hire a CPA. If you been operating your business for while without the advice of a CPA, it's never too late to start.  Or if you're simply one who hates numbers, there are plenty of people out there who want to help you and I'M ONE OF THEM :)

Hear what others say

5 Stars! Best in the business! "Debbie and I want to thank Kim Edwards from the bottom of our hearts! We really do believe she is an angel sent from Heaven. Let me tell you why. We had an IRS audit hanging over our heads for about a year. Our former tax person literally left us holding the bag. We really didn’t know where to turn. We had a final appointment scheduled with the IRS on Friday following our company’s annual Extravaganza with 5 days to go. They were coming to our house. We had a lot of things ready but were far from finished. In addition, for us to do the audit by ourselves we would have been eaten alive, we would have said the wrong things; it would have been a disaster. We were at a loss. We didn’t know what to do. While at the Extravaganza, Debbie was asking Kim questions about our audit because she knew she was a CPA but didn’t know she was licensed for business around the country. Kim looked at some of our tax stuff we brought with us and said, “you need help!” She said she would fly from New Hampshire to California to help us. Who does that? I can tell you, not very many people. But that’s who Kim is. Kim is a true friend and professional. Kim flew to California, took several days out of her life and started digging in. She worked day and night, putting things together and packaging everything for the auditor. The auditor told her that what took her a few days would have taken most people a few weeks. It was monumental for us but not for Kim. She got creative; she found items on previous returns that weren’t carried forward which was a huge savings. When the auditor arrived at the house, I introduced him to Kim. Debbie and I left the house and Kim took over. 3½ hours later the audit was over and Kim saved us a lot of grief and a substantial amount of money. We felt like we had just been acquitted from a life sentence. It was truly remarkable. Kim Edwards is the best in the business. She is our CPA from now on. We will recommend her to everyone. Kim, we are so grateful for you and thank you for everything you have done for us!" 

Outstanding!!  I hired Kim to help me take care of my taxes, and she has been amazing! Very quick to respond to emails, and answers all of my questions. It's a very nice feeling knowing there is someone out there you can trust to take care of financial business that you may be unsure of. I highly recommend her! -Victoria, Nashua, NH

Pleasant, professional, knowledgeable 

Our first visit with Kim went great! She seems like an honest, genuine person who is extremely knowledgeable in her line of work. She answered all our questions and more and didn't make us feel "stupid" like other professionals I've dealt with in the past. She helped us way more than we were expecting. We look forward to working with Kim and her great staff! -Heidi Gilford, NH

Saved us over $11,000 in IRS Penalties

My books were a complete mess, and I didn't know where to start.  We had overdue returns and late penalties in excess of $11,000.  EA CPA expertly got all penalties waived and our books are in order.  I can't believe how great this feels! Thank you EA CPA for giving us our lives back!!  We would recommend Kim and staff to anyone who has a business or messy files! -Dave, Guild NH

Found me money! 

Kim and EA CPA staff have been great to work with. They found money for me I never would have found doing my own taxes. Kim was 100% looking out for my best interests. There is no one else I'd rather have managing my taxes.  -Steve A. Merrimack NH   

Quote of the Day

"Unlike money, our time on the planet is precious and limited."

Interpreting the Internal Revenue Code is stressful enough for those of us who do it for a living.

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Clients have questions. We have answers!

  • Why a CPA? A professional CPA has to continually stay updated on all tax laws. They can represent you in tax court and lower your audit risk.  Their insight is invaluable.
  • Is a CPA in my budget?  Peace of mind is worth every penny! We can work with any budget!

About Us

Kimberly R. Edwards, CPA

Kimberly R. Edwards, CPA is the firm's owner, with decades of business, tax , financial and management expertise.  Kim's friendly nature immediately puts people at ease and they comment on her attention to detail and efficiency. No problem is too big. You won't have to keep calling for information and rarely will you have a tax extension. Kim and her colleagues delight in understanding what your numbers mean in an easy to understand way.  She gives peace of mind and her firm will deliver what you need to make the right financial decisions for your business and your family.  Plus everyone at Edwards & Associates, CPA are approachable, right down to the way we dress. 

Our knowledgeable,helpful, and confident staff will organize your records, help you make sense of what the numbers mean and follow right through to your tax return prep.  We help Small Businesses, Corporations, Partnerships, Non Profits, Estates and Individuals.  We prepare compiled and reviewed Financial Statements as well as Personal Financial Statements.   We deeply understand your business and can do your monthly accounting all the way to tax preparation so that you can focus on your bottom line! Give us a call, we can help. 

John L. Lard, CPA

  Our firm's founder, John L. Lard, CPA is a former IRS Auditor and has 30+ years experience in tax, finance, and tax resolution.  John is the former Chairman of the Board of Franklin Savings Bank and has served on countless community boards, as he  deeply cares about bettering the community.  People immediatly like John's easy going nature but know that, behind his twinkling eyes, he has a mind like a steel trap.  It's amazing to watch John as he starts thinking about out of the box ideas to help clients with tax and accounting treatments! 

We are Tax Resolution Specialists. Our experience with complex businesses and tax returns make us excellent at understanding what the IRS looks for and how to avoid the pitfalls. If you are ever audited, you never have to appear before the IRS.  We do it all for with confidence.  Imagine having your bookkeeping, accounting and tax work prepared with this knowledge.  We strive to take every deduction you are entitled to and also keep you out of tax court.  

Gloria W. Hayes, CPA

Gloria Hayes CPA has decades of expererience in the financial and tax arenas. Gloria is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.  She is calm, friendly and has a sunny outlook on life.Gloria is hard working and has immense attention to detail while also being able to see the "big picture".  Gloria is an expert at Quickbooks and organizing messy records skillfully and meaningfully.  Gloria has successfully represented clients in tough IRS tax cases with her meticulous records and expert knowledge.  She serves on the board of directors of several area non profits.  

We are Members of the AICPA and take hours of continuing education to stay on the cutting edge of tax strategies and laws.  We are Quickbooks ProAdvisors and have recently been certified with Quickbooks Online. 

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Edwards & Associates, CPA P.C.

51 Park St Northfield, NH 03276

(603) 286-8000 or Email kim@eacpa.biz


Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

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