Howard, LLP

Here’s what we mean by “More than just CPAs”

“More than just CPAs” isn’t just a catchphrase. It defines why so many clients turn to Howard with their business and financial challenges. From consulting to compliance, accounting to assurance, taxes to technology, our professionals span a wide scope of issues, and provide no-nonsense answers in each of our service areas.

Financial Consulting

A perfect illustration of “More than just CPAs” is Howard’s financial consulting services. Whether you require entity structuring/restructuring, family succession planning or tax-saving estate planning, Howard serves as your unbiased, trusted financial advisor.

We listen to you and ask questions. Then we help define and develop creative ways to meet your needs and achieve your goals. In doing so, we also identify potential pitfalls and plan a course of action.

Since every client’s situation is unique, we don’t resort to cookie-cutter solutions. At Howard, we invest the time and effort to educate ourselves and stay current on market developments. We combine that with our own experiences and expertise, then apply all of this knowledge to your situation. The result: your solution is yours and yours alone.

Services

  • Business performance measurement & improvement
  • Business challenges: diagnosis & resolution
  • Strategic planning
  • Mergers, acquisitions & entity reorganizations
  • Succession planning
  • Employee compensation & benefit plan design
  • Management financial training
  • Litigation support & forensic accounting

Tax Planning & Compliance

It really does come down to keeping as much of what you earn as possible, doesn’t it? Howard’s tax planning involves reviewing your entity structure and exploring ways to make it more tax-efficient and streamlined on both federal and state levels.

As we do this, you gain a big-picture perspective of your financial tax matters — the kind of perspective that can help you make better business decisions and minimize your personal tax burden as well. In fact, most new clients come to us because they have a tax problem that no one else has been able to solve. We answer their questions and help them resolve their challenges.

A telling fact: New Howard clients are often referred to us by existing clients. We sit down with them and discuss their goals and ambitions and review different ways to organize their business to help them save for retirement, to plan for settlement of their estate or any other issues that arise.

Services

  • Business tax planning
  • Individual tax planning
  • Estate tax planning
  • Franchise tax planning
  • Tax compliance
  • Representation before IRS

Audit & Assurance

Making timely, confident business decisions requires not only reliable information; it also requires sage counsel. At Howard, we take an advisory approach to audit and assurance, adding value by not only considering the financial side of your organization, but also by offering up best practices to help you achieve your goals.

Whether we’re auditing an organization with complex entity structures and foreign subsidiaries, or performing a regulatory audit of a program receiving federal assistance, our experienced professionals consistently provide information that leads to intelligence — and intelligence that leads to insight.

Services

  • Audits & other assurance services
    • Audits
    • Reviews & compilations
    • Agreed-upon procedures
    • Limited-scope audits
  • Transaction services
    • Purchase/sale due diligence
    • Post-transaction integration
  • Litigation support & forensic accounting
    • Fraud investigations
    • Discovery request assistance
    • Review of opposing experts’ reports
    • Asset tracing
  • Internal control & business process improvement

IT Solutions

When you turn over your tech needs to Howard IT Solutions, it’s one less thing to think about. We handle everything from start to finish, sweating the details so you don’t have to. We ensure that your business is set up to run efficiently without unneeded technology, and we can quickly diagnose problems and provide solutions.

Key to our proven success is an approach that adds humanity to technology. As opposed to IT consultants who use techspeak as an obfuscatory weapon, we speak to you in refreshingly candid plain English. So you always understand exactly what we recommend and why we recommend it. And those recommendations are always objective and product-agnostic (we don’t work on commission).

In the end, our clients come to regard us as their own internal IT department. And that’s how we know we’re doing our jobs well.

Services

  • IT resource procurement
  • Desktop support
  • Network systems design/implementation/management
  • Project Management