Lindstrom, Sorenson & Asociates, LLP
Client Services
Our firm offers a wide range of services to our individual and business clients. Because we are a mid-sized firm, we can offer our clients a number of services while still maintaining personalized, quality service that is beyond comparison. Below we have listed the services that we offer to our clients along with a brief description.


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

Accounting Services

Providing financial information to our clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that we feel can not be compromised. Understanding 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Forensic Accounting

We use accounting and auditing skills to provide an analysis of financial records in conjunction with dispute resolutions, as well as fraud and theft investigation. Our damage measurement methods can determine the extent of financial loss and illegal accounting practices.

Other Services

Mergers & Acquisitions

Finding the right business partner for your company can be a difficult task. We can assist you in the merger or acquisition process by assessing such critical elements as tax considerations; product/service compatibility; competitive tactics and position; financial impact; and cash flow considerations.

Expert Witness Services

Pending or existing litigation can result in the need for a qualified professional to present his/her opinion to support or oppose evidence submitted to the court. Our level of competence allows us the opportunity to function as expert witnesses in such cases.

Litigation Support

Litigation support involves the quantification of economic damages pursuant to existing or pending litigation using accounting and auditing techniques. We have experienced competent staff who can compile information efficiently to assist in the calculation and documentation of any potential economic loss or damages. We also prepare pension valuations for use in divorce cases.

Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor ®

We are a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor ®. We can assist you in QuickBooks ® Setup, Training, and Reporting.

Tax Services

Tax Services

We prefer to take a proactive vs. reactive approach to tax services. By keeping current on new tax laws and legislation, we are in a position to identify key tax planning opportunities that minimize both your current and future tax liabilities. We provide our individual and business clients with the taxation expertise and knowledge that they deserve throughout the year. Tax services offered include but are not limited to:

*Tax planning & return preparation - Individuals - Corporations - Partnerships - LLCs/LLPs - Estates, trusts & gift - Not-for-profit organizations *Taxing authority representation *Divorce and support issues *Tax effects of buying/selling a business *Mulitple state apportionment

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 business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

Tax Planning & Preparation

Tax planning and preparation form a winning combination for our successful individual and business clients. Whether you are an individual or a multi-tiered partnership, our experienced staff can develop tax strategies that take advantage of new tax laws and legislation.

IRS Representation

During our years of experience dealing with many taxing authorities, we have achieved a level of competence that can ensure our clients they are being properly represented before the various federal and state tax agencies.

Payroll Services

As a business grows, it must hire more employees, which results in unproductive time being spent on payroll administration. We can assist you in implementing the controls necessary to ensure a reliable, efficient, and effective payroll system as well as prepare, sign and deliver your payroll to your business. Our firm can also prepare all of the necessary payroll tax returns in a timely manner.

Sales Tax Services

Many of clients are responsible for collecting and submitting sales taxes in many different states. We can assist your company in the compilation of information and preparation of sales tax returns in an efficient and timely manner. We will assist you with understanding each state's unique rules.

Consulting Services

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. Follows is 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 *Succession planning *Staff training & seminars *4 ways to grow your business

Accounting Software Selection & Implementation

With the number of computerized accounting software packages available for small businesses, selecting one that is right for you has become increasingly difficult. As accounting professionals, we purchase and learn a number of programs to be able assist our clients in understanding each program's strengths and weaknesses. Our experienced staff can help you choose and implement the system that best fits your needs. We can also assist you with selection the appropriate hardware to fit your needs without paying for unnecessary features.

Business Succession Planning

Businesses need to have a formal plan in place to handle a sudden illness or death of a major decision maker. We will assist you with you in developing such a person from within your organization or assist in hiring one. Far too many businesses collapse because of an illness or death of a major decision maker, leaving the widow with only assets to sell instead of a fully functioning business.

Buying & Selling a Business

Structuring the purchase or sale of a business properly can be as important as the sales price 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.

Computer Consulting

Whether you are contemplating the addition of new computer hardware or overhauling your network, our experienced staff can assist you with many of the difficult decisions that must be made when designing your business' computer systems.

Estate Planning

Effective estate 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 business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

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 welcome the opportunity to teach you the best way to develop your business potential. Helping you make your business a success is important to us. 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.

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 or 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.

Miscellaneous

Business Development

We want to assist you in growing your business. We will teach you ways to develop your business as well as which key performance indicators you should be paying special attention to.