Services

Messenger Finance Corporation provides a wide range of services to individuals,  businesses and their owners in a wide spectrum of endeavors. At Messenger Finance Corporation, we tailor services to meet each client’s personal and/or business financial goals. Our professional services include:

  • Tax Services

At Messenger Finance Corporation, we work to guide our clients through the full range of tax planning and preparation decisions with strategies that balance managing your tax liabilities with your business financial needs. With a tax code that changes as frequently as courts are in session, you need someone on your side who understands which rules will impact you and explain them to you in a way you can comprehend.

  • Accounting Services

Accounting is the language of business.  Since 1985 Forrest Messenger, CPA has been helping people decode the math to make sound financial and business decisions.  We have worked with numerous start-up businesses through those in ownership transition and everything in between. Messenger Finance Corporation’s accounting services can help you meet your business goals through help with bookkeeping and reporting as well as support on financial issues such as initial accounting system setup, cost accounting, tax planning, and help in choosing how to keep your employees motivated and productive.

These services include but are not limited to:
– General ledger and financial statement preparation
– Accounting system setup and support
– Cash flow budgeting and forecasting
– Business entity tax planning and return preparation

We can help design financial reporting that will help you run your business more efficiently and profitably. These reports will give you important feedback on individual, divisional or overall performance of your business so that you can make better decisions.

  • Financial Statement Services

At Messenger Finance Corporation, we have years of experience in working with your other business partners:  those who provide financing, investing or legal advice.  When you need historical or prospective financial reports, we can help you give others the information in the form they need to see it.

These services include but are not limited to:
– Reviews and compilations
– Business entity selection, restructuring and transfer
– Accounting system and software selection, implementation, and support
– Financial projections and forecasts
– Debt and finance consulting
– Merger and acquisition support
– Transaction structure consulting

  • Reviewed and Compiled Financial Statements

Messenger Finance Corporation’s financial statement services comprise two levels of assurance depending on your company’s needs.
– Reviews provide limited assurance to outside interests and involve inquiries and analytical procedures that confirm financial statement matters and identify any items requiring further analysis. We perform reviews to ensure the integrity of your data.
– Compilations are usually requested for internal purposes and are based upon information provided by a company’s management. They do not offer assurance but may involve some adjustment to accounting records.

  • Estate and Trust Planning and Tax Preparation

Effective estate and trust planning can ensure financial security for loved ones. For businesses, it can maintain a smooth succession of ownership. Messenger Finance Corporation’s role is to help you navigate the complex and shifting tax laws to facilitate the transfer of assets and minimize the tax liability of your beneficiaries. Everyone should have a well thought out plan as to how to disburse one’s estate so as to avoid complications and to be sure wishes are followed. Having your taxes and estate thoroughly and carefully planned will ensure that your loved ones don’t have any complications to deal with during a time of loss.

  • 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.

  • Bookkeeping Support

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.

  • Entity Selection and Restructuring

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.

  • QuickBooks Accounting Help and Assistance

QuickBooks can provide useful and timely information in the form of financial statements, reports and graphs. However, it can only provide this information if you purchase the right product and then install, setup and use it properly. As a QuickBooks Pro Advisor, we can help you use it more efficiently and more effectively.

  • 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.

  • Cash Flow and Budgeting Analysis

Messenger Finance Corporation can help you manage your cash flow levels by tracking sources and uses, forecasting, and budgeting accordingly. Dr. Shim, my professor of Managerial Accounting at university said in his stilted English, “Cash flow is everything, these days.”  He was right.  Give us a call to get your cash flows balanced to keep your business running and growing.

  • Financial Projections and Forecasts

You may need to run projected financial scenarios in a new business, business transition or for new venture. Projections can help you analyze what course to follow.  Financial forecasts can be prepared for your investors to help you get “buy in” for your growth.  We take into account current market trends so that your business can grow as you hope.

  • Financial Planning

A properly structured financial plan enables you to face any financial challenge that may present itself at each stage of your life. Through the financial planning process, we can help you assess your financial needs and develop strategies that will enable you to achieve your goals and strengthen your financial security.

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