When you think Certified Public Accountant, what comes to mind? Numbers? Taxes? Financial advising? How about translator? As a Reno CPA, I am often asked what exactly a CPA does. After thinking about it, I have come to the conclusion that we are translators.

We take a language that is foreign to you, but that we, CPAs, are fluent in and explain it to our clients in plain English. That’s right; we look at all the numbers, tax codes, and statements. Break down exactly what they are saying, and then explain it to you in an easy to understand way. I call this financial translation.

How can you, as an individual or a business owner, make financial decisions if you do not fully understand your current financial situation? The answer is you can’t. You need to consult a Reno CPA who can help you truly understand your financial situation and make an educated decision.

Taxes and the IRS are two categories that without proper translation can break your bank account. When it comes time to file your taxes, it is important that you understand all the aspects of them. You need to be able to understand what the tax form is asking for, and how to get the most advantages.

In addition, when dealing with the IRS it can and will seem like they are talking to you in another language. They may ask for certain forms, or information and you will not understand them. Sometimes this is just miscommunication. Other times, it is the IRS’s way of trying to take advantage of your lack of understanding.

In both of these situations, you will benefit from working with a Reno CPA. We will help you understand the tax forms and the IRS, and make sure you take the appropriate steps. Why would you want to miss something or be taken advantage of?

A Reno CPA can also help translate your goals and ideas into functional plans and projections. Furthermore, we can also help you express your ideas to business partners and/or employees. A Reno CPA will help you understand and express your financial situation.

Reno’s Best CPA,

Tim Nelson