Ernest L Tomkiewicz CPA PLLC – About Us
My name is Ernest Tomkiewicz and I would like to introduce you to my firm. I would also like to provide some insight on my background as an accountant and, believe it or not, as a contractor. So first, why have you come to this site? You’re here to find a solution. This is because you have a pain-point that’s called accounting. You need an answer to this problem to make your life easier.
You will soon see that my company can provide stellar service by remedying your accounting pain-points. I can do this because I was in your shoes at one time.
You’re not alone
If you think you’re the only person that finds accounting a chore, you would be wrong. In a room of a dozen business owners the question was asked, “raise your hand if you like doing accounting”? The result was not one person put their hand up. This reality is your reality, and I can help. Accounting is a process that is vital to your business, but not something you should be spending your valuable time on. Nor should you pay too much for it.
I’ve been where you are
To help you understand how I can help your business, some background. Before becoming a CPA I spent ten years in management and ten years as a contractor. I made my living on a roof, like some of you. I would bet that most CPA’s never spent a day, much less ten years as a contractor. This experience has given me many insights into what you’re going through. Back then, I was accounting-phobic…just like you.
Three common problems
I could list a dozen reasons you, as a business owner, don’t enjoy accounting. But let’s stick to the top three and I’ll explain how I can help. First, you don’t know how much, or whether, you’re making a profit. This is a common theme I hear all the time. Business owners bill customers, collect cash and pay bills. It seems like your making money, but if pressed, you really have no idea if and how much. This cash flow mystery will lead you to rely heavily on credit and cost you a fortune in interest.
Second, you may be taking advice from accountants or CPA’s that have never been where you are. This will lead you to take risks or make decisions based on flawed data. If your adviser only has a cursory understanding of what it’s like to be in your position, how can you succeed?
Last, you do not have the time to be focusing on accounting. The reality is that you should be spending your time growing your business, not on bean-counting. This is perhaps the worst of all the pain-points of being a business owner. Quite frankly, lack of competent accounting has prevented many from growing their businesses.
How I can help
I became focused on accounting because I saw the need for expert and focused help in the business community. It’s hard enough finding good employees, you shouldn’t have to spend resources finding a good accountant. My background in business management, contracting and accounting have provided me with specialized knowledge. The focus now is to use my experience to help you excel by removing the pain of accounting from your hands. I use best practice standards to work with non-native businesses. Some of the communities reached out to include Asian, Hispanic and Hindu business owners. I spend the time to get to know your concerns.
This site strives to provide useful information on many topics including not just accounting but SEO, the IRS and more. I appreciate you taking the time to learn a little about this company and hope to work with you. Please feel free to call, email or set up a virtual consultation with the links provided below.
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