If you’re looking for a firm that will focus on your individual needs, and always treat you like a client who matters, look no further. Our firm will provide you with a full range of professional services, with the individual attention that you deserve.
We will thoroughly and conscientiously study your personal situation, and tailor our advice to your specific needs.
Among the myriad of tasks a business owner faces on a daily basis is the proper recording of transactions. Argüello Financial Corporation has been providing bookkeeping services to small and medium-size businesses and other financial analysis and consulting services, on an “as needed basis”. Our mission is to remove from you the day-to-day data entry and tax compliance issues related to your business operations, and to achieve the following benefits:
- Maintain an updated financial picture
- Lower taxes and maximize deductions for your business
- Avoid problems (and penalties) with the IRS
- Concentrate in your business and make intelligent decisions
If your business does not currently have accounting staff or if your business is outgrowing its current bookkeeping system, we can provide comprehensive bookkeeping and write-up services to ensure the smooth operation of the financial side of your business. As your business needs grow and change, we can provide input and planning assistance to make sure your accounting and financial systems keep pace with your business needs.
We can help you in all the different phases of your business, from start to finish, i.e. starting from scratch as a new business start-up, or purchasing an existing business; obtaining the proper permits and licenses to start your business; creating a business plan; providing analysis of results of operations; and finally, down to selling your business.
When we talk about insurance, we think about the risks and perils faced by the business owner on a daily basis, while running their business, such as:
- what happens if my store catches fire tonight and I lose all I have?
- how can I cover the effects of a claim against my company?
- how can I provide for medical attention and lost wages for my employees in case of an accident?
- what will be the future of my company should I get disabled and/or die?
The answer to those queries lies in the concept of Business Insurance, whereby we transfer the risk of a loss, from one entity to another in exchange for money. At Arguello Financial Corporation we can help you obtain the proper coverage to those uncertain events by acting as your insurance broker in obtaining the following types of insurance:
- Business Owner Package
- Workers Compensation and Employer Liability
- Health Insurance (Group and Individual)
- Key-Person Disability Insurance
- Key-Person Life Insurance
Business Entity Selection
The business entity—LLP, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, etc.— that you select for your business has enormous financial and tax implications. It is important that you make the right decision. We can explain each choice and its implications. As your business grows and changes, the type of business entity you choose may need to change also.
Buying or Selling a Business
Few business decisions are more important, complex and potentially business altering than a buy or sell decision. When you are ready to sell your business, we can provide support at every step, including valuing the business, vetting potential buyers, and supporting due diligence. If a buying opportunity presents itself, we can help by providing valuation services, developing negotiation and financing strategies, and managing the due diligence process.
Estate & Trust Tax Preparation
Estate matters affect everyone. By taking proactive steps today, you can ease the way for your heirs during a very difficult time. We can work with your legal counsel to help you to structure your estate and trusts to minimize taxes and ensure the smooth transition to your heirs. We are available to handle all estate and trust tax-related matters.
When a business is able to undertake strong financial analysis, it opens up new opportunities to improve management, planning and decision making. Financial analysis provides the numbers to support, reject or contemplate a course of action. Prospective analysis can show how situations may evolve under various scenarios, providing a new dimension to decision making. We are ready to provide this type of financial analysis to support the continue prosperity of your business.
Financial statements are an important tool for management decision making. Financial statements also represent your business to lenders, partners, potential buyers and other interested parties. We will work closely with your key personnel to develop and finalize accurate and timely financial statements.
An IRS audit can be an intimidating and complex process. If you or your business face an IRS audit, we can bring to bear years of experience in dealing with tax matters and IRS audit procedures to ensure that you are properly represented when dealing with the IRS and other tax authorities.
A notary public can help you to handle various business matters, including witnessing and authenticating document execution and signatures. We offer Notary Public services and are available when you need us.
Constantly changing federal, state and local laws and tax regulations make payroll management an ongoing challenge for business owners. Our payroll services professionals are well versed on these laws and regulations. We can proactively alert you to material changes that will affect your business and your employees while also keeping payroll running smoothly no matter how large your business and your employee population become.
Retirement planning is critical in these uncertain times. Whether you are developing a retirement plan for yourself or choosing a retirement plan to offer to your employees, we can help you evaluate the available options. Our focus is on helping you to make the choice that is most appropriate for your own financial situation. If you are choosing a retirement plan for your business, we will base our recommendations on the unique characteristics of your business and your employee population, as well as the legal and tax compliance issues related to each type of plan.
Sales Tax Services
State and local tax authorities are looking to maximize sales tax collections. We can help you understand and manage your sales tax obligations and prepare sales tax returns in an efficient and timely manner.
Tax Preparation & Planning
Effective tax preparation and planning can help you to minimize your future tax liability. We can help you proactively manage both your personal and your business tax issues, including understanding how upcoming business opportunities impact your tax status and vice versa. Not all tax planning opportunities are readily apparent. By having us on your team, you are more likely to benefit from those opportunities. We understand how the latest federal, state and local tax legislation and other developments affect you and your business and we are constantly identifying new ways to reduce federal, state or local tax liabilities.