Imagine if…

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Your accountant always returned your calls right away

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You had a clear tax strategy and were never surprised by tax bills to pay

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You receive financial statements that help you make confident business decisions

We can help you!

Less stress with timely responses

Minimize taxes with clear strategies

More profit with easy-to-read dashboards

Free Intro Call

We always start with an intro call to get to know you, answer your questions, and explain how our services work.

Determine Your Needs

We’ll talk about your goals and where you’re getting stuck, then we’ll make a plan.

Easy, Flat-Fee Subscription

All of our services operate on a flat-fee subscription model. That means no hourly fees and no surprise bills. Ever.

Year-Round Support

We do more than prepare your taxes at the end of the year. We help you strategize and plan for profitability all year.

Tax Planning & Preparation

In addition to preparing and filing taxes, you get unlimited access to our team of tax experts all year round to answer your questions (Should I lease or buy a car? What is a 1031 exchange?) and plan ahead for a lower tax bill.

Bookkeeping

We manage your Quickbooks, reconcile your accounts, and even pay your bills for you. We take day-to-day financial tasks off your plate.

We can also manage your payroll, issue 1099 forms, handle Business and City taxes and licenses, and sales tax returns.

Profit Maximization

We help you tackle budgeting, cash flow, debt, and create strategies to help you increase profitability. Our services help you grow your business, put infrastructure in place, motivate employees and take home more cash at the end of the day.

We have helped thousands of business owners like you grow their profits, reduce their taxes and improve their lifestyle.

You work hard to earn your money, so we understand how frustrating it is when it goes right back out to the door to cover taxes, employee issues, and bills.

No matter how hard you work, the cycle continues.

At About Profit, we don’t think you should feel alone when it comes to managing the financial side of your business.

We offer much more than tax services – we’re financial consultants here to help you increase profit and reduce stress.

All the strategies we recommend and the tools we use have been tried and tested by us. We never recommend anything we haven’t personally tried and gotten positive results from ourselves.

Reviews for About Profit:

Wendy Barlin

Wendy Barlin is a Certified Public Accountant with 25 years experience spanning diverse industries such as entertainment, professional services, hospitality, real estate and medical groups. Wendy is originally from South Africa and after a year traveling abroad, fell in love with the sparkle of the City of Angels and decided to make Los Angeles her home. Wendy is a member of the AICPA and CAlCPA societies.

My Approach

We are committed to your success. Whether inputting or reviewing QuickBooks data, negotiating with banks and vendors, projecting cash flow or preparing income tax returns, we always ensure that financial decisions lead to greater profits.

My Process

We offer a full range of accounting and income tax services at flat fees so that rather than focus on the billable hour, we focus on problem solving and strategic planning. We are a results only work environment and our entire team is motivated to exceed our clients expectations.

A Dedicated Team

Our clients enjoy year-round support so they always have someone to turn to for financial advice.

Regularly scheduled strategy meetings and unlimited access to me and my team for questions means you can make confident choices for you and your business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a small business - can I afford your services?

We offer a flat-fee subscription to all of our services, making them affordable and easy to budget for!

We have standard flat fee rates for all bookkeeping, accounting and income tax returns. These rates are based on the work involved in providing services to you and are NOT based on time or how much money you make. We will gladly share our rates with you and all fees are agreed to up front before any work is done. All phone calls and emails are included for our clients at no extra charge.

Will you have to look at my financial history?

The short answer is yes, we’ll have to dig into the details. But I know it can be intimidating to share details of your business finances with someone new. I’ve had clients who were nervous to admit how much debt they had or how little profit they had seen.

It’s important to understand that I have zero interest in judging how you’ve managed your finances in the past. My job is to help you solve problems, decrease your tax bill, and increase your profit. No matter what you bring to the table, we’ll find the best plan to move you toward your goals.

What kinds of clients do you work with?

We enjoy working with clients who share our beliefs in integrity, loyalty, community and trust. Our intention is to exceed your expectations and build long term relationships.

Do you offer a Free Consultation?

Our first meeting is always at no charge to you. It is important for us to get to know each other to determine whether we are a good match. During this session we will not be able to give you specific tax advice however we can give you general suggestions and guidelines.

I have received notices from the IRS regarding prior year taxes and tax returns. Can you help me with this?

Yes! Bring your tax notices to us and we will assess the situation and let you know our opinion on the best course of action. We charge a flat fee for this consultation.

Do you outsource any of the work?

No! Your information never leaves our office. All work is performed here by our team and Wendy personally reviews all work before it is issued to you.

How long does it take to get my tax return when I give you my information?

We commit to a 7-day turnaround time or a full refund! Now please note that that commitment assumes that you have given us everything we need. If we need to go back and get additional information from you, then the 7 days is extended from that time when the file is complete for processing.

What industries do your clients work in?

Our clients work in service industries across the United States. Our experience covers all aspects of the entertainment industry being directors, producers, writers, photographers, hair & make up professionals as well as production companies. Outside of that we regularly work with doctors, lawyers, realtors, coaches, consultants and similar service professionals.

Are you a conservative or more aggressive accountant?

Some accountants want to write off everything they possibly can, while others take a more conservative approach. It’s important to figure out where you fall on the spectrum and find an accountant who agrees with your philosophy. We are aggressive in the grey areas of the tax law. We will NEVER commit tax fraud by contradicting black and white tax code. Our intention is to meet your needs and keep us all safe within the tax law.

How are you different than other accountants?

We solve problems! Because we use a flat fee pricing model, we are involved in every aspect of your financial lives which allows us to truly be your go-to person for everything money. Your confidant. We have created an environment where clients call and email us for help and we are there to point them in the right direction. We are a “ROW” (results-only work environment).

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Phone

(310) 613-1933

Email

wendy@aboutprofit.com

Address

5670 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1800
Los Angeles CA 90036

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