Client Services

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Our firm offers a wide range of services to our individual and business clients. Being a relatively small firm, we are able to offer our clients personalized quality service. Below, we have listed the services that we offer to our clients along with a brief description.

As the list below is by no means all-inclusive, please feel free to inquire about a service if you do not see it listed.

Accounting Services

Accounting Services

Providing financial information to our clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that we feel cannot be compromised. Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis. Our firm provides a full range of cost effective accounting services including the following:

  • General ledger & financial statement preparation
  • Bookkeeping (Monthly/Quarterly/Annual)
  • Accounting system setup for new businesses
  • Computerized payroll services
  • Business tax return preparation (Sales & Use/Business Property)
  • Personal financial statements
  • Litigation support

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Audits, Reviews and Compilations

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. We provide financial reporting on all three levels of assurance:

  • Audit- an intensive examination with the highest level of assurance
  • Review - some analytical procedures conducted with limited assurance
  • Compilation - based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use.

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Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business. 

Godecke Clark provides customized complete bookkeeping services to fit your business or personal needs. We can assist with the following:

  • QuickBooks Setup
  • Monthly or Quarterly Data Entry and Reconciliation
  • Processing and Managing Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Bill Payment Services
  • Monthly or Quarterly Financial Statements and Reports
  • Analysis of QuickBooks Entries
  • Bank and Investment Reconciliation Services
  • Form 1099 Services
  • Business Property Tax Reporting

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Financial Forecasts & Projections

Financial planning and forecasting is a necessity when trying to effectively manage and lead a business to profitability. From simple projections to complex financial modeling, our experienced staff can assist you in achieving your company's financial goals.

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Financial Statements

We are well-versed in the area of financial statement preparation and can perform services including compilations, reviews or audited financial statements. We can prepare a structured and easy to understand statement that accurately reflects the financial activities of your business or personal financial situation. We can also include an extensive set of disclosure notes to explain specific items of the balance sheet and income statements as required. Having a well-prepared financial statement is integral to understanding the current status of your business and it can be a vital part of future tax and business planning. All statements prepared will be in accordance with the Statements on Standards of Accounting Services issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.We are proud to have received an “accepted” report with each review period through the AICPA Peer Review Program administered by the California Society of CPA’s since the early 1990’s when we began participating in the program. This program carefully scrutinizes our firm’s procedures and compliance with relation to the financial statements we issue.

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Consulting Services

Business Entity Selection

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.

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Business Succession Planning

Effective coordination of the transition of your business to your successors is critical to ensure its continued success once you decide to remove yourself from the company's day to day operations. With a solid background in tax and other financial matters, we are fully qualified to address the complex issues of business continuation and we can assist you in developing a strategically sound plan.

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Estate Planning

Effective estate tax planning is essential. We believe that our high net worth clients will benefit from our knowledgeable and experienced staff professionals in the area of estate tax planning. Together as a team we can strategize and plan for the distribution of your wealth to your children and grandchildren. With effective estate planning, we can minimize the tax burden on your estate and maximize the amount that your beneficiaries receive.

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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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Risk Management

You cannot know your risks without knowing your objectives. Failure to understand your risks and their impact on your business can be fatal.

As a business owner, what keeps you awake at night?

Is it sales, competition, employee issues, public relations, regulatory compliance, or all of the above?

Do you have a strategic business plan in place?

Risk management is an essential part of managing and growing your business, it can help identify potential events that could impede your business. With our experience, we can help you identify your objectives and minimize your risk, allowing you to focus on what is most important: growing your business and improving your financial stability.

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Tax Services

Estate & Trust Tax Preparation

Comprehensive Tax Services in Palm Desert, CA

Ensure you are ready for tax time by working with the team at Godecke Clark. We offer a number of tax services in Palm Desert, CA, including:

Estate and Trust Tax Preparation

Having an effective estate plan can help facilitate the transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provide security to your surviving family, and reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of assets. This is especially important for business owners since you can provide continuity on the succession of ownership. At our firm, we can help guide you through the complex process of setting up your estate. We also offer assistance with trusts.

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IRS Representation

At our firm, we have extensive experience dealing with many tax authorities. We will thoroughly represent your interests whenever you need to work with federal or state tax agencies.

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Payroll Services

As part of our business tax services, we offer a variety of payroll solutions for your company. We can help you with implementing an effective, reliable, and efficient payroll system as well as assist with all payroll tax returns. Some of our other payroll-related tax solutions include:

  • Assitance with the New EFTPS System
  • Paycheck Calculation
  • Payroll Tax Returns
  • Household Employee Payroll
  • Preparation of W2s

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Sales Tax Services

Many of our clients are required to collect and submit sales tax. We can assist your company in compiling and preparing sale tax returns in an efficient and timely manner.

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Tax Planning & Preparation

Tax planning is one of the most critical steps when coming up with your overall business strategy. By working with our tax experts, you can find strategies to minimize your current and future tax liabilities. Furthermore, by working on your tax plan, our team will also be able to streamline your tax preparation.

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