Malcolm M. Dienes and Company has been one of the leading certified public accounting and business advisory consulting firms in the Gulf south region since 1951 and has served three generations of clients. The hallmark of our successful legacy of achievement are accuracy, attention to detail, personal service and a distinguished record of helping clients maximize profitability and build wealth for their families and businesses.
Our firm is a member of the Private Companies Practice Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. As such, the firm is subject to peer review within the profession. This is particularly significant in today's operating environment which demands that certified public accountants be proficient and current on all audit, accounting and tax issues.
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. Whether a client is interested in securing a good software program that is simple, reliable and easy to run, or in need of supervisory and supplemental assistance to their in-house accounting personnel or desirous of outsourcing their entire bookeeping department - our qualified staff can assist you with the day to day tasks associated with bookeeping. Our firm provides a full range of cost effective accounting services including the following:
- General ledger & financial statement preparation
- Bookkeeping (Monthly/Quarterly/Annually)
- Accounting system setup for new businesses
- Computerized payroll services
- Business tax return preparation (Sales & Use/Business Property)
- Personal financial statements
- Litigation support
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.
Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business. Our qualified staff can assist you with the day-to-day tasks associated with bookkeeping.
We gauge our worth by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help your business identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, we provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business. The following is just a few of the areas in which we provide consulting services:
- Accounting software selection and implementation
- Type of entity selection
- Business valuations
- Buying/selling a business
- Computer systems
- Financial & retirement decisions
- Estate, trust & gift planning
- Stategic Planning
- Marketing Consulting
During our years of experience dealing with many taxing authorities, we have achieved a level of competence that can assure our clients they are being properly represented before the various federal and state taxing agencies.
Estate Planning and Estate & Trust Tax Preparation
Effective estate and gift planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.
Financial and Retirement 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. Successful implementation and periodic review of your financial and retirement plan will ensure financial independence during your working years and through your retirement years.
Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support
We have over 20 years experience in dealing with economic wage loss reports, loss of profits calculations and reports, Business interruption reports. Our expert John W. Theriot has testified in hundreds of cases for both plaintiff and defense.
New Business Planning and Set Up
If you are considering on starting a new business or already started and need advice, then our trained professionals can help you. We can help you understand and choose the right entity. We can help you get started on the right foot with the various taxing authorties. We can help you determine the accounting software you need and train you on those systems.
Tax Services, Planning and Preparation
We prefer to take a proactive vs. reactive approach to tax services. By keeping current on new tax laws and legislation, we are in a position to identify key tax planning opportunities that minimize both your current and future tax liabilities. Whether you are an individual or a multi-tiered partnership, our experienced staff can develop tax strategies that take advantage of new tax laws and legislation. Tax services offered include, but are not limited to:
- Tax planning & return preparation
- Estates, trusts & gifts
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Taxing authority representation
- Divorce and support issues
- Tax effects of buying/selling a business
Virtual CFO/Controller/Accounting Services
This service could be the solution you have been looking for to help gain control of your business' accounting system and put your efforts into running your business.