Unusually Broad Experience
Many CPAs go to school, get their license, then spend their careers working in an accounting firm, never getting any first person knowledge of the day to day issues and business challenges faced by their clients. That’s not the case with Rusty Helms … before starting J. R. Helms & Associates he spent more than seven years in public accounting, learning audit skills and income tax laws and procedures. He then spent another seven years working for a group of companies in the private sector. There he developed skills in management, business law, employee relations, employee benefits, corporate finance, and commercial leasing. With all this experience, Rusty Helms is able to offer even smaller clients the truly comprehensive services normally available only from much larger, more expensive firms.
A good percentage of our clients first came to us after they had already gotten themselves in a jam. They were often amazed to discover that the cost of our services actually ended up being less than the cost of the penalties they paid or the revenue they lost from a missed opportunity. As for the headaches we help clients avoid and the peace of mind we provide? Clients tell us they can’t put a price on that.
Exceptional Performance Record
As a CPA who performs audits, Rusty Helms is subject to regular peer review, a rigorous process in which an independent, highly skilled firm examines J. R. Helms & Associates’ own records and procedures to ensure they meet the highest professional standards. J. R. Helms & Associates is proud to say that they have passed every peer review, receiving the highest commendation available.
If you’ve done business with companies that just want to get your money, then move on to the next customer, you will especially appreciate the focus on building client relationships that you’ll find at J. R. Helms & Associates. We don’t have a ‘single transaction’ mentality – we want to build long-term relationships that assure great value for you and job satisfaction for us. To assure that you want to continue doing business with us, we deliver expert advice, fair prices, quick turnaround, uncompromising confidentiality, and highly responsive service.
J. R. Helms & Associates utilizes technology throughout our operations to obtain efficiencies, assure accuracy, and ensure compatibility with client systems. Our computer-based tax preparation software enables us to avoid clerical or math errors, while keeping up-to-date with new laws. We’re also well versed in Quick Books and Peachtree Complete accounting systems, so not only can we take client files in those formats, but we can set up client systems and even train clients on how to use the software. Our tax research is done electronically and we offer electronic filing.
Current On New Tax Laws
When you choose J. R. Helms & Associates you can be assured that your taxes will be prepared in accordance with the current tax laws. To stay up-to-date we attend annual continuing education on new tax laws, subscribe to a bi-weekly tax newsletter, and receive e-mail alerts from the Department of Revenue, the IRS, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Better Business Bureau.
We know that running even a small business requires knowledge in multiple areas: finance, taxes, contracts, law, insurance, marketing, real estate… the list goes on and on. To make it easier for our clients to get the expert advice they need we participate in a network of professionals who share our client-centered focus. We can refer you to honest, knowledgeable experts as the need arises.