Business Services

Our most important services are strategy-focused and designed to add value to your business. That’s why we do much more than just prepare financial statements and tax returns.

“Adding value” means we are dedicated to understanding your goals… and providing comprehensive business insight to help you achieve those goals.

Our Guarantee

We are so confident our clients will be delighted with the value of our services that we make the following guarantee:

You are the sole judge of our performance. If anything we do falls short of your expectations for a given service, we – without question – will reduce the price so that you pay only an amount that reflects your level of satisfaction. If you are completely dissatisfied, we gladly will refund your entire payment for that service.

Business Development

No matter your business size — whether you’re a start-up or a larger, established corporation — you need superior business planning to stay ahead of the competition. Corriher & Michael, PLLC has the tools to help you prosper.

We can help you:

  • Identify areas of opportunity and growth
  • Increase profitability
  • Develop strategies to enhance your success
  • Develop exit strategies to reward you for your efforts

Our first step is to get to know your company, from the inside out. We learn your goals. We ask for feedback and suggestions from your customers, employees and managers, to learn where systematic improvements can be made. Then we implement an action plan that gets results.

We analyze critical success factors in your business, including sales figures, transaction numbers, product costs and profitability. Then we measure the key activities relating to your critical success factors and develop plans to increase the effectiveness of your business processes, and document the “best practices” for quality and consistency.

We invite you to rely on us as your business strategy facilitators, making sure the best ideas for your company are recognized and accomplished.

Family Business Advisory Services

Our professionals have extensive experience with family owned businesses. Family businesses have all the problems of a typical business, but also have special problems that relate specifically to family issues. Such issues include business continuity, succession planning, family decision-making, business governance (roles of stockholders vs. board of directors vs. management), ownership issues, and family governance. We can help the family deal with these issues and specific problems they create. Examples of ways we can help include assistance with:

  • Establishing requirements for family members working in the business
  • Establishing criteria for choosing a successor
  • Establishing a working board of directors with positions for qualified, independent outside directors
  • Establishing rights of ownership vs. rights of those family members working in the business
  • Clarifying the vision of the company as it relates to the family, including policies to clarify the family’s role in the business
  • Establishing guidelines for family meetings (to discuss business, as well as family matters)

Audit & Accounting Services

Our Audit & Accounting services offer a variety of options, from general bookkeeping assistance, to audited financial statements required by banks and bonding companies.

Our monthly, quarterly or annual financial statement services are designed to provide business owners with timely information about their company’s financial status and history, and the implications of such on business decisions. This lets you quickly assess where you are…so you can make informed business decisions about where you’re headed.

For small businesses wishing to generate internal financial information, our team can help bring your team up to speed with training and support in a number of accounting software packages. We are particularly proficient in QuickBooks Accounting. To assure quality service in these areas, we are members of:

  • The QuickBooks Professional Advisors Program

Our in house and contract audit service is designed to be efficient and effective, and is geared to providing management with constructive business suggestions while easing the burden of the audit process on your team.

Our firm is a member of the Private Companies Practice Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. As such, our services are subject to review by the best of our peers. This assists us in providing the highest level of quality in our Audit & Accounting products.

Tax Services

Our tax professionals have extensive experience in tax planning and preparation. We stay up-to-the-minute on changes in tax laws and regulations. That means we have the know-how to help you take advantage of every tax savings technique allowable. We can assist you in such areas as business transitions and succession planning, entity selection and tax deferral options. We also work closely with you to resolve tax discrepancies and will represent you before the IRS or other taxing authorities, if necessary.

We have experience in the specific tax reporting requirements for specialized industries such as real estate development, construction, and NASCAR.

Your business also impacts your personal wealth. With that in mind, we can help plan for retirement, lifetime wealth transfers and assist in many areas of estate planning. We also assist clients who need to prepare more complex returns such as estate and trust returns.

Call us today to learn how we can lessen your tax burden.

Start-Up Support

You have a vision. You need a business plan. You want success-

Starting out; however, can seem like a daunting challenge. That’s why we’re here to help, walking you through the processes of organization, development and long-term planning.

First, we’ll learn your business goals–what you want to do, where you want to be, and by when. Then we’ll implement custom-tailored strategies to identify areas of opportunity and growth, to increase the profitability of your business, and to enhance your success.

We also offer small business seminars/workshops, covering topics such as financial planning, accounting software training, understanding your financial statements, techniques for growing your business and succession planning.

And, of course, you’re welcome to call us at any time, whenever we may help.

To get you started, here’s a helpful link: Internal Revenue Service Small Business One Stop Resource

Information Technology

At Corriher & Michael, PLLC, we provide affordable business solutions.

Our in-house and contract information technology consultants work with you to assess and prioritize your company’s accounting technology needs – immediate and long-term. Then we analyze and research the appropriate software options to meet those needs and determine the necessary hardware requirements with the help of reliable resources. We work with you at every step of the way to accomplish the best cost and resource-efficient solutions for your growing business.

Our IT consultants are dedicated solely to keeping pace with all the latest accounting technology developments to help small business better measure and manage its growth. We offer state-of-the-art technology solutions for:

  • Standard accounting packages, including General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Order Entry, and Payroll
  • Point-of-sale issues and inventory management
  • Time tracking & billing issues
  • Web site development & maintenance

For small businesses new to internal accounting systems, our team is familiar with a variety of software packages, including QuickBooks. To assure quality service, we are members of:

We can specifically bring your team up to speed with training. We can assist you in-house with customized training.

Human Capital & Team Development

One of the most important assets of any company is its people. The right team members help make the right decisions for you….and your customers.

By utilizing numerous individual inventory tools, through our reliable resources, we can work with you to better understand your management style as a business owner, and how to most effectively deal with your team members and your customers.

The importance of building a strong team is emphasized through various team-building processes facilitated by our team of Human Capital consultants.

Call us today to learn more.