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Peterson & Associates is a firm of certified public accountants who provide numerous accounting services to our clients. We are committed to timely and accurate service in order to meet your needs throughout the year. 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 services, including tax returns, financial reporting and planning for taxes and other financial decisions. We work with individuals, families, small business owners, corporations, and more giving each client — big or small — the same attention to detail and expert analysis. Our services include:

Business Tax Return Preparation

A little bit of every sale will need to be sent to local, state, or federal coffers depending on your business. Failure to handle those taxes correctly and the IRS may come calling.

Financial Statement Preparation

We are able to do audits, reviews, and compilations for those businesses who are required to provide them to a lender or government agency or those who want to share this information with their board.

Personal Financial Statements

Owning a business is a full-time job but you need to keep on top of the books at home, too. We can guide you on how to manage personal vs. business finances. Mixing business and personal finances leaves your assets vulnerable in the case of a lawsuit and can complicate things in the event of an audit. Even if you don’t run a business, Peterson & Associates can help you set and reach your short- and long-term goals.

Accounting System Advisement For New Businesses

As a business owner, whether you own a pizza parlor, a retail store, or a landscaping business, we know you have your hands full. We can advise you on the pros and cons of different accounting systems so you’re able make sound decisions that foster a successful business. Let Peterson & Associates help you choose an efficient and accurate accounting software system that works for you.

Work With Proven Experts

Since 1962, Peterson & Associates has worked with a wide range of clients to keep their financial affairs in order. Whether your goal is to save money for a down payment on a house, improve the financial accounting for your corporation, or strategize your retirement plan, we can help.

We offer a broad range of services so that we can meet your needs through all the stages of your life. Our staff looks forward to helping our clients reach their dreams. Whether you want to start or expand a business, plan for retirement, or just want to ask some questions— we’re here for you.

Need help organizing your business’ financial records or upgrading your current accounting system? Contact Peterson & Associates today. During our initial consultations, we’ll discuss your needs, your wants, and your goals. As a team, we’ll help you keep your business and personal finances as healthy as possible.

How We Serve You


Our CPAs are committed to finding tax solutions for individuals, businesses, and other organizations.


We provide our individual and business clients with the expertise that they deserve through a variety of accounting services.

Business Consulting

We can advise on comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business.

Business Consulting
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