• “They understand what is driving business results. Our relationship with them has been a total win-win!”
  • “Lear & Pannepacker, LLP is just the best company I have ever hired!  Never have I experienced any professional services firm “learn” my business more quickly and effectively.”
  • “I am convinced if Eric Lear was aboard the Titanic, the ship would have missed the iceberg completely and would have made it to port.”
  • “They provide peace of mind by competently handling your finances, allowing you to concentrate on expanding your business; it’s a perfect partnership.”
  • “Eric, Scot and all of the employees of Lear & Pannepacker, LLP have always provided excellent accounting services in a prompt and professional manner.”
  • “Lear & Pannepacker, LLP has been our auditor for over ten years. The first year they performed our audit they offered suggestions on how to improve our internal controls that were easily implemented. Unlike many, I rather look forward to our annual audit.”
  • “We have worked with other auditors, but have not found another firm to be nearly as professional, reliable, and trustworthy as Lear & Pannepacker, LLP!”
  • “Our extended family has used Lear and Pannepacker for accounting and tax services for about two decades. They have always been responsive, helpful, thoughtful and fun to work with.”
  • “As our company has grown, Lear & Pannepacker, LLP has helped us to improve our financial and accounting systems and reporting. Hiring L&P has been a great investment for us!”
  • “The entire firm, from the partners to the staff accountants to the administrative personnel, works as a team and go out of their way to help.”
  • “Our account manager, Steve, exemplifies the hard work, reliability, efficiency, and integrity that are the hallmarks of this firm.”
  • “Lear & Pannepacker, LLP has performed numerous business valuations for us, and I have come to depend on them for complete, accurate and timely results. I would recommend them without hesitation!”
  • “I am delighted to say that Lear & Pannepacker, LLP was initially retained pro-bono, as they had gifted us their accounting services to get us started as a non-profit. The service we received was stellar: prompt turnaround, accurate work, forward-thinking!”
  • “I have worked one-on-one with L&P’s team of professionals and together we have been very successful in meeting our mutual clients’ needs and goals. I trust the firm implicitly!”
  • “We have been clients of Lear & Pannepacker, LLP since 1984, and this accounting firm has been a great liaison, dealing with all levels of the tax code, various auditors, and related matters.”
  • “When you’re looking for accountants who not only know their jobs but really care and are genuinely trying to help, they are the people to go to!”
  • “Lear & Pannepacker, LLP is a perfect match for new high tech start-up businesses because they understand the special needs of small companies.”
  • “Lear and Pannepacker, LLP is one of the most competent, responsive, and professional firms in New Jersey!”
  • “L&P truly have their client’s best interests at heart and are 100% invested in their clients’ success. We consider them part of our “family” for the last twenty eight years!”

Accounting & Bookkeeping Services/Business Services

Bookkeeping Services

  • Invoicing /receivable processing
  • Payable processing
  • Payroll processing
  • Assistance with human resource compliance and insurance issues
  • Asset and liability reconciliations
  • Month-end and year-end closing with adjusting journal entries as required
  • Interim unaudited financial statements for management use
  • Assistance/preparation of annual 1099s for independent consultants
  • Ongoing bookkeeping support for you and your staff

Payroll Services

  • Payroll setup with federal and single or multi-state registrations
  • Compliance assistance with federal and state payroll tax law
  • Company payroll transaction calculation and preparation
  • Household Employer payroll transaction calculation and preparation
  • Payroll deposits for your federal and state requirements
  • Quarterly/Annual federal and multi-state payroll return preparation
  • Ongoing payroll service support for you and your staff

Sales Tax Services

  • Company registrations and compliance assistance
  • Assistance with invoicing set-up and taxability issues
  • Monthly/Quarterly/Annual multi-state sales tax return preparation
  • Ongoing sales tax service support for you and your staff

New Business Formation

  • Guidance in selecting the best entity for your new business
  • Assistance with state formation of the new entity
  • Federal and state tax registrations
  • Training in bookkeeping practices for compliance
  • Additional business formation support as needed

Administrative Support – General assistance including, but not limited to:

  • Local PO box mail retrieval
  • Bulk mailing project assistance
  • Transfer of paper files to digital format
  • Assistance with medical claim filing and FSA reconciliation
  • Coordinate copying/collating projects
  • Filing and organization assistance as needed
  • Ongoing administrative support for you and your staff as needed

QuickBooks Software Services

QuickBooks is ideal, user-friendly accounting software for small to mid-sized business owners, as well as families and individuals, to track income, expenses, assets, and liabilities. It also provides a wide variety of customizable reporting options to aid in year-end tax return preparation and financial planning. Our team can assist you with any combination of the following:

QuickBooks Setup

  • Create customized chart of accounts
  • Assist in selecting the best version of software for your needs
  • Initial QuickBooks file setup with company information and logo
  • Import/entry of vendor information and opening balances
  • Import/entry of customer information and opening balances
  • Set up of asset, liability, and equity accounts
  • Customize invoice format and set up of sales items
  • Set up sales tax accounts
  • Set up payroll for processing or entry from 3rd party provider
  • Set up inventory and job costing functions
  • Ongoing support as your individual or business needs change or expand

QuickBooks Support

  • Customized training for you and your staff on QuickBooks usage and navigation
  • Assistance in customizing additional reports as needed
  • Ongoing ProAdvisor email/telephone/onsite support for any related  QuickBooks/bookkeeping issues

QuickBooks Checkup

  • Annual clean-up for tax preparation
  • Review and recommend procedures for greater efficiency & compliance
  • Correction/addition of payroll and sales tax items
  • Reconcile and adjust asset and liability accounts
  • Clean-up/customize chart of accounts to better suit your needs