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Accounting, Tax, Payroll Process Automation ​and 
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Accounting Services

At Alto CPA Group, we help you work smarter with advanced cloud accounting and financial solutions that will reduce your operating costs, and save you valuable time so you can focus on growing your business.


We offer several services designed to complement accounting, tax, and advisory services to better serve our clients. From analytics, inventory management, payroll, workflow automation, and more, you have a partner you can call your trusted advisor.

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Note:  Our CPAs are licensed and regulated by the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy and bound by a rigorous code of professional conduct which requires to act with integrity, objectivity, due care, competence, fully disclose any conflicts of interest, maintain client confidentiality, disclose to clients any commission or referral fees, and serve the public interest when providing financial services.

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Technology Driven

Accounting Services

Alto CPA Group, LLC uses today’s intelligent cloud technology to provide our individual and business clients with the most efficient, accurate, and effective results they deserve. Say goodbye to filing cabinets.

​What We Do
Where Intelligent Technology ​Meets ​Your Trusted Advisor​
Accounting Services

Cloud Accounting,  Bookkeeping, and Payroll

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Payroll Services
Payroll Services

We have partnered with the best cloud solution providers to bring you automated payroll, tax compliance, HR and time & attendance. Feature rich providers include ADP, Gusto, Patriot, Wagepoint, T Sheets, Homebase, Quickbooks, and Wave

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Overview

The power of the cloud brings efficiencies so your books and records are in pristine condition at all times. We offer continuous, monthly, quarterly, and yearly services. 


We feature: Accounting & financial statement preparation, Accounting system setup and Migrations, Personal financial statements and much more.

Accounting Services
  • Accounts payable (bills and payments)
  • Accounts receivables (invoices and collection)
  • General ledger maintenance
  • Time tracking & job cost reporting
  • Expense Management
  • Bank and credit card reconciliations
  • Sales taxes
  • Financial Statement creation and review
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Inventory Management

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Inventory Management
Inventory Analytics
Inventory Analytics

Optimizing your gross margin is more than just selling as much inventory as possible. You need margin rate optimization and the right analytics will help you get there . From reports and dashboards to understanding the drivers of inventory profitability, we help you gain visibility to drive your margin dollars higher.

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We go beyond accounting for inventory by helping businesses implement inventory management solutions including e-commerce, sales taxes, analytics and more.

Inventory Management

Managing and understanding inventory is an important factor to the success of e-commerce, retail and wholesale businesses. A good inventory management software does much more than just keep track of what you keep on hand. It should simplify pricing, it should know when to buy, how much to buy, maintain proper stock levels, guide the business in logistics management, and automate functions like ordering. We help businesses put the right processes in place and help getting the right software in place so you can grow.

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Taxes, and Business Formation

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Tax Prep and Resolution
Tax Planning & Business Formation
Overview

Tax laws never stop changing and along with it come complications. Is a tax strategy part of your ongoing process? Tax savings is about today, tomorrow, next year, and so on. We help you achieve it.


Tax Prep and Resolution

Tax Preparation:

We 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. We provide our individual and business clients with the taxation expertise and knowledge that they deserve throughout the year. 


With our virtual tax preparation process, you get tax help from the comfort of home. We include e-signature, e-filing, and an expedited process for a quicker refund. Read more here...

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Tax Resolution Services:

We offer help in solving your tax problems. From audit representation, delinquent tax returns, installment agreements, offer in compromise, tax debt assistance, and more, we are with you every step of the way.

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Tax Planning & Business Formation

Tax Planning:

We stay on top of tax law changes to provide you with the best advice, and strategies, especially through planning opportunities.

Business Formation:

Slapping an LLC. on your business and saying we are finished is not how we work. We stand by you every step of the way to ensure you get to operate your business in the most tax efficient way possible without the worries of personal liability.

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BI and Data Analytics

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The Analytics
The Affordable Solution
The Affordable Solution

Introducing Zoho Analytics

Zoho Analytics is an affordable self-service BI and data analytics solution that transforms data into actionable analytics, reports, and dashboards. Zoho Analytics grabs data from a wide range of sources and blends the data to create whatever type of report or dashboard you need to run your business.

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ANALYZE, UNDERSTAND, DECIDE

Data-driven decision making maximizes your internal resources and captures business opportunities. Business Intelligence tools is your answer.

The Analytics

Empower your business with insights from your data, with business intelligence and analytics:

  • Analyze the right data, define strategies and support your decisions
  • Identify and optimize the real drivers of business performance
  • Understand data points, and spot trends so you can predict and influence tomorrow’s outcomes.
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​Testimonials
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Below are recommendations posted on LinkedIn for Alto CPA Groups Principal Owner Michael D'Amato, CPA . LinkedIn verify's the authenticity of the individual's providing recommendations. You can find the original  recommendations here. You can also find reviews of Alto CPA Group, LLC on Google. 

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Expensify Certified
TSheets Certified
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Homebase Accountant Partner
Approval Max Partner
Hubdoc Certified
Tradegecko Partner
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Who is Alto CPA Group, LLC.?

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About Us
Our Principal Owner; Michael D'Amato, CPA
How you Benefit as a Client
Our Mission
About Us

Our Company

Alto CPA Group, LLC. provides accounting, tax and cloud solution services.  We offer a broad range of services using the most advanced technologies.


​The mission of Alto CPA Group, LLC. is to provide a blend of personal services and a high level of expertise to all clients. "We will listen to your needs as well as understanding your pain points so you can meet your goals in an ever-changing financial, technological and regulatory environment". Michael D’Amato, CPA  

What we value

  • Providing clients with the highest quality of service and meeting and beating our clients’ expectations
  • Growing with our clients
  • Education; We are engaged in regular tax, accounting and technology education so we can serve our clients with what they deserve
  • Treating everyone with dignity and respect
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Our Principal Owner; Michael D'Amato, CPA

Michael D'Amato, CPA
Principal Owner

The founder and principal, Michael D’Amato is a CPA licensed in the State of New Jersey (License #20CC02190400. Michael graduated from Upsala College in 1985 and began his career in Public Accounting performing audits, provided accounting services and prepared Individual and Corporate Taxes. Michael then held Accounting and Finance roles for major national retail companies. Michael's last success was playing a critical Financial role with The Children's Place, Inc. where his innovative and technology experience helped grow the business from 250 stores to well over 1,000 stores. Previous to The Children's Place, Michael held a Financial role with The Limited Inc.


In mid-2014, aspirations of entrepreneurship came calling for Michael. Michael saw an opportunity to help small and mid-size businesses with Cloud based solutions that could transform how businesses operate. "Driving efficiencies can only be accomplished by accurately identifying inefficient processes.  When used effectively, smart technology will streamline your business processes and provide the right data to gain the insights needed to make clearer and timely decisions. Information travels fast and is produced by very complex technology. We help you to bridge technology with your business as your trusted partner."

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How you Benefit as a Client

How you Benefit as a Client

The value you gain by retaining the services of Alto CPA Group, LLC

Integrity

All our services are reviewed and/or performed by a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). We are bound by standards of ethical and professional responsibilities. As noted at the top of this page, our CPAs are licensed and regulated by the state board of accountancy so we are bound by a rigorous code of professional conduct which requires that we act with integrity, objectivity, due care, competence, fully disclose any conflicts of interest, maintain client confidentiality, disclose to clients any commission or referral fees, and serve the public interest when providing financial services.


Note: We remain independent in the selection of software products and pass on any discounts we receive from software vendors to our clients


Experience

There is no substitute for experience. A breadth of experience is developed through a variety of projects which in turn offers an innovative and refreshing perspective


Cost-effectiveness

Your duty is to bring higher value to your customers and as an operator, you are working hard and doing what you do best. Our goal is to take pressure away from you so you can keep the pulse of your business in check. We are experts in what we do and work hard to increase efficiencies in your business


Different Perspective

Businesses under financial pressure often get caught up in daily tasks and lose sight of their finances. We are your partner and our eyes are attached to your finances. Today's technology enables us to check your financial pulse on the go
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Our Mission

Our Mission

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What Are We Committed To?

At Alto CPA Group, we are committed to building trust.


As Trusted Advisors: 

  • Offering a wider range of services provides our clients with convenience, a stronger partnership to help them grow,  and peace of mind
  • We get to know our clients and their business better
  • Our clients get to know us better and what we can do for their business
  • Trust keeps growing
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What Are We Committed To?

Feel secure since you have experts working with you who can do more than just keep up with your needs. We will prepare and help you with the expected and unexpected challenges that lie ahead so you can focus on what you do best.

  • Advanced technology for your wants and needs. We keep up with smart, and new accounting, payroll, and CRM solutions…the top 3 solutions small business owners value the most
  • We will help boost efficiencies in your business processes
  • We are available to you on your schedule with today's visual solutions like Zoom, and Zoho Meetings
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What Are We Committed To?

With Alto CPA Group, LLC., you get a partner who works with you and will identify opportunities to grow your bottom line. With many successful years in business operations, accounting, taxes, finance and information technology, you get much more than a number cruncher. You get a trusted advisor to free you up to run your business.

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​FAQ's
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Do you provide free initial consultations?

We encourage you to contact us for a free consultation at any time.

How do you price your services?

CPA firms price their services on either on an hourly rate or at a fixed price agreement.  The fixed price may have a contingency built-in for unforeseen additional work.  Tax return preparation are generally a fixed price.  Our accounting and virtual CFO/Controller services can be structured with a fixed price as well as most of our other services.

When will you bill me for your services?

For recurring services, we invoice at the end of each month.  For individual tax preparation services, we’ll invoice you when we complete your tax return. For special one time services, we may ask for a retainer.

Who will actually perform the work?

You can be assured that you’ll receive personalized service that helps you reach your goals. A CPA oversees all the work provided by our firm and we stress a review process on the work to ensure you are provided with the highest quality of service.

My old accountant has years of files. What happens to them?

CPA firms have record retention policies to follow for their clients.  You can request copies at any time within the time frame required to retain the records.  Since many firms now store most records electronically, transferring your files is simple.

Is my data safe?

Alto CPA Group, LLC. is committed to safeguarding your personal information. We reference AICPA’s recommendations, IRS and state regulations, and consult with information technology experts. The transfer of your information and files are encrypted through our client portal.

What is an engagement letter?

Often used by finance, accounting, law, and consulting firms, an engagement letter is a written agreement that outlines the details of a business relationship and/or services to be performed.  Once you have signed the engagement letter, it serves as an official contract where we agree to provide you with professional services in exchange for your payment.  We are happy to discuss any specific questions you may have about the engagement letter process.

I’m starting a new business. Can you help me?

Absolutely.  There are many steps to get a business up and running and we can guide and assist you every step of the way.  As we get to know you, your business, and your personal tax situation, we’ll discuss the type of business structure that will be most advantageous.  From there, we can provide guidance or assistance with additional registrations needed at the Federal, state, and local levels.  We are here to help you for many years to come.

I received a notice from the IRS. Can you help resolve this issue?

Please call us so we can put your mind at ease.  If it is an audit notice, do not talk to the tax authority without talking to us first.  If there is a section on the notice authorizing us to communicate with the taxing authority, please sign it and provide us with a complete copy of the notice so we can respond to the taxing authority in a way that best serves your needs.

What is a CPA and do I really need one to prepare my taxes?

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is required to take educational courses each year to maintain their license. They are licensed by their state, and are strictly bound by ethical standards.  The advantages of building a relationship with a CPA go beyond tax preparation as they are typically well versed in many aspects of today's business and technology.

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