We are an experienced and professional CPA firm with a fun side. Tom Balarsky and the team have numerous years of expertise in a wide range of accounting and financial disciplines.
As a local firm, we offer what the big firms cannot: expertise that comes with accessibility, responsiveness and personal interaction. We pride ourselves on knowing our clients and offer a unique customer experience.
The Balarsky and Associates CPA firm was established nearly three decades ago and has remained constant. Led by Tom Balarsky and his team, this firm has been committed to helping people.
Audit and Attestation
If your company needs a compilation, review, or audit, you're likely to appreciate our thorough, but efficient approach. Our staff of auditors are highly trained and experienced in my different industries. We keep your personnel in the loop throughout the engagement and produce trusted and professional reports that will solidify your company's records and financial reporting.
Tax Planning and Preperation
We have a solid reputation as a premier tax preparation and planning firm in Northern California. Proper tax planning preparation is critical, yet we also believe is should be more than just a numbers transaction. To go along with our expertise and precision, we get to know our customers, their families, businesses, and financial goals. Some of the most prominent business people in Sacramento have trusted us to handle this crucial segment of their finances for decades.
When it comes to litigation support, evidence preparation, and expert witness testimony, we stand on unparalleled ground. Our firm has, collectively, over 30 years of law enforcement investigation experience to go along with our substantial professional services background. In the area of fraud, we offer prevention and detection services anywhere in the United States. Our prevention services include risk assessments, internal control design and training. Our detection services are carried out through detailed fraud examinations, which include data analysis and interviews. The experience of our firm goes well beyond the textbooks and theory, as we have provided expert witness and testimony in both Federal and State courts on a broad array of cases that involved civil and criminal matters.
General Accounting Services
Whether you just like to have an accounting consultant on hand to keep your organization or personal finances in order or you are looking for extensive bookkeeping services, we off a solution. Our Accounting Services clientele represent a broad spectrum of product and service organizations. You can be assured our service will be timely and top-notch.
How It Works
Traditional Money Laundering occurs in a three-step process. These three steps include placement, layering, and integration. Placement involves criminal derived funds to be introduced into the financial system. Layering disguises the ownership and source of the crime. Finally, integration allows the financial funds to be re-introduced into a legitimate economy. […]
Money Laundering is often viewed as a victimless crime that brings in over $500 billion each year. This crime is often overlooked but that does not decrease the seriousness of the crime. Without money laundering, organized crime would not be able to function properly. […]
The FBAR (Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report) deadline is one week away. The FBAR form must be received by the Department of Treasury no later than June 28, 2013. Normally the due date falls on June 30. This date, however, falls on a weekend, which moves the date to June 28. No extensions will be available and I’ll reiterate, that the forms must be received, not just postmarked by the deadline. […]
“Out with the old and in with the new” or in this case out with the old tax season and in with the new tax season. Even though the last tax season is gone and past, it does not mean that the connection between tax professionals and their clients should come to an end. Rather, this should be the time to keep the connection and maintain contact to help make preparations for the new tax season an easier, less stressful, and more successful one. […]
Giving people the benefit of the doubt is something that we as humans attempt to do on a daily basis. While there is nothing wrong with this principle, we do need to use caution because there are many individuals that will abuse it. Financial Elder Abuse is one example of when too much trust of the wrong people goes awry. […]
Seven years. That is the amount of time it took Father Pete Valdez to embezzle $284,000 from 79-year-old Michalana Jones.
After Jones’ husband died in 2003, Valdez befriended Jones and slowly began to scam her out of her savings. Valdez used $150,000 of Jones’ money to buy a home and convinced Jones to attach his name to her checking account. […]