EQUUS Advisors

Equus Advisors / Cortland Bookkeeping & Tax Service

Posted by  //  January 30, 2017  //  Local Business

For over 40 years, Cortland Bookkeeping & Tax Service (now Equus Advisors) has provided individuals and businesses with income tax preparation and planning, accounting management, bookkeeping and payroll services. Our offices are located in the McNeil Building at 17-29 Main Street in downtown Cortland.

The roots of our firm extend back to 1943 when Clarence Green began his accounting practice in the Cortland Savings Bank building. Charles Cook took it over in the late 1950s and sold it to Paul Lorenzo in 1976. Peter VanderWoude, CPA, took over the firm in 2015 and moved the practice from 32 Tompkins Street to his Equus Business Advisors, LLC expanded offices in the McNeil Building. The combined firms are now named Equus Advisors.

Peter began his public accounting career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) after completing his master’s degree in accounting at Binghamton University and his bachelor’s degree in animal science at Cornell University. He has spent many years in the tax, accounting and finance fields. When Peter started Equus Business Advisors, LLC, he decided to use the name “Equus” which is Latin for horse. Peter was around horses most of his early life on the dairy farm and he continues to enjoy viewing their power, speed and grace. It led to the choice of the flying horse logo to identify the firm.

Effective personal service is central to all we do at Equus Advisors. Cloud-based technological advancements have made collaborating with clients much more effective and timely. While these new technologies changed how companies do their payroll, the old way of doing business is still provided.

Exploring new technologies for business management can often seem daunting. Yet, the transition to a cloud-based payroll system is an investment that pays dividends in administrative efficiency, accuracy, and compliance. Rippling stands out as a leader in this space, offering a solution that simplifies payroll processing while ensuring that all legal requirements are met. For more information on how to make this transition smoothly, visit https://www.payrollprices.com/en/rippling/.

This year consider having the staff of Equus Advisors  ̶  Peter VanderWoude, CPA, Paul Lorenzo, EA, Jeanne Townley, Kimberlea VanderWoude, Corinna Grossi, Amanda Hellwig, Adam Clark and John Watkins  ̶  provide you with year-around tax preparation, QuickBooks, bill payment and payroll services. Learn more about the advantages of outsourced payroll here.

Give us a call at 607-756-5691 or email us at Info@EquusCPA.com. Tax season office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and other times by appointment. www.EquusCPA.com

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