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Background

Since 1994, Thomas S. Bates, CPA, PC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Thomas S. Bates, CPA, PC's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Thomas S. Bates, CPA, PC is one of the leading firms in and throughout the Monadnock Region. By combining our expertise, experience and team of skilled professionals, I assure that every client receives the close personal analysis and attention they deserve. My dedication to high professional standards and work ethic provides clients with a level of confidence they deserve.

Thomas S. Bates, CPA, P.C. participates in the AICPA Peer Review program. The program provides for a level of assurance to clients that the firm follows professional standards with respect to auditing and accounting services. Since inception, the firm has received the highest level of opinion under such a program. This demonstrates the firm’s highest commitment to professionalism. Clients shouldn’t settle for anything less.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Thomas S. Bates, CPA, PC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the Monadnock Region’s business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the Monadnock Region. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Thomas S. Bates, CPA, PC receive competent and timely advice.

I am sensitive to high CPA fees and develop creative and innovative ways to help clients control fees. This begins with continuity of service. I am the one who provides the important accounting, auditing and tax services directly to my clients. You will not have to “train” a new staff personal assigned to your engagement each year. By working directly with the owner of the CPA firm, the “middleman” is eliminated. This reduces inefficiencies in the engagement, maintains the highest level of competency on an engagement and saves unnecessary staff fees.

When planning an engagement, the consideration of the fee is critical. I provide my clients with a written fee estimate and opportunities for controlling fees before the engagement begins. After all, you are the client and you should know how much a service will cost before agreeing to it.

I listen to my clients and assist them in meeting their needs at the lowest cost. I don’t “impose” unnecessary services on my clients. Instead I can design customized accounting and auditing services that meet a client’s needs without extra, unnecessary services. For example, I assisted an entity with 50 branch locations throughout New Hampshire to develop a customized audit program and report that provided the CFO of the parent organization with essential information about key financial elements. This was more meaningful than the “traditional” full financial statement audit that was too costly and ineffective.

Our Team

THOMAS S. BATES, CPA

Thomas S. Bates, CPA has been a certified public accountant since 1977. Tom is a graduate of Boston College and received a masters in taxation from Bentley University. Tom holds the Certified Fraud Examiner credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He also holds a graduate degree certificate from the Institute For Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination from Southern New Hampshire University. Tom is a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy and received an honorable discharge. Tom and the firm are licensed in New Hampshire. Tom plays a vital role in the communities he serves by donating substantial time and services to several non-profit charities in the Monadnock Region. Tom is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Private Companies Practice Section of the AICPA
  • New Hampshire Society of CPAs.
  • New Hampshire Society of Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Thomas S. Bates, CPA, P.C offers a strong team of professionals skilled in specialized areas of service accomplished through established relationships. I believe this provides clients with all the services one would expect from a larger CPA firm but at a reduced cost. My firm offers the following relationships:

FINANCIAL STATEMENT CONSULTANT. Tom’s consultant is a recognized financial statement advisor from Boston. He provides technical review of all audits, reviews and compilations. In addition, his experience in financial statement presentation and disclosures provides clients with the highest quality product. He provides you with currently acceptable reporting techniques for your particular industry. My consultant says financial statements issued by Thomas S. Bates, CPA, P.C are “Boston quality”, comparing to work issued by larger Boston firms. Investors and lenders rely on your financial statements to determine the level of investment. Make sure your financial statements are in a form to help you achieve your goals.

TAX PLANNING. Thomas S. Bates, CPA, P.C has established a close relationship with a tax attorney in Manchester, NH to assist with complex tax and business transactions. Strategic planning and tax considerations are valuable services that my clients will receive from this relationship. The tax attorney can also represent clients in examinations with the IRS and other taxing authorities.

ESTATE & TRUST ATTORNEY. Thomas S. Bates, CPA, P.C consults with two attorneys in Keene that provide valuable planning services in this field. This is their specific field of study and provide a close working relationship to meet specific needs of clients.

QUICKBOOKS CONSULTANT. Thomas S. Bates, CPA, P.C has partnered with a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor to provide clients with a direct working relationship. The client works directly with the consultant with my oversight, if necessary. This relationship removes the “CPA fee” from the equation and provides for a valuable resource.

BOOKKEEPERS. Thomas S. Bates, CPA, P.C has a network of a half-dozen independent bookkeepers to provide direct services to clients with these needs. This relationship also removes the “CPA fee” from this service without compromising the quality of service. My clients don’t pay “CPA fees” for bookkeeping and payroll services.

IT CONSULTANT. Thomas S. Bates, CPA, P.C offers a consultant for small and medium sized companies needing computer & communication network services. He is very knowledgeable in the choices of accounting applications that will fit your business. This direct relationship also removes the “CPA fee” from this service without compromising the quality of the work.

tbates@tbatescpa.com 603-357-5756