Media & Technology Accounting & Advisory Service

Whether you’re a media or technology start-up, are scaling your business, or are preparing to sell, the CJBS team tailors our accounting and advisory services to help you thrive at every stage. We have a deep understanding of the fast-moving media and technology industries, as well as their complex accounting and financial structures. Our traditional and digital media clients include journalists and marketing professionals, among others. In the tech sector, our clients’ specialties include software as a service (SaaS), hardware as a service, cloud, mobile, data  analytics, and information technology (IT) firms.

As the founder of a service-based business, you’re faced with having little-to-no inventory, multiple revenue streams, and unique accounting metrics. Grounded in decades of industry experience, our team will collaborate with you to provide accounting, audit, tax, and advisory services that keep your company compliant — and competitive — in an increasingly crowded marketplace. 


Media & Technology Accounting & Advisory Services

Accounting

Proper accounting is essential to your media or technology company’s success, but it’s probably the last thing on your mind as a busy founder. At CJBS, we consider accounting an important language of business — data that allows you to make positive decisions about your business in the future. Our team takes the weight off you with technology accounting solutions that include: rigorously backtesting your program for possible holes, reviewing your books, and taking stock of where your company has been. Our established, professional CPAs follow a comprehensive approach to accounting, making key financial projections so you can focus on strategic growth. 

Audit

As a media and technology entrepreneur, you’re likely to rely on crowdfunding as you grow and scale your business. Platforms such as StartEngine, Indiegogo, and Kickstarter require third-party verification before they’ll invest in your company, to ensure that your finances are in order. CJBS conducts fast, efficient, and professional CPA crowdfunding reviews and assurance services to keep your company moving forward. 

Financial Advisory 

From ensuring that you set up your entity structure correctly at each stage of your company’s life cycle (so you can properly deduct future losses, among other benefits) to recommending the proper liability coverage, our team works proactively to help you protect and grow your media and technology assets. 

Also, we understand that as a small business owner, you probably don’t have time to analyze your expenses on a regular basis. Our team fills that need, helping to streamline your finances by reviewing your credit card expenses twice a year for inflation or “expense bloat.” By flagging any recurring expenses (monthly or one-offs), we can help you catch any issues earlier — and course-correct before they become a bigger problem. 

Tax Preparation & Planning 

As your media or technology company grows, so do your tax consequences. At CJBS, we’ll prepare your federal, state, and local income tax returns, both individual and corporate. We have a thorough knowledge of IRS codes and focus on helping you minimize your tax burden and avoid potential pitfalls (such as liabilities from payroll taxes). 

Beyond keeping you tax compliant, our team provides you with proactive tax planning, as advisors to your business. The money you save on taxes and penalties can go directly back into your business. 

Why CJBS?

The CJBS media and technology accounting and advisory team customizes the right strategies and solutions for your company at each stage of growth. Our expertise is grounded in real-world experience, so we understand both your everyday and big-picture challenges — and we speak your language. From day one, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and work alongside you. No learning curve required. 

As a relatively small firm with a large roster of media and tech clients, we’re also uniquely positioned to benchmark your company against similar businesses. What’s more, we’re able to connect you with existing clients for other opportunities and efficiencies. “Rising tides raise all ships” is a CJBS motto. Through our team, you’ll have  access to an extended network of professionals — including bankers, attorneys, and financial advisors —who will also work in your best interest. 


Your Media & Technology Accounting Experts

With more than 10 years at CJBS, Ryan Guedel is a CPA with a passion for technology. (Case in point: he used to build computers for fun.) He easily and efficiently communicates with his media and tech clients, so they can dedicate their valuable time and resources to their business. 

Matt Bergman has been with CJBS for 26 years and a partner since 2010. Matt is versed in helping start ups go from start to finish while hitting their goals along the way. His expertise lies in helping businesses scale their operations efficiently and effectively.


General Media & Technology FAQs

How do I pay the least amount of taxes as a media or tech entrepreneur?

Our comprehensive tax planning services focus on minimizing your business taxes and, if required, your personal taxes. We can help you decide on your entity type and how that will affect your taxes in the future. We thoroughly understand start-up culture and the business challenges you face, and we’re happy to work with all your other providers — including bankers, financial planners, and attorneys — to get the job done right. 

Why do I need a financial review for my media or tech company? 

Many new businesses have turned to crowdfunding for finding capital recently. Most platforms like StartEngine or Kickstarter limit the amount of capital that can be raised without some sort of assurance service (review, audit) performed. CJBS can provide the CPA review or audit your company needs to secure future capital.

Are internal controls (IC) important for my media or tech company?

Yes, on two fronts. Internally, an IC consultation looks for gaping holes in your processes and can expose fraud, such as check kiting or time stealing, which has become more prevalent. Externally, we look at the control environment for potential investors to make sure that the investments they are choosing are strong choices for their capital.


Media & Technology News & Updates

Stay current on the latest Media & Technology industry developments and find out what it means for you and your business.

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