About Our Firm
Mendoza & Company, Inc. was established in 2001 just outside of our nation’s capital in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Our most valued asset is the intellect of our experienced team that is invested in keeping abreast in the latest advances in taxation and financial compliance regulations while utilizing the most innovating technologies.
Mendoza & Company, Inc. is operated by two functional components. The first is accountability. We hold firm to the ethics of the accounting profession by adhering to a well-established and conservative accounting model. This type of integrity ensures our clients are treated with the honesty and the moral integrity they are due.
Secondly, we strive to achieve impeccable precision in all our transactions. Accuracy and strict adherence to our internal methods of control ensure that we produce impeccable results. Our high standards that we apply to each task completed coupled with our ethical moral code not only results in quality work but a unique piece of mind in afforded to our clientele as well as our staff.
Whether it is your financial performance, tax compliance, accounting services or business development Mendoza & Company, Inc. is committed to the success and sustainability of your financial endeavors. We believe by supporting the individual this contributes to the benefits of the well-being of your family, community and overall economy.
About Alejandro Mendoza
When I’m asked what I do for a career, I often say that I educate clients and help resolve problems for them. I noticed that I don’t usually answer the question by saying that I’m a boring accountant that specializes in critical IRS tax resolution matters and prepares taxes for my clients. The truth of the matter is that I enjoy educating and teaching my clients all about their day-to-day business activities by understanding their Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statements. Teaching is fun and people want to learn. They want to learn how to reduce their tax bill at the end of the year and how to keep most of their profit instead of paying large sums to the government. I have also noticed that when accountants educate, clients don’t get in trouble with BIG BROTHER “The IRS” and have a higher probability of success. Educated clients return each year and a large percentage commit to monthly accounting services.
I have often been told by my clients that I make accounting and taxation interesting and enjoyable by my sharing of examples and experiences. In the long run, my clients and I both benefit from my teachings of topics such as accounting principles, tax issues, and things to do to minimize the chance of an IRS audit.
There are two categories of problems we see on a daily basis with new clients. The first category is the IRS. IRS tax matters such as tax levies; liens, collection notices, payroll tax audits, and income tax audits scare most business owners and prevent them from concentrating on their business activities. IRS matters are manageable and we can help our clients find a solution that leads to a fresh start for their businesses. There are options available to all taxpayers such as installment agreements or offers of compromise that most taxpayers can use to find closure to their problems. The best way to approach an IRS letter is to get help as soon as possible.
The second category is QuickBooks. Sometimes, business owners have no control or understanding of what was entered into QuickBooks. The QuickBooks file is a mess and they have given up updating their records. In most of the cases, the issue is related to an incorrect QuickBooks template being used when they setup and start using the QuickBooks program. This matter is easily resolved by incorporating one of our QuickBooks templates which was created by me, an accountant, and not a software engineer. I have customized it to meet our client’s needs and industry standards. The list of accounts in the file is self-explanatory and easily understood by a new business owner. QuickBooks is user-friendly making accounting simple and manageable. In the long term, my clients have benefited from using my QuickBooks template. It has helped keep track of their financing and has reduced my accounting bill. Sound QuickBooks financials keep clients one step ahead from the competition.