For Small Businesses


Your business’ profitability and operational efficiency are at the center of your business’ success!
Our experience, resources, and attention to detail make our accounting services second-to-none. As an experienced accounting team, we look forward to the opportunity to help transform your business’ financials as we work with you to establish short- and long-term strategies for growth and profitability.


Working with us and enlisting our business services could make all the difference!

Whether you need help starting a business, cleaning up your bookkeeping, setting up QuickBooks, handling payroll, or you crave some much-needed business coaching or other strategic consulting, we have been doing this for years, and stay on top of all of the new regulations to help you take the most advantage possible. Legally, and ethically — and profitably.

We work with our clients in a relational way to help them experience the financial success they desire — whether the business is just an idea, relatively new, or a well-established entity. Whether small, large, or in need of some special attention, we have the experience you need so that you can focus on what your business does best.

"I consider Ann Hartz and her team a valuable part of my business. They handle my payroll services including all of the necessary withholdings, taxes, etc which allows me to focus on running my business. Especially with all of the recent changes due to COVID-19, I'm glad that I have a professional team helping me through this. I recommend Ann Hartz and her team to all of my fellow business owners."

Kathleen McGuire

"The report that you get at the end is nice and neat, and for the first time I was able to look it over and understand what it said. I probably annoyed my tax preparer with how many emails I sent including information that had been overlooked, but she never complained about the extra work I was putting her through, and in the end I saved quite a bit."

Zachary Krueger

"I have been through a difficult time with my business. Shelia has helped me get through that time and I rest easy knowing that she is just a call or email away. She helped me set up a new chart of accounts and took the pain out of my business. Hiring them has enabled me to reduce my office staff by half. They are simply the best I have found for my taxes and daily activities that I need for my business. Hiring them enables me to focus on making money and taking care of my customers. Thank you for all you have done for us. We look forward to having another great year."

Steven Beveridge

"First time customer this year. Very impressed! Fast service! Friendly staff! Helpful with all my questions. I would use them again."

Colleen Shawhan

"WOW. I was feeling SO stressed about my taxes this year and decided to find someone else to help. I was in and out in less than an hour including filing out new client paperwork. She was fast and efficient and was able to answer all my questions. Will definitely be using her from now on!! Excellent!??????????"

Janelle Covington

"I have used Ann for a number of years and have had the best service from her and her staff. Questions always answered, calls always returned, I could go on and on. Verly reasonably priced and "Haven't been audited YET!! Highly recommended."

Frank Soda

"Very Kind, helpful, efficient, and quick. we plan on doing our taxes here every year."

Arriel Stafford

"Ann was very thorough in the short time we were there. Made our appointment for next year before we left."

Rich Stoen

 "Ann and her staff make it so easier to get your taxes done. They answer any and all questions and make it so easy to get the process done in such a short time. Ann creates such a great work environment and I would recommend her company to anyone who needs their taxes done and her price is well worth it. Wish I would of found her years ago. You leave with a tax folder with all your information in it for that tax year and you can go to their website to get any given years copy or documents as needed anytime. You crazy not to have Ann and her staff do your taxes. Can’t wait till next year !"

Bret Bastian

"Ann has done our taxes for the past 3 years, and we couldn't be happier with her professional manner ... she made the headache of having our taxes done fast and painless, we're impressed how smoothly and effortless everything worked for us ... for many, many years we had the large, national "Block" chain do our taxes which was expensive and time consuming, the final straw was when they made an obvious mistake and wouldn't own up to it or have the courtesy to return numerous phone calls after months of trying to contact them ... we can highly recommend Ann's personalized service to anybody looking for an alternative to the nightmare of the huge national tax chain"

Randy D.

"Ann is very professional and knowledgeable. I moved to Iowa from New York and found Ann through yelp. This was the most pleasant tax preparation experience by far. I'm so accustomed to waiting 2 hours to be seen and have my taxes done, but this time even with my interest income, student loan interest payments, moving expenses, NY state and Iowa State filing, she did out married filing jointly taxes in about 20-30 minutes. The fee is really reasonably considering the complexity, accuracy, and timeliness. I recommend calling in advance and scheduling an appointment to meet with her to prepare your taxes. Ann herself is really nice, welcoming and I highly recommend her. She is fully licensed CPA and professional. I'm always on the look out for a great tax preparer and avoid the big chains whenever possible because those types tend to hire seasonal tax preparers who don't have CPA licenses."

Ismael M.

Navigating Bank Failures in Your Des Moines Metro, including all the suburbs Business Right Now

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Leadership Development in Your Des Moines Metro, including all the suburbs Business

 Unless you’ve been living in a cave like this woman, you know that business ownership is a tough gig right now — it’s nearly an Olympic sport to keep things running and moving ahead. But, despite all that, being a business owner is also pretty great....

Prioritizing Employee Wellness in Your Des Moines Metro, including all the suburbs Business

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Making a Plan to Reskill and Upskill Your Staff

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My quick take on SVB: Don’t let it rob you of your focus for building the business under YOUR control.In other words, let noise be noise … and focus on what’s most important: your immediate world.But I will say that this crisis is a perfect example of why you should...

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Forward-thinking is a must in business… that goes for your taxes too. And I’m going to dive into what that looks like today. But first, let’s talk about your tax filing. The S corp and partnership filing deadline is coming up (March 15 to be exact). While we’ll...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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