Accounting Service Lake Gaston

Susan C Bersch - Certified Public Accountant


Services We Provide

  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Compliance:
    Individuals, 'C' Corporations, 'S' Corporations, Partnerships, Sole Proprietorships, LLCs, LLPs, Trusts, Estates, Gift Taxes
  • IRS and State Tax Audits
  • Estate Administration
  • Court Accountings
  • Accounting Assistance
  • Quickbooks Set-up
  • Financial Projections
  • Budgets
  • Starting a New Business
  • Retirement Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Advisory Services


  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina

Contact Our Accounting Firm

Susan C. Bersch, CPA, PLLC
2357 Eaton Ferry Road
Littleton, NC 27850

Phone: 252-586-0013

Mobile: 703-408-6736

Fax: 252-586-0513




Accounting isn’t just about balancing the debits and the credits. Accounting is also about following the right methodology such as cash basis, accrual basis, GAAP basis, or tax basis. Accounting is about reconciliations and following monthly, quarterly, or annual procedures. Accounting is about providing management with the necessary information on a timely basis to manage and make good decisions for a business. Accounting is about reporting to regulatory agencies, stake-holders, and sometimes to the general public. Accounting services range from properly setting up a chart of accounts, consolidating multiple entities, reconciling accounts, preparing schedules from a set of accounts, to helping close the books as of the end of the year.

Tax and Business Advisory Services on Lake Gaston
Tax compliance gets more complex every year whether we like it or not. It is as easy to overpay your tax as to underpay it unless you stay current on both federal and state tax regulations. Thoughtful and careful tax planning allows the opportunity to pay the least tax at the latest possible date while ensuring that no penalties or interest are charged. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the states rely on computer programs to generate letters to taxpayers. Sometimes those letters contain erroneous information but it can be difficult to resolve the issue given the internal structures of these large bureaucracies. Tax services involve representing taxpayers before the IRS and state agencies when there are issues related to tax filings. Tax services include tax planning and compliance for corporations, s corporations, partnerships, trusts, individuals, household employees, personal property tax returns, business license tax returns, and annual 1099 reporting.

Business Advisory Services on Lake GastonBusinesses need outside perspective from time to time. Business owners need an advisor who understands their business as well as their goals and strategies. The right business advisor doesn’t have to know all the answers but has to ask the right questions and understand when to challenge the status quo. A business advisor knows when a subject matter expert is needed and has access to a network of experts. A trusted business advisor facilitates solutions to problems.

Why use a CPA?

Experience – Over the span of a career CPAs work with a variety of businesses and individuals providing solutions to complex tax and accounting issues. CPAs also have experience working with federal and state tax examiners and other regulatory agencies and are authorized to represent clients before the IRS and state departments of taxation for business and individual tax issues.

Education and access to resources – Individuals must pass a rigorous exam and meet minimum experience requirements prior to becoming a CPA. Each year thereafter there are minimum continuing education requirements to be met in order to maintain the designation of CPA. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the state societies of CPAs, e.g. North Carolina and Virginia, provide valuable tools and issue guidelines that CPAs follow in their practices.

Objectivity – CPAs are trained to be independent and objective which makes them an invaluable member of a business owner’s team. CPAs provide insight based on experience and knowledge of the business itself as well as the other factors that impact success. CPAs act as sounding boards and business advisors working for their clients’ success.

Trusted Business Advisor – CPAs are asked to give their advice and insight on a surprising number of non-tax, non-accounting, and non-auditing topics. The topics typically are not within the CPA’s areas of expertise. CPAs are asked because clients recognize the CPA knows them, wants them to succeed, and the client trusts and values the CPA’s problem-solving skills and advice. Susan is excited to introduce Business Advisory Services on Lake Gaston.