BUSINESS PROFILES: Bradley Childs Accounting and Tax Center: Best choice for personal and business tax planning and general accounting services

Tax specialists Bradley Childs and son Rick pose in their office at the corner of Central and Wall streets.

With a recently relocated and expanded headquarters at the corner of Central Street and Wall Street, Bradley Childs Accounting and Tax Center has been serving the Foxboro-area community for more than a decade. Whether it's an individual 1040 return or tax and accounting support for your small business, the team at Bradley Childs offers a free 30-minute consultation to learn about your unique tax situation. As IRS registered Tax Return Preparers coupled with the designation as an IRS Enrolled Agent, the team is equipped to support you with your tax and IRS representation, no matter the complexity.

The team at Bradley Childs Tax and Accounting is led by the namesake, Bradley G. Childs, a Bentley graduate with more than 30 years of experience operating a private practice along with several years in the corporate world. Bradley is an IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer, a member of the Massachusetts Association of Public Accounting (MAPA), National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), National Society of Accountants, and QuickBooks Pro Advisor. He brings a wealth of experience to guide and assist all individuals and small business owners with meeting their accounting needs and requirements. Childs, a local resident, says, "we are committed to providing personal attention to our clients. We believe in the value of longstanding relationships and are confident that our success is a direct result of our clients' success. That is our mission."

Bradley is joined by his son, Rick Childs, who has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a Registered Tax Return Preparer and IRS Enrolled Agent. Rick is also an active member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents to help ensure their clients are informed, best-guided and represented as Federal and State tax regulations evolve, and as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor with a specialty in adapting the program to meet specific company needs, and train employees in its operations. A new and welcome addition to the growing team is a long-time former client, Dawn Simpson, who served in strategic Accounting positions for corporations such as Stride Rite, Reebok, and Ocean Spray, bringing more accounting and bookkeeping expertise to Bradley Childs along with a storied career of knowledge across industries.

Bradley, Rick and the rest of the team work with individuals and small business owners to produce accurate timely tax returns and statements, as well as general bookkeeping and payroll services up through to strategic accounting oversight. Together, they strive to develop creative financial solutions for businesses and individuals, with tax returns being only one component of the financial relationship. Bradley and Rick have a strong commitment to their clients to provide the best possible financial and tax services.

Bradley Childs has seen tremendous growth over the last year, particularly with their small business clients. Payroll requests are up over 25%, and the number of inquires from small business accounts have more than doubled. Childs saw a market need for a company offering accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services to the small business owner. "I built it as a hands-on service to give our clients all that they need," adds Childs. "We can take a business from the ground up. We start with a business plan and move all the way through to its actual opening and continue forward as the business expands." Many small business owners are under increased scrutiny from tax authorities because for years they haven't managed their business compliantly, whether it's employee vs. subcontractor structuring, unemployment audits, or other tax and accounting decisions. Childs says, "The number one thing that new clients tell us is that nobody ever advised talked to them about this or advised them like we do".

September is the perfect time to start the conversation and prepare for end of year tax preparation and planning. January is too late. Take a few minutes out of your busy day and call Bradley Childs Accounting and Tax Center at (774) 215-0042, or stop by their offices at 50 Central Street, on the corner of Central and Wall Street. Go to www.bradleychilds.com for more information and specifics.