'Why should clients have to pay exorbitant fees to a CPA firm when I can provide the same service at a fraction of the cost?' Not surprisingly, a number of my clients have asked the same question. Honestly, the exorbitant amount you pay to a CPA for bookkeeping services is for the time and effort put forth by professionals, such as I, that work for them. I can do as little or as much is needed: all bookkeeping responsibilities including, but not limited to A/R, A/P, payroll, sales tax returns, gross receipts returns, payroll quarterly/annual returns, inventory, financial statement preparation, etc. all at a fraction of what a CPA charges.