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LYFE Accounting is a complete one-stop shop accounting company. We serve a wide range of individual and business clients with bookkeeping, tax, CFO and personal financial services. Our team members have decades of combined experience working at Big 4, local and regional accounting firms, Fortune 500 companies, IRS experience and more. Our team comprises of CPAs, registered investment advisors, experienced bookkeepers and tax professionals. 

 
$1,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2017
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Atlanta, GA
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Monthly Bookkeeping for Artist Management Company

"Their customer service is really good."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LYFE Accounting provides monthly bookkeeping services to an artist management company. Their team provides financial reports and analysis. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
William Brown, CPA
CEO, WJB Management
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

LYFE Accounting provides quality services in a timely fashion, typically responding within the day. Clients can expect a high level of customer service and support.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO of WJB Management. We provide full service artist management solutions for a variety of clients nationwide. We utilize the knowledge of some of the most experienced and respected professionals and take pride in implementing innovative business solutions to develop the careers of every client we serve. Our services are comprehensive and tailor to the needs of our clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire LYFE Accounting ?

Monthly bookkeeping services and financial reports

What were your goals for this project?

I am a CPA, but I don't have the time to prepare bookkeeping transactions, so I used LYFE Accounting for help.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I worked with LYFE Marketing and they told me about LYFE Accounting. I have a great experience with their marketing team, so I also used them for the accounting side. 

Describe the project in detail.

We have them do our monthly bookkeeping within Quickbooks. Everything else is easy to keep track of from the financial reports and payroll. We will occasionally get feedback from their team about what we can do to increase profits. 

What was the team composition?

We work directly with a CPA.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

I appreciate the timely responses and accurate bookkeeping. It helps that they also have CPAs so that I can ensure competency. 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was very effective. No complaints. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their customer service is really good. I usually get an email response the same day or the very next day at the latest which is appreciated in my fast-paced world. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

Maybe the presentation could look better, but overall they are doing a great job. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Bookkeeping Services for Content Production Company

"It's clear that they take their practice seriously and I have full trust in their team."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LYFE Accounting provides bookkeeping services for a content production company.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Greenville, South Carolina
Laura Vincent
CEO, The Content Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The bookkeeping service provides accurate and trustworthy reporting to the client. LYFE Accounting is customer-friendly and flexible. Their team provides quality service and customer support and establishes a steady workflow.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the owner of The Content Company. We offer customized services to out-of-company clients. Create teams and head them for clients who specifically ask for one. Edit and proofread all the content whether it’s written by me or not, to ensure quality.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire LYFE Accounting ?

We work with LYFE Accounting on our bookkeeping and now considering CFO service.

What were your goals for this engagement?

To get an accurate depiction of our company's financials every month.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I talked with Krystal and was impressed with what she had to say. She helps prepare the books, so it really gives me peace of mind that what is being done is correct.

Describe the engagement in detail.

I gave them access to our bank account and PayPal. My accountant will routinely call me to ask me to clarify what certain transactions are being used for. They also provide some insight into things we can do to save more money and prepare for taxes.

Describe their billing or cost structure.

I pay a flat rate of $400 per month.

What was the team composition?

I worked directly with Krystal who is my CPA.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the engagement that demonstrate progress or success?

We get an accurate depiction of our company's financials every month.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Workflow is easy and customer friendly. I just have to clarify some transactions that they would not know how to classify.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The service and price are really great. It's clear that they take their practice seriously and I have full trust in their team.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we love everything.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Accounting & Financial Advising for Local Nonprofit

“LYFE Accounting genuinely wanted to see us succeed.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

LYFE Accounting helped a nonprofit organize and host a financial literacy outreach program for local entrepreneurs and small businesses. They also managed the nonprofit’s internal finances, including a grant.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Atlanta Metro Area
Director, Local Nonprofit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

LYFE Accounting built a solid financial foundation, ensuring the nonprofit could sustain itself for years to come. They provided helpful budgeting and finance materials that a grant organization has since replicated. The client-oriented and responsive team executed a successful training event.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-director of a nonprofit that helps people of color pursue small business and entrepreneurial initiatives.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with LYFE Accounting?

My company was operating off of a grant from a much larger organization. This was the first time we’d dealt with such a large sum of money, and we needed help managing it. We also needed assistance in hosting a financial literacy training event.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

LYFE Accounting managed our three-year grant and its continuation plan. They created a proper budget for allocation to different programs and projects. LYFE Accounting helped us keep track of our receipts and spending for the monthly reconciliation and audit we had to do for the grant funders, along with the report and taxes we needed to file annually. They also proposed a simple investment plan for the future.

Additionally, LYFE Accounting helped us hold a two-series financial literacy training event. We had one-on-one training for each small business or entrepreneur that attended, and they could then continue working with LYFE Accounting if they needed to. The event also featured brand and professional development.

What is the team composition?

My team worked directly with Krystal (CPA, LYFE Accounting). We told her our company’s story, and she was extremely hands-on with us.

How did you come to work with LYFE Accounting?

We reached out to LYFE Accounting because they specialized in small business accounting. Also, Krystal and I are alums of the same college, and I knew that her business was affiliated with that school.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent less than $5,000. For the two-series program, we paid $225 per hour.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together was from May–August 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We had a very comprehensive affiliation with LYFE Accounting, and they set us up for success. They prepared us to manage our finances on our own, and we can still reach out to them if we don't understand something. They made sure we were able to sustain ourselves.

Whenever we had our monthly grant reviews, the grant organization was very impressed by the way LYFE Accounting handled our budgeting and allocated our funds, along with the documents that they provided to keep track of our receipts and spending. The grant organization began sending out one of LYFE Accounting’s rubrics to other grant holders, and I think that speaks volumes to how credible the content that they gave us was. Also, the literacy training event was very successful.

How did LYFE Accounting perform from a project management standpoint?

Krystal was patient with us and explained everything in layman’s terms so that we could understand something in the moment but then also be able to replicate it. Even after the financial literacy program ended, she gave us content so that we could answer follow-up questions.

Even though she’s a busy accountant, Krystal had no problem meeting with us weekly to go over objectives, especially leading up to the program. We planned everything out, from how many people we would meet with to how long each section of the program would be. Our communication setup was very open; I could text Krystal at any time, and she was extremely responsive.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were truly focused on finding the solution that would work best for us, even if it meant going with services that they didn’t offer. Krystal was always honest if they couldn’t provide us with a service, and she gave us a list of businesses who could.

LYFE Accounting genuinely wanted to see us succeed. We’d worked with other accountants and money management people in the past who only cared about the money, not what we do as a faith-based nonprofit. Krystal cared about what we were going through and wasn’t just trying to sell us her services. She was personable and easy to work with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t have anything.

Any advice for potential customers?

Be comfortable divulging all of your financial information so that LYFE Accounting can find the best solutions for you. It can be uncomfortable to talk about money, but if you withhold information, you’ll hinder Krystal from doing the best that she can possibly do. My team learned early on that it was best to lay out all of the details regarding how our grant operated and what our requirements were.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Other companies were cheaper, but we got the best bang for our buck with LYFE Accounting. Their costs were worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already referred them many times.

Bookkeeping for Pizza Restaurant

"I'm very thankful for their help."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2018 - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

LYFE Accounting provided tax preparation services for a restaurant. The team had access to a POS system, bank accounts, and other transaction records.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dahlgren, Virginia
Co-Owner, Restaurant
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client successfully filed its taxes thanks to LYFE Accounting. The team maintained a collaborative approach while keeping prices within a reasonable range.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a co-owner at Roma's Pizza. We serve a variety of food from New American to Home Recipe's Italian, Mexican, Thai Spanish, Greek, and Fusion.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire LYFE Accounting?

To help prepare our taxes for 2018.

What were your goals for this engagement?

To get accurate financials and save money on taxes.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We work with their other company, LYFE Marketing.

Describe the engagement in detail.

They asked several questions about our company and how we handle financials. We provided access to our POS, Bank and credit card accounts. They helped catch our booking ups recording all transactions and then prepared it for taxes.

Describe their billing or cost structure.

We paid monthly for bookkeeping and one-time for tax preparation.

What was the team composition?

I primarily work with Krystal

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the engagement that demonstrate progress or success?

We successful filed our taxes in 2018.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I enjoy working with our accountant, Krystal.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I love the fee working with a CPA. When we contacted other CPAs their prices were much higher.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing that I can think of. I'm very thankful for their help.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Business Consulting for Tax & Accounting Firm

"We find it a pleasure to work together, and communication is always honest and transparent."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

LYFE Accounting provides consulting for various projects that require CPA assistance. Their services include both strategy development and authorization support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Preston S.
Owner, Standberry & Associates
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

LYFE Accounting is effective in helping its customer solve problems for clients. Timely and professional, the team maintains an open and direct approach to foster collaboration. Customers can expect a dedicated and engaged partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the owner of Standberry & Associates, Inc.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire LYFE Accounting ?

LYFE Accounting helps us with consulting for difficult business projects that require CPA assistance.

What were your goals for this engagement?

To get strong and valuable insights from a certified public accountant. They have the ability to authorize things that I can not.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Referral.

Describe the engagement in detail.

The scope of our engagement was simple, yet difficult. We need help with project management and strategies for audits. We really needed a partner who could help with strategy and authorization more than anything else. Krystal was very timely and professional through our entire engagement.

Describe their billing or cost structure.

We pay monthly for consultations that help us with difficult projects.

What was the team composition?

We work directly with Krystal, a CPA at LYFE Accountant.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the engagement that demonstrate progress or success?

We have been able to provide our clients with more value since we started working with them. We are able to help solve our client's most difficult problems now.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The engagement was very effective. We find it a pleasure to work together, and communication is always honest and transparent.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are timely, professional, experienced and seem to really care about your financial success.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing really. I really enjoy working together and would highly recommend them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Status
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Jurisdiction of Formation
Georgia
ID
17108950
Date of Formation
Oct 2, 2017
Client Reviews
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OVERALL REVIEW RATING
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Source
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LAST UPDATED
September 24, 2019