Chicago Startup Accountant

Tech-Focused Accounting and Consulting Services for Startups


We provide accounting and consulting services to startups using cloud based solutions.


We are an accounting firm that is lead by entrepreneurs and gets what startups need from their accountant.  Our services are designed to obtain desired outcomes and create value for our clients.  We may not be efficient or be the cheapest knowledge provider in the marketplace, but our focused driven services for startups are effective in their desired results.


Our Services

Making sure the financial management end of your business is running smoothly, keeping you compliant, and giving you the information you need to run your business is what we do.  


Get Setup on Xero - The Accounting System Made for Startups

We will get your startup setup on Xero and get your accounting records up and running. We will set your Xero file up, create a custom chart of accounts, integrate your bank accounts for real time financial reporting, integrate other third party software you may use, import your historical transactions, and provide training over the software.

Already have an accounting system in place? No worries!  We will either convert you over to Xero or review your current accounting setup and make any necessary changes to your books to get them into shape!

Bookkeeping Done Right

An accounting system is only as good as the information you put into it. Let our startup accounting experts handle your bookkeeping from start to finish so you know your books are always in order and ready for that next investor presentation.

Our bookkeeping includes recording and classifying all transactions from your bank accounts, making any necessary month end close adjustments, reconciling your bank accounts, and providing you financial reports each month.  Everything you need to be compliant done right.


Keep in Compliance with Tax Preparation

Taxes can be scary, but we are hear to make sure you file your annual tax returns and make your quarterly estimates, so you can be focused on growing your startup instead of dealing with the IRS. 

We will file your annual federal and state tax returns for your business as well preparing the quarterly estimate filings to keep your startup in compliance.

Get Your Employees Paid With No Fuss

Treat your employees right with a fully streamlined, tech forward payroll process. Employees can self on-board and have access to their payroll records without you having to lift a finger.  Employees get paid via direct deposit on the schedule you choose. We will take care of remitting payroll taxes and filing payroll tax returns. W-2's will be delivered electronically at the beginning of year.

Happy employees mean a happy company. Keep them happy by paying them on time.


Founded in Chicago, Illinois

Serving Clients Across The World

We are based in Chicago, Illinois, however, we are a virtual firm that serves startups across the world.  Our cloud based solutions allow us to serve startups no matter where you are located.


Our Office Is In The Clouds

We are a virtual accounting firm.  We don't have a permanent office space with motivational posters and bad coffee.  That means we can meet you virtually at anytime using Fuze, Skype or Google Hangouts.  And since our accounting and consulting solutions are cloud based, we can collaborate with you in real time.  Whether you are in your co-working space or on the beach, we are available to you when you need us.  And if your business resides in Chicago, we can even meet in person for coffee.  Good coffee.

The Startup Accountant is a division of Lance CPA Group