Clint Herndon, CPA

Helping Clients Reach Their Next Peak

Services Provided

Accounting

Let Clint help you succeed in business by providing the accounting support you need. Whether you have a new or established business, he can help streamline your processes. He will set up an accounting system that works for you. That means he can either set up a system that you maintain or he can provide ongoing bookkeeping/accounting and payroll services.

Personal Taxes

Preparing your own income tax return can be a task that leaves you with more questions than answers. Tax law is complex, even with the new tax reform, and it is too easy to overlook deductions and credits to which you are entitled. Planning is the key to successfully and legally reducing your tax liability. Clint goes beyond tax compliance and proactively recommends tax saving strategies to maximize your after-tax income.

Business Taxes

Small business tax strategy preparation and planning are core services offered to clients. Whether your company is a C corporation, S Corp, Limited Liability Company, Partnership or Sole Proprietorship, a properly prepared tax return can be filed to minimize the tax owed. Clint talks strategy so that you, the business owner, are in the best tax position possible.

Business Consulting

Starting a business is exciting and challenging.  Clint wants to help you get started in the right direction. Whether its cash flow projections, comprehensive business plans, or simply being a sounding board, Clint is here to help.   

Personal Finance Coaching

Clint has taught Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University several times and has coached numerous clients with finances. He wants to see people win with money and provides one-on-one coaching to help set-up a financial plan for individuals and families.

Forensic

Fraud Examination and Business Litigation: Clint brings his experience in accounting and law enforcement to provide unparalleled forensic accounting services for partner/ownership and trust disputes, potential fraud issues, and business interruption.

Trust/Fiduciary Accounting: Clint prepares the required accounting reports in the court required format and tax returns as needed.

About Clint

Clint Herndon, CPA

Clint is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with over eleven years of law enforcement experience and over twelve years in the accounting field.

He specializes in tax preparation and planning for small businesses and forensic accounting/fraud examination. He has extensive experience preparing tax returns for partnerships, S Corps, complex individuals, and non-profits. His forensic accounting cases have included loss of use, fraud, embezzlement, construction disputes, partnership disputes, and clarifying actual income from businesses. He has testified in both civil and criminal trials as an expert.

He has served on three non-profit boards, the 10-33 Foundation, Orangevale Food Bank, and Northern California Fraud Investigators Association. He has helped create internal control structures for non-profits, churches, and for-profit business. Clint’s passion is to see people succeed, personally and professionally.

Reviews

I had a very perplexing non-profit accounting question and reached out to Clint Herndon, CPA. He responded promptly and provided not only a solid answer but supporting documentation to educate me on the matter at hand. He demonstrated patience as I worked through my questions and the materials he provided. I highly recommend Clint Herndon, CPA.
Tonya K.
Yelp
Clint has been our family's CPA for several years now. He does our personal and small business tax filings. He's awesome! Very professional, great attention to detail and very responsive. At the end of each filing he reviews everything thoroughly with us and makes suggestions of changes that we can make during the next calendar year to improve our tax situation.
Tiffany D.
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Clint's Blog

Personal Finance – The Emergency Fund

Thekey to building anything is a solid foundation. To build wealth and succeed financially, one of the foundational piecesis creating and living by a budget. Another essential is having a proper emergency fund.  I have worked with clients that ask, “Ifwe’re sticking to our budget, why bother with setting up an emergency fund whenwe could be… (paying off debt, saving for retirement, saving for college)?”  Accordingto a recent study, more than 70% of Americans regularly use or maintainconsumer debt and the average balance of that debt is around $38,000!!!!  Dave Ramsey often says winning with money is20% head knowledge and 80% behavioral/emotional.  So, to be successful, you have to creategreat habits and not allow for emotional pitfalls. Onething we all know is that emergencies happen; they can be in the form ofmedical bills, car problems, the air conditioning going out in the house, alost job, or any other surprise that costs money.  Not having an emergency fund causes two majorproblems here… 1) the emotional sabotage and stress associated with theseemergencies is multiplied knowing you simply don’t have

Personal Finance – The Emergency Fund

Thekey to building anything is a solid foundation. To build wealth and succeed financially, one of the foundational piecesis creating and living by a budget. Another essential is having a proper emergency fund.  I have worked with clients that ask, “Ifwe’re sticking to our budget, why bother with setting up an emergency

Top 3 Tax Myths

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have caught my post on this yesterday (1/15/19). I have a lot more space here to expand on the post, so I’ll dig a little into the weeds. Let’s face it, the tax code is enormous and confusing. Even tax

Contact Clint

(916) 850-0245

1024 Iron Point Rd. Folsom, CA 95630

clint@nextpeakcpa.com

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