Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA2021-10-15T17:13:35-04:00

Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA

An exclusive boutique CPA firm, focused on helping business owners grow their wealth
through tax planning, fractional CFO services, and Profit First Program

Boutique Florida CPA Firm

Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA, is an elite boutique firm offering accounting services, business consulting, and financial advice to the most forward-thinking professionals and businesses owners. While primarily a Fort Lauderdale area CPA firm, Bette has embraced the transformative power of technology, using cloud-based infrastructure to serve clients from four continents, with accounting and financial talent from around the country.

As a Hollywood, FL CPA, Bette focuses on the industries that dominate the south Florida business economy, like Real Estate Investment, companies with foreign investors, Americans with overseas business interests. As an alumna of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Bette also serves the needs of VC Funded Startups in the Boston area and around the country. She also works with top service professionals in Florida’s medical, legal, and business fields.

As Florida’s business-friendly environment attracts talented individuals from high tax states around the country, Bette developed a system to quickly help new Florida residents establish their domicile in Florida, limiting the ability of their former states to tax their earnings. As a small but elite firm, Bette and her team are able to adapt quickly to changing conditions. While other CPAs were avoiding the changes around the CARES Act, Bette launched a series of COVID-19 Webinars, helping her clients and non-clients alike obtain the financing they needed to survive these critical challenges.

Industries

Law Firms

Medical Practices

Real Estate Investment

Consultants

Foreign Ownership

VC / Funded Startups

Ready to see if we meet your needs? Schedule a Zoom Introductory meeting.

Our Team

Doing the best for our clients means only hiring the best. We have only recruited top-tier talent that buys into our corporate vision of helping our clients build their businesses and improve their financial lives. Our team-centric organization puts you and your needs first.

Bette Hochberger

Founder

An MIT grad, Bette is not your typical CPA. Instead, her unique blend of technical expertise, creative application, and business savvy is why business owners throughout the country seek her advice. A pioneer in accounting, Bette earned the designation Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) the first year the AICPA created the certification. In addition, she has received industry-recognized accreditations from Intuit for Quickbooks and Quickbooks Online, Xero, and the other tools used by her clients. With academic studies in Materials Engineering, Music, and Accounting, Bette sets out to find the sweet spot between science and artistry in all aspects of life.

Bette Looking out Window
Cindy, Tax

Cindy

Tax Manager

Conroy, Finance

Conroy

Finance

Jordan Guthrie, Social Media

Jordan

Social Media

Alex, Strategy

Alex

Strategy, Advisor

Our Services

Tax Services

Outsource Accounting

IRS Representation

Relocating to Florida

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

We know how busy you are, so we have answered our most common questions here. The rest can be found on the FAQ page.

Are you taking on new Tax Clients?2020-11-26T16:05:39-05:00

We are always excited to talk to business owners about their accounting needs. If we are a good fit for your organization, we will work to rapidly on-board you. Depending on the complexity of your return, we will work together to determine if we need to file an extension or file on the original deadline.

Do I work with Bette or someone else?2020-11-26T16:02:45-05:00

As a boutique firm, I try to work with all of my clients directly. We’ll work together to talk throughout the year and identify your needs. Around tax deadlines I may not be available for unscheduled phone calls, but I’m always reachable via email.

I got a letter from the IRS, can you help me?2021-10-07T21:59:13-04:00

Almost definitely, we handle most areas of IRS Resolution Matters that normal people and business owners encounter. Schedule a meeting with me, mention the letter. If you have a scanner, that’s the best resolution, but for everyone else, your phone works fine. Ask Google for the latest method of using Document Scan mode for your iPhone or Android, then email me the file, so we can discuss it on your call.

What is involved in moving to Florida?2021-03-01T19:41:19-05:00

Moving to Florida? Purchase or rent a place to live. The tricky part is making sure that your former state can’t tax you or your business. We help our new clients move their entire financial lives, preventing their old states from taxing them.

Testimonials

We do right by our clients… and it shows!

Odelia Goldberg, Esquire

I referred several clients to Bette for tax and estate planning work and every time, they came back with positive comments. Bette takes the time to really understand the issues. In one instance, my client had a very complicated tax issue, spanning multiple years and various investment tools. Bette, with her expertise and patience, was able to substantially reduce my clients’ exposure. I highly recommend Bette to anyone and feel fortunate to have her on my team.

Odelia Goldberg, Esquire, Law Offices of Odelia Goldberg
Steve Erlich, CEO

I have worked with Bette Hochberger for years as my business and personal accountant. She has an uncanny ability to handle complicated tax matters and simplify them to help us make better decisions. Her background in engineering and business administration has helped us set up our books in such a way to keep our tax filing costs down while generating useful managerial reports. We’re one of the few small businesses in our industry that have a strong accrual reporting system, which gives us a competitive edge by truly understanding our economics. She has managed my business returns for a variety of LLCs and S-Corporation, and has helped us structure our businesses to reduce complexity, isolate liability, and maximize our profits. I consider her a critical part of my business team.

Steve Ehrlich, Return Marketing, Inc.
Rabbi Elie Ganz on a Motorcycle

Having Bette Hochberger as my accountant is a great relief during tax season. As a year-round rabbi, teacher, and synagogue cantor, and a seasonal wilderness guide, I’ve got a number of confusing details to figure out that those “do-it-yourself” tax services don’t do. Bette calmly, and very professionally, navigates all the ins and outs of the tax process for me.

Rabbi Elie Ganz, Scheck Hillel
Glen Surnamer

Bette is a conscientious and diligent accountant. More than that, she acts like a real stakeholder in our company. She also brings a unique entrepreneurial spirit to her work which is hard to come by with accountants! I have greatly appreciated her work and her commitment to our team.

Glen Surnamer, CFO, Bookigee, Inc.
Jay Epstein

A combination of friendly personalized service, knowledge and speed is a rarity in most cases. But with Bette, it’s standard practice. Whether you’re a seasoned tax payer with knowledge of all the ins and outs, or a novice with limited knowledge, Bette will take on the ownership you expect and require. In my case as a brand new business owner, Bette went above and beyond to take uncertainty away and guide me through all that would benefit me. I can’t say enough about her. I have already referred her to several friends and families and will continue those referrals because she really IS that good.

Jay Epstein, Jay Epstein, LLC

Latest Posts

Florida’s Real Estate Market

By |December 3rd, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , |

Hi, I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA. For today's #FinanceFriday, I have a fabulous realtor, Alexa Rosario, who will tell us a bit about what to expect from the Florida real estate market when moving. Alexa has been selling real estate since 2013. so she has seen over the last, almost ten years of what has changed in the market.

Veteran Tax Credits & Deductions

By |November 11th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , |

Veteran's day 2021 is approaching. The complicated life of military personnel and their families doesn't get any less complex during tax season, so I figured I would try to uncomplicate it for you by sharing some of the unique tax rules that apply to active and retired military. I will also briefly touch on the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) available as an incentive for employers looking to hire a qualified veteran. Let's get started. 

Crypto Mining Business

By |November 10th, 2021|Categories: #TaxTipTuesday|Tags: , , , , , , |

On today's Tax Tip Tuesday, we're going to talk about your crypto mining business. I've been getting some calls, emails, et cetera, meetings with people setting up crypto mining businesses. Because why not?

Buying Florida Real Estate VS New York

By |October 29th, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , |

Join us as we discuss buying real estate in Florida versus buying real estate in New York or California on #FinanceFriday ft Odelia Goldberg, Esq. According to Odelia, Florida is the best place to live and die. On this Finance Friday featuring Odelia Goldberg, Esq. We will discuss buying real estate in Florida and the processes involved. 

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