Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA2021-06-03T01:45:30-04:00

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 a boutique elite 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 recruit 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

A MIT grad, Bette is not your typical CPA. 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. 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

Vicki, Marketing

Vicki

Marketing

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.

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

Being a Woman in Finance

By |June 7th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , |

Hi, I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA. And on today's Business Quickie, I'm going to talk about my experience as a woman in finance. If you watch one of my other videos, I talk about my educational background. I went to engineering school, and there are more men in engineering than women. That's just kind of how it goes. I've always liked math. So that's always pointed me in a direction that would be in a more male-dominated field.

Is Florida Covid-Free?

By |June 4th, 2021|Categories: Other Perspectives|Tags: , , , , |

Is Florida "Covid-Free?" No, but people are sure acting like it. Florida is opening back up, and according to usafacts.org, 39% of Florida's population is COVID-19 vaccinated. I have noticed that most businesses in Florida don't require masks (as long as you're fully vaccinated). I figured that I'd take a look at what Twitter is saying about Florida's Covid-free future.

Adoption Tax Credit

By |June 3rd, 2021|Categories: #TaxTipTuesday|Tags: , , , , , , |

To kick off Pride Month, we're bringing you a special tax tip Tuesday. On this one, we are going to go over the adoption credit. Now, obviously, the adoption credit applies to anyone who adopts a child. It is not strictly for the LGBTQIA+ community. It applies to everyone, but the LGBTQIA+ community does tend to make good use of this, so I wanted to do a high-level overview of the credit.

Florida Tax Holiday 2021

By |May 31st, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , , |

Florida's Tax Holiday is a sales tax holiday, which isn't really new in Florida. We've been doing this for several years, but it is a little different this year. Anyone familiar with Florida knows that the rainy season is hurricane season. Actually, it's starting May 28th; we've got the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday right now. So what does that mean?

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