About Us

Why choose Bertemes Johnson & Company?

We are a full service public accounting firm, large enough to offer a full array of accounting, taxation and consulting services at reasonable rates, but small enough to know you on a personal level.

How We Charge For Our Services

How many times have you cringed as you opened an invoice from your CPA? Unlike traditional CPA firms that charge clients based on staff billing rates and the number of hours each staff spends on their account, we have a different approach.

Bertemes Johnson & Company offers its small business clients a monthly fixed fee for all accounting, payroll and tax services. Regardless of the number of hours spent on your account, your bill is fixed. As a result, many of our clients have experienced savings in excess of 50% versus their former CPAs.

We determine the appropriate fee through a preliminary assessment process, which involves meeting with the potential small business client to gain an understanding of their needs.

Bertemes Johnson & Company also offers fixed fees for annual services such a corporate and individual tax preparation.

Specialties: We are dedicated to serving individuals and owner-managed businesses.

Services to each client are tailored to meet their particular needs, whether it's the selection of an operating entity, accounting software and an employee benefits package for a new business, or providing tax services to an established organization.

Our credentials include Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and QuickBooks® ProAdvisor. We have also earned the QuickBooks® Advanced Certified Advisor status.

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our services

We can help with all of your Quickbooks®, payroll, tax and business needs

our team

In business since 2001, we have helped hundreds of people and companies in the Northeast Ohio area


Will Bertemes

Will Bertemes, CPA brings more than 20 years in diverse tax, accounting, and business consulting experience to his role as a Certified Public Accountant. Will is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Ohio since 1997. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from the University of Cincinnati. Will is dedicated to helping clients achieve business success by helping them establish practical and sound tax and accounting processes. Focused on services for small, owner-managed businesses, he is committed to delivering tax and accounting services that meet each client's unique objectives. Will has gained extensive accounting experience through senior accountant and management roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Will is a Veteran of the US Army Reserve, and served during Operation Desert Storm. As a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Will has expertise in providing customized accounting solutions. Will provides individual, corporate, partnership, and nonprofit income tax returns and payroll processing services. In addition, Will has extensive expertise in assisting clients buy and sell businesses.


Therese Johnson

Therese Johnson, CPA has more than 25 years experience in accounting and tax having worked in the government, public and private sectors of business. Therese is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Ohio since 1993. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting earning a degree from the University of Akron. Therese focuses on helping small businesses and their owners with all their accounting and tax needs so that they can focus on building their business and customer base. She is dedicated to building long-term client relationships and is proficient with client engagements and problem solving for your small business needs. Therese worked for the Ohio Department of Taxation for 2 years after graduating from college. She then worked for Deloitte and Touche in Cleveland, OH in their small business division, where she gained knowledge and expertise in audit and review engagements as well as corporate, personal and payroll tax preparation. After 6 years in public accounting, she worked in the private sector for almost 20 years while also working from a home office servicing small business clients - providing accounting and financial services and preparing tax returns for both personal and corporate customers. Therese is proficient with Quickbooks and offers income tax preparation services as well as payroll for individuals, partnerships, corporate and not–for–profit organizations. Therese is the treasurer for the Cascade Locks Park Association in Akron, OH and was the treasurer for the Copley Fairlawn Youth Football program for 6 years. Therese is married with 3 children and a spoiled dog. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys being outdoors. She loves sports – both playing and watching, and is a diehard Clevaland fan.

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We are Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisors and Certified Public Accountants so we are able to handle the software as well as the accounting issues that most small businesses face. For new clients, we offer an initial troubleshooting and training session of one-on-one training and consulting. We also consult with businesses who have used QuickBooks for years and who want to take their QuickBooks use to the next level. We offer the following services:

Data File Setup
Installing QuickBooks financial software on each QuickBooks user's workstation, creating and customizing a QuickBooks data file, importing list information from other databases, customizing reports to meet your industry-specific and business-specific reporting needs, optionally integrating QuickBooks with other applications.

Customized, onsite training for QuickBooks users.

Data File Analysis
Locate data entry errors and data file setup errors that cause your QuickBooks reports to be inaccurate.

Data Archive
Improve performance by reducing the size of the QuickBooks Data File.

Ongoing Maintenance
Outsource your reconciliations, reporting and general ledger maintenance.
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Income Tax Advising & Compliance

Tax Preparation
Our firm offers professional preparation of all federal, state, and local tax returns at competitive, affordable rates for individuals and businesses.

Tax Planning
Our firm continuously monitors federal, state, and local tax law changes to allow its clients to minimize current and future tax liabilities. If necessary, we can implement tailor-made due-date tax compliance monitoring systems to prevent costly interest and penalty assessments attributable to late filing.

IRS and State/Local Representation
Our firm knows the tax laws, and we know how your tax return was prepared. We can provide complete representation services before the IRS as well as state and local taxing authorities. We are also experienced in negotiating Offers in Compromise with the IRS.

Sales Tax Service
Our firm prepares all sales tax filings and offers full sales tax audit representation.

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Payroll Services

Our payroll services are structured to meet your needs. We can integrate your QuickBooks to provide full-service payroll, including direct deposit, quarter filing, end of the year W-2 preparation, new hire reporting and more! We also offer full-service payroll outsourcing. Check-out our payroll demo.

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Compilation & Review

There are times when an audit isn't necessary but independently prepared, full-disclosure financial statements are needed. For those cases, we offer the preparation of compiled or reviewed financial statements with full disclosure or, when appropriate, with disclosures omitted. All our reviews are conducted in accordance with Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS).

Other Assurance Solutions

Have a need to review your internal controls? Buying or selling a business and need to do some due diligence or special reporting? We have the expertise to help you with these and many other special reporting and documentation services.

What is the difference between compiled and reviewed financial statements?

Compilation (No Assurance Provided):

A compilation is a service, the objective of which is to assist management in presenting financial information in the form of financial statements without undertaking to obtain or provide any assurance that there are no material modifications that should be made to the financial statements in order for the statements to be in conformity with the applicable financial reporting framework. Although a compilation is not an assurance engagement, it is an attest engagement. In summary, a compilation is the lowest form of financial statement assurance.

Review Engagement (Limited Assurance):

A review is a service, the objective of which is to obtain limited assurance that there are no material modifications that should be made to the financial statements in order for the statements to be in conformity with the applicable financial reporting framework. In a review engagement, the accountant should accumulate review evidence to obtain a limited level of assurance. A review engagement is an assurance engagement as well as an attest engagement. In summary, a review is the middle of the road in the financial statement world. It provides more assurance than a compilation, but less than an audit.

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contact us

contact information

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, or by appointment
  • Address: 2648 Medina Rd Medina, OH 44256
  • Phone: (330) 635-2318
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