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“Cadmium Interiors hired John Bovard because of his customer service and obvious knowledge. He takes the time to answer all of our questions and provides clear answers. Unlike our previous accountant, he is actually interested in learning about our business and helping us grow. We highly recommend John Bovard for any small business.”
“Marvel Engineering Company’s relationship with John Bovard has existed over a period of twenty-five years. In his capacity as Marvel’s CPA during these any years, we have come to know John not only professionally but personally.
As a long standing client and friend, we have found John to be a man of character and integrity. John has proved himself over the years to be invaluable in many situations. John is a CPA you can go to for not only advise on accounting and tax matters but is also very insightful.
We are pleased to be connected with John and look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come.”
“Give him 10 minutes of your time and it will become very clear to you, John Bovard is not your typical CPA. He has a genuine interest in each of his clients. What are your goals? What are your dreams? How can he help you to achieve them? He not only makes sure that your taxes are done to perfection (and thinks of every possible write off to ensure the best result for you), he takes the time to develop a personal relationship with you to ensure you get everything you need and more from him. I don’t know anyone else who gets lunch with their accountant every couple months just to chat! I sing his praises to all who will listen and encourage everyone to work with John”
“John is forever flexible to the varying schedules and needs of his clients. During tax season he is available at all hours to ensure his client’s tax needs are met in a timely manner. Last tax season he saved me from the borderline malpractice tax preparation of my previous accountant who concluded I owed a substantial amount of money to both the state and federal governments. John not only took care of my extension but was able to get me a significant tax return. Taking the extra step, John provided me a spiral bound copy of my tax information to neatly file away.
Always willing, available and honest without sales pressure, John will efficiently handle your finances.”
“John has helped my wife and me out with our taxes over the past few years. He is different that other people we have worked with in the past. He takes the time to educate his clients more about their finances and what is in their best interest. Also, due to our busy schedule, he even met with us after normal work hours to accommodate us. He has been nothing but great to us and we are never going with anyone else. I highly recommend John to anyone who is looking for a great accountant.”
“John supported me in a very timely manner and always responded to my e-mails and calls. He made the whole tax process extremely simple and now I recommend him to my friends and co-workers.”
“I was referred to Mr. Bovard by an attorney who mentioned that he was a quality accountant and would be able to help me handle years of back taxes. Mr. Bovard was very easy to work with, communicating mainly through email, no long appointments or excessive traveling. He was able to handle my tax filings incredibly within days of providing the documents and helped me get back on a solid financial ground. I am happy to have found a trustworthy accountant that I can work with for years to come!”
“John Bovard has been an effective accountant. He is reliable and resourceful. Bovard has been very helpful to my personal finances and business venture. When providing advice, he does his research and provides his best gauge for any circumstance. John Bovard is a grade A account.”
“John Bovard has been a friend, a fountain of wisdom and knowledge exceeding the expectations of a CPA. John and the team at Bovard LLC has helped save me and my business quite a bit of money and continues be a mentor to me in my personal and professional financial decision making. If you or your business needs a change toward the better, Bovard LLC can help provide the tools with experience across a broad spectrum of financial expertise evident in the extensive professional network of talented specialists he has introduced me to, many of whom have become essential to my current business process. I always look forward to the opportunity to spend a moment with John and the team at Bovard LLC as they teach me something new every time…”
“Bovard LLC was very helpful in facilitating our firm’s move to the United States. Every step of the way, they were there with answers to all of our questions and explained the different tax, accounting and business regulations we would face in our new market. They even consulted with us initially without charging any fees. Bovard LLC now handles all of our tax filings and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcomes. We would recommend their services without hesitation.”
“To be honest with you, I have never met my CPA’ is something I frequently hear from people. John Bovard provides his clients quite a different experience. John takes the time to get to know me and my business and makes it a point to develop the type of relationship that gives me the feeling I have a partner in my business. He takes the time to understand what it is I do, how I make money, and my family’s financial goals. He uses this information to develop a tax strategy that allows us to achieve our goals both in the short and long term I have a level of confidence in him that makes it easy for me to sing his praises to both my clients and business partners.”
“You cannot get a better experienced financial professional than John Bovard. I have worked with him for over 15+ years. John has provided invaluable business advice to my firm, is one of the most honest, hard working professionals I know, and handles everything from taxes to complex financial transactions with ease. Truly a pleasure to work with and someone I would highly recommend to anyone.”
“I have been in the insurance industry for about five years and have worked with three CPAs in the past. As a business owner, who you select to handle your personal/business’s taxes is critical to success. About two years ago, I was introduced to Mr. John Bovard. I was currently using my old CPA. After a short meeting with Mr. Bovard, I knew that he could help me take my business to the next level. He really is “not your typical CPA” as shown by his concern for my business. He made me feel like my insurance agency was his only client. John would respond to e-mails at odd hours and return phone calls to help answer questions I thought were stupid to ask. He has made me feel secure with my tax situation and I have a business partner for life!
I strongly recommend John to all of my friends, family, and fellow business owners alike. His personal touch, individual attention, and prompt responses are unlike what I have experienced with my prior CPAs. Every business and person has to pay taxes, so why not feel comfortable with the person who is doing them!”
“Bovard LLC has taken a deep interest in my business and me as a person. Their style is to create a relationship with their clients that go beyond just doing taxes or other traditional CPA services. They truly wants to see their clients grow. In starting my FASTSIGNS store in Chicago’s West Loop, John Bovard has meet with me several times to hear my story and has offered many helpful business suggestions that would take months to figure out on my own. I believe Bovard LLC is a great asset to my business.”
“Mr. John Bovard was highly recommended to us by our business banker. John immediately made himself available for initial consultation. A few minutes into the meeting we realized how lucky we were to have found him! John answered our numerous questions with patience and in detail. He kept explaining basic business tax and accounting concepts to us until we truly understood them, oftentimes over and over again. We were inexperienced with most subjects but John never became annoyed by us repeatedly asking the same question. He was perceptive to our particular business needs. With instant in-depth grasp on the issues involved, John indentified and outlined the most fitting strategies for all three of our companies.
Never did John say “no” to us, or become irritated about us “still not getting it”! He kept explaining, until we had a sound understanding of a variety of business models. He has always been readily accessible, by phone, text or e-mail, and accommodating to our hectic schedules.”
“John possesses keen logic, sharp analytical skills and instinctive acumen – qualities that only a few embrace in this usually dry and pure calculations-focused field. He is very methodical and exceptionally organized, which helps him explain his work to clients. We have gotten to know John better as we continue our relationship. We admire his resourcefulness, competence and versatility. We respect him for his knowledge and trust him entirely with all our accounting and tax matters. Trust is the first step to success – we have this in John!
Not only is John a true professional and a remarkably skilled accountant, he has a dynamic, well balanced and at the same time very warm personality, and a good sense of humor. He is sincere, friendly, and thoughtful. He is a pleasure to work with.
John is a highly qualified expert in his field. One of the features that make him stand out is his natural ability to communicate with ease and clarify unfamiliar concepts to clients. As we begin our ventures into the business world, John has created and instilled an extremely solid foundation for us to build upon. We cannot appreciate his talents more. John is not just a great accountant – he is OUR accountant!”
“We’ve finally found our tax guy! After some years of filing online on our own and other years trying various tax accountants with tepid success, a friend recommended John Bovard for help with our latest trip through tax season. John is incredibly easy to reach by email or phone and within a few days he was at our house in the evening to go over the previous year’s tax records.
It was fantastic to have the convenience of meeting at the house, but I was even more impressed by the thoroughness with which John reviewed our taxes, asked lots of questions, and got to know us and our needs. I have a side business and my wife does occasional contract work, and I felt as though John understood every nuance of the tax law to ensure our forms were filed to maximize our benefits.
John’s rates were very reasonable, his thoroughness is unmatched, and he’s incredibly easy to reach whenever I have tax-related questions. It’s very tough to find a personable tax accountant who also knows every nuance of the tax code, but John hits the mark. You definitely want this guy going to bat for you when tax season rolls around.”
“Three things come to mind when I think about my experience with John Bovard – words I’d never thought I’d use to describe doing my taxes. Convenient: the fact that he is willing to come to my house and help walk me through what I need to do to prepare my taxes is huge value add for me as a working mom with a busy life.
Efficient: he works quickly and also instills confidence in me that my taxes are accurate and complete.
Confident: I admit I’m not educated nor interested in learning the ins and outs of the tax process – so I need to work with someone that knows his craft and explains my options to me in a clear way – John speaks my language to me while also working his CPA magic to make sure I get the most money out of my tax return. If you are looking for this type of experience – give John a try this year.”
“John has been providing tax, accounting and consulting services to our company and family for the past 16 years. We first met John when was a partner at one of the Large International CPA firms originally. Later he transitioned to a smaller firm, where he had more control and could work much closer with his clients. John has a complete grasp of the tax codes as they relate to small and mid-sized companies. He helped our accounting department, with our inventory control, the monthly and quarterly reports, especially when there was an issue with reconciliation on our side. I would recommend to any company without reservation.”
“Bovard LLC has been an invaluable member of our virtual team, right from before we opened North American headquarters in Chicago. Their responsiveness is always excellent – and their in-depth experience and contacts have been essential in helping us launch and the CustomerGauge solution in North America.”
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