Midwest CPA

About Midwest CPA

Our Janesville WI Team

Hi! I’m Chris Barrett, CPA the founder of Midwest CPA. We are a trusted provider of accounting services in Janesville WI and beyond.

I established this firm with the forward-thinking entrepreneur in mind. By living out our mission statement we serve as a bridge between finance and operations, helping you unlock new avenues of growth within your organization.

Our firm is proudly tech forward and always stays up to date with the latest changes in technology. This allows us to employ a strategic mindset and executive-level financial support directly to your business.

As your dedicated partner, I am committed to working closely with you to create your company’s future. Together, we will navigate complexities, capitalize on opportunities, and achieve your vision of success.

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Our Purpose

Our mission is to provide real estate investors, acquisition entrepreneurs and small business owners with confident decision making, peace of mind, and outstanding levels of support so they can build a business they love.

We do through our comprehensive CPA services in the areas of tax preparation, tax planning, outsourced accounting, and advisory.

Confident Decision Making

We believe the biggest mistake a small business can make is to think like a small business. With our deep industry knowledge and by understanding your unique goals and challenges, we offer strategic guidance that helps you create your ideal company. Our commitment to empowering you with the information you need ensures that every decision you make is well-informed, leading to long-term growth and prosperity.

Peace of Mind

When you partner with us, you can rest easy knowing that your financial matters are in capable hands. We proactively monitor changes in tax regulations and industry trends, keeping you informed and prepared. With our dedicated support and attention to detail, you can focus on what you do best—building your business and enjoying the peace of mind that comes from having a reliable partner by your side.

Outstanding Support

Whether you are looking for accounting services in Janesville WI or are coming to us from thousands of miles away we treat all of our clients like our neighbors. We take great pride in our outstanding responsiveness even during the heart of tax season. For that reason, we always respond to our clients within 24 business hours. This is just one of the ways we are committed to doing everything in our power to make sure you have all the tools they need to succeed.

Who We Serve At Midwest CPA

Small Business Owners

At Midwest CPA, we're committed to supporting your growth and success. Whether your goal is to expand your business, prepare it for sale, or simply gain more time to spend with your family, our team is here to help you achieve these objectives.

Acquisition Entrepreneurs

Whether you're taking the leap into buying your first business, expanding your portfolio through strategic acquisitions, or preparing your company for sale, understanding the unique challenges and opportunities of each phase is essential.

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Helping Entrepreneurs Thrive – See How We’ve Made a Difference

Chris is an absolute top notch M&A financial due-diligence provider. He and I have worked on many, many deals together and not only has his advice and services been reliable, accurate and very actionable, but he has been very responsive to client needs and requests. I always am happy to send clients over to Chris because I know that they will be treated and served very well. Keep Chris in your Rolodex!

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Eric Hsu

Midwest CPA helped us during the financial due diligence for the acquisition of an SMB. Chris did a great job communicating with us and the seller, he was very professional and delivered on the things he promised. His deliverable is thorough, organized and easy to read, would highly recommend.

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Alejandro Abdala

Chris and the team have jumped right on cleaning up our books. Received our first monthly review document and it was clear we made the right decision. Easy to read and follow along. A great snapshot of the business and expedient service. I would highly recommend Chris and the team at Midwest CPA for any accounting or bookkeeping services.

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Nicholas Bundzinski

Working with Midwest CPA was an absolute relief. Given our intricate tax situation involving ties abroad, multiple rental properties, and a non-traditional family structure, I was initially overwhelmed by taxes this year. However, Chris was incredible. Not only was he extremely professional from the get-go, but he also provided ample support, simplifying what could have been a very daunting process. His expertise was evident at every step, making everything comprehensible and straightforward. I cannot thank Chris and Midwest CPA enough for their exemplary service. We'll undoubtedly be entrusting them with our future tax endeavors. Highly recommended!

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I am thrilled to leave a glowing five-star review for Chris, who has been an invaluable asset in supporting both of my companies. His consistent dedication, unwavering engagement, and commitment to educating me on accounting and taxation matters have been instrumental in navigating complex taxation situations with ease. Chris goes above and beyond to ensure that all my accounting needs are met promptly and efficiently. His expertise and professionalism shine through in every interaction, making him an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Chris to anyone seeking a knowledgeable and proactive CPA who has knowledge is M&A due diligence, accounting, and tax strategy; and genuinely cares about their clients' success.

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Dominick Blue

Chris is one of the best accountants and it’s not even close. I use him personally and for my business. He is one of the most responsive service providers I’ve ever worked with. My former CPA was great but wasn’t equip to help me as a business owner since the former CPA was focused on personal taxes. Chris has been a truly invaluable partner / collaborator on numerous M&A deals in the small to medium sized business space, providing financial due diligence to various clients that I’ve worked with ranging from a buyer of a demolition company to a buyer of a niche online goods business. LOI If you’re looking for a rock solid CPA or someone that is really good at M&A financial due diligence, look no further than Chris’ firm.

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Matthias Smith

Been working with Chris at Midwest CPA for a few months now. Whenever we have a question Chris is quick to respond. We find him to be very meticulous and efficient in all aspects of our business. Our only regret is that we didn't find him sooner.

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Richard Allen

I highly recommend Chris Barrett and Midwest CPA to anyone looking to acquire a business. Chris is a knowledgable and reliable partner in a process that can be difficult to navigate. Throughout the process, Chris was clear in his communication and prompt with responses - always available when needed. I did not end up acquiring the business I hired Midwest CPA to diligence, and I feel confident in that decision thanks to the analysis Chris did and the questions he asked of the seller.

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Stephanie Tysdal

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You have questions. We have answers.

  • Every small business owner can benefit from having a dedicated expert working for them to save on taxes and optimize their accounting processes.

    However, the majority of our clients find it makes the most sense to hire our firm for monthly bookkeeping after surpassing $250k/year in revenue.

    If your business has not reached that level yet you can still benefit from having Midwest CPA setup your accounting processes so that you can efficiently run them on your own.

    Further, engaging us for tax planning and tax preparation can provide you with a significant return on investment at any size. If we don't feel like we will earn our fees we will happily refer you to a lower cost provider better suited to your needs.

  • Most firms are generalist firms working with many different types of clients. This leads to them lacking the knowledge and understanding specific to people looking buying and grow small businesses.

    At Midwest CPA, all of our clients are all business buyers and owners. This allows us to communicate with our clients on a different level because we have seen the struggles you face before and understand how to create practical solutions specifically for you.

    We also have gained specialized knowledge of the tax code in the industries we work in. This allows us to provide our clients with tax planning strategies that they will not receive from a generalist.

  • It depends on the size and complexity of your company as well as the types of services you are looking for help with. 

    We currently have clients paying anywhere from $700-5,000/month.

  • We work with all of our clients throughout the year so that we can be strategic and proactive around taxes.

  • This is a common reason we see clients leaving other firms to join Midwest CPA. They feel it is impossible to get a response from their CPA in a timely manner especially during tax time.

    We pride ourselves on providing our clients with outstanding service and for that reason we make a point to respond to all of our clients within 24 business hours. Even if we can’t fully answer your question right away we will be in constant contact with you at every step in the process.

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