Vertical Market List
While our accounting and business services team can assist across a wide variety of vertical markets in which Apollonian has specialty expertise. Through our years of experience, we have developed intimate, technical knowledge in these areas, helping our clients achieve desired outcomes with efficiency.
Construction and Trades
(Electrical, Low Voltage, HVAC/Refrigeration, Plumbing, Water Restoration with Mold Remediation/Asbestos Abatement, Landscaping/Hardscaping, General Construction, Interior Design, Painting, Furniture/Cabinetry, and Various Other Trades)
Many of our longest-term clients are or were in this field. We can advise businesses in the construction and trades vertical from general contractor construction to sublet construction trades.
Regardless of your type of construction business, we have the expertise to develop a strategic financial accounting approach. Some of the areas where we offer oversight include a cost accounting system, usage of financial tools and reports to aid in estimating, overall budget, forecasting and projections, pricing evaluation, inventory control and management, direct cost bidding, project management, prevailing wage and long-term growth strategies besides other specialty business services required for this industry.
(Development/Investment/Property Management/Buy & Sell Flipping/Mortgage/Escrow/Processing/Funding)
The real estate industry, especially in Southern California, is an active market. We have long-standing clients in this vertical, spanning from developers to flippers.
We are familiar with nearly every type of property, from multi-level unit developments to single-family homes. We have provided accounting and business consultation to both investors and those building homes or buildings from the ground up.
When owning a real estate brokerage, mortgage, escrow, property management, or other real estate related company, a lot of financial accounting is needed. We work with both real estate agents and brokers to help simplify the process. We have implemented the appropriate accounting systems and processes for real estate transactions to deliver accurate financials. This is critical as many of our clients rely on timely and efficient financial statements on demand, especially when complying with the Department of Real Estate and if your company is subject to a certified financial audit or formal financial statement review by an audit accounting firm.
Southern California is the mecca for the entertainment industry, and Orange County is in Hollywood’s backyard. We have experience working with some top-named entertainers and their management teams in a professional and discreet manner.
Since many of our entertainment clients work all over the United States and internationally, we have developed processes to accommodate those multi-state entertainers by validating their financial accounting needs to ensure accuracy and compliance.
Just as businesses possess unique needs, entertainers require sophisticated accounting and tax programs to match. We can work directly with you or your wealth management partners to provide financial accounting resources for your current and future assets, banking, and loan needs.
Most importantly, our accounting process offers optimal transparency, so we are always working with updated financial statements detailing deposits and expenses. Regardless of the size of the estate, we have exceeded expectations for many clients within the entertainment industry, including management, entertainers and performers with high net wealth.
Another thriving industry, especially in Southern California, is food and beverage, and we have worked with a plethora of food manufacturers, distributors, restaurants, bars, and wineries.
Some of the areas we manage for these clients include negotiations on equipment, insurance requirements, transportation and fleet vehicles for delivery, packaging materials, storage, and of course, employee needs.
We can deliver various accounting, tax, and consulting services for your emerging or established food and beverage business.
We have a passion to help those that are helping others. We work with not-for-profit and charitable organizations, bringing a wealth of knowledge to meet their day to day accounting and business needs.
Some of our work includes preparations with the external CPA auditors for annual financial audits. Not-for-profits typically need invoicing and billing assistance, and we help acknowledge restricted and non-restricted funds received from grants, foundations, contracts, government, and private resources.
When it comes to not-for-profit accounting, it is also critical to allocate the appropriate costs for programs, fundraising, and general administration and provide our clients with spend-down reports, cash flow statements, and any other custom reports needed to make management decisions for their organizations.
Like many of our other verticals, not-for-profit organizations require a different compliance requirement of accounting than “for-profit” organizations, so accuracy, timeliness, and transparency in their budgets, proformas, and financial statements are important. All of these documents need to be easily-digestible, with disclosed footnotes, so that the board of directors can understand how the organization is performing from month to month.
Other Vertical Markets Served:
- Manufacturing and Machine Shops
- Medical and Dental Offices
- Law Offices and IOLTA Accounting
- Probate and Trustee Accounting
- Automotive Repair, Dealerships, and Body Shops
- Retail and E-Commerce Businesses
- Transportation and Trucking Companies
- Veterinary and Pet Services
- Marketing, Screen Printing, Embroidery, and Promotional ASI
- International accounting, tax, planning and consulting
- Not for profit accounting and tax plus consulting
- Political Action Committee Accounting and Tax Services
- Fiduciary (Conservator, Receivership, Estate, and other Fiduciary areas) and Probate accounting and tax services
Saving Money & Increasing Revenue
"Apollonian Accounting is always so quick to assist us with all of our financial and accounting questions. They continue to guide us in the right direction to assist us in meeting our goals. Working with Apollonian Accounting and their team has saved our company a lot of money and helped us grow in revenues and overall as a company.J Reyes, La Chapalita
Going above and Beyond
“Stacy Benda and Apollonian Accounting & Business Services have been my accountant since 2003. She, along with her team, has done terrific work and has guided my company with great advice, honesty, planning, and quality service. I would highly recommend her and Apollonian Accounting to anyone who is in need of accounting, bookkeeping, tax, and business consulting services. Apollonian Accounting Services is of superb quality work and service who go above and beyond to assist their clients in all of their needs especially within the affordable budget of what they can afford and help them grow to prosper into a highly profitable company.”- D Wiggins, Acme Art
A White Glove Experience
“I have known Stacy Benda for over 25 years plus and have referred my clients to her when they had complex accounting problems. I am a mediator and do not like doing the math, but she is fantastic and not only cleans up nightmares, but all of my referrals have reported to me their pleasure in working with her. She is also a miracle worker with forensic financial accounting and pulling together the entire legal and professional team to protect the client with a white glove experience. She is not only professional, but she embraces her clients as if they are part of her immediate family.”- D Wilson, LDA & Mediator The Legal Department
Attention Beyond the Numbers
“Referring to another professional to an existing client requires the utmost trust and confidence. I have this in Stacy Benda, CEO of Apollonian Accounting & Business Services. Stacy is a true professional. She and her team quickly understand a client’s accounting needs. Apollonian produces accurate, quality work from experienced professionals with the highest integrity. Stacy and her team can look beyond the numbers to understand the concerns of the business owners. I highly recommend Stacy and Apollonian for accounting services.”- W Crouch, White Nelson Diehl Evans, LLP
An Incredible Learning Experience
“Working at Apollonian Accounting and Business Services has been an incredible learning experience. Due to Stacy’s wealth of expertise and her diverse working experiences, there are rarely problems that she can’t resolve. Her knowledge of accounting is way beyond what most accountants you will meet due to her exposure to various industries. Her familiarity with the legal and human resource aspects of business makes Stacy an incredible resource for any company, whether they are start-ups or for ongoing help and consultation. No matter how big or small the client is, I always see her treating them with the utmost care. I see how many business relationships that Stacy has developed that gradually evolve into personal ones as well. Our clients treat Stacy like a personal confidante or even part of their families. Stacy’s business acumen, ethics, and sincerity have won all of us over!”- B Sur, Accounting Director
Family Is Always A Top Priority
“As the CPA Tax Director of Apollonian Accounting and Business Services, I feel like a valued part of our team. Our group is fun, energetic and hard-working. I enjoy the fact we are a family-to-business balanced company where family is always a top priority, yet we have the flexibility within our work schedule to get our work completed. We value each other’s opinions and enjoy a great work-life balance.”- R. Gase, CPA
Individualised, Tax - smart Plans
“I started working with Stacy and Apollonian Accounting and Business Services in 2018 when I was initially seeking advice on taxes concerning my rental properties. After a longer in-person meeting where we discussed all the implications of my owning the rental properties for the years to come, they helped me develop a tax-smart, comprehensive plan for how to approach my tax filing for that year and years to come. They did a phenomenal job of demystifying an inherently complex situation and answered all of my questions and concerns. Moreover, after 4 years of service in the Marines, where I did not generate a large amount of disposable income, Apollonian Accounting services were within my budget and well worth it with the larger returns I received. I cannot recommend enough!"- A Read, University of Maine Class of 2022
A Strong Sense of Honesty and Integrity
“We have been working with Apollonian Accounting and Business Services for over a year…the team has streamlined our accounting systems for the efficiency of our grants and contracts. Most importantly, the team has a strong sense of honesty and integrity, and that certainly helps our organization maintain transparency to our supporters.”- G Maldonado I Community Health Initiative of Orange County
Knowledgeable & Efficient
“I have known Stacy Benda, CEO of Apollonian Accounting & Business Services, for over ten years on both professional and personal levels. She is a woman of the utmost integrity, knowledgeable, efficient, and gives her all to her clients. She stays on top of changing laws, never cuts corners, and gets the job done quickly. I cannot think of anyone I would more highly recommend for accounting services. With Stacy Benda and the Apollonian team, you are getting the absolute best!”- L Bergh, L.J.B. Investigations
"Stacy and her team at Apollonian Accounting & Business Services have impressed me with their level of responsiveness, especially when I had an urgent matter that needed immediate attention. I am grateful to have met and highly recommend Stacy and Apollonian Accounting to any business looking for a quality, reliable, and highly responsive team. They truly care about their clients and their overall success. They have gone above and beyond and taken a very proactive role in helping me get our accounting and bookkeeping set up for my organization."A Patel, Spaceez