PRLog - Nov. 13, 2012 - In a market accustomed to high-end luxuries and white-glove services, an Atlanta-based CPA firm has introduced a “financial luxury” to the market: household and financial concierge services. From what began as small requests from a select number of tax and accounting clients, Harless & Associates has now launched an exciting new division of their 26-year old company. To mark this new endeavor, the firm has also introduced a new brand identity for the company.
“Just like preparing your taxes, running a significant or multiple households has grown increasingly complex. When you add the management of a second home, rental property, yacht and more, suddenly you have a full-time job on your hands,” said CPA Steven Harless, Managing General Partner of Harless & Associates, based in One Buckhead Plaza.
“It’s not just the ultra-wealthy who are turning to this new category of financial services these days,” notes Caroline Harless, General Partner of the firm. “Dual-income households make up a significant part of this growing division of our company. Who has time to pay bills and supervise a home improvement project, for instance, when you’ve got a demanding professional life?”
Many people need a little extra help following a life-changing event, such as divorce, the birth of a child or death in the family. Since 1986, Harless & Associates has been helping small businesses and individuals manage their accounting, taxes and assets, so the firm naturally became a trusted family partner for clients that needed some extra assistance in the management of their households and financial responsibilities. This fall, Harless & Associates decided to make it official and expand this niche that felt comfortable and right to them within their mix of services.
Steve and Caroline Harless began the process of hand-selecting multi-lingual, highly credentialed personnel including local, experienced CPAs, hoteliers, caterers, pilots, boat captains, former bankers, attorneys and private investigators. Heading up this initiative is director of concierge services, Steve Wagmeister, who brings with him more than three decades of hospitality experience. His versatile team with multi-faceted areas of expertise is able to offer Harless clients informed, expert management of each area of the household, with a guarantee of complete privacy and confidentiality. Outside vendors and contractors are scrutinized carefully by the Harless experts to assure integrity, client security and performance. The Harless team upholds the highest ideals of loyalty, integrity, excellence, respect, and first-class client service, and they are on-call 24hrs/7days, 365 days a year.
Harless & Associates provides a wide range of concierge services including arranging personal and residential round-the-clock security; coordinating domestic and international transportation, including commercial travel, private jet charters, yacht charters, car transports, moving vans, limousine service, equestrian-related transportation;
For more information about Harless & Associates accounting, tax and concierge services, call 404-364-2100 (Atlanta), 561-666-4200 (West Palm Beach) or 800-624-0112 (Toll Free) or visit www.harlessandassociates.com.