When tax season rolls around every year, most people are aware that CPAs put in many grueling hours of work to ensure their customers receive the care they deserve. Ryan Brinkman, of Dyersville, said that his business will “have your BAC” with tax questions and much more, year-round.
Brinkman said that, from 30,000 feet in the air, BAC (Business Advisors and Consultants) might just look like a CPA firm and accounting practice. The business however, located at 117 3rd Street SE, specializes in a number of accounting tasks such as payroll assistance, bookkeeping, accounting consults and tax strategies. Brinkman is most excited to help new and growing businesses with what he calls “vision planning.”
“Vision planning helps entrepreneurs pilot their ships toward success,” said the CPA. He prides himself in helping entrepreneurs and business owners to put a plan in place, and is happy to be there every step of the way.
Brinkman didn’t always believe he was destined for accounting; when he first attended the University of Dubuque, he had plans to sail through the skies as a pilot. While he was excited for flight school, he soon realized that it just wasn’t his calling. Brinkman graduated in 2010 and moved to Dyersville soon after.
“The housing market brought me here in 2010,” he said. “It was more affordable to live here than in Dubuque. I decided to do business here when I realized that the community is in need of a great CPA that keeps the client in mind.”
The chief visionary of BAC is glad to be back in a small town. He is a self-proclaimed “central Iowa farm boy” whose family raised hogs and cattle just south of Fort Dodge. Being born and raised on a farm, Brinkman is excited to get back to helping farmers and small business owners like him.
The best part of living in Dyersville, said Brinkman, is the sense of community he has felt since arriving 10 years ago. “It’s really cool to see Dyersville alive and active and wanting to better itself, and we want to be a part of that.”
From a business standpoint, Brinkman believes he chose the right time to open up shop in town. His practice began in September 2018 and opened in its current location in January 2019.
“With the latest legislation changes, the business landscape has changed dramatically,” noted Brinkman. When Iowa’s state tax reform bill was signed in May 2018, Governor Kim Reynolds was applauded for approving massive tax cuts for Iowans. “Having someone well-educated on that front is helpful,” Brinkman added. “The community also benefits by having this service in town, instead of having to drive to another city for it.”
Brinkman agreed that his service isn’t for everyone when filing their taxes, but said that he will still be able to help nearly everyone in town in some way.
The CPA stays busy creating partnerships with other local businesses — financial planners, attorneys, bankers, marketers and more — “to send people to who they really need”.
“We want to give you the highest level of service we can using knowledge, resources and connections,” said Brinkman. “We’re putting the right people on your bus so that you have a bus of good players.”
In addition, Brinkman said technology gives him a competitive edge over his competitors. He considers his office to be an advanced technology practice. “We aim to do everything as efficient and integrated as possible. We want it to be known that we have an emphasis on technology, which is not normal in the accounting industry today.”
To demonstrate this commitment, Brinkman’s website gives customers the possibility to structure a meeting with him via website. The business phone number can be used for voice calls, faxes and text messages alike. “We are proud to be paving a new path on how to use technology in the practice.”
Looking toward the future, Brinkman plans to continue to develop the relationships he has in Dyersville. “We want to expand our outreach to help people,” he said. Brinkman also plans to expand his business, and said the growth he has seen so far should make it possible to add one or two employees before the end of the year.
BAC is open during tax season from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. Outside of tax season, regular business hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To contact the business, customers can call or text 833-BAC-CPA1 (833-222-2721), or email email@example.com.