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Best Accounting and Payroll Services for Small Business Baltimore

September 4th, 2023 | 9 min. read

By Brian Paulson

You own a small business in the Baltimore area, and you’ve been swamped handling your accounting and payroll yourself - or you’ve gone through the same experience that so many others have with big-name national payroll services and online accounting services

The next step is finding a reputable, local accounting and payroll provider to help you get back on your feet.

While CSI Accounting & Payroll works with small businesses across the United States, we just opened a new location in the Columbia, MD area. We understand that you will want to consider all of your options, and we actually encourage that! We know that we’re not the best fit for everyone.

Prospective clients will often ask us who our competitors are so they can do their research, and that’s why we’ve compiled this list of the top four small business accounting and payroll firms in the Baltimore area. To remain neutral, CSI Accounting & Payroll is excluded from this list.

The following firms offer a range of prices and service levels, and it’s important to do your research to find the best fit for you. Keep reading to learn more about the following firms:

  • Seling & Associates
  • Rosario Accounting Firm
  • ADLC Accounting and Multiservices
  • Shalini Gupta & Associates

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Seling & Associates

Seling & Associates is one of the leading firms in and throughout Central Maryland. They operate in Bel Air and Ellicott City and have more than 40 years of experience. 

Seling & Associates provides a wide range of services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries, including:

  • Tax Management Services
    • Individual and Business Tax Planning & Preparation
    • Estate Tax Preparation
    • Entity Selection and Restructuring
    • IRS Representation
  • Accounting Services
    • QuickBooks Accounting Help and Assistance
    • Bookkeeping/Write-up
    • Payroll Services
    • Employee Benefits, Pension, and Pro
    • Cash Flow and Budgeting Analysis
    • Financial Projections and Forecasts
    • Debt Servicing
  • Consulting Services

Rosario Accounting Firm

Rosario Accounting specializes in providing accounting and tax services to individuals, sole owners, and self-employed clients. They were founded more than 20 years ago in Baltimore.

Their services include:

  • Accounting Services
    • Payroll
    • Controller services
    • Financial Forecasting
    • On-Going Bookkeeping Services
  • Tax Preparation Services
    • Business and Personal Taxes
    • Nonprofit
    • Audit Services
    • Review & Compilations
    • Planning & Returns
    • Production of Financial Statements
  • Various Other Services
    • Administrative Support
    • Marketing Services
    • Other Legal Services
    • Business Loan Application
    • Business Agreements
    • Consent Forms
    • Business Plans
    • MBE/SBE Process

ADLC Accounting and Multiservices

ADLC Accounting and Multiservices is a family business, created with the purpose of helping their community in Baltimore. Their team has over 12 years of experience offering tax preparation and accounting services, among other services needed for businesses.

They have a wide range of services that include, but are not limited to:

  • Taxes and Accounting Services
    • Business Accounting
    • Obtain/Review ITIN
    • Personal Tax Services
    • Tax Services Business
    • Tax Training
    • Payroll
  • Business Services
    • Business Registration
    • Annual Report

Shalini Gupta & Associates

Shalini Gupta & Associates has a team with over 40 years of combined experience. Located in Columbia, they tailor their services to help businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals meet their unique objectives and needs.

Their services include:

  • Small Business Services
    • Accounting
    • Bookkeeping
    • Cash Flow Management
    • Internal Control Systems
    • Part-time CFO Services
    • Payroll Services
    • QuickBooks Services
    • Succession Planning
    • Starting a Business
    • Strategic Business Coaching
  • Tax Services
    • Tax Preparation
    • Tax Planning
    • IRS Representation
    • Unfiled Return Completion

Find the Best Baltimore Accounting and Payroll Service for You

As a small business owner in the Baltimore area, you want to consider all of your options for local accounting and payroll firms. We know you’re going to do your research whether we help you or not - so why not? 

If another firm is a better fit for you, then you should be working with them. Here’s a list of characteristics to look for when picking a new firm.

As we mentioned before, we deliberately left ourselves off of this list to make space for you to review these other four small business accounting and payroll firms in the Baltimore area.

If you haven’t made a decision yet, you can still learn more about CSI Accounting & Payroll by clicking the button below to schedule a free, no-commitment consultation. 


Not ready to have a conversation yet? Make sure you know if you’re a good fit to work with CSI Accounting & Payroll first!

Brian Paulson

Brian began working at CSI in 1996, and he purchased the business in 2002. As Owner, his primary role is in the management and growth of the firm. Since 2002, the firm has more than quadrupled in size. In 2009, Brian started CSI’s payroll service to complement CSI’s accounting and tax services. Brian received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota, with a double major in Accounting and Financial Management. He’s a member of both the National Society for Tax Professionals and the National Society for Accountants, and he serves on the board of directors for the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants, where he was once president. Brian also serves on the business advisory council for Opportunity Partners, an organization that helps people with disabilities find employment. He’s also contributed to several business books, including Six Steps to Small Business Success and The Lean Mean Business Machine. Fun Fact: To help put himself through college, he used student loans, delivered pizzas, and worked summers in a salmon processing plant in Alaska.