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Independence Financial Services, based in Northfield, NJ, provides a full range of accounting, bookkeeping, consulting, outsourcing, payroll and business services, either in your facility or at our location. We can provide qualified accounting professionals who can ensure that your financial records are maintained correctly and accurately. Our bookkeepers can also assist in setting up and training your staff on the financial systems that you might be using or installing, such as QuickBooks or other legacy systems. We work with you to ensure that your personal or business processes are conducted in a manner that ensures ongoing integrity in your financial transactions. Accounting services no longer require in-house staff and all the accompanying overhead expenses and hassles. Advances in technology now allow us to securely provide you with accounting and bookkeeping services anywhere in the world. You can access your financial information and business files online, anytime, for a fraction of the cost of in-house accounting.

We have developed a unique system that makes it quick and easy to file your taxes. Whether you live overseas, or simply prefer to work with us remotely, you will find our services are the right fit. We provide the same level of service online that you would receive sitting in our office, and we utilize the most secure methods in transmitting your private information. 

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Online Bookkeeping
  • Remote Accounting
  • Review of Financial Statement Chart of Accounts
  • Business Transaction Process Flow
  • Review of Management Prepared Financial Statements
  • Management Analysis of Financial Statements Compilations
  • Financial Planning
  • Tax Preparation and Advising
  • Audit Assistance
  • Budget Preparation
  • Job Costing
  • QuickBooks Set-Up

We understand that each business has unique needs. We can create a custom accounting, document management, and storage solution to fit your business. As an added benefit, we are available to answer your questions and help with your ongoing tax planning and changing business needs. Contact us today at (609) 645-0553 or by EMAIL for a free consultation.

Our Founder

Principal Accountant John L. Hoffmann graduated from Stockton State College in 1992, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business. Following graduation John became a licensed CPA and worked in internal auditing and accounting for Harrah's Casino. In 1995 John left Harrah's taking his professionalism and experience to focus on public accounting.

After two years as a staff accountant for local firms, he went into practice for himself and opened his own firm in 1997, in his native town of Ventnor, NJ.  John moved his office from Ventnor to Northfield in 2007, which has been home for Independence Financial Services ever since.

John holds a Certified Public Accounting certificate from the State of New Jersey. He has extensive experience in tax services, auditing, and financial consulting, including trust and business planning, business evaluation, and management services. His experience includes a broad range of industries emphasizing in real estate, restaurants, automobile dealerships, wholesale manufacturers, retailers, general contractors, and construction. Experience, dedication, integrity &professionalism make John one of Northfield's most trustworthy and sought after Certified Public Accountants.

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The USS Independence, the retired Navy ship on which IFS founder John Hoffmann was
stationed during his military service and after which Independence Financial Services is named.

Independence Financial Services
1410 Shore Road
Northfield, NJ 08225