About Us

Mission

Grimbleby Coleman CPAs is an accounting and business advisory firm with headquarters in Modesto, California.

Since 1973, we have been trusted by the families and businesses of the Central San Joaquin Valley to tackle every challenge with deep skill, insight, and experience.

We are dedicated to the success of our team, community, and clients. You can count on the people at Grimbleby Coleman to go beyond the numbers and actively support your personal and business endeavors. We know that you, too, have people counting on you. Our mission is to always stay focused on “the people behind the numbers.”

Vision

We strive to be a multi-location tax, accounting, and business advisory firm known for delivering specialized services. Our team of talented and committed experts drive a people-oriented culture that makes us a local-area employer of choice.

Values

  • Excellence: We follow firms standards, provide appropriate training to staff, and ensure consistently high quality in the services we provide. We constantly look for ways to provide value to our clients by anticipating their needs, being responsive, and communicating in plain language.
  • Direct, open, honest communication: We say what we mean and are always considerate of others' needs. We are honest in setting expectations and listen carefully to minimize confusion and maximize understanding.
  • Integrity: High ethics and moral values are central to Grimbleby Coleman. We act honestly and comply with our guiding principals, laws, and regulations.
  • Respect: We look to put others ahead of ourselves, are always courteous, and display positive behavior with words and actions. We do what we say and show genuine appreciation for the efforts of others.
  • Fulfillment: We provide the appropriate training and resources necessary for our team members to excel in their work. We value an enjoyable workplace and looks for ways to have fun while we work.
  • Teamwork: We support and work successfully with one another, sharing knowledge and collaborating with those team members who have specialized expertise. We are all members of one firm with the goal of providing consistent excellent client service.

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Featured Article

Top 3 Tax Planning Tips for Construction Companies
We're smack in the middle of another busy tax season, but you might already be wondering how you can do a better job of tax planning for your construction company next year. Ian Grimbleby - Principal, CPA, and Construction Team Leader - offers his top tips.       Ian Grimbleby, Principal, CPA and Construction Team Lead       VEHICLES It's the most common question Grimbleby hears: "Should I buy or lease a new truck for the business?" Grimbleby recommends carefully tracking the miles, gas, and maintenance per vehicle. Knowing those numbers will make it easier to choose between keeping your old trucks vs. purchasing new ones. Sometimes repair expenses are more expensive than a new purchase, Grimbleby says. Curious about the second most common question Grimbleby receives? It is a follow-up question about vehicles! "So, if I decide to buy a vehicle, how much can I 'write-off' this year?" Vehicles have very specific tax depreciation treatments, which can be complicated to interpret and worth giving us a call to review. RETIREMENT PLANNING Saving for retirement is important to most people, and is a common discussion point with our clients. Retirement plans, such as a 401(k) plan, are a great way to reduce income tax now and save for the future; however, knowing what plan type and options to pick for your business can be complicated. In the construction industry, it gets even more complicated if you have government contracts with prevailing wages. We would be pleased to discuss your options.    SOFTWARE If you're using a white board or an Excel spreadsheet, you're in grave danger. Those antiquated methods are not a recipe for success in this day and age. The first step to automating the books is to use a tool such as QuickBooks or industry specific accounting software. "Every company is unique, however, as a general rule, once a construction company reaches the $10 million annual revenue mark, it is time to invest in specialized construction software tools," Grimbleby says. "The software will provide project management, profitability per project, benchmarking, reporting and tax preparation assistance."  Grimbleby also notes that "$10m in revenue is also the point when you can no longer be taxed based on 'cash' books." Several highly regarded construction software tools to look into are Dexter + Chaney, Jonas, Foundation Software, Sage and Viewpoint.  Please contact Ian Grimbleby and the Construction Team to learn more tips and recommendations for implementing savvy tax preparation tips into your business practices. 

Featured News

GC Staff Attend Advanced Estate Planning Institute Conference in San Francisco
            

Members of our Estate Planning team attended the Advanced Estate Planning Institute conference in San Francisco on January 29th. Manager and CPA Cynthia Guerrero summarized three key learnings for the group. The first was the increase in generation-skipping tax exemptions. Second, the importance of identifying the right appraiser to help with property valuations. Third,the importance of understanding how clients benefit from learning how to transfer digital assets, such as email, iTunes, e-books, and other types of social media accounts, following their death. Due to strict privacy settings, it is important for heirs to gain access to and close these accounts, and is worthy of preparation.

Featured Staff

Manoj joined Grimbleby Coleman as an Associate after four years in banking and 2 years in the transportation industry. In this role, he assists with tax planning engagements and business returns and greatly enjoys seeing his client relationships morph from professional to friendship. Manoj holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from California State University, Stanislaus. 

A long time Livingston, California resident, Manoj stays very active in his community. He's been involved with Livingston Rotary, was a Livingston Planning Commissioner, and a Livingston Medical Group board member. He also volunteers at the Livingston Guru Sikh Mission. "And I would like to get involved with other organizations in the future." 

In his free time, you might find Manoj traveling, enjoying time with his daughter, or relaxing with friends and family. 

His favorite number is 21. "My dad, brother and I were all born on the 21st." How's that for a coincidence? 

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