Marketing, Media, Advertising, Industry Expertise

Accounting, Tax and Business Consulting Services for the Media, Marketing and Advertising Industry in San Diego, California

advertising-services-large_iconOver the past decade, the marketing, advertising and media industry has emerged as one of the fastest growing sectors in the world.  In keeping with technology advances, most companies have transformed their traditional business models into new digital models that help meet the needs of their consumers.  

The US marketing and advertising services industry includes around 38,000 companies. Marketing agencies provide a wide range of services for businesses that sell consumer products, entertainment, financial services, technology, telecommunication and more, including branding/graphic design, creative ad development, public relations, media buying, direct marketing, online marketing, corporate communications, event marketing and consulting.

Thomas Huckabee CPA understands how competitive the creative advertising agency landscape is, and how agencies must plan for growth and unexpected challenges in order to differentiate themselves and be successful. We have years of experience with helping owner operated and small to medium sized professional services firms from being caught off guard by tax and accounting issues. When you partner with Thomas Huckabee CPA,  you will be able to focus on your clients and grow your marketing agency. Since we are a professional services firm ourselves, we are able to draw from considerable relatable experiences to apply strategic planning strategies to minimize corporate taxes liabilities, improve operational efficiencies and increase your company’s profitability.     

Our clients in this sector have ranged from small sole proprietor owned advertising to large multi office location marketing organization’s managing hundreds of employees.  For example, we currently provide bookkeeping, tax preparation and accounting to San Diego based branding and design agency that serves clients throughout the country.  We also provide management consulting services to a large telemarketing sales organization client based in Los Angeles.    

Thomas Huckabee, CPA provides a full suite of accounting and business consulting services for the Media, Advertising and Marketing industries throughout the Southern California Metro area—including San Diego, La Jolla, Oceanside, Carlsbad and Los Angeles County.  


Our CPA team is proficient in the following specialized service areas:   

  • Ongoing internal accounting for the Marketing/Advertising Agency itself
  • Assist in building processes for reconciling your employee’s billable hours to preparing and sending invoices to your client’s on a consistent and continual basis
  • Calculating project costs and profitability
  • Employee compensation consulting in an organizational environment wherein your employees consist of a variety of skill sets (web designers, account executives, creatives, core operations and sales/business development reps)    
  • Financial statement Preparation, Review & Compilation
  • Forecasting profits based on management and ownership goals  
  • Outsourced small business controller services
  • Cash versus Accrual, Federal & Multi-State tax planning and compliance
  • Cash Flow Analysis Services to monitor revenue and collection patterns
  • Identifying your key metrics and benchmarking with your competitors
  • Assisting with ownership and transition strategies   
  • Tax Compliance & Tax Consulting  
  • Technology consulting   
  • Client Expansion
  • Work to establish financial reporting best practices
  • Business and CFO Advisory consulting services
  • Business valuations
  • Financial risk management strategies
  • Accounting and file management software evaluations
  • Budgeting, forecasting, and performance review
  • Customized monthly, quarterly, or annual financial reports
  • Growth strategies (from Mergers and Acquisitions to Organic growth)
  • Identifying the most advantageous form of professional practice (proprietorship, corporation, partnership, or limited liability company)    

Marketing Industry Niches We Service:  

  • Branding agencies    
  • PR firms
  • Digital marketing agencies  
  • Web develop creative companies   
  • Search engine marketing firms  
  • Market research companies  
  • Programatic ad buying companies    
  • Traditional Print and Telemarketing organizations

From outsourced accounting and tax preparation services too strategic growth planning, we address the unique intricacies of your firm.  


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