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Long & Long CPAs started as a sole proprietorship by Virginia Long providing small business accounting.

As business grew, Long realized she needed a proper office and needed to advance her skill level with QuickBooks accounting software. She became a member of the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program and moved the business to an office in Pineville, NC. The business began providing an “All in One” solution for small business owners offering bookkeeping, payroll and tax preparation.

In 2019 her husband (and former co-worker) Skip Long retired and joined the firm. The sole proprietorship became Long & Long CPAs, PLLC. Also joining the firm was Evoli Manning, an associate to spearhead their bookkeeping service.

The Longs have since relocated and expanded their office to accommodate additional growth.

Long & Long CPAs storefront on Main Street in Downtown Pineville, North Carolina

The Long & Long Team

Our goal is to let small business owners focus on running their business. We handle the books.

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Virginia N. Long, CPA

Certified Public Accountant | NC ​License # 14816
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Virginia (Ginny) began her career with more than a half-decade of experience of public accounting with a national CPA firm. She then went to work for a client in the manufacturing industry as their assistant controller. From there she served as a controller of a medium-sized logistics company, then as a tax preparer of a large international company. She started helping church members and friends with small business accounting at her home after her children matured. She became a QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program Member. As a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Ginny now provides company set up, payroll, inventory, sales tax assistance and more with QuickBooks Online & Desktop software.

EXPERIENCE AT A GLANCE

Visit Virginia Long's QuickBooks Certified Online ProAdvisor profile.
  • Certified Public Accountant

  • QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor –  View Profile

  • Certified expert in QuickBooks Online
  • Certified expert in QuickBooks Desktop

  • Manufacturing Controller Experience

  • Logistics Controller Experience

  • Non-Profit Controller Experience

  • Tax Preparation for Large National Company

Samuel (Skip) Long Certified Public Accountant
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Samuel Long III, CPA

Certified Public Accountant | NC ​License # 10143
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Samuel (Skip) Long has over 35 years of experience in accounting and business management with a Bachelors in Economics, a Masters in Professional Accounting and an M.B.A. He worked in public accounting for over 10 years in the accounting and auditing division of a large national CPA firm and rose to the position of an audit manager. He left public accounting and became a successful Director of Finance for two large multi-office law firms. He retired in 2019 and joined Long & Long, CPAs.

His experience in industry includes budgeting and forecasting, cash management, managing employee benefit plans, supervising month end closings and working with auditors and tax preparers. He is enjoying getting back to his early roots in public accounting and enjoys working with small business owners.

Skip Long is also a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor.

EXPERIENCE AT A GLANCE

Skip Long QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor & CPA
  • QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor – View Profile

  • Certified expert in QuickBooks Online
  • Masters in Professional Accounting

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Masters in Business Administration

  • Accounting/Auditing for National CPA firm

  • Bachelors in Economics

  • Director of Finance Multi-Office Law Firms

  • Industry Budgeting, Forecasting & Cash Management

  • 35+ Years Accounting/Business Management Experience

Evoli Manning Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
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Evoli Manning

Bookkeeper/Accountant
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

While going to school Evoli volunteered at the Public Library and CMPD. She then worked for another CPA firm during tax season. She graduated from CPCC with an associates degree in accounting always maintaining a high GPA. She is a quick learner and loves using her accounting knowledge.

Quickly becoming proficient in QuickBooks Online, Evoli has recently completed certification with the QuickBooks ProAdvisors Program and is now a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Online & Desktop.

EXPERIENCE AT A GLANCE

Evoli Manning QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor
  • QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor – View Profile

  • Certified expert in QuickBooks Online

  • Certified expert in QuickBooks Desktop

  • Bookkeeping

  • Tax Preparation

  • Payroll

Quick Facts | FAQ

Here are a few quick facts about us. We’re happy to answer any additional questions via phone or our contact page.

As members of the  QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program, we can help you remotely with accounting and bookkeeping, assisting you on your screen to resolve issues with your QuickBooks software.

Long & Long CPAs can personalize the support you need for your small business. We provide monthly bookkeeping support or as QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program Members we can setup, customize your accounting system and train you how to use it.

QuickBooks Online gives small businesses access to accounting professionals in a SECURE​ online environment.  With two-factor authentication you can feel at ease accessing your data from multiple devices – even mobile –  anywhere you have a connection.

As a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors we provide company set up, payroll, inventory, sales tax assistance and more with QuickBooks Online & Desktop software.

We prefer to help you Online at this time and utilize Intuit’s secure server. We can also share screens and communicate through email and phone. For new clients we prefer to meet in person in our office for the initial meeting. Masks are required and hand sanitizer is available.
We are very competitive to other firms due to our size and low overhead. We always follow up with an engagement letter that specifies our understanding of the engagement and our rates.
We strive to give superior service and have many years of combined experience to draw on. We are uniquely qualified to serve small businesses.

You can come to our office or we can come to you! Having an on-line accounting system makes it easy to work around your needs and schedule.

Let Long & Long CPAs handle your books. So you can get back to your business.

  • 704-233-3276
  • Serving South Charlotte, Pineville & Fort Mill

Testimonials

Here’s what Long & Long clients have to say:

A real godsend. “I became aware of Virginia’s consulting/accounting while walking through our downtown Pineville one day. It was perfect timing for our small business as we needed help setting up Quickbooks and getting help with our accounting needs. Virginia has been perfect for us! Combining her skill and knowledge of Quickbooks as well as her accounting expertise. In a short amount of time she was able to get us up and running with the online version of Quickbooks. She also corrected many errors and procedures in our system, and she has put us in a good place to move forward toward future growth. Virginia has gone out of her way to be helpful and accessible as well as very responsive to the initial crisis of our set-up process. Thank you, Virginia!”

Larry Peck, Rome With Purpose

Great advice, easy to work with! “As a small business just starting out, I needed to find a CPA who was willing to partner and consult on getting my accounting organized and structured in a way that would work for me. I couldn’t have been happier to find Virginia Long. She took the time to learn my business – and had the patience to teach me about accounting practice as we went. Setting up Quickbooks was far easier than I thought it would be (with all the thanks to Ginny for her help and guidance!) – and has proven to be flexible as my company has evolved. Partnering with Ginny was a great choice and I look forward to continuing to work with her as my company grows!”

Lisa Hilger, Ballentyne Travels

Professional and Personable. “She really helped me when my last accountant quit over a text. I love the fact that she helped me to better understand the QuickBooks online program and spoke to me with respect. She talked to me like a friend and helped me to with extra IRS documents that need correcting. She helped me clean up my whole book keeping and I really can’t Thank her enough”

Sara Combs, Combs Tree Service

Professional with CPA Expertise. “Ginny” is really easy to work with and very trustworthy. When I converted to QuickBooks online, I hired her to clean up years of unorganized bookkeeping. She also taught me how to navigate through QB online so I can do my estimates, invoices and pay bills. Ginny taught me how to set up my projects so I can track of my expenses and income while the job is in progress. All of the things combined that she has helped me with has steered me in the right direction toward better profitability on all of my construction projects. Not to mention that she closes the books out every month for me which helps catch a mistake that I may have made. I am very happy that I chose Ginny to help me.”

Grant McNeely, GTM General Contracting

Very professional. “Virginia quickly got a handle on our business, what it does, and how we could improve our accounting and book keeping through Quickbooks. She’s been great to work with, really knows Quickbooks well and has been a good coach at showing me how to use the software. She has been responsive, knowledgeable, and professional!”

Chris Kelley, Control 1Communications

True Life Savers. “My husband and I started a contracting business 4 years ago and I had no idea how to keep records. I did the best I could but they were not up to par. We found Skip and Ginny and they were true life savers. So professional and kind. Ginny worked with me on the records I had and offered praise on the work I had done. She then walked me through the rest of the process in setting up and tailoring Quikbooks to fit our needs. She and Skip are very responsive and know their business. I recommend them to anyone needing CPA services.”

Phyllis Beach, Sones Construction

Very Professional and Knowledgeable “We have had an amazing experience with Virginia and Skip. They helped us with a huge undertaking and we are grateful for them. They are both very approachable, knowledgeable, super organized, thorough and a pleasure to work with. They are consultative, good and helping us understand things in layman’s terms and all around great people to work with. We have seen a tremendous amount of value in them and hope to have them helping us for the long term. All around a fantastic working partnership.”

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Ultimate Professional “Switched our accounting needs to them in June, 2019, and they have exceeded our expectations in every way. Couldn’t ask for a more competent and knowledgeable firm to handle our business going forward. We have been in business for over 50 years and finally are confident we have an accounting firm that understands all aspects of the marine industry.”

Vickie Huntley, Huntley Boat & Motors

Exceptional Knowledge and Helpfulness. “Ginny” has become an important member of our business team. She goes above and beyond to support our growth and therefore has demonstrated her commitment to our long-term success. She is an excellent listener and has a knack for organizing information in a format that is most helpful for my specific needs. She handles everything! I have no worries about tax forms, 1099s, payroll, and audits. She handles all of this seamlessly and gives me the time and freedom to focus on continuous improvement and growth. I would highly recommend her services especially if you are looking for someone that is easy to talk to and takes the time to explain financial matters. Ginny has helped me with a non-profit organization as well as an S-Corp

Christine Gibney, The Independence Project, Inc.

So glad we found them. “We are so glad we found Ginny and Skip. They were a tremendous help in getting our books cleaned up. They also explained things on our tax returns that no one has ever explained. We look forward to working with them for many years!”

Debbie McMillan, ProKlean

Professional and Well Informed. “My experience with Ms. Long has been great! She has helped our small business maximize the use of Quickbooks Online. She has a vast knowledge of Quickbooks and can organize the software to fit your companies needs. I have personally used her for Quickbooks training and it has been a valuable investment for our company. Ms. Long’s background as a CPA and her past industry experience allow her to assess the needs of your business to get you on a path to compliance and ease in terms of monthly, quarterly and yearly requirements. She is dependable and accurate.”

Krystal Buenrostro, Surge Logistics

Easy to work with. “We are so glad we found Ginny and her team. She has been invaluable in cleaning up our books and switching from desktop QB to online. Always available when we call.”

Dawn Burkette, Ryanco Construction