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Armstrong, Backus & Co. delivers the trusted competence and industry insight to help you make intelligent decisions based upon your short- and long-term goals. You can rest assured that you’re not just purchasing a service, but establishing a crucial business relationship. As partners committed to your success, we are here to support you year-round with all your financial needs.

We offer a full range of services for individuals and businesses with a comprehensive background encompassing federal and state tax returns, bookkeeping, retirement planning, estate planning, financial auditing and assurance, and business consulting, in addition to accounting administration and payroll processing.


If you’re looking for a more efficient, cost-effective alternative to your current accounting system, then Armstrong, Backus & Co. is the answer. Our highly skilled Client Accounting Solutions team takes the hassle out of accounting administration – handling a wide range of accounting functions while ensuring you maintain immediate, real-time access to your financial information.

Similar to a virtual accounting office, our skilled professionals utilize cloud-based technology to manage your accounting operations. Information that once took hours or days to exchange can now be retrieved and reviewed in a matter of mere minutes. If you have an Internet connection then you have instant access to your financial information – 24 hours a day.

Whether you’re a large corporation, sole proprietor, or individual, our professional staff work with you to evaluate your specific accounting needs then develop a customized service plan based upon your unique preferences.

While we maintain extreme confidentiality in handling all your accounting records, you also have the added assurance of knowing that your information is protected by best-in-class security and continual information backup.

Our vast array of services includes:

  • General Ledger Entry
  • Accounts Payable and Check Writing
  • Accounts Receivable and Billing
  • Bank Deposits
  • Bank Account Reconciliation
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Sales Tax Reporting
  • Cash Flow Analysis and Budgeting Analysis
  • Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual Compiled Financial Statements
  • Annual Information Reports and 1099s
  • Workers' Compensation Insurance Reporting
  • Fiduciary Administration and Accounting
  • Railroad Commission Report Filing

Make the move today and join our growing list of satisfied clients. Call Client Accounting Solutions to discuss all your accounting needs.

Client Accounting Solutions FAQ


If you have ever needed financial guidance you can trust, the time is now. Armstrong, Backus & Co., PC offers the objective insight and business intelligence to answer questions, offer solutions, and guide you continually closer to your financial goals.

Let us help you take control of your financial future. With a reputation for instilling client confidence and delivering exceptional service, we work with individuals, families, and businesses – partnering with you in a wide range of financial services.

Financial Services Include:

  • Retirement Planning - Retiring comfortably shouldn't be a guessing game. We can manage your assets before and during retirement, and offer knowledge to help you make decisions on your employer-sponsored retirement plans and IRAs.
  • Investments - Navigating the details of investment opportunities takes time. We can help by defining your asset allocation needs and evaluating your risk tolerance while identifying appropriate investment vehicles to help achieve your goals.
  • Tax Management - Each and every year, a significant number of individuals and businesses pay more taxes than the law requires. Let us help make sure you're not one of them. We will also look for ways to reduce your current and future tax burden.
  • Estate Planning - It's important that your estate is preserved for your intended heirs. We review your wills and trust to help ensure your intent is clear. We also offer guidance in reducing exposure to estate taxes and probate costs.
  • Education Funding - Saving for your children's education is a smart move. We recommend investment and accumulation strategies to help support your goal, such as trust services and education savings accounts.

Contact us today for more information on these or other financial services. Our agents are ready to discuss all your investment and financial planning needs.

James Sanderson – CPA, Financial Advisor

Stephanie Peddy – Registered Representative

Armstrong, Backus & Co., PC

515 West Harris Avenue, Suite 200

San Angelo, Texas 76903


Avantax Wealth Management

Securities offered through Avantax Investment Services SM, Member FINRA, SIPC. Investment Advisory Services offered through Avantax Advisory Services SM. We currently have individuals licensed to offer securities in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, and North Carolina.


Today’s business owner is looking for smart, cost-effective solutions to drive efficiency and productivity. At Armstrong, Backus & Co., we offer a complete range of payroll services – giving you the freedom to concentrate on growing your business and the competitive edge to excel in today’s business climate.

Our Payroll Solutions team is highly knowledgeable and has the experience to support you in every aspect of payroll processing. Payroll is not just part of our job – it is our specialty. We are members of the American Payroll Association, a leading provider of payroll education services and a comprehensive information resource.

You will no longer need to be concerned about missing deadlines or changing regulations. We stay ahead of the curve and fulfill every payroll obligation with trusted timeliness and accuracy. You can also rest assured that our Payroll Solutions team maintains extreme confidentiality in receiving and processing all your payroll records.

We work with any size of business in many different industries. Whether startup or long established, we understand the unique needs of your company and work with you to identify the specific service plan that is best for you. Our complete, confidential payroll services include the following:

Each Pay Period:

  • Payroll Time Sheet
  • Payroll Checks
  • Payroll Register
  • Tax Liability Report
  • Payroll Summary Sheet
  • Federal Tax Deposit Notice
  • EFTPS Tax Payments
  • ACH Transactions


  • Form 941
  • Taxable Wages Recap Report
  • Federal Tax Deposit Summaries
  • State Wage Reports
  • EFTPS Tax Payments


  • Form(s) W-2 and W-3
  • Form (s) 940, 943, and 944
  • State Tax Returns
  • EFTPS Tax Payments

We also provide customized reports, based upon your specific needs.

Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to streamline your operations or simply want to start your new business on the right footing, Payroll Solutions is a sensible and affordable alternative to in-house payroll processing.


There is a reason that millions of individuals and businesses seek tax professionals to handle their tax needs. With increasingly complex laws and growing time constraints, they recognize the value of partnering with skilled tax professionals. It is a matter of saving time and capitalizing upon extensive industry knowledge.

At Armstrong, Backus & Co., we work on your behalf to meet all your tax needs with trusted competence and on-time delivery. Every client receives personal attention and one-on-one support, starting with an initial consultation and a relationship that continues throughout the year as tax needs arise. Our tax services include state and federal tax planning and preparation, in addition to a wide range of returns and reports for individuals, corporations, non-profits, and governmental entities.

Tax Services Include:

  • State and Federal Tax Returns
  • Estate and Trust Tax Preparation
  • Payroll Taxes
  • Sales Tax Services
  • Franchise Tax Returns
  • Tax Risk and Exposure Assessment
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Generational Wealth Transition Planning
  • Startup Business Tax Structure Consultation
  • IRS Representation

With an ever-growing list of satisfied clients and a respected reputation for professional excellence, you can trust Armstrong, Backus & Co. to assist you with all your tax service needs. Additional attention is also offered in meeting the needs of our clients in the areas of estate and gift taxation. Contact us today.


Audit & Attestation:

Armstrong, Backus, & Co. offers value-added audit and attestation services to our clients. While performing these services, we present you with recommendations to strengthen internal controls and improve operating efficiencies.

We recognize that every client’s situation is different and work with you to determine the appropriate level of assurance based on your specific need. Once the need is established, we deliver quality and efficient audit and attestation services using the latest technology available.

Government & Not-for-Profit Audit Services:

Whether you are a governmental agency or not-for-profit, Armstrong, Backus, & Co. is committed to achieving the highest quality audit possible. We understand the complexity of performing governmental and not-for-profit audits, including OMB Circular A-133 audits. With years of experience, we plan and execute audits to maximize efficiency and quality while providing exceptional service throughout every phase.

Audit/Assurance Services Include:

  • Review and Compilation Services
  • Agreed Upon Procedures Engagements
  • Internal Control Evaluations and Documentation
  • Governmental Audits
  • Retirement Plan Audits
  • Construction Contractor Audits
  • For-Profit Audits
  • Not-for-Profit Audits
  • Governmental Annual Financial Statement Preparation

Contact us today for more information on our quality audit and assurance services. Our professionals are ready to meet all of your audit, assurance, and attestation needs.


When you need a partner you can trust in the business, financial, tax, or accounting field, know that Armstrong, Backus & Co. will bring decades of experience to work on your behalf.

Our consultation services range from selecting the best accounting software package for your business to business succession planning. In addition to serving as a sounding board for management, our professionals offer insight and recommendations to move you closer toward your short- and long- term performance targets.

Business Consulting Areas Include:

  • Business Consulting - Determining viable business goals and identifying areas inhibiting growth / profitability while recommending practical, technically sound solutions and strategies.
  • Accounting Software Selection & Implementation - Guiding you through selecting the best accounting software for individuals and businesses based upon your needs and our front-line knowledge of multiple key factors.
  • Business Valuations - Providing practical and objective analysis to assist you in the valuation of any business in which you have an interest, including potential new purchase, partner dissolution, or even divorce.
  • Business Buying & Selling - Offering advice on structuring of business purchase or sell, and working with you to navigate the acquisition/disposition process by addressing critical issues, such as cash flow analysis and tax considerations.
  • Pension & Profit Sharing Plans - Analyzing qualified retirement plans (defined-contribution or defined-benefit plans, Keoghs, SEPs, etc.), and recommending the most viable plan based upon the tax advantages and retirement needs of you and your employees.
  • Business Succession Planning - Coordinating the transition of your business to your chosen successors; constructing a strategically sound plan to resolve the complexities of business continuation.

Other consultation services offered through Armstrong, Backus, and Co. include estate planning, fraud prevention and detection, and upgrading office and personnel procedures. Contact us today to address all your business consultation needs.

Avantax financial professionals may only conduct business with residents of the states for which they are properly registered. We currently have individuals licensed to offer securities in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New York, Iowa, and North Carolina. Please note that not all of the investments and services mentioned are available in every state.

Securities offered through Avantax Investment Services SM, Member FINRA, SIPC. Investment Advisory Services offered through Avantax Advisory Services SM. Insurance services offered through an Avantax affiliated insurance agency.

The Avantax family of companies exclusively provide investment products and services through its representatives. Although Avantax Wealth Management SM does not provide tax or legal advice, or supervise tax, accounting or legal services, Avantax representatives may offer these services through their independent outside business.

This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation.

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