About Me

Barb Brady, CPA | Accountanting for Small Businesses
Barb Brady, CPA, MBA

How I can help

I’ve always liked accounting, but my journey has some twists and turns.

I started in a large CPA firm and then a large corporation where I learned I was more personable than the other accountants and I could talk ‘non-techy’ language to my clients and colleagues. I didn’t fit the corporate mold! That’s when I realized I needed to make a change (although, that took me years to figure out).

I know who I am now and what I’m passionate about: being the accountant that is a high achiever and focused … yet is personable and can explain things to you in terms you can understand, with information you can use.

I understand small businesses and hope we can talk and sort through your business together.

On the personal side ...

Organized

I need to be ...

Organized

Some say they “like” to be organized. For me, I “need” to be organized. It helps me track the mass amount of information I have in business, but it’s beyond that-it is calming.

Family

My blessing ...

Family

I love family and my husband is a blessing. I am also a grateful parent who loves hearing my college boy play jazz and adores that my teenage girl still likes talking a lot with me.

Interests

I like to ...

Interests

I like learning about technology and I like playing with my website.

Oh, I like flavored coffee and I’m learning to like exercising.

Purpose

At the core ...

Purpose

I believe in purpose and I work daily to focus on this.

And most importantly, I believe in Romans 8:28.

On the business side ...

I have 25+ years accounting experience–ranging from work at a large CPA firm to a corporation to small businesses.
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Education

I’ve spent years learning and I still love it

  • CPA  (and certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor)
  • Masters of Business Administration (concentration Accounting)
  • I also continue to research and learn about business software throughout the year
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Roll up my sleeves

I’ve also “rolled up my sleeves” and …

  • Dug in detail to perform accounting tasks
  • Worked through “messy” works of previous accountants and non-accountants
  • Worked with many different software packages and different types of businesses
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Strategic

As a Controller/CFO, I’ve …

  • Managed accounting departments
  • Performed high level analysis like strategic planning and forecasting
  • Worked with many non-accountants and can explain techy information in a non-techy way

Pricing and what I strive for

When we first start working together, it may take a little time to figure out “what is going on”. This is especially true if you are behind and your books need clean-up.  But as we continue to work together, I strive to use fixed fees — I am trying to give my clients peace of mind by knowing what the monthly fee is going to be so there are no surprise invoices.

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We talk upfront about the fees.  It’s important to make sure we both see value.

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