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Spotlight: Rebecca “Becca” Williams

Rebecca Williams is a tax specialist at TL;DR: Accounting. She’s an important part of our team and we’re excited to introduce her to our clients! She is cracking jokes and keeping us entertained in our Slack channel.

Why did you decide to become an accountant?

I like order and I like solving puzzles. This way, I get to do both!

When were you hired for TL;DR?

January, 2019.

What made you decide to want to work for TL;DR?

I immediately fell in love with the culture.

What do you enjoy most about TL;DR?

I love the team and being able to work from anywhere.

What is a typical work day like for you?

Everyday is different! And really enjoy that.

What is your favorite tip for small business owners?

If you don’t know how to do something, find an expert that does. Doing something right the first time tends to be easier than cleaning up a mess later.

How do you stay informed about developments and changes in the accounting world?

I subscribe to a lot of lists and attend in-person classes and webinars.

What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?

Keeping a small human alive for 3 years(to date).

What do you do outside of work?

I enjoy reading and getting out in nature with my family.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

Batman. You get to be a billionaire and play with cool gadgets.

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Team Member Spotlight : Michelle

Michelle is a CPA that works in the accounting side of our practice. She came over when we merged with Primarily Bookkeeping and she is a fantastic addition to our team.

Why did you decide to become an accountant?  

I chose accounting in college as a career knowing I’d always be able to find a job wherever I went. It was just my luck that I discovered a passion for it the more I learned.

When were you hired for TL;DR, or when did you start with Primarily Bookkeeping?  

I started working with Primarily Bookkeeping in April 2018 and then transitioned to TL:DR in August 2018.

What made you decide to want to work for TL;DR?  

TL;DR offers the opportunity to fulfill my passion for accounting combined with the flexibility to work from home and fit my work into my family life.

What do you enjoy most about TL;DR?

I love the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients, each with their own intriguing uniqueness, and having a team to collaborate with.

What is a typical work day like for you?

There’s really nothing typical about any of my days. Because I homeschool my son while working, I have to stay flexible, keeping on top of the needs of my clients while answering my son’s never-ending questions. My “office” is my Surface Pro laptop, which goes with me everywhere. If I have a spare moment or receive an urgent email, I’m online and ready to work.

What is your favorite tip for small business owners?

Focus on what you know best about your business and let your trusted advisors deal with the paperwork details.

How do you stay informed about developments and changes in the accounting world?  

As a licensed CPA, I’m required to complete Continuing Professional Education and I make an effort to always find coursework that’s relevant and timely to the industries I serve.

What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?  

That is definitely my family, my husband and son. I love my work and get a lot of joy from it, but there’s nothing like being a parent.

What do you do outside of work?

Some would say I’m never really “outside of work!” But when I’m not stealing a moment to post a journal entry or complete a bank reconciliation, I’m either teaching a homeschool lesson to my son or preparing for one.

Do you have any advice for those interested in entering the accounting field?

Pay attention to details because accounting is all about the details.

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Team Member Spotlight: Heather Simpson

Heather Simpson is an amazing Executive Assistant. She keeps the virtual office running, making sure the many projects are still moving and that we don’t miss an email. We hope this gives you a bit of an introduction to Heather!

Why did you decide to become an Executive Assistant?

It plays to my strengths of organization, and my love of helping people.

When were you hired for TL;DR?

July 16, 2018 was my first day.

What made you decide to want to work for TL;DR?

The amazing ladies that work here!

What do you enjoy most about TL;DR?

It’s a really knowledgeable and supportive environment.

What is a typical week day like for you?

Coffee. Lots of coffee. I’m usually keeping up with my 4 year old. We try to go to a park everyday, and share a great love of animals.

What is your favorite tip for small business owners?

Don’t be afraid to seek help. Utilizing other people’s knowledge and experience can save you big time.

How do you stay informed about developments and changes in the industry?

I’m working on this one. I took a few basic accounting classes in high school and college and really enjoyed them.

How are you always learning and improving yourself?

I am an avid reader, and not afraid to ask questions.

What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?

Coordinating and executing multiple cross country moves, and still being sane? Being a military spouse is not easy!

What do you do outside of work?

I love collecting and trading Disney pins, and help run a regional group that holds regular pin trading events. I also love to cook and bake, and eat of course! I l always try new foods when I travel, and then try to recreate them at home. I also love to play all games (card, board,and video) and enjoy attending gaming conventions with my husband.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Have you seen her library?

Do you have any advice for those interested in entering the business field?

If you are open to learning and new ideas, then you will be open to success.