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.