Who We Are
TL;DR: Accounting is a remote accounting firm that believes in doing right by our clients. We prioritize solving our clients’ problems and explain our solutions in simple, easy-to-use language.
We use phone calls, email, and video conferencing software like Google Meet and Zoom to service your needs. Our clients are assigned a team that provides service when it’s needed.
TL:DR: we are not your grandfather’s accountant.
If you’re interested in working at TL;DR: Accounting, check out our Careers page.
Our talented and professional team consists of:
Name: Toni Cameron, CPA
Role: Business Consultant, CFO Services, "The DM"
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Toni is an accountant by day and gaming geek by night. As an accountant, Toni’s focus is dedicated to people like you — individuals, nonprofits, and small business owners. Toni’s adamant about taking care of all the things you just don’t have time to because she understands the value of a proper work-life balance.
Toni’s been an accountant for over 9 years and helps sort out her clients’ pesky bank reconciliations; generates quarterly reports to help clients track their progress; calculates end-of-year numbers needed for filing taxes; and handles other important accounting and financial activities vital to your success — including long-term financial planning, retirement, and taxes.
When she’s not busy crunching numbers, Toni enjoys backing exciting gaming and comic projects on Kickstarter, attending gaming conventions like PAX West, PAX Prime, SDCC, and ECCC, and cosplaying when she has the opportunity. Toni’s Sunday nights aren’t complete without a roll of the dice (D20, of course) during a game of D&D.
Name: Heather Simpson
Role: Executive Assistant, "The Collector"
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Heather is joining TL;DR with over 10 years of administrative experience in a variety of different fields from luxury car dealerships to home mortgage companies. As a military spouse, she has had the opportunity to travel and live all across the country, but Seattle is where she calls home. During high school and college, Heather took basic accounting classes as electives and found them very fun. She is excited to expand on that knowledge and grow with TL;DR for many years to come.
When she’s not working, Heather loves to cook and bake and is often trying to recreate dishes from different areas she has traveled to or lived in. Her favorite comfort food to make is Tonkatsudon, and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. When not cooking or eating, Heather enjoys attending gaming conventions and playing all types of games. Her favorite games are typically board games, and party games that can be shared with good (and new) friends. Heather is also a huge Disney fan and helps run a local Disney pin trading group.
Name: Geoffrey Willis-Ford, CPA, CMA "Geoff"
Role: Accounting Specialist, "The Traveler"
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Geoff is a firm believer that you don’t always know what you want until you try different things. After spending five years in an electronics career in the US Air Force, Geoff realized that he was better suited to working as a civilian accountant.
Geoff went on to earn his BA in Accounting before continuing his education, subsequently earning his MBA and CPA. He began his new career as a public tax accountant, and soon realized he preferred bookkeeping. During a five-year stint as a private accountant in the food industry, Geoff earned his CMA. Now he has the best of both worlds: working as a public bookkeeper.
Geoff has traveled to 13 countries and counting, and he’s fascinated to see how people in so many parts of the world can live such different but equally fulfilling lives. After a day of seeking out new life and new civilizations, Geoff puts the kids to bed and is thrilled to spend his late evenings settling in for some video games.
Name: Michelle Doherty, CPA
Role: Accounting Specialist, "The Giver"
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Michelle is a licensed Washington CPA since 2013 and was originally licensed in California in 1999. Michelle has a long accounting career including public accounting specializing in taxes, as a corporate controller in private industry and working with the unique finances of not-for-profit organizations.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in financial planning from the College for Financial Planning. Outside of work, she spends her time with her husband and homeschooling her son.
Name: Rachel Barnett
Role: Accounting Trainer, "The Fairy Godmother"
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Rachel is the reason that Primarily Bookkeeping came to fruition, which merged into TL;DR: Accounting. She has been using QuickBooks regularly since 1995, this experience led her to obtain her ProAdvisor certifications in the Pro, Premier, Enterprise, and Online versions of QuickBooks software in 2011. In 2017 she has earned the prestigious Intuit Advanced ProAdvisor certification.
Her passion is to help small businesses with their bookkeeping needs, so she started Primarily Bookkeeping in 2012. The service has grown from there, thanks to Rachel's experience, initiative, and desire to provide customized bookkeeping solutions for small businesses.
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Name: Elizabeth Gilmore
Role: Tax Specialist, "The Larper"
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Elizabeth has been an accountant since 2014 and has over 2 years of experience with tax preparation. A recent addition to the TL;DR: Accounting team, Elizabeth is excited to use her tax expertise to help TL;DR: Accounting’s clients navigate smoothly through tax season. She is also studying and preparing for her CPA certification.
In 2014, Elizabeth graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seattle University with a BA in English from the College of Arts and Sciences and a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the Albers School of Business and Economics. Prior to graduation, Elizabeth served as an Accounting Department Tutor and was an active member of Seattle University’s Beta Alpha Psi Delta Eta Chapter.
In her free time, Elizabeth is staff for three northwest-based LARPs, where she’s co-authored a rulebook, manages a wiki, and is the second-in-command of a deco team. She also enjoys a weekly tabletop gaming session and wine and beer tasting in Portland.
Name: Tanya Schoen
Role: Accounting Specialist, "The Teacher"
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Tanya is originally from San Francisco and has been in the accounting field for over 20 years. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University with a concentration in Marketing. Shortly after graduating, Tanya moved to Seattle and transitioned from retail management to accounting — and hasn’t stopped since! In addition, she has some experience in Human Resources.
Tanya recently returned to school to take CPA-approved Accounting courses in preparation for taking the CPA exam.
When Tanya isn’t working or studying, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 17 years and their two teenage children. She loves reading, but doing so keeps her up late at night and isn’t conducive to a good night’s sleep!
Tanya also enjoys knitting and crocheting. She’s always happy to try out new cooking and baking recipes and recently mastered making char siu bows (BBQ pork buns) the old-fashioned way using bamboo steamers!