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: Rebecca Williams "Becca", EA
Role: Tax Specialist, "The Oathmaker"
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When Becca is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family outside, and reading fantasy books.
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.
Name: Kevin Coyne
Role: Tax and Accounting Specialist. "The Contender"
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Kevin made the switch in to accounting just over three years ago and decided that it was a fantastic fit. Since then he has passed the IRS Special Enrollment Examination and loves the feeling of learning new things. Outside of work he gardens, plays board games and is a Trekkie.
NPCs: Prior Employees
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.