Sandi believes that accounting professionals, your local bookkeeper or tax professional, are some of the biggest untapped resources in this country when it comes to having the skills to help small business owners and individuals in financial distress turn around their economic situation and put a dent in improving the overall economy.
Sandi notes, "Bookkeepers are the first people to see their clients overspending and making financial errors that can lead to their demise." However, not all bookkeepers feel comfortable communicating with their clients about their spending habits. "I want to help accounting professionals open the dialog with small business owners so they can help each other more effectively," says Sandi Smith Leyva, President. "One thing we do in Accountant’s Accelerator is teach a program called Breakthrough by Spreadsheet that accountants can then teach to their clients. It gives small business owners the "ahas" they need without the accountant having to get preachy about financial habits."
In addition, Accountant’s Accelerator members are developing their own programs and products to empower their small business clients:
"With profit margins shrinking, it’s even more important to track the true job costs as so many businesses miss out on really knowing their costs," says Monica Muir, an accounting software expert in the Accountant’s Accelerator program who developed a webinar series to help companies in the construction and landscaping industries increase their accuracy with job-costing.
Another Accountant’s Accelerator member, Gita Faust, is a real estate accounting expert. Her popular book series, Manage Properties with QuickBooks, shows landlords, property managers and real estate brokers how to set up low-cost accounting software.
Accountants without programs can still help small business owners improve their financial condition by providing reports rich in decision-making metrics, installing more efficient accounting systems and letting their clients know about new developments in their field.
With the unemployment rate hovering at 8.3%, there’s major job security and stability in being an accountant with solid financial skills. And, as more small business owners become more financially savvy, the overall economy will benefit.
Accountants and small business owners who feel like they might need a breakthrough by spreadsheet can sign up for a free newsletter and/or find Sandi’s contact information at http://www.AccountantsAccelerator.com.
About Accountant’s Accelerator
Accountant’s Accelerator members come from 32 states, Canada, and Australia, are 75% women, and include Certified Public Accountants, bookkeepers, accounting software specialists, tax preparers, accounting software resellers and Enrolled Agents.
About the Company
Sandra L. Leyva, Inc. is dedicated to serving accountants, accounting software experts and bookkeepers who want to use their skills, talents and passion to help small businesses owners succeed. We do this by offering innovative coaching programs, products and services that focus on practice growth and marketing. Visit http://www.AccountantsAccelerator.com for more information and to sign up for our newsletter.
About Sandi Smith Leyva
Sandi Smith Leyva is a CPA (inactive), a CITP (Certified Information Technology Professional), and holds an MBA in IT from the University of Dallas. She also holds a MS in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. More than 100,000 people have read her books and articles, used her training and coaching tools, or heard her speak at conferences. Sandi is one of a handful of women in the world who has co-piloted a tiny six-seat, single-engine airplane over the oceans and around the world. To schedule a speaking engagement or for more information please visit: http://www.SandiSmith.com.
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