About me: my name is Jennifer Johnson and I’ve worked in the accounting industry since 1992, mostly as a freelance bookkeeper. My original training was through Universal Accounting, back in the days when it was still offered with a live instructor. (BTW, I absolutely recommend that program if you’re considering becoming an accounting freelancer for small businesses.)
I had clients across the country and was certified in QuickBooks from about 2004 to 2011. A gal who came on board with me in 2005 started as one of my smallest clients and she slowly grew to become my largest client. She needed a business manager, and I wanted to go to work for her. So she offered me a position and I sold my small practice. This was in 2011. In 2016 I finished my bachelor’s degree in accounting from Edison State. I resigned from my position in 2017 to work on my MSAcc (Masters of Science in Accountancy at UIUC) and my CPA license. I finished the master’s degree in December 2018. Have started studying for the CPA exams. I am currently the head teaching assistant for the online master’s degree in accountancy at the UIUC Gies College of Business. I want to teach accounting at the college level as well as do accounting consulting work on the side.
I am interesting in providing consulting services for QuickBooks, accounting, and small business issues. If you are looking for somebody who understands the accounting side of business inside and out, who can teach you how to prepare and read accurate financial statements, and who can give you actionable advice based on them, then call me.