Meet mAccounting’s Technology Solutions Team
Over four years ago, mAccounting made a commitment to test and implement the best in class accounting platform tools. We were already dedicated to maximizing our effectiveness with QuickBooks Online because of constant enhancements and QBO’s cloud-based model. And because QuickBooks Online provides an open architecture model, developers build technology tools that easily integrate with QBO. Being on the forefront of testing and using technology platform tools was one of the reasons that mAccounting was recognized as one of 20 Intuit’s Firms of the Future in 2015.
The mAccounting Technology Solutions Team continues to break new ground by researching and vetting the latest tech platforms that improve the efficiency and internal controls of the accounting process. Whether it’s industry specific software or technology solutions for the masses, mAccounting tests and critiques products to help select the best platforms for the unique needs of each client. Under the leadership of mAccounting Director Melissa Stout, CPA, CMA, our Technology Solutions Team works closely with our customer to design a tool offering and implementation modeled specifically for each unique client. Her knowledge of accounting systems and integrated workflow platforms helps her clients utilize the latest, cutting edge tools to streamline their financial operations and maximize efficiency.
Melissa is a problem-solver to her core which is why she is the perfect leader for this group. She has developed strong relationships with our technology partners, which allows our team to stay current with product enhancements and provide feedback for future product improvement. Melissa also provides CFO services to mAccounting clients, working to ensure their financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis functions are running smoothly.
Ellen Byers is another member of the Technology Solutions Team. Ellen assists with foundation on boarding support and client training. Change and technology can seem intimidating, but Ellen’s confidence and mastery eases clients’ minds. She has helped a large variety of clients by creating processes and procedures that improve the accounting work flow. Ellen earned her accounting degree from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. Her background in technology and financial services helps Ellen devise solutions for a variety of mAccounting customers. Ellen also provides controllership services to mAccounting clients.
Brittany Stugard is the newest member of the Technology Solutions team. Brittany joined mAccounting with extensive experience in data analytics and technology. She loves technology and enjoys the challenges associated with implementing technology tools for mAccounting clients. Once the on-boarding phase is complete, Brittany works with our technology platform tools to provide staff accountant services.
Our Technology Solutions Team makes platform tools work. The result is a plug-and-play process improvement that takes the stress out of technology for our customers. Upon platform tool implementation, mAccounting clients receive customized training, including user guides and training videos. The resulting efficiencies allow customers to access higher level accounting services. Today 80% of our clients are utilizing at least one of our platform tools. And mAccounting is always standing by to provide support when it’s needed.