About

I wanted to be an Accountant since High School. I had the BEST bookkeeping teacher and just LOVED the year-end project of getting all the manual (paper) journals to tie out. Actually, even as a kid, I liked to be organized and play "school". I went off to college wanting to declare my major -day one- in "Accounting".  I graduated with a double major in Accounting and Economics.

 

I spent the next two years working as an auditor and became a CPA. Then, I worked as a Controller for a couple of businesses.  I also started my own business, Better Bookkeeping, doing taxes and bookkeeping.  I still have this business today, but wanted to do more analyzing and help businesses plan for their future.  I want to 

 

P.S. I worked many a tax season for CPA firms over the years.  Now, I have my own CPA firm helping businesses create a budget, prepare a forecast and review their performance regularly. I can help with your cash flow management and tax planning. I LOVE working with new, small businesses; I can set you up with an accounting system that works for your business.

 

Listed below are a sample of the software programs that I am familiar with:

  • Quickbooks Desktop and Quickbooks Online

  • Wave software - a free, simple accounting app with payroll

  • Xero - an online alternative to Quickbooks- GREAT program!

  • Bill.com - Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable management

  • Smartvault - attach documents, storage and backup and a tax portal

  • Hubdoc - collects bank and credit card statements and receipts

  • T Sheets - timesheets, GPS and more

  • Live Plan - a forecasting and budgeting software

  • Lacerte - a tax software

 

 

Elizabeth Otander, CPA - President

I am a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience in Accounting, Tax, Payroll and Bookkeeping services. 
 

 

 

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Some of the classes I took were:

  • Train the Trainer to Train

  • T Sheets Pro Certification

  • Fraud with Frank Abagnale

  • Quickbooks Desktop & Online for Contractors

  • Field Service Managements Software

Contact: Elizabeth Otander, CPA

 208-209-1176

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