2011 Speaker: Alison Edmands is a CPA with broad experience in auditing, accounting, financial management and tax preparation for Corporations, S-Corps, LLC’s, and Partnerships, including multi-state entities. While Alison has worked with several different industries, her expertise is within construction accounting, financial statement consolidations, QuickBooks setups and cleanups, and working with closely-held businesses.
Alison’s goal is to get you out of the day-to-day accounting details of your business, so that you can focus your attention on growing your business and enhancing your client relationships. You will work together throughout the year to be sure that you have properly planned for capital assets purchases, additional insurance liabilities, business and personal tax liabilities and to plan for your future goals.

She is a member of the AICPA, MSCPA, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, and the South Shore Women’s Business Network. In addition, Alison sits on the MSCPA Women in Accounting Committee sits on the LINKS fundraising committee for the South Shore Hospital.

In her free time, and she does make time for fun, she enjoys traveling with her husband to St. Lucia for scuba diving, snorkeling, and sun, hiking and skiing in Vermont, gardening at home, tennis, and sailing with friends and family.

Session Title: Quickbooks - Two presentations: Beginning QuickBooks and QB for Business Owners

Session One – QuickBooks for Beginners, great if you’re thinking about using QB or are just getting started. We will talk about reasons business owners of all sizes should be using accounting software and cover the basics for setting up QB and what basic reports a business owner should be looking at on a regular basis.

Session Two – Navigating QB for business owners who are a little more familiar with the program. We will look at some tips and tricks for getting around QB and the most efficient ways to use QB. We will also review some reports and what they mean to your business.