My name is Chris Peden, and I am a CPA, Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Manager with over 20 years of experience helping people, small and medium size businesses organize and make sense of their finances. I particularly enjoy helping make clear the sometimes confusing terms and topics that individuals and businesses have to understand to function and succeed in today’s fast paced and competitive business environment.
Back in college, I worked in the tutoring center, helping my fellow students understand the concepts they were being taught in their accounting and economics classes. I enjoyed helping them making sense of the somewhat confusing terms and concepts, and loved it when they came in and told me they did well on their exams, and that they finally understood what they were learning.
After graduating, I started working in the corporate world in the accounting departments of various companies while earning my CPA, CMA (Certified Management Accountant) and CFM (Certified Financial Manager) certifications. Earning these certifications gave me the expertise to be able to help people with their accounting and tax problems, and the expertise in solving problems that my clients may run into.
I started my own bookkeeping and tax consulting business because I wanted to help my clients organize their financial information and make sense of the complicated topics that come with keeping track of their business finances. I also saw a lot of talented people who slaved away at their corporate job rather than go out on their own and get paid more to help other people who desperately need their help. They didn’t want to take the leap because they didn’t want to “deal with all that accounting stuff”.
I want to make it easier for people to live their dream life by taking care of the burdens that come with keeping track of their business’s finances. Whether it is helping them choose an accounting system and set it up, doing the monthly bookkeeping, or preparing their tax return, I want to free up their time so they can spend time on their area of expertise helping their clients, and getting well paid for their services.
If you are interested in finding out more about my background, please see my LinkedIn profile.