Accounting Business Solutions by JCS: As Featured in a Spring/Summer 2023 Issue of Forbes & Fortune

 Accounting Business Solutions by JCS is proud to announce their feature in Forbes & Fortune’s special section, Extraordinary Women in Business: Detroit, which is dedicated to highlighting women in business throughout the US who display the entrepreneurial characteristics inherent in success and longevity in business today.

This opportunity was presented to JCS founder Jennifer O’Brien because of the company’s remarkable ability to efficiently provide small to midsize manufacturers and distributors with guidance, training, and support on their selection and implementation of the accounting software that is best suited for their businesses.

This requires O’Brien and her team to give specialized guidance in how to gain visibility, control, and expert management of all aspects of business operations ranging from inventory and sales to customer relations and EDI.

Through her field, technical, and advisory experience and personal insight, O’Brien has taken part in the success of hundreds of companies.

“Intuitive software programs with built-in interfaces do exist, but with so many to choose from at various price points, it’s difficult to know where to start and what’s best for the business. That’s where we come in,” O’Brien comments in the article.

As the Forbes & Fortune feature article emphasizes, JCS offers accounting business solutions that help businesses streamline their accounting processes, manage their sales pipelines, heighten their customer retention levels, and improve their bottom line. JCS’ team, renowned for being passionate about helping businesses succeed, offers a variety of accounting software solutions, from inventory management and visibility to CRM and sales commission simplification.

Recognized nationally, O’Brien’s journey as a businesswoman began in the late 80s in her home as she helped a handful of referrals learn the new software programs that were being launched. This special edition of recognizes the dedication and innovation of extraordinary women in business, and JCS is proud have Jennifer O’Brien in this issue’s spotlight.

Emphasizing how O’Brien and her team distinguish themselves in the business accounting software sector, the Forbes & Fortune article also details O’Brien’s career in the Computer Science and Technology industries prior to starting her company.

From a home-based business servicing a handful of clients in the late 80s, Accounting Business Solutions by JCS has grown into a large operation with 30 sites in many major cities throughout the US in addition to Detroit, a primary home base; among them, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas.

With expertise in Sage 100, Sage 50, and QuickBooks, Accounting Business Solutions by JCS doubles down on their competitive uniqueness by taking a consultative approach to addressing each client’s concerns, questions, and challenges.

As their self-described best aspect, JCS’ commitment to their clients is based upon their conviction that client success means long-term retention. They strive to form collaborative relationships with their clients to ensure optimal results from project to project without cutting corners or compromise.

In addition to her commitment to the growth and profitability of her small- to mid-market U.S. manufacturing and distribution clients, Jennifer O’Brien is dedicated to encouraging female entrepreneurs with a flair for tech to start their own tech company. As she says, “Attack, battle, and go for it. It’s cool to be a geeky girl.”

Accounting Business Solutions by JCS
Jennifer O’Brien



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Seattle Accounting Company Wins National Award

 Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of business information services, announced the winner of their annual Luca Accounting Firm of the Year Award. The 2022 winner, Accountability Services of Seattle, was presented with this recognition on Friday, November 11 at Thomson Reuters annual conference held in Washington, DC. Andrew McCracken, Sr Director, Professional & Consulting Services and Executive Director of the Tax & Accounting SYNERGY conference, stated, “This award goes to the firm that embraces Luca’s innovative spirit in transforming or improving their business. Accountability Services unquestionably qualifies as an industry leader and innovator.”

The award is named after Luca Pacioli―known as the “father of accounting.” Thomson Reuters recognizes the pursuit of innovation within the tax and accounting profession, honoring firms and individuals who combine their technological and accounting expertise to further the profession. After the award ceremony the Managing Director of Accountability Services, Dave Fischer, said, “Providing exceptional experiences to our valued clients is at the core of everything we do. Winning this award validates all the hard work and every innovation we put in place to make that happen.”

During the award ceremony Lera Kooper, Accountability Services Firm Director, was asked, “Why do you think your company won the Firm of the Year Award?” She replied, “For us helping our clients is far more than service delivery, it is more human than that…it’s about developing a personal relation.”

One of the reasons, cited by Thomson Reuter during the awards ceremony, for Accountability Services being awarded “Firm of the Year” was for a new program they rolled out in early 2022. Their Concierge Services MasterPlan™ is an innovative approach that includes setup, strategic and succession planning as a service continuum.

About Accountability Services

With decades of experience in accounting and tax law, Accountability Services helps small businesses, from startups to those ready for succession, with agile and strategic solutions that set them up for long-term success. Accountability Services has offices in Seattle and Bellevue.

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Dave Fischer




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Accounting & Finance Show Malaysia 2021

The first-ever Accounting & Finance Show Malaysia 2021 is launching on 12 October, bringing together those driving technological change in finance and accounting across Malaysia and beyond.
Aimed at providing the best insights to enhance the ability and speed at which businesses adopt digital tools and technologies within the accounting and finance function, the one-day virtual event will feature 30+ local and international industry leaders who have leveraged technology to revamp and streamline their workflows.

With 2 conference channels, Digital Business and Digital Practice, attendees can engage in debates and discussions revolving digital innovation, accounting tech, running a digital practice, intelligent automation, cloud solutions and vital skills required by accounting & finance professionals for the future. Spotlight topics include “Keynote: Futureproof Your Firm for Client Success” by Xero and CALTRiX, “Keynote: The benefits of kickstarting the digitalisation of your practice in 2021” by Mahzan Sulaiman PLT, “The Future of the Accountants in the New Digital Age” by Institute of Management Accountants and “Panel: Leveraging technology: Standing out from your competition” by ANISE Consulting, Jovani & Co Chartered Accountants, Red Beak and YesBoss.

Featured speakers at Accounting & Finance Show Malaysia 2021 include:
– Haroon Aslam, Regional Finance Director, Getz Healthcare
– Andrew Choong, Auditor, Baker Tilly Malaysia
– Hoe Yin Lou, Partner, RSM Malaysia
– Chrishini Richards, Head of Finance, Taco Bell Malaysia
– Coreen Atencio, Lead Consultant, ScaleNorth Advisors
– James O’Reilly, Head of Operations APAC, Unit4
– Richard Hayler, CFO, Nutrition Technologies
– Venkkat Ramanan, Regional Vice President – Asia Pacific, Association of International
Certified Professional Accountants
– Auro Sen, Head of Finance and FP&A, ULA
– Kevin Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Xero Asia
– Daniel Hustler, Education Manager, Xero Asia
– Christian Antono, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Xero Asia

Running alongside the conference, our amazing sponsors are ready to showcase their cloud-based accounting software and other digital tools and technologies at the virtual exhibition, Meet Title Sponsor Xero, Silver Sponsor Unit4, Associate Sponsors Cynopsis Solutions, EasyStore, Payroll Panda and more on our integrated and fuss-free event platform.

“The last five years have seen the accounting industry become increasingly tech-savvy, with The Cloud sitting at the centre of innovation. Cloud accounting has enabled greater efficiency, accuracy, transparency, time and cost savings for businesses then ever before, giving accountants and bookkeepers more time to focus on strategic planning, business growth and creating greater value for their clients. We are delighted to be a part of this year’s Accounting & Finance Show Malaysia, and together with other industry experts share our learnings and insights to help practices from Malaysia and beyond achieve greater success,” said Kevin Fitzgerald, Managing Director – Asia at Xero.

The Accounting & Finance Show Malaysia 2021 is expected to be a gathering of Malaysia’s accounting and finance stakeholders, facilitating the exchange of ideas to foster advancement within the industry.

Details of the one-day virtual event are as follows:
Accounting & Finance Show Malaysia 2021
12 October 2021 | Virtual Free-to-Attend

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