Outsourced Accounting Services

Our accounting services will take your business to the next level – and beyond.

Automation only goes so far.

Let us take your books to the next level and bridge the gap between reporting and vital insight. With a dedicated controller, we’ll make sure you’re ready for investors, scaling up, and everything in between. 

The best part? Your controller is flexible to meet as much or as little as necessary, with no minimum requirement. It’s just one more way we’re making it easier for you to get back to business.

When’s the right time for outsourced accounting services?

Video Transcript

Speaker 1:

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Kenji:

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Kenji:

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Speaker 1:

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Kenji:

I was going to this.

Kenji:

Hi, I’m Kenji with Acuity.

Kenji:

Hi, I’m Kenji and I am the founder and CEO of Acuity and just wanted to talk a little bit about the controller function and when your business might need a controller. Typically, we see that small businesses, as they’re growing and things are becoming more complex in their accounting function, may be a good time to think about bringing in a controller. Most people know about CFOs, they’re the top-level tier on the accounting function. People probably also understand how bookkeepers work, the more day to day transactional. So that controller role kind of sits in the middle of them, which is nice because what it actually is, it makes them a very, very flexible resource. They can really handle a lot in your business. We tend to think about them being kind of the glue that holds the accounting function together.

Kenji:

All of our controllers at Acuity come from accounting backgrounds, have worked in public accounting, have accounting degrees. So this is definitely a resource that has a much more technical skillset than your typical bookkeeper would. Think about them as someone who can really help bring strong processes to your business, some more advanced financial reporting that either you, your board of directors, or maybe your investors might need. So if you think you may be ready to utilize a controller or just have a few more questions, we’d love it if you’d reach out to us and we’d be happy to kind of talk you through these services and how they may benefit you.

Not sure what you need?

Here’s what outsourced accounting services can do for you.

Deliver timely and accurate data to get the full financial picture so you can build accurate budgets and cash flow forecasts.

Incorporate streamlined workflow processes to focus your business on development and new revenue streams.

Assist with complex accounting issues such as deferred revenue, accruals, and GAAP-based accounting.

Meet our team of controllers.

Each dedicated controller averages more than 15 years of experience. See someone you may want to work with? Get in touch — we are excited to talk.

Ann M O’Dea

Ann M O’Dea

Greenville, SC

Controller Team Lead

Industry Non-Profit, Professional Services, Distributors

Certifications CPA

Years of Experience 30+

Ann is a graduate of Clemson University where she received her bachelor’s in Accounting. Since starting her career at a CPA firm in Greenville, SC, she’s found joy in her work and being a part of her client’s success. An amazing listener and problem solver, she always takes the time to analyze situations and get to the root of the problem to determine the best solution and procedures moving forward. Ann has a strong belief in staying true to her word and embodies that in the way she always has the backs of others. When she’s not reconciling accounts, you can find her traveling, gardening, or of course, rooting for the Clemson Tigers.
Meredith Norman

Meredith Norman

Atlanta, GA

Controller

Industry Software/Technology, Real Estate & Non-Profit

Certifications QBO

Years of Experience 25+

When you work with businesses, the mantra that “there’s no such thing as a bad question” is one of the best ones to have. Meredith Norman has put this concept into practice for more than 25 years, working in both accounting and asset management at commercial real estate investment advisory firms and in accounting and finance roles in the software industry. That’s where her skills at time management, organization, and big picture thinking have helped small businesses manage their finances, and where she also gained extensive tax, treasury, and human resource-related experience. When not at work, Meredith is a big UGA football fan, and you can always find her spending time outdoors with her family, planning trips, and getting pumped about Atlanta United’s seriously impressive winning streak.
Kimberly Martin

Kimberly Martin

Director of Services

Director of Accounting at Acuity for over 7 years. Acuity is the modern accounting organization built specifically for high-growth entrepreneurs and startups. We are unique in that we support all levels of the financial function (Virtual Bookkeeping, Controllers and Fractional CFOs) by giving our clients the three critical pieces of a great accounting organization: highly certified people, proven processes and world class accounting technologies. We are proud to have served over 1,000 companies by allowing them to focus on their business goals while we focus on their books.
Kyndal Jones

Kyndal Jones

Aurora, CO

Controller

Industry Financial Accounting, Not-for-Profit, Franchise Accounting, Professional Services and Start-ups

Certifications QuickBooks Proadvisor, Xero Certified

Years of Experience 25

Kyndal is a University of Colorado graduate with over 25 years of accounting experience. She got her start managing the books at RE/MAX International and went on to work a vast array of businesses including a law firm, golf courses, Arabian horses, race tracks, and the Wildlife Art Museum, a non-profit. With her fantastic attention to detail, Kyndal loves looking at the big picture and breaking it into pieces. When she's not cleaning up a company's books or learning new types of businesses, you can find her spending time with her family, including her daughter and twin sons, enjoying the Colorado outdoors.
Stephanie Vasquez

Stephanie Vasquez

Valencia, CA

Controller

Industry Non-Profit, Construction, Entertainment, Landscape Maintenance, Charter Schools, Aerospace, Technology, Start-Ups

Certifications MBA

Years of Experience 20+

A proud mother of two, Stephanie fell in love with accounting and finance after taking a few business classes in college. She got her start working on the leadership development program at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and brings over 20 years of experience to Acuity. A driven and passionate hard worker, she performs best when faced with a challenge and the opportunity to figure things out, which explains her love for forensic accounting. She strongly believes in doing things right the first time and treating everyone the way she’d like to be treated. When she’s not busy handling reconciliations or financial statements, you can find her outdoors: running and working out, reading, or spending quality time with her family.
Nita Mistry

Nita Mistry

Atlanta, GA

Controller

Industry Financial Services

Certifications Financial Services

Years of Experience 15

Starting as a junior accountant at a Portuguese bank in NYC, Nita loves technology — both using it and learning about it — and excels when she’s challenged to work through a client’s financial concerns to discover a solution that makes the company goals possible. She’s best at managing priorities and is most valuable when her clients rely on her skills of thinking ahead, whether that’s scheduling and planning out budgets or finding new ways to reduce time spent and increase quality. Living by the words “change is constant,” Nita loves to help out, get her clients organized, and find resourceful ways to improve their business. When she’s not at work, she loves to eat Thai food, travel to California, New York City, or the beach, and spend time with her husband and three boys.
Tanya Joseph

Tanya Joseph

Charlotte, NC

Controller

Industry Telecom, Energy, Food Service

Certifications CPA, MBA, QBO, Bill.com, Xero, Xero Migration

Years of Experience 25

Getting her start in corporate tax right after graduation, Tanya thrives in an environment where she can put her skills for organization to good use. With a knack for saving her clients money by implementing best practices, she is most valuable when she gets to lend a helping hand and work through tough challenges to save her clients time and money. With experience ranging from school planning to financial advice, she loves the human aspect of her job and likes communicating with her clients face-to-face as often as possible. When she’s not crunching the numbers at Acuity, she loves being a mom to her two kids, reading mystery novels, and reminiscing about her time playing the flute in her high school and college marching band.
Jane R. Fields

Jane R. Fields

Portland, OR

Controller

Industry Non-profit, Technology

Years of Experience 30

With over 30 years of experience in the finance and accounting field, Jane relies on her past nonprofit, governmental, and for-profit experience to guide diverse companies and industries to their most secure financial future. Working as a virtual accountant for the past seven years, she excels in small to mid-sized environments that allow her to apply her proactive skill set to tackle new challenges. When she’s not diving into the books or projecting future success for her clients, she enjoys RV camping trips and fishing with her husband.

You’ll love having
a controller.

You have a finite amount of time and money, and our dedicated controllers are equipped to help you best manage it. More than delivering accurate monthly reports, a controller is an expert in accounting functions and acts as a watchdog for your finances, challenging your processes to be more efficient and in-tune with the core business.

At Acuity, our company controllers go even further to be the best financial analysts and strategy drivers in your business. They’ll be your essential advocates — helping you guide your company towards the best outcome.

What They’re Saying

“Working with Acuity has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. It’s so nice to dial into QuickBooks and trust the balance that is there. It has taken so much stress off of me.”

Ben GriffinFounder & President of CEOIQ

“We’ve been with Acuity for four years. We started off with basic bookkeeping and have added more services since then. Working with Acuity has: 1) Given me time back so that I can focus on growing the business. 2) Helped me better present to investors. 3)Given me peace of mind. Or financial planning has produced a lot of predictability.”

Harsh VathsangamPhD, Co-Founder & CEO of Moving Analytics

“As a business owner, handing over control of your your books is really hard. But the truth is, before Acuity, I was spending way too much of my time on accounting tasks. Now I only have to log into QuickBooks every once in a while, and everything is always right! And I can focus my time on running my business - which is what matters most.”

Brooke BeachCEO of Marketwake

“Great company to work with! Acuity is an invaluable help for accounting and bookkeeping for us!”

Kell CantyCEO of Verady

“It has been great working with Matthew and David at Acuity. They have provided great guidance and advisory services to our company. The company has an innovative approach to accounting because they work with the latest improvements in technology such as cryptocurrency and blockchain.”

Jay Singh

“Acuity knows startups. We used their fractional CFO and controller services as well as their A/P and fixed-fee bookkeeping and were very pleased with the level of service and results. Matthew and Kenji are not only pros at what they do; they’re entrepreneurs themselves who are very active in the Atlanta ecosystem. They have my unqualified recommendation!”

Brian DallyCo-Founder & CEO of GROUNDFLOOR

“Acuity has been a great partner to grow with us from zero to over $100,000 in MRR. They keep us on track and we know we can trust them. As any startup with investors knows, our books need to be accurate so our investor and board can see how the business is truly performing. Acuity knows this space really well and has strategically helped us navigate the numbers and ensure they are accurate. They’re really responsive, so when our partners or board members have questions I know I can get answers quickly. Their price is fair – to be able to depend on your books and know they are completely accurate at all times? That is invaluable to me.”

David Moeller

“We refer a lot of our startups to Acuity. We know the financials and reporting will be correct and our investors rely on this information. It’s always a great feeling to know I can call either Matthew or Kenji directly since they are both so involved in the startup community in Atlanta. They really understand any situation and can provide solid advice.”

Blake PattonManaging Partner & Founder of Tech Square Ventures

“We started using Acuity for payroll and then payment processing. As we grew, we needed help keeping up with our books. Now we have a part-time CFO and part-time Controller. Acuity has been able to come alongside us every step of the way to be the consistent expert through every stage of growth. They have been an irreplaceable part of our business who has definitely been able to grow and scale with us.”

Andrew McConnellCEO of rented.com

“Within a few months of working with Acuity, they fixed the accounting problems that a previous company had created. We were beyond grateful. They scaled with us as we grew and played a major role in helping us prepare for the Microsoft acquisition. Not only did they help us prepare, but they walked us through every single step of acquisition process as a business partner, not just service provider. I’m honestly not sure where we would have been without Acuity’s help. Their team allowed us to run more efficiently and helped us navigate some very important financial decisions.”

Jeremy Le VanCo-Founder of Sunrise

“We actually tried to work with 4 different accounting firms before we ended up with Acuity. They are the only ones who have been able to keep up with us. It is hard to keep up with a young and growing company. We are constantly changing systems, modifying our processes, and changing up our business model. It seems like every month we have one new payment processor or operational channel onboarded or discarded. Acuity is the first company we’ve worked with that has been able to keep up with our books.”

Wombi RoseCoFounder & CEO of Lovepop

“By far the best team I've ever worked with. They truly understood the look I was going for and completely nailed it! I would highly recommend them as a company, you simply just won't find any better team!”

Aura BrooksGraphic Designer

What do controllers do?

Great question — and don’t feel dumb because we get that question every day. Controllers do a lot and often more than you realize. Here are just a few of the things an Acuity controller can do for you:

  • Accrual accounting
  • Budgeting and audit support
  • Complex financial reporting
  • Accounting system migrations
  • Implementation of financial processes
  • GAAP-based accounting
  • Oversight of staff accountants
  • Interface with your tax advisor
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