Hey, I’m Joy!

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I’m a CPA, business coach, and growth planner. I’m dedicated to helping you grow, set goals, and be the business owner you've always wanted to be.

I come from a family of entrepreneurs and always knew I wanted to own my own business. I saw firsthand the struggles that business owners face, but at the same time I saw the success that could be achieved through hard work, determination, planning, and persistence.

I soon realized that college taught me a lot about accounting and a little about starting, maintaining, and growing a CPA firm. But somehow I’ve done just that! I did it the hard way- trial and error, lots of testing, and even more changes.

After working with several law firm clients I realized they had the same issues I had. So my mission became helping solo and small law firm owners grow their ideal law firm. Not what you were told a law firm needs to look like, but the firm you dream of working at. The firm you love to come to, clients you love to serve, and team members who have the same vision as you. It is possible!

Do the work you love. And I’ll support you by doing the work I love.

I was extremely proud (and a bit shocked) to be named Top 40 Under 40 CPA’s in the US by the CPA Practice Advisor. Click here to read about it!

That was then followed up by being chosen as the 2016 Small Business of the Year by the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

Owning a business can be hard, time consuming, and challenging. And it’s impossible to have all the answers. But it is so rewarding if you are intentional about the firm you build!

Which is why I built a firm to be a resource for clients and to help them reach their dreams.

If you’re ready to grow your law firm and take it to the next level, let's schedule a time to chat and see how I can help.

Meet Jana!

Jana is back in the workforce after getting her third baby off to Kindergarten.  When she's not working or chasing kids around, you can find her outside by the pool, reading a good book, or enjoying a nice glass of wine. She also has a knack for making sure we all get to where we need to be and on time!

She handles the backend accounting for many of our clients.  She also helps in making sure the office runs smoothly, answering client questions, scheduling appointments, and many other tasks.  She supports Joy in her CPA role and delivering value to clients.

You can email Jana at jana@ alignedcpa.com if you have any questions about your bookkeeping, need to setup an office meeting, or have other questions.  Anything she can't answer, she'll find an answer and get back to you!

Meet Michelle!

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Michelle has been providing bookkeeping services for 20 years to various businesses in the North Florida area. She spends most of her free time at a ball field or stadium watching her son play sports. She is also the proud mom of a college student but isn’t allowed to follow her around anymore!

She handles the backend accounting for many of our clients, as well cleanup of busy books, and other client projects.  She also helps Joy with starting the year-end process for our small business clients.  She provides an important supporting role in delivering value to clients.

You can email Michelle at michelle@ alignedcpa.com if you have any questions about your bookkeeping, other accounting questions, or to check on the status of the project we are working on for you.