Hey, I’m Joy!

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I’m an accounting expert, 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.

A little bit about how I got here... I’m a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and have worked in public accounting for 15 plus years. During that time, I’ve worked with many business owners in varying industries. I started to see that a lot of entrepreneurs are great at what they do but maybe not so great at operating or growing a business. Which is okay because that’s what I love to do!

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

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 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 is hard, time consuming, and challenging. And it’s impossible to have all the answers.

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

If you’re ready to grow your business 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.  

Our accounting has become orderly, timely and so very EASY! Joy stay’s very involved and educated on new technology and advances that effect my business and shares this information with me. Since I have “given up” the need to feel that “no one” could do it like “me” I have gained such freedom and mobility in my office. I am able to concentrate on new projects!
— Mantha Young, North Central Florida Advertiser, Inc.

Joy masterfully used probing questions and her uncanny listening skills to unlock, challenge, and organize reality in order to build the company I really desired. Thanks Joy for one of the best investments I’ve ever made!
— Jim Bell, JF Bell Group

More than a CPA, Joy Lizotte has quickly become our go to person for advice on how to more efficiently run our business. We consider Joy more of a strategic partner, helping us with our financial and organizational goals in a way that exceeds anything we could ever have expected from the CPA’s of our past.
— Rob Summerall, Owner of Teeko Graphics, Inc.

I had the good fortune of having Joy lead me through a strategic planning session. We can always use direction and support in business and it’s almost impossible to see for ourselves what is best for us or even what our big vision is. She literally pulled it out of me with the questions she asked about critical areas of my business. Things came up that I had not thought of before which truly amazed me.

We looked at where I was now in relation to that vision and mapped out the steps I needed to get there. She broke everything down very clearly and gave me a written map to follow.

I would highly recommend hiring Joy to work on your business strategy. Joy is a true professional that is gifted at strategy. She made me feel very safe and supported during the experience. This was a life/business changing experience for me.
— Carol LeBlanc, CPA