With more than 30 years experience working with, and operating small businesses, Ruth Urban recognizes the demands owners face. She brings a passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed and knows the hardest part of running a small business is the work you’re doing late into the night, long after customer business hours are over.
As a perceptive leader, Urban skillfully sizes up your multifaceted financial needs. She then brings together the right professional resources from her exceptional team, matching talent, skills and acumen to complement and meet your company’s needs. Urban maintains a sharp focus on your big-picture goals by ensuring the elite team she’s assembled works seamlessly to achieve your business objectives through the services they deliver daily.
Urban holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Arizona State University, further adding to her broad-based knowledge of small business challenges.
Active in business networks throughout the community, Urban also helps her clients by confidently recommending other professional service providers, those who share her commitment to integrity.
With core values of integrity and objectivity, Helen Swiatek brings decades of finance experience and deep business expertise to the clients she serves. A trusted, long-term business advisor, Swiatek has directed accounting and finance functions in numerous organizations. She understands how to effectively manage both people and profits. Her genuine leadership skills and business insights generate confidence with every entrepreneur-driven company she helps.
Carol Selby has made a career of providing exemplary bookkeeping and billing services for a myriad of clients across a wide range of fields including medical, nonprofit, and design. Her QuickBooks proficiency, superior listening skills and patience help clients more clearly identify their challenges in order to make more confident decisions.
Jeannie Gambill has built a robust accounting career that covers a wide range of duties performed for both profit and non-profit organizations. She holds a Master of Financial Management in Accounting, and has held senior as well as management positions in national companies. Gambill also worked for a CPA firm in Alaska before providing accounting services to small businesses and non-profit clients through her own company.
A third-generation bill collector, Gwynne Heiser understands the persistence and professionalism required for successful debt collection. She has developed effective best practices for collecting past due accounts, and her bilingual skills in Spanish further aid her success. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in ESL Education from Regent University.
Kathy Overland began her financial career on the management team of a large CPA firm. She excels at assisting clients with their accounting needs and guiding them successfully through their financial issues and decisions. Overland has performed accounting, bookkeeping, and tax preparation, as well as consulting for a wide variety of small businesses. She is a seasoned professional who goes the extra mile to meet clients’ needs.
Steven Jesson is a Certified Professional Bookkeeper with a long career in executive management, consulting, and financial system management. Over the years he has developed business models for several startup ventures, and worked with small-business owners to create sound business plans. Proficient in solving bookkeeping challenges, he’s helped numerous clients transfer their company financial data to new, more efficient platforms. Steve is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, with strong skills in both the online and desktop versions of QuickBooks.
Jaime Zeimen began her bookkeeping career in Sweden where she also served as an overseas tax assistant for the IRS and subsequently managed procurement operations for the U.S. Embassy. Zeimen received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from ASU, and completed her Bookkeeping Certificate at Scottsdale Community College. She enjoys helping small business owners organize and better manage the financial aspects of their businesses.
With a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Accounting, Meghan Mulligan brings sound knowledge of accounting principles as well as comprehensive experience to help owners better manage their bookkeeping whatever their business field. Mulligan has a passion for diagnosing and correcting financials no matter the shape they’re in, and specializes in “fixing” QuickBooks files.
Carol Kraft first entered the world of finance while still in college where she handled the business, personal and investment accounting for a private family. She became controller for a local construction/development company, and in 1980, completed her accounting degree to become a practicing CPA. Kraft excels in accounting, income taxes, financial planning, and succession and estate planning.
From monthly statements to year-round accounting, Christine Fritsch delivers strong skills to help business owners manage their overall finances and budgets. Before even receiving her degree in accountancy, she was already working in accounting positions. Since graduation, she’s worked for a national tax preparation company and a respected CPA office. She remains actively involved in the Valley of the Sun Institute of Managerial Accountants, a professional association.