Shuchanna, Swaby Law
I opened my sole-practitioner family law practice in Kitchener, Ontario in March 2020 - just as the pandemic turned the world upside down. I was confident that I had a sufficient understanding of family law to support a long and rewarding career, but the two things that I was not as confident about were managing my books, records and trust accounting according to Law Society standards and processing my billings promptly enough to meet my expenses. These services had always been provided for me by others in my previous career incarnations. …And so, began my search for an expert coach to help me develop a satisfying and financially sustainable practice.
Fortunately, amidst the cacophony of financial and legal accounting advisors, I found Jill Ulett, who goes by the moniker “Accounting Girl”.
Jill’s expertise, teaching skill, professionalism and good humor have proven invaluable to the management and growth of my practice. She taught me not only the “how” but the “why” behind managing the records for my trust and general accounts. Jill shared business strategies for running a successful legal practice and helped me to design billing management procedures to ensure that my practice will survive and prosper well into the future. Most importantly, she focused on my specific needs and patiently encouraged me to ask all the questions I wanted, no matter how elementary they may have seemed.
With Jill’s guidance, my practice has grown to the point where I now require an assistant, all within eight months of some of the most challenging times ever known. Not only did she help me to position myself for professional and commercial success, but all of her advice was provided within a framework of financial integrity and ethical obligations to clients. ill helped to reduce many of the stresses and fears around accounting that would have impeded my professional progress. With her help, I have developed the skills and techniques to conquer many of my original anxieties about practice management. Because of Jill I have the confidence, skill and tools to succeed.
Jim, Hacking Law Practice
Before working with Accounting Girl, I was struggling with financial issues related to running a small, immigration law firm. As our firm grew in size, our financial needs changed and grew in spurts and jumps.
As I started looking for help with overseeing the finances, I was concerned about working with a virtual CFO. I was unsure how having someone off-site work on my day-to-day financial matters would work.
I wondered how responsive Jill could possibly be.
Jill showed me how she could solve the headaches dealing with the tedious nature of financial oversight and to do it in an efficient and professional manner.
I feel extremely satisfied about Accounting Girl’s virtual CFO service because she keeps track of all of our finances, helps me keep my eye on all the important financial metrics and is 100% a member of our team.
As a result of working with Jill, I can devote more time to practicing immigration law without the tedium of financial micro-managing.
Switching to Jill was painless, and it reduced my payroll expense by more than 15%. I would definitely recommend Jill.
Dick, Sant Automotive
Christopher, Circa Properties
"It's very reassuring to have someone as responsive and attentive as Jill and her team managing the books for my business. It lets me focus on the things I do best and not stress about the things I don't!
She's a wonderful extension of my team."
Brandy, Newton • Barth - Attorneys at Law
"Jill arrived in the nick of time and completely reorganized our accounting system and bookkeeping records. We rely on her to keep our business humming… Our business simply could not function without her."
Beth, Precision Chiropractic
Accounting Girl really changed my life. As a small business owner, I've struggled to understand the ins and outs of finances and it really stressed me out. Jill sat down with me, explained her process, and made me feel like I could breathe again. Any time I have a question, I shoot an email over and I have the answer very quickly.
Now when tax time comes up, I don't stress because the books are in order and ready to go. I now have time to work on growing my business and doing what I love to do... Thanks Accounting Girl!
Renata, LaSalle Realty Group
Since we began working with Accounting Girl, our books have never been more organized. We get compliments from our CPA & our bankers on how detailed, neat and easy to read they are. Accounting Girl is easy to get a hold of for questions or to make changes and additions to accounts. They are totally on it!!! We have never met in person, but from our communications, it feels like they're in the same building and not a different state. Jill truly should boast about her superpowers because she's great at what she does and we are very happy with Accounting Girl's services!
Denise, Clear Spaces, LLC
Working with Accounting Girl is one of the best business decisions I ever made. I started my business because I love helping people become more organized and effective, not because I love doing the books. I even struggled describing what I didn’t understand about accounting. Jill understood what I was trying to say and gave me easy to understand answers. She is amazingly fast in her work and amazingly patient with me. Now I feel as though I can make much better business decisions because I understand more about my company’s financial position, thanks to Accounting Girl. Jill really is super!
Matthew A. Crist, PLLC
Jill's quick responses to my questions and proactively reaching out to me to keep my books straight have given me great peace of mind and eased my management of my firm!