A highly knowledgeable, organized, and enthusiastic accounting professional, Louise has 30+ years of extensive experience providing a full range of financial, human resource, and business services. She is well-versed in managing all aspects of an accounting department, collaborating in an interdisciplinary team environment, and contributing as an executive team member to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
Louise has held positions as a general accounting manager, director of accounting, and corporate secretary/treasurer throughout her career. She is proficient in accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger maintenance, account reconciliations and analysis, and periodic closings. Louise can supervise numerous accountants to ensure the timely and accurate preparation and delivery of financial statements and key management reports for effective decision-making.
Louise’s experience includes budgeting, cash flow management, collections, forecasting, fund accounting, and internal audits. She is comfortable preparing workpapers for audit and tax preparation purposes and acting as a liaison with outside auditors and tax preparers to provide supporting information to facilitate the completion of external engagements.
Utilizing her project management skills, Louise has overseen the implementation of several accounting system conversions, which included increasing efficiencies by automating manual processes. She has hands-on experience with JD Edwards and Deltek Vision enterprise resource planning software, QuickBooks accounting software, and CDM+ church management and nonprofit software. Louise also has a broad understanding of human resources, including payroll, benefits programs, handbooks, and 401(k) administration.
As a well-rounded and versatile team player, Louise brings strong communication skills, flexibility, and commitment to her collaborative approach to planning, problem-solving, and working on all client projects.
Architecture, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Religious Organizations
What was your first job?
My first job was detasseling corn stalks while I was in high school. My friends and I would get up early in the morning and work throughout the day in all kinds of weather, including the hot sun and rain. We still all have fond memories of that time together.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy crocheting baby blankets and all sizes of afghans during the winter. I like tending to my flowers, planting a vegetable garden, and freezing and canning vegetables in the spring and summer. My favorite pastime is burying myself in a good romance or mystery book. It’s a great stress reliever.
What is one of the best pieces of advice you have received?
Believe in yourself; there is nothing that you can’t accomplish. Everything happens for a reason and makes you a better person.