Background of CPA Web Books
Who is behind the company, and how did things get started?
Kevin D. Simpson, CPA
I'm a 1996 graduate of Bowling Green State University where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. My first job was with a small distributor of automation controls. I served there for 2 years as the office / warehouse manager while also providing inside sales support.
I then moved into the industrial side of accounting taking a job with a mid-sized construction company. I started out doing large bank reconciliations and soon became the accounts payable manager.
In 2000, I had the opportunity to gain experience in public accounting taking a job with a small firm of about 7 accountants. I specialized in small business tax and payroll. At the same time, I assumed the role of IT Manager and was given the opportunity to upgrade all of the technology throughout the office. Information Technology quickly became my passion especially as it relates to workflow and job efficiency. By 2005 our firm was acquired, resulting in a combined firm of about 20 accountants. I continued on for another year in a similar position doing small business tax and managing IT. From there I made the decision to invest all of my time into CPA Web Books, LLC.
The idea for CPA Web Books, LLC began in 2003. As I worked with small businesses I saw a real need for better bookkeeping solutions, technology being the key. Quickbooks Online had just launched and I began developing ways to collaborate with clients over the web.
Over time our services have been refined and a solid IT infrastructure has been developed, allowing us to provide full service accounting and customized services--all via the web.
Our client base involves a variety of industries, with a focus on technology startups. We’ve developed a significant portfolio of work including complex tax returns and US foreign tax filing compliance.
On a more personal note; I'm blessed with a fantastic staff. They make the difference for our clients. And even more so, I'm blessed with my beautiful wife Erika, and 10 children! We serve our Lord Jesus Christ, as He is the provider of every good thing.