When Tricia was two-years-old, her mother noticed that she was just as happy to organize and coordinate shoes into neat rows as she was to play with dolls. As Tricia grew older, she began helping her parents in their business. Back when banks returned canceled checks to the account owners, Tricia would take those checks for her father’s business, A&A FIberglass, and place them into neat stacks of 10, in order. When the checks were all neatly ordered and stacked, Tricia remembers experiencing a sense of completion, satisfaction, and gratitude. This thrill stuck with her and became an internal compass leading toward her eventual career.
Eventually, Tricia began working with numbers, and putting them into neat order; she started working with her aunt the summer after graduating high school, just prior to starting college at Georgia State University. Her aunt had newly opened an accounting firm, Wood and Associates, in downtown Atlanta, not too far from Tricia’s college classes.
Around this same time, technology companies began developing software for various uses, including accounting. Tricia adopted these technologies early and began training her aunt’s accounting team on these revolutionary programs. Even today, Tricia is adept at learning and training teams on accounting programs that suit their business needs.
After graduating from Georgia State University with a B.B.A. in accounting, Tricia went on to receive her C.P.A., while continuing to work with Wood and Associates. In 1996, Tricia stepped into her family legacy and opened her own practice, developing an accounting business serving clients all over the metro Atlanta area.
Tricia still gets that child-like thrill when she brings business accounts into order and balance. If you want an accounting firm that finds numbers, order and balance thrilling, call Tricia to set up a consultation today.
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”