For January 2018
Small businesses need timely accounting and tax advice at affordable rates, so Diane Offutt decided to open a firm that would fill that void, establishing Accounting Connections in June 2003.
As a corporate controller, she has worked in public and private firms, and is proficient in accounting and taxation. Offutt earned a masters of accounting degree at Kennesaw State University.
Often small business owners are frustrated that they can’t afford a full-time staff employee to handle accounting or tax issues when they arise. Offutt meets the need by offering accounting and tax services as an outside consultant. She’s a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and will set up accounting, train staff and offer monthly support.
As an Enrolled Agent (EA), she is admitted to practice before the IRS. The continuing professional education requirements of an EA keep her informed of tax laws, allowing her to provide effective tax planning, preparation and representation.
Offutt is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, National Association of Enrolled Agents, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and the Towne Lake Business Association.
She can be reached at DianeOffutt@AccountingConnections.org or 770-846-7799. www.AccountingConnections.org