In 2006, after years of working in finance and public accounting, I founded Greenleaf Accounting Services to help small business owners like you.
During my time in the banking industry, I saw a lot of scared and clueless business owners who didn’t understand their own books. I was heartbroken when I moved into public accounting and realized that many of the small business owners I worked with didn’t understand what we produced and certainly never used the information to improve their businesses.
That’s when I realized that what I really wanted to do was help small businesses. I felt I could become their very own “accounting department,” not just taking care of their books but also helping them understand what they mean.
And that’s exactly what my team and I do! We love working with small business owners, but we’re much more than that. Read on to find out more about us.
Deb Howard Greenleaf, EA, CEO & Principal
I’ve always been passionate about small businesses, even before I was a small business owner myself. After graduating from Bowdoin College with a degree in economics, I worked in a variety of accounting and finance positions before starting Greenleaf Accounting Services. Since then I’ve pursued a variety of certifications and coursework to improve my skills, including:
- Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor (2006)
- Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor (2007)
- Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor (2012)
- Advanced Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor (2016)
When I’m not helping small business owners, I’m volunteering with my local animal shelter and school booster clubs. I also lead a Great PA Cleanup team in our neighborhood, dragging unsuspecting volunteers through the ditches of Franklin Township in the name of environmental responsibility!
Dawn Slokan, Staff Accountant
Dawn is a staff accountant at Greenleaf. She brings a strong background in financial management, having served as Director of Finance at Cathedral Preparatory School before joining the Greenleaf team. A graduate of West Virginia University, Dawn also earned an M.B.A. from Penn State Erie, Behrend College.
You, Small Business Owner
You’ve been running your business for more than a year and it’s thriving. You’ve realized you can’t do everything yourself, and you’ve started falling behind in paying bills, invoicing, and keeping your books. You’re stressed and you need help.
If that sounds like you, contact us to find out how you can make us a part of your team.