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Our bookkeeper retired after 20+ years, and along with that, her small company sold their Accounting practice. We were referred to a company and had a terrible experience with them, which included the bookkeeper they placed for us, their management and ownership. This lasted for about 1.5 years. Luckily, we found a new company BCH Consulting (now Barnett & Company) where Neda Rastegari was working. We had a meeting with Neda and her counterparts, and left the initial meeting with a comfort that she was going to clean-up the Accounting mess we had on our hands. With a tremendous effort from Neda, including learning a new software program specific to our industry, she fixed our company’s accounting nightmare in its entirety.
Neda now has her own accounting business. We continue to use Neda in the same capacity. Neda has every characteristic that any company needs in a Bookkeeper. We really had no idea that someone like her existed. Neda treats our company as if it was her own. She is methodical, thorough, meticulous, accurate, persistent and easy to talk to.
Neda is methodical, and she thinks about every input beforehand and anticipates how it will affect downstream processes. She is exceptionally thorough in anything that is given to her.
Neda is meticulous. In our business, there many moving parts, numerous vendors, many payment term options, and with every type of transaction she ensures that each one is properly completed in our various departments before it reaches the Accounting side. If Neda sees an issue she will immediately address the situation to identify how the issue arose, ensure paperwork was properly processed, create new processes (if needed) to alleviate future issues, or notify our managers or owners to collaborate on the best solution.
Neda is also very easy to talk. She is willing to explain the idiosyncrasies that the job involves. Accounting terminology, reports, and data are sometimes misunderstood or misinterpreted, however, Neda always explains them in a simple manner.
Lastly, accuracy is the most important aspect of bookkeeping/accounting, and Neda would say the same thing. No one is more accurate or expects accuracy in others more than Neda. There are no gray areas in Accounting with Neda. Neda is exceptional at what she does.
—Jody Stiles, Corporate Business Interiors (CBI)
After having experiences with a variety of different business services, it was clear from the very first meeting with Neda that she would be breaking a long cycle of unnecessary stress in small business operations. Neda is the human equivalent of sunshine in business, because she clearly illuminates all of your operations and practices, devising fantastic solutions. Her intelligence in conjunction with her ethics and humanity is highly unusual; she is truly a jewel. Part investigative journalist, part financial beast, she is incredibly gifted in her work. It has genuinely already changed our lives working with her, and we are so excited to grow with her! Note, we found her by watching her work with one of our clients and generate astounding results with healthy business infrastructure. She is a dynamo and worth her weight in gold.
— James Scott, Humanity Before Technology Solutions
I have had the pleasure to be working with Neda for the past six months. I hired her to run and manage all things financial in a busy boutique interior design firm which always has a million plates spinning in the air. When she came on board, she diligently and methodically reconciled all our accounts and patiently reworked all my previous bookkeepers errors. She is smart, honest and hardworking and a pleasure to work with. With a masters in finance she not only has the technical ability to manage everything financial but she also carries an innate business acumen which is a huge asset when it comes to strategy and planning.
— Tatum Kendrick, StudioHus
As a serial entrepreneur for the last 18 years, Neda is the first accountant I have worked with that has really understood our accounting needs from both the operations and the owner’s perspectives. We have worked with Neda for the last three years, first via her previous employer, and now under her own banner. Timing has been perfect that she has gone out of her own and now has the availability to be our part-time Controller (because our accounting firm is more of a “tax firm.”) Neda “gets it” like no one else I have encountered in the “bean counter world.” She is a Rock Star and a tremendous asset in her role as the Controller across our businesses.
— Danielle Mulvey, Supply Patriot