About Linda

Linda-Stortz-headshot-150x150Linda has a strong interest in small business management, entrepreneurship, accounting, and nonprofit organizations. She has over 25+ years’ experience in working as an accountant with small business owners and leaders of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Before starting her CPA practice, she worked as a staff accountant, payroll accountant, senior tax accountant, accounting department supervisor, and financial controller. Her volunteer experience includes serving as treasurer for several nonprofit organizations and currently as a SCORE volunteer business mentor advising both new and existing small business owners. She also teaches financial, tax, managerial, and nonprofit accounting as an online adjunct college instructor.

Professional Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Business Advisor®
  • Accredited Small Business Consultant®
  • Certified Business Profit Consultant®
  • Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor
  • Certified QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor

Educational Background:

  • B.S. Degree – Business Administration
  • M.S. Degree – Accounting
  • Graduate Certificate – Nonprofit Management
  • M.A. Degree – Entrepreneurship/ Small Business (Estimated completion date: March, 2019)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Small Business Consultants
  • National Association of Tax Professionals

Community Involvements:

  • Central Pinellas/Largo Chamber of Commerce
  • Christian Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay
  • SCORE of Pinellas County

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