About Linda

Linda-Stortz-headshot-150x150Linda has a strong interest in small business, entrepreneurship, accounting, and nonprofit work. 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 certified business mentor advising small business owners on their startup. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate financial, managerial, tax, and nonprofit accounting as an adjunct online accounting 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
  • M.A. Degree – Entrepreneurship/Small Business (In Progress)

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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