The vision that Allen has for N Balance Bookkeeping & Tax Service is simple: to provide the best service possible to small businesses and help them grow no matter if they are just starting out or have been in business for awhile.
Allen grew up in an environment where he was surrounded by accountants. His maternal grandfather was a CPA. His father and uncle are both CPA's and they helped start a very successful firm in Burlington, NC - Stout, Stuart, McGowen & King, LLP. So, it would be appropriate to say that accounting is in his blood.
Allen graduated with honors from NC State University, obtaining a B.S. in Accounting. After graduation, he attended Duke Divinity School and briefly worked in the ministry. But, he eventually found his way back to accounting. Currently, he has over 10 years experience working with CPA firms doing tax preparation and bookkeeping for a wide range of industries.
You'll find Allen shy at first, but quickly see him as a true people person who loves taking care of his clients. He is willing to take the time his clients deserve so they understand what he is doing and why he is doing it. His goal is that his clients can work on their business during the day while he takes cares of the back office, and hopefully his clients can sleep well at night knowing their work is in good hands. Allen considers his clients friends.
When off the clock, Allen enjoys going to concerts and comedy shows. He's actually a heavy metal aficionado, and the logo for the company is designed to show a little about his personality. His most recent love is throwing axes (actually hatchets) - if you've never tried it, you really should. Allen knows his accounting, but he's definitely down to earth and is very approachable.
Leslie is originally from Georgia. After living in a few other states, she landed in North Carolina 9 years ago. She enjoys the access to the mountains and beaches of N.C.
Leslie is thrilled to join NBalance Bookkeeping as Marketing Director and helping Allen grow his business.
When spending time away from work, Leslie enjoys traveling domestically and internationally. She also enjoys hiking, attending concerts, and honing her skills throwing hatchets. Her other free time is spent with her four-legged companion, Tilly.
Janet is a North Carolina native. She comes from an accounting family and is married to a CPA husband. An honors graduate of Elon College (currently Elon University), she has helped many companies with their bookkeeping for 37 years.
A successful business needs to be built with the correct nuts and bolts, given insightful lubrication, and examined continuously by an authorized mechanic for smooth growth. All companies, large or small, need to have responsible people who honestly care about the business’s day to day mechanism. Janet is happy to be one of those people.
Janet’s extra time is spent enjoying her family and grandchildren. She loves to read and spend time outdoors in her garden.