About Accountant’s Accelerator

Accountant’s Accelerator, a division of Sandra L. Leyva, Inc., offers training, coaching, consulting, and outsourced marketing for CPAs, accountants, bookkeepers, tax preparers, and other self-employed accounting professionals who want to grow their practices, earn more, work less, and serve their clients better.

We offer a full set of marketing services, including training, website design, SEO, newsletters, and social media support, as well as a full range of self-study products in our store.

Sandra L. Leyva, Inc. is a California-based corporation. Other divisions include Accelerator Websites, Accelerator Newsletters, and Accelerate Small Biz.

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Sandi Smith Leyva, President

Sandi Leyva, CPA, is the founder and owner of Sandra L. Leyva, Inc., which includes three divisions: Accountant’s Accelerator, offering marketing and practice growth training and speaking; Accelerator Websites, offering done-for-you digital marketing; and Accelerate Small Biz, connecting small business and accountants through advisory training.

Sandi has helped thousands of CPAs, EAs (IRS Enrolled Agents), bookkeepers, QuickBooks consultants, and accounting software resellers get more business through her marketing strategies, web site and copywriting formulas, and millionaire mindset. More than 100,000 people have read her books and articles, used her training and coaching tools, or heard her speak at conferences.

Sandi was named one of the Top 25 Thought Leaders for 2017 and one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor. She won a 2013 Stevie Award for “Maverick of the Year” and is a member of the prestigious Forbes Coaches Council. Her work has been noted by Forbes, CBS News, PBS, Dallas Morning News, San Jose Mercury News, Accounting Today, Journal of Accountancy, Today’s CPA, and The Practical Accountant. She is a regular contributor to CPA Trendlines.

Sandi is one of a handful of women in the world who has copiloted a tiny six-seat, single-engine airplane over the oceans and around the world. Her book, Following Amelia: A Modern Day ‘Round-the-World Flight, describes her death-defying adventure along with the two award-winning humanitarian trips she managed to fit in along the way.

Sandi has authored several books, CPE courses, and over 1,000 articles for clients such as Microsoft, Intuit, and the American Institute for CPAs. Prior to starting her business in 1993, Sandi served time in two Fortune 500 companies.

Sandi earned an MBA, holds a CPA in Texas and California, and earned an MS in neuroscience. She is an avid traveler and has visited 100 countries, including a backpacking trip alone around the world. Her volunteer work in Kenya, Russia, and Nepal earned her an AWSCPA Public Service Award and a Baird Community Service Award. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time with family.

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Our Virtual Accountant’s Accelerator Team

Marjory Rase, Web Marketing Designer
Marjory Rase has a rare combination of marketing and technology skills. She sets up all of our training webinars and courses, develops clients’ websites, works on SEO, automates marketing funnels, and creates client logos and brochures. She has earned many marketing certifications, including Constant Contact.

Marjory is resourceful, adaptable, creative, and technical. She has experience in graphic design at design companies and has participated in a group art exhibition. She studied First Diploma Media at Grimsby Institute, earned a BS in Multimedia Arts and Sciences, and was a Silver Medalist at Mapua Institute of Technology.

Marjory speaks English and Filipino. She has lived in England and the Philippines. In her spare time, she likes to watch movies, read and create art.

   
 
Annie Tao, Web Marketing Designer
Annie Tao is our social media guru, web developer, and graphic artist. She does clients’ website updates, technical SEO, newsletter and blog posting, and course administration. She also takes care of posting our clients’ social media content.

Annie is detail-oriented, a fast learner, creative, and technical. She has experience with WordPress, CSS, several programming languages, writing content, and advanced graphics software. Annie earned a BS at University of California, Davis, double-majoring in Computer Science and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Annie speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. In her spare time, she likes to code, draw, and drink milk tea.

Cutter Slagle, Content Writer
Cutter Slagle joined the Accountant’s Accelerator team as our resident content writer in September 2019. He is responsible for writing social media posts for our clients, showcasing their services and expertise, and producing some of the valuable blog content we provide our clients.

Cutter is a creative and innovative individual; he absolutely enjoys finding new and fun ways to best advertise our clients’ businesses and their services and loves that he is able to help their business grow through their social media channels. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in creative writing from The Ohio State University.

Cutter is a traditionally published author who is currently working on his third psychological suspense novel. In fact, he wrote his first novel when he was just 12 years old! Besides reading and writing, Cutter also loves to run. He also once pursued the acting field and has previously starred in some local commercials, student films, and a web series. Cutter is a huge fan of the TV series Sex and the City.

 

Erin Black, Social Media and Marketing Administrator
Erin Black is our Social Media and Marketing Administrator. Erin started with the company in July 2020 and performs customer service and company marketing tasks as well as social media for clients. Her favorite part of the job is working with a small team of people whose goal is to help others thrive in their industry!

Erin has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Cleveland State University. Her hobbies include reading and practicing yoga. She loves animals and hopes to have multiple dogs and cats one day! One of her favorite TV shows is Psych and her favorite movie series is Harry Potter. She loves to travel and her favorite places so far have been Jeffreys Bay, South Africa and Assisi, Italy.

 

Our Team of Vendors

Tammy Lamont, CPA
Tammy Lamont, CPA, is our outside accountant. She is the Founder and Owner of Lamont Accounting Services, LLC based in Georgia. She loves working with owners of small to mid-sized businesses and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals.

Prior to starting her own firm, Tammy worked for a large reputable CPA firm as well as several companies in managerial and director roles in accounting. Blending her Fortune 500 experience with her entrepreneurial spirit, Tammy provides innovative and forward-looking accounting and business insights to her clients.

Tammy earned a BBA from Georgia State University after putting herself through school at night. She is a licensed CPA in both Texas and Georgia, a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of Women Business Owners. When Tammy is not working, she loves reading, traveling, camping, and spending time with family and friends, especially if it’s on a lake.

 

Kim Harris, Payroll Services
Kim Harris runs our payroll. She is founder and owner of San Jose, CA-based Harris Business Services which provides bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, consulting, training, and set-up services for QuickBooks® for small and mid-sized businesses. With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Kim loves taking care of the accounting details and complexity so her clients can get back to running and growing their businesses.

Prior to starting her own business, Kim worked as an LVN, a claims adjuster, and various accounting roles. Kim has a deep knowledge of the QuickBooks product lines and holds every Intuit QuickBooks certification available. Kim is also a Certified Business Profit Advisor and a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.

Kim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Golden Gate University. When she is not working, she enjoys tennis, plays a good game of pool, cooking new dishes, and watching courtroom dramas and detective shows.

 


Legal Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to accurately represent our program and its potential. The testimonials and examples used are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. These results are not an average. Each individual’s success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire and motivation. As with any business endeavor, there is an inherent risk of loss of capital and there is no guarantee that you will earn any money.