When it’s time to think about the number side of your business, you get a pit in your stomach and avoid it as long as possible. You’re constantly in fear that the IRS is going to come knocking on your door and you just feel so overwhelmed with taxes and bookkeeping that you aren’t sure where to start.

That’s where I come in

Hi, my name is Amy Northard and I’m the CPA for creatives. I help creatives like you all over the US navigate taxes and set up bookkeeping systems so they can get back to the part of business they love – the creative part.

How it all began

After graduating with a Bachelor in Science in Accounting from the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University, I started working at a small firm where I had the opportunity to do tax and bookkeeping for all kinds of clients, small and large.

Before and after work, on lunch breaks, and weekends I studied for my CPA exams. Once I had passed them all and was officially a CPA, I finally had time and brainpower to start dreaming about how I could get out of the cubicle life and have a career that made me excited for Mondays instead of dreading them.

These dreams became a reality when, with the support of my husband and family, I quit my job at the CPA firm and began my own firm. Now I get to work with clients who inspire me daily.

When I’m not helping clients with taxes and bookkeeping, you can find me taste-testing craft beers (confession: not much of a wine person), on a run with my goldendoodle pup Lilly or planning my dream log cabin with my husband.

Ready to get this stuff figured out?

If you’re tired of constantly feeling stressed out by the money side of things, it’s time for us to chat. Click here to contact me and we can set up a free 15-minute consultation to make a gameplan for you.

Amy Northard, CPA

Amy Northard, CPA

"I was SO OVERWHELMED with organizing finances for my LLC. My biz grew quickly and things were kind of a mess. I knew if I wanted sustainable growth, I had to hire an expert. I've heard horror stories of businesses collapsing because the founder tried to everything herself. Amy assured me that she would take care of everything, and she did! Amy transformed the financial insides of my business from complete disarray to total clarity. She's a gem!"

− Caitlin Bacher

"When I made the transition from agency life to working for myself, I knew I needed to get a good team in place. I am so lucky to have found Amy! As my CPA she has seen my personal and business finances through transitions across state lines, business entities, and tax filing statuses, and has remained unfazed with every t crossing and i dotting question I throw at her."

− Kaitlin Maud

"Amy is a lifesaver. She is so knowledgable and helpful when it comes to all the things I don't feel confident about concerning accounting and taxes. Amy is super responsive and explains things so that I understand them, and she is incredibly patient in doing so. Hiring Amy was one of the best things I've done for my business."

− Danielle Spurge, The Merriweather Council