“My parents were great examples to me and my three sisters,” says CPA Kelly Swisher. “They showed us that hard work and generosity matters. They taught us how to be motivated, told us we should follow our dreams, and also encouraged us to enjoy life.”


Those lessons eventually led Swisher from Rockford, Illinois, where she grew up and attended high school, to college, where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Northern Illinois University in 2006 and a Masters of Accounting Science from the school a year later. She joined Eder, Casella & Co. in 2008, and is a manager working on tax returns, and monthly and quarterly accounting, while also offering QuickBooks assistance to business clients. “One of my strengths is I can easily adapt and work in many different accounting software platforms,” she says.


Swisher, who is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the Barrington Breakfast Rotary, enjoys the problem-solving nature of client relationships. “I enjoy helping clients who have accounting problems, a situation where I can come in to fix issues,” the married mother of three says. “It is also great to help clients with their accounting efficiencies — anything to help the client save time and money. Accounting is like a puzzle you have to figure out, with many moving pieces, and it feels great when the puzzle is solved.”



Get to Know Kelly — Five Facts:


1. If I wasn’t an accountant… “I’d be a real estate agent — a house flipper.”


2. I’m inspired by… “My family. They are my biggest cheerleaders. Now that I’m a mom, I feel it is so important to lead by example.”


3. My first job was… “I started babysitting when I was 12. Playing with the kids was fun; changing diapers and cleaning up, not so much.”


4. People would be surprised to know… “I played on my college soccer team for four years.”


5. The advice I’d give to aspiring accountants is… “Don’t worry, it will all add up in the end.”



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