Kathy DisePresident

Kathy-Dise-BudgetEase.jpgAccurate and reliable financial information is crucial for a small business to succeed in today’s competitive environment. That’s my expertise. I develop financial information that helps small business owners make the best decisions possible. By staying abreast of the latest bookkeeping software and app trends, my clients don’t have to. My most important roles are recruiting and developing strong bookkeepers who meet our clients’ needs. 

Finding ways to save our clients money and ensuring their accounts receivables are paid on time is something I truly love to do. I have an MBA in finance from the University of Toledo, a BBA in finance from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, and 20 years of continuous growth and responsibility in the banking industry. Just before founding BudgetEase, I worked at the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Center. I am also a Diamond Level QuickBooks certified advisor for desktop and online products.

“It’s amazing how much you can accomplish when you’re supposed to be doing something else.”

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Don JacksonConsultant

Don-Jackson-BudgetEase.jpg I provide multiple services for clients. I prepare invoices, input payroll, fill out government forms, send expenses reports, and compile journal entries for the general ledger. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in IT and Business. In the corporate world, I took over and reduced expenses in various target departments. I did cost accounting on power generation, which is complicated, highly technical, and involves a great deal of knowledge about engineering. During my time working with power generation I reduced time for service requests through restructuring. I also spent time working with non-profit organizations. Before working at BudgetEase, I spent six years managing a church’s operations, which mostly included financial maintenance and bookkeeping. Bookkeeping can be very complicated. With time, organization, and the right processes bookkeeping becomes solvable. Like a puzzle. I love establishing efficient accounting systems for my clients and helping them put the pieces together.

“What is the point of racing to a red light?”

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Amber Allen

Amber.603923-36_edit_810I provide high quality bookkeeping services and reporting to our small business clients. I love the feeling of accomplishment when completing a project or solving a challenging problem. I began my career in the accounting department of a vocational counseling firm where I discovered my strengths in analyzing and working with numbers, while gaining great satisfaction in properly organized bookkeeping records. Over the last 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of partnering with several small business owners,  managing  an array of bookkeeping duties including: detailed invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, collections, bank reconciliations, and producing tailored financial reports with QuickBooks. I am fortunate to be able to leverage my strengths in bookkeeping while working with a great team of talented people at BudgetEase.

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” - Joshua J. Marine

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Christie GoodrichConsultant

Christie Goodwin I have a long history of financial service and pride myself on listening to clients to learn about their goals.  Developing successful strategies with my clients to help them meet these goals is my passion.  With an International Business degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, I have worked for state government, nonprofit organizations and the financial services industry providing advocacy, program management, bookkeeping and tax preparation.  I bring enthusiasm, how-to-knowledge and determination to each of my projects with clients.

"Patience and fortitude conquer all things." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Preshus PhiferConsultant

Preshus Phifer As a bookkeeper, I don’t just track transactions for my clients. I coach them on cash flow and other financial concerns. My work helps them remain viable so they can sustain their mission.

At BudgetEase, our thirst for learning helps our team grow. I have considerable experience accounting for nonprofits, realtors and manufacturers. The entrepreneurs I’ve worked with started their businesses to follow a dream and make a difference. I consider myself a team member to help them reach their goal. Entrepreneurs who do their own bookkeeping waste valuable time tracking confusing numbers in a complex accounting system. I love easing their stress from bookkeeping which leaves them more time to focus on growing their businesses.

No one can defeat you except your self-ignorance.” - Seema Brain Openers

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Cheryl CoyleConsultant

Cheryl.603923-20-3_edit_810I have more than 18 years of experience helping business owners understand whether they’re making money, where they should focus their dollars, where to make cuts and how to increase their revenue. The majority of my career has been managing the financial welfare of professional service firms. I enjoy assisting business owners in the sometimes bumpy road to growth and financial security.

I hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well a BBA in Business with a double major in Management & Labor Relations and Accounting. I graduated Summa Cum Laude and received a full academic scholarship for my MBA.

While not working with BudgetEase, I split my time as Adjunct Faculty at Cleveland State University and Notre Dame College of Ohio where I teach evening business courses in HR Management, Strategic Management, Statistics, and Algebra.

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” - Mark Twain

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Brad WiescinskiOperations Manager

Brad WiescinskiAfter several years of experience as an entrepreneur I have unique insight into the world of a small business owner and the numerous challenges that come with operating a successful company.

I am committed to optimizing productivity and revenue growth by maintaining entrepreneurial perspective, continual exploration, and championing innovative tools and techniques. I am passionate about passing on those objectives to all the clients we work with here in Cleveland.

I have a BA in Economics from Syracuse University. I have over 10 years of accounting and operations experience while at State Street Corporation in Boston. I am certified in QuickBooks Online as well as other time and revenue saving applications.

"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." - John D. Rockefeller

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George DiseConsultant & Customer Experience Officer

Christina ForwardFor the past 8 years, I have worked in sales and recruiting helping businesses from the outside. I came to BudgetEase to learn more about how businesses run on the inside. I have always had a passion for business and how companies are managed, and in fact focused most of my recruiting career calling on Plant Managers and business owners to help them resolve serious talent issues. I have a detail-focused eye which I am excited to bring to bear on behalf of our clients, while also managing many of the operational aspects of BudgetEase and communicating with new prospective clients.

“To pose the question is to know the answer.” - Dan Aykroyd

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Melissa SferraConsultant

Melissa.603923-5_edit_810I approach my client work with a fresh and unique perspective. I have a business degree and 10 years of bookkeeping experience for several diverse companies in fields such as construction, leasing, food service, photography and nonprofit.  Before acquiring my QBO certification, I was primarily self-taught and appreciate  the challenges and importance of managing and maintaining accurate books.  I love tackling a challenge head on and seeing the end results. 

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." - JRR Tolkien