Biography of Jessica Wilson, CPB
Jessica started her accounting career in 2001 when she worked for her father’s small business as his accountant. She always excelled in math, but was thrilled to put it to good use helping her father find mathematical errors and other problems that would have otherwise fallen through the cracks. For three years she worked for her father until the recession hit, and his business closed.
For the next ten years, Jessica worked in the accounting industry for small and large companies. In 2010, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Accounting from Cal State Fullerton. And by 2012, she was going on her second year at a company called Liberty Dental Plan as a Staff Accountant, and was content. However, her satisfaction changed in 2013 when she had her first child, a daughter named Melia Leilani. Jessica could no longer bear going to work for 10 hours a day every day and miss the milestones her daughter was making while she was gone. She knew there had to be more to life than just work. She was determined to find another way, a way where she could be a mom, support her family financially, and have a more balanced life.
On June 1, 2013, Jessica opened Ohana Bookkeeping. She chose the name “Ohana” because it meant “family” in Hawaiian, and the main reason she started her company was for her family. She also had the vision of her firm being a “family” of bookkeepers and clients. She wanted to focus her professional time and energy on the small businesses rather than the larger corporations. She felt the small businesses were more humanized than the large corporations, and it would be more fulfilling to help them succeed. Jessica obtained her Certified Public Bookkeeper license, and then became a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She now helps several small businesses by organizing their finances, and providing them with accurate financial reports, all while being a mother, a wife, and living a balanced and happy life.
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