Melissa is a Certified Quickbooks Online Advanced ProAdvisor and a Xero Certified Advisor. In addition to helping clients manage their books, she helps them understand their bookkeeping software and customize their setup to ensure they're getting the most out of it. She began her own practice to put her knowledge and experience to work supporting small business clients. It began in 2018, under the name On Target Accounting Services, LLC, but changed to Turquant Business Services, LLC in January 2019.
A little about her background... Melissa graduated from Methodist University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting, with minors in Business Administration and Financial Economics. She began her career working for the internal audit agency of the U.S. Army. She performed audits in a variety of functional areas including, construction, force protection, contingency operations (in Kuwait and Afghanistan), and financial management. After nearly 6 years of service, she and her husband decided to relocate to Texas to be closer to his family in Fort Worth.
She took a position as an internal auditor for GSA, in downtown Fort Worth. In this role, she traveled around the country performing numerous audits. She evaluated contract terms and reviewed contract company records. These audits ensured the companies complied with federal contracting laws and maintained their suitability to continue serving the federal government. After nearly 2 years at GSA, Melissa stepped away from her federal auditing career to gain flexibility in her personal life to begin raising her family.
Her federal auditing experience gives her a unique perspective and ability to review processes and identify ways to become more efficient. She is also well versed in evaluating how businesses are performing.
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