GRA - OUR VALUES & MISSION
We believe that what lies beneath the surface is the most important foundation for any business. Transparency and communication are important to us, as well as cost effective financial services.
Operating with integrity is the basis of our firm. Through integrity we create trust, and strengthen relationships in our firm and with you, our clients.
We believe that everything can be done with excellence. From emptying the trash, to developing complex internal controls, to keeping you compliant, GRA strives towards excellence.
We believe that growth is the ultimate sign of health. We want your business to be healthy and to grow to its full potential. We strive to provide you with the financial tools you need to do this.
Our mission is to empower you as the business owner by providing top notch financial services, with integrity & excellence, generating healthy growth.
We are ready to serve you - call today for a free consultation.
MEET THE TEAM
Born and raised in County Wicklow, Ireland, Renate moved to Texas in 2007. After obtaining the Accounting Technicians of Ireland (ATI) qualification in 2005, she went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's in Management & Accounting from DeVry University in 2008. In 2010 she earned, with distinction, a Master's in Accounting & Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.
With 20 years of experience in US and international accounting, in both private and public accounting Renate most enjoys helping small businesses gain financial freedom through cleaning up their books, retraining, and providing ongoing support to stay compliant. She has a passion for simplifying and improving processes, and developing great working relationships with business owners and their staff.
Renate is a Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Online and is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA) - she recently passed the CPA exam!
Renate loves to travel and has been to many countries around the world, most recently, Monaco and Australia. She usually travels home to Ireland every year to get her fill on fresh fish n chips, lots of family time, walks on the beach & plenty of cups of tea on Mum's couch.
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Born in Tulsa Meagan also lived in SD, IL, MS, TN, and NC before settling in the Dallas metroplex in 2007. Meagan’s desire for learning coupled with a strong work ethic started early and paid off as she was the Valedictorian of her high school graduating class. In 2007 she earned a Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of NC (Greensboro) and moved on to become a choir teacher for Dallas ISD.
Switching gears in 2012, Meagan pursued her Master’s in Accounting, graduating from Kaplan University in 2013. With a passion for education coupled with a love for accounting, Meagan worked as the District Accountant and, eventually, as the Director of Accounting for Wylie Independent School District, overseeing the Accounts Payable and Accounting Offices for the District. While there she earned the Registered Texas School Business Administrator (RTSBA) certification through Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) and gained substantial experience in Governmental Accounting, state and federal funding, budget projection and analysis, and team management.
Meagan is also a Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Online. In the Fall 2020 Meagan joined the Gold Roots Accounting team and is excited about building relationships with clients, working together to help them achieve their business financial goals.
In her spare time, Meagan enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen (and eating them, of course) and spending time with friends and family. She also loves to rehab furniture and enjoys spending time outdoors.
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