Take that hat off!

Wearing many hats

Chances are, you didn’t start your business because you love accounting. It likely isn’t your primary expertise, and that’s okay! The world needs your specific talents and abilities, they just aren’t accounting. But businesses simply can’t run well without managing the numbers well.

It’s often said that being a business owner requires you to wear a lot of hats. Some days you’re making presentations, creating something amazing, or closing an important deal. On other days you’re sifting through tax documents, running payroll, or trying to update your bookkeeping software. The truth is, you don’t have to wear all of the hats, or do all of the things. In fact, you shouldn’t.

The most successful business owners are not the best at everything. Instead, they surround themselves with the expertise they need.

The good news is, that we DID start Devine Consulting because we love accounting. The thing in business that might make you want to bang your head against the wall, is the thing that lights us up and keeps us going. When you have the expertise you need, right when you need it, you can focus on the things that light you up – the things you started your business to do in the first place.

So, take that hat off, and leave the numbers to Devine.

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Jennifer Devine

I'm an experienced finance professional with more than 20 years of experience. I've held several Controller positions throughout my career, most notably with an internationally respected commercial real estate investment, management, and brokerage firm. In this role, I was responsible for all aspects of accounting across the company's many operational divisions - including internet services, real estate development, property management, and brokerage services. As our company operated in multiple countries and currencies, it was essential to me that all financial reports were accurate and compliant.