|TAD, an online full service accounting company, grew out of the innovative work of Lance and Deanna Gildea. The Gildea's believe that great ideas and entrepreneurial skills get a business started. Good financial management keeps the business going. All too often businesses don't survive because they are not up to the challenge of financial analysis and decision making.
Online outsourced accounting barely existed in 1995 when the GIldea's began TADAccounting. They realized that many businesses would benefit from easy access to full service online accounting. The few companies that did provide an online accounting service tended to focus on payroll and accounts receivable/payable. Lance and Deanna understood that small to medium size businesses struggle just to afford a bookkeeper, much less CPA services. They knew an online full service accounting product was the ticket for these businesses. Once accounting services are handled effectively, the client can focus on the core business.
For less than the cost of a bookkeeper, TADAccounting made it possible for even the smallest business to have the same quality accounting services as a larger competitor. Lance, who managed the technology side of the company, created a custom designed platform that allowed each client to use his or her preferred software.
The Gildea's innovative work was recognized by Accounting Today who put them on the cover of the January, 2000 issue. Inside was a feature article about TADAccounting. They were recognized as Pioneers of the Virtual Future.
While Lance worked on new technology projects, Deanna grew TADAccounting into a successful, totally virtual company. The accounting and bookkeeping staff work at home in locations across the country. Record keeping is all online. Deanna has no file cabinets in her office.
In 2008, as part of their growth strategy, TADAccounting formed a partnership with Outsourced Financials LLC, owned by Scott Powell, CPA, PFS. Together Scott and Deanna created TAD. They continue to custom design and deliver online accounting services to businesses of all types and size. TAD is owned by Accounticus, LLC.
|Deanna Gildea, CPA
Chief Quality Officer
Deanna Gildea, a CPA for 21 years, and her husband Lance are pioneers in the delivery of web based accounting services. They founded TADOnline in 1996 and began offering online accounting services to businesses. Next they developed one of the first web based accounting technology services designed specifically for accountants who want to offer online accounting services to their own clients. Prior to 1996 Deanna worked as an auditor in the financial services industry, as an Accounting Manager for a reinsurance company and as Controller for a large residential building company. TADOnline has now merged with Outsourced Financial to create TAD. TAD continues to develop and deliver easy to use online accounting services to business. Deanna received her degree in Accounting from Pacific Lutheran University.
|J. Scott Powell, CPA, PFS
Chief Financial Officer
Scott Powell created Outsourced Financial LLC in partnership with a team of dedicated accounting professionals in 2002. Outsourced Financial LLC, for which Scott is now the sole owner, provides strategic tax planning and comprehensive wealth management. In 2008 he joined with Deanna Gildea, CEO of TADOnline, to form TAD, a company that offers state of the art, easily accessible online accounting services to business. Scott earned his CPA in 1990 and his Comprehensive Wealth Management License in 2002. He worked at a regional accounting firm until opening his first CPA firm in 1996.
Chief Operations Officer
Scott West joined TADOnline, an online outsourced accounting services company, as Chief Operations Officer (COO) in 2007. In 2008, Scott was a member of the team that transformed TADOnline into TAD, a company that will continue to build and deliver state of the art, easily accessible online accounting services to business. He remains COO of TAD. Prior to joining TAD, Scott founded ContractQuest, an early internet company that worked with government agencies and national housing administrations to streamline Requests for Information and Quotes and create online bidding of work orders. After ContractQuest was sold in 2000, Scott worked as an operations officer with small businesses seeking to refine goals and redirect their marketing efforts in order to build a stronger client base. He served as an Administrative Trainer for Data Base, Inc. after graduating from the University of Washington in 1991.