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Belinda “Lindy” Stonecypher, CPA

DIRECTOR, ACCOUNTING SERVICES

ABOUT LINDY

Lindy has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, and she owned her own retail business for 11 years. This experience gives Lindy a greater ability to provide hands-on assistance to clients in many areas including accounting, payroll, sales tax, cash management, and software training. She develops compilation reports and quarterly/annual payroll returns, and sales and use tax returns for clients in a variety of industries. Lindy takes a proactive approach with her clients by keeping them informed of new laws and regulations affecting their businesses.

In addition, Lindy is instrumental in growing the firm’s cloud-based accounting services and consults regularly with clients on special projects such as software selection, training for software, financial statement analysis, and forecasting, etc. In this consulting role, she helps clients extract data from their client accounting software for special projects such as analyzing data, preparing financial statements or in support of transitioning to a new software.

As a leader in the firm, she is an active participant in Client Accounting Services conferences such as the Digital CPA Conference, Client Advisory Services (CAS) workshop, and RSM US’s CAS\Outsource Round Table, and Quickbooks® Connect events. She is also the individual within the firm who has the requisite knowledge to assist with ACA compliance and is heavily involved in helping clients with Louisiana sales tax questions, issues, or audits.

CONSTRUCTION

With her knowledge of both the construction industry and relevant accounting practices and software, Lindy helps clients in very tangible ways. For example, she consults with constructions clients to ensure that their accounting records will meet the standards related to obtaining a bond. She may also assist with the set up of unique accounting systems to allow for proper tracking of jobs, the preparation of Percentage of Completion work-in-process schedules, and the preparation of both Percentage of Completion and Completed Contracts financial statements.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Lindy consults and works closely with physician practices and ancillary services, architects, dentists, software solutions providers, and attorneys. As a Certified Quickbooks Online and Desktop Proadvisor who is also certified in the AICPA’s Fundamental Client Accounting Advisory Services, she brings a wealth of knowledge to assist her clients with the many facets of professional services accounting issues.

PUBLIC SECTOR

Since the beginning of her public accounting career, the public sector has been a focus area for Lindy, and she is an active member of the LaPorte Public Sector Industry Group. Because of her experience, Lindy understands revenue streams such as ad valorem taxes, grants, sales tax, and the fund-accounting aspect of governmental entities. She uses this deep knowledge to serve a variety of public sector clients ranging from special service districts to municipalities to parish- or county-wide entities. In addition to compilation reports, agreed upon procedures, and quarterly/annual payroll and sales tax returns, she also assists her public sector clients with their budgeting processes and special reporting requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Southeastern Louisiana University

Certified Public Accountant
Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor, Online and Desktop versions

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
Northshore Chapter Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Leadership St. Tammany Foundation Alumni, Treasurer
Professional Women of St. Tammany
St. Tammany Children’s Advocacy Center, Past President

Affordable Care Act Issues for Large and Small Employers,” Society of Louisiana CPAs;
     May 2016
Quickbooks® Online Training,” Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce; 2018

 

Belinda Stonecypher, CPA

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

Construction
Professional Services
Public Sector

COVINGTON

5100 Village Walk Way
Ste. 300
Covington, LA 70433

985.875.4917
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