Accounting and Business Support You Can Trust

Stellar Accounting is a boutique CPA firm with friendly personal service and a knack for tackling QuickBooks issues. We are committed to excellence in providing smart, sensible, and cost-effective accounting and business solutions for you, our client. Because after all, your success is our success as well.

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Starla Smith, CPA, NTPI Fellow

Starla Smith, CPA

Starla Smith, CPA, NTPI Fellow®, and founder of Stellar Accounting Solutions LLC, has a talent for quickly understanding her clients’ businesses and helping them understand what their financial numbers mean and how to improve them. Her extensive experience as a controller of several businesses allows her to be able to easily explain financial results and identify opportunities in cost-reduction, pricing, cash flow improvement, and other business areas.

Starla is passionate about helping small business owners automate their back-office headaches, including integrating their cash register or invoicing system to their accounting system, streamlining receipt management and bill payment, and slicing and dicing financial data for better business insight.

Starla also loves helping taxpayers with their IRS and state tax issues, including filing missing returns, responding to IRS letter audits, and helping taxpayers avoid IRS levies and liens. She recently earned the National Tax Practice Institute’s Fellow designation. The NTPI Fellow® designation is evidence of significant expertise in the representation of taxpayers before the IRS. NTPI Fellows have completed a stringent, three-level program of study that covers all facets of representing clients before the IRS. They have learned to guide their clients through the often challenging maze of IRS codes, internal regulations and agency structure.

Some of the recent projects Starla has completed include helping a house flipper set up job cost tracking in QuickBooks Online and receipt management in Hubdoc to facilitate the tracking of rehab costs for each flip property, helping a retail client with multiple-store locations connect their point-of-sale solution to QuickBooks Online which automated the process of recording daily Sales and Cost of Goods Sold by store location, helping a taxpayer obtain Separation of Liability Relief for a tax liability stemming from a return that had been jointly filed with a former spouse, and helping another taxpayer get their locked-in withholding changed from Single – 0 to Married – 7 by filing missing returns and getting into an installment agreement.

Starla’s small and mid-sized business clients span several industries, including services, retail stores, construction, manufacturers, wholesalers, nonprofit, and energy companies. While she takes all types of industries, she specializes in property flippers, retail clients, and anyone who uses or wants to use QuickBooks Online.

Starla is advanced certified in both QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online. Currently, she is the only ProAdvisor within a 100 mile radius of Mobile who is advanced certified on both platforms.

Prior to starting her own business, Starla held controllership positions in several energy companies including Shell and BP. She is a charter member of the Daphne Lions Club and currently serves as the club’s treasurer.

A native of Geneva, Alabama, Starla earned her BS in Commerce and Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Alabama. She is a miniature schnauzer fanatic, having had a schnauzer in her household for the past 22 years. Her current miniature schnauzer love is Marlee, a 2-year-old black and silver.

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