L. Claire Whitaker, B.S. Business

The accounting work that finds its way to Claire’s desk is often the big, the bad, and the ugly. But Claire envisions — and then beautifully executes — a solution that makes life easier for her clients.

It’s the multinational company’s audit report that was prepared incorrectly by another accounting firm. Or maybe it’s helping a startup who neglected to properly file taxes, start fresh with strategic tax planning. With nearly four decades of CPA experience, Claire’s sweet spot is accounting for business interruption damages. She doesn’t just provide a quick fix, Claire’s goal is to take a troublesome accounting situation, and turn it into an opportunity for improving a business’s bottom line.