Go with a Winner - We are QuickBooks experts and can get you straightened out in no time flat. We are happy to serve as your outsourced HR and Bookkeeping department.
Lynn Talbott, President and Founder, has helped over 200 Chattanooga startups with their bookkeeping and financial success. She is passionate about entrepreneurs and spends time assisting and guiding them through their first few years and beyond. She’s a QuickBooks expert, trainer and business coach, and her signature turnkey approach provides businesses with a solid foundation of bookkeeping and support. She specializes in customizing solutions for clients, helping them figure out what works best for them.
Lynn also specializes in Human Resources Management and Training and was a Corporate Trainer and HR Manager for a Fortune 500 Company in Seattle before moving to Chattanooga.
She holds a BS in Business with a concentration in HR Management, and an MBA. As an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Lynn teaches QuickBooks and Bookkeeping classes through the Small Business Development Center in Chattanooga.
HR Biz won the 2019 Small Business of the Year award from Chattanooga’s Chamber of Commerce (for the 1-20 employees category). In October 2015, Lynn received the TSBDC Small Business Person of the Year Award for Chattanooga and was recognized as a 2015 Rising Star. You can read her SBA success story here.
Sharon Peterson, is a QBO Certified ProAdvisor with 15 years' experience in QuickBooks and Project Management, primarily in construction and aviation. Her most recent employment involved $5-15 million dollar projects for a Georgia construction company. Sharon's background also includes HR audits and compliance matters.
Sharon understands operations and has helped many businesses establish processes to improve their cash flow. If you need assistance in Operations and HR, Sharon can provide you with the tools to do so. Sharon is a big Disney fan.
Liz Hickman, Accounting Coach, is an Advanced Certified QBO ProAdvisor with over 10 years of experience as a project manager in the insurance industry, including overseeing a broker compensation team. She enjoys working with new entrepreneurs one-on-one and is our go-to in-house trainer for QBO. Liz also has experience working for non-profits in a variety of capacities such as community outreach & events, bookkeeping and office operations. Liz holds a Bachelors of Science.
Julie Hill, Accounting Coach
Julie Hill is an Advanced Certified QBO ProAdvisor. She is our senior QBO trainer and and is our go-to remote access trainer. She has over 10 years of bookkeeping experience in corporate, non-profit and small businesses. She has extensive knowledge with high-end financial applications as well as with QuickBooks and QBO integrated apps. Her versatility ranges from retail sales invoicing to daily financial operations.
Dory George is the Admin/Marketing member of the HRBiz team. She has over a decade of experience as an Office Manager and joined HR Biz in 2015. Her focus is relationship-building with clients and the community through blogs, newsletters, social media and other formats. She particularly likes writing and the other creative aspects of her job. Dory supports the HR Biz team in a variety of roles.
Belinda Harford, Accounting Coach, is a QBO Certified ProAdvisor with 20+ years’ bookkeeping experience in various industries on three continents. She has worked with a global company in Australia in the tax industry as well as for companies in the building industry. Her background also includes remote bookkeeping for disaster recovery companies in the U.S. She enjoys working closely with corporations and small businesses. Belinda is an avid Rock Climber and says that is what brought her to Chattanooga.
Jenny Nash is an Advanced QBO Certified ProAdvisor and Bookkeeping Consultant with over 13 years of experience in the accounting and bookkeeping fields. Using her degrees in Accounting and Office Administration, she owned her own business for a number of years where she specialized in helping small-to medium-size entrepreneurial businesses succeed. She has a passion for bookkeeping as well as having an extensive background in project management and data evaluation.
Teresa Sexton, MBA, is the Payroll Manager and a Project Consultant for HR Biz, as well as being an Advanced Certified QBO ProAdvisor She has 20+ years' experience in QuickBooks Desktop and has been a senior accountant in several industries. Her expertise includes forensic accounting (bookkeeping clean-up and correcting errors), closing financial statements for periodic reviews and tax prep, and payroll. Her background includes industries such as healthcare, construction, residential property rentals, non-profits, and multi-company, subsidiary accounting. Before relocating to Chattanooga in 2011, Teresa owned her own bookkeeping firm specializing in helping small- to medium-sized businesses.
Amy Spencer, JD Internal Auditor and HR Consultant
Amy Spencer, JD, is a QBO Certified ProAdvisor and Forensic Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the financial industry. She helps us with our internal audits of files as well as being an accounting Coach. She brings with her the unique perspective that comes with having obtained a Juris Doctorate. She has investigated for various court systems in the areas of bankruptcy, family law, business fraud, and financial litigation, applying her analytical skills to correcting / auditing the books for a wide range of business industries.