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Elena Gogola

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Elena Gogola

Bookkeeper

Career:

With over 30 years of experience in the accounting field, Elena has been working with the self-employed and new and established small business owners.  She has completely developed accounting departments, hired & trained employees, and written policy and procedure manuals for small businesses.  What Elena finds most rewarding is going into a company, setting up their Quickbooks with a solid chart of accounts, financial statements, etc., detailing what a company needs to do to increase their bottom line stressing the importance of proper, accurate record keeping, and training the employees on how to get it right the first time.

Education & Certifications:

Elena got her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois Chicago in Psychology, but decided to continue her education in another direction.  She decided to attend Loyola University’s MBA Graduate Program and received her MBA in Accounting.  She has experience in a variety of accounting softwares including Quickbooks, Creative Solutions, Salesforce and Xero, but her true love is Quickbooks.  She is a Quickbooks Online Certified Proadvisor.

Personal Interests:

With four sons in sports year round and a very athletic daughter, Elena spends most of her time at her children’s games and watching college & pro sports on T.V. with her children. Super Bowl weekend is a big deal in her house.   She enjoys going to Chicago’s sports team’s games when she can. When she has free time from all of the sporting events, she likes catch up on her scrapbooking. To relax, she’ll hop in the car & take to the open road, preferably down a long, winding road with beautiful trees and shrubs on either side full of the colors of fall.