Lyle Phipps, CPA - CHIEF

Lyle started his career with KPMG (one of the "Big 4" accounting firms) and provided tax services in New York City for large firms such as Goldman Sachs.  With KPMG he prepared and reviewed individual, corporate, and partnership tax returns during which time he passed the CPA exam. For four years, he learned the qualities of blue chip internationally acclaimed tax departments. Subsequently, he grew disenchanted with the Wall St. beneficiaries, so he took a leap of faith to join and serve the Massachusetts Main St. community. He started Prepared Accounting to offer an alternative to traditional accounting firms by leveraging internet and cloud technology to help small businesses break free of the brick and mortar--and paper.  He loves creating value, saving time / money, and teaming up with clients to help them build their dreams. 

As a career tax professional, Lyle's favorite things to do include identifying the most favorable tax laws for each business and providing transparent and accessible financial statements to owners for owners and managers of growing businesses.

As an individual, he enjoys local swimming holes in the wintertime, golf, sport and traditional rock climbing, freediving, and serving the Northampton community as board member or trustee for non-profit organizations including Edwards UCC Church in Northampton, MA.

 

william kirk - associate bookkeeper and tax preparer

Will studied jazz guitar at the University of Vermont, and performed throughout the northeast. Over the past few years Will has gained small business accounting and bookkeeping (quickbooks) experience and is currently an accounting student at Greenfield Community College.  He currently shares a homestead in Florence with his fiance where they raise ducks, geese, vegetables, and berries, sell cut flowers, and have a young orchard that is maturing. 

justin mackenzie - tax preparer

Justin is a seasoned tax preparer with several years of corporate and individual tax preparation experience.   He was recommended by Lyle's uncle (also a CPA) as a trustworthy performer with good character.  We are happy to have him join the team as a pinch hitter this year!

Luindy Espinal - intern

Luindy has made Deans list at Holyoke Community College every semester; she is graduating in Summer 2018 with a bookkeeping certification.  Oh, and did we mention that she already has a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance from UPOLI in Nacaragua?  We are happy to welcome her!