Linda A. Hamilton, CPA
Favorite Quote: “My day should end when I am tired not when I am done. I am never done. There is always more to be done, more that should be done, always more that can be done.” (Andy Grove)
Favorite TV Series: Game of Thrones
Favorite Book Series: Outlander
Community Service: Mentoring, 20-year volunteer preschool teacher, nonprofit board service
Personal and Professional:
Linda has lived and worked in New York City for more than 30 years. She is a wife, mother and entrepreneur. She loves to walk for miles through Central and busy sidewalks of Manhattan. She also loves to hang out with her husband binge-watching their favorite TV shows.
Professionally, Linda is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of experience in tax, accounting and consulting services. Her firm works with clients in the U.S. and across the globe including businesses, nonprofit entities and high-net-worth individuals. She advises her clients on federal, state and local tax matters and provides financial coaching, and outsourced CFO and controller services.
Linda is passionate about helping business owners grow and mentoring students, employees, and business owners. To be of value to our customers, Linda and her staff take the time to understand their pain points and business goals so they can recommend meaningful solutions.
Using the latest cloud technology solutions, Linda guides clients in monitoring performance and understanding the story behind their numbers so they can make smarter money decisions. She holds certifications in many accounting technology solutions including QuickBooks, Xero, LivePlan, Bill.com, AccountEdge, Freshbooks, and Mentor Plus and Corelytics Dashboards.
Before striking out on her own more than 30 years ago, Linda worked with emerging businesses in the audit and tax practices of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). She is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics, including tax planning, managing and growing a business, selecting a cloud accounting system, and unlocking the financial intelligence in business data.
She has been a board member and past treasurer of the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) and belongs to the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), the AICPA, the NYSSCPA, and the NYSSCPA Partnership and LLC Tax Committee. Linda is a summa cum laude graduate of The City University of New York, Bernard M. Baruch College. She is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for business schools.
Alana McNichol, Enrolled Agent
Favorite Quote: "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." (Vidal Sassoon)
Favorite TV Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Favorite Book Series: Sherlock Holmes
Personal and Professional:
Alana is originally from central Pennsylvania, and while she remains an avid Steelers fan, has been a New Yorker for 14 years and counting. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, and they spend their free time enjoying the amazing museums of NYC, hiking the Hudson Valley, or watching movies.
Alana provides individual and business tax services, bookkeeping, and accounting software training for both MAC and PC users. Alana specializes in working with small professional service businesses. She also processes accounts payable and payroll, and provides business consulting and bookkeeping services to non-profits. Alana is proficient in accounting cloud technology and works across multiple tax and accounting platforms.
Alana served as the Assistant Treasurer for both New York Women’s Agenda, Inc (NYWA) and the Financial Women’s Association (FWA.) She also serves as the co-chair of the FWA’s Entrepreneurs’ Committee and is the liason for New York Women in Business. Alana is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, and is a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production from New York University in 2008 and is an MBA Accountancy candidate at Baruch College.