Taking away the stress of managing your books.
Katie Hanna is the Owner of Details Matter Bookkeeping. As certified bookkeeper, Katie is a small business specialist – focusing on a wide array of services including Quickbooks Online training and consultation, tax prep, and bank and credit card reconciliations, to name a few.
Question and Answer Session
For our Q&A session, our current members submit questions to ask the member of the month. They are a mix of business, personal and random questions.
WBPA: What motivated you to get into this business?
Katie Hanna: “My mom was a bookkeeper before me. When my husband and I moved back to Frederick, I decided it was time for a change of profession and went to FCC to get my bookkeeping certification. I loved the freedom of being my own boss and making my own hours. I was an admin before and I love organizing, so it wasn’t hard to bring that over into bookkeeping.”
WBPA: What do you like most about your job?
Katie Hanna: “I love helping small businesses! Whether it’s organizing a mess, answering financial questions, or just taking over the bookkeeping so they have more time to do what they do best! I always feel useful and appreciated.”
WBPA: What’s the best career decision you’ve ever made?
Katie Hanna: “Switching careers to becoming a bookkeeper was the best decision I could have made. I’m not sure I realized it at the time, but it’s actually something I’m really good at and plays to my strengths.”
WBPA: What changes do you see in the future for your industry?
Katie Hanna: “Everything seems to be moving towards online/cloud software. I’ve already specialized in QuickBooks Online and I can only see it getting more prominent. I think we’ll have even better features to sync banks and other things like cash apps. All of these are huge time-savers, so I’m hoping to implement as much as I can to take some of the burden off my clients. ”
WBPA: What is your favorite flower and why?
Katie Hanna: “I love lilies, especially oriental/asiatic lilies. They come in so many different colors and smell wonderful. I had stargazer lilies in my wedding bouquet and had a sash on my dress that matched that deep fuchsia color.”