Accounting Outside the Box

Kim White, founder of Accounting Outside the Box After working as a bookkeeper and accountant for twenty-four years in both the public and private sectors, Kim White took a leap in October 2006 to launch her private practice, Accounting Outside the Box, LLC, at the same time she was completing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Averett University.

“I wanted to provide high quality business services with a personal, accessible touch at affordable prices,” she said. “I believe that personal service is a lost art in the accounting profession and I endeavor to bring that back. I go to my clients. I am accessible. I am not merely a number cruncher; I am people-oriented and enjoy getting to know my clients.”

Clients can’t say enough about White.

“By relying on Kim’s expertise, I don’t have to worry about that part of the business which allows me to focus on what I do well,” said Janice Thurman, owner of Envisions Distinctive Interiors. “She goes the extra mile to help ensure our business succeeds by offering creative marketing ideas and business growth strategies, and she is fun to be around.”

“Kim is a breath of fresh air,” said Bob Kenney, CEO of Steel Beach Productions.  “She understands my accounting needs, and provides accurate, timely, and valuable financial information

Not only has White provided a variety of financial services to small business firms throughout the Greater Roanoke Region of Virginia, grown her Roanoke-based firm to include international clients, but she just earned her master’s degree in forensic accounting from Florida Atlantic University and, as a result, expanded her services to include fraud prevention plans.

Forensic accounting – the systematic approach to establish fact by analyzing financial transactions so they are suitable for presentation in a court of law – involves tracing financial records, interviewing witnesses and suspects, as well as serving as an expert witness at trials. It has been around since the time of ancient Egyptian leaders who had scribes account for their gold and assets. However, it came to the forefront of the profession after the Enron and WorldCom scandals, and is a new area of specialty offered for master degree candidates.

“I wrote a research paper on forensic accounting for my bachelor’s degree and realized it covered several areas I’m interested in, including accounting, psychology and investigation,” said White. “I knew this was my calling.”

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Christina Motley is an award-winning marketing and communications professional, writer and consultant. You're invited to follow her on Twitter @christinamotley.

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  1. Thanks for the wonderful business feature here.

  2. Sid,
    Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for more!

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