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Andrea Bone is the Founder & CEO of Accounting & Business Partners. As a hands on controller in multiple businesses of various sizes from 1995 to 2020, Andrea has been responsible for everything for the “back office” operations. She manages accounting, payroll, human resources, taxes, banking, insurance and legal work. Through her work at Accounting & Business Partners, working with business owners and seeing them achieve their goals is her favorite part in working with her clients.
Before starting her accounting firm, Andrea had the opportunity of designing and building a nightclub with her best friend at the age of 25 years old. Upon graduating college, Andrea moved to Aruba and the nightclub quickly became a million dollar business. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a Masters degree in Business from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and has over 25 years of experience running businesses as a Financial Controller and CFO.
Lisa has worked with Andrea since 2004 and has been with Accounting & Business Partners since the very beginning. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Appalachian State University. Inspired by her mother, she discovered a love for accounting early on which has helped her develop skills into a successful career. Lisa is extremely detail oriented & organized which are key components to success within her profession. Lisa enjoys developing meaningful relationships with her clients. She is focused on delivering efficiency through her services, allowing her clients to make better decisions based on solid financial data that they can trust.
Melody is the Operations Coordinator and IT Support Manager for ABP. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts with a minor in Computer Science and Information Technology from the University of South Carolina. Melody uses her expertise in training to help support the various programs and operational activities of the company.
Christa O’Malia is a Client Accountant at Accounting & Business Partners. She holds an accounting degree from the University of Florida, having ample experience in public accounting, banking, and property management. When it comes to working with our clients, Christa demonstrates an enjoyment for completing tasks in a timely and efficient manner. Christa thoroughly enjoys spending quality time with her family, and traveling when she can!
Jean Nylin is the Payroll Manager at ABP. Jean holds 40+ years of experience in bookkeeping for small businesses. She is an expert in payroll processes, payroll taxes, human resources, and the overall function of the bookkeeping process. Outside of working, Jean trains for sprint distance triathlons to keep herself in great shape!
Mara Bone is the Office Manager at Accounting & Business Partners. Mara holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in General Studies & Communications, as well as a Bachelors degree of Science in Recreational Therapy. Mara is known for her organizational skills with clients, as well as her complete attention to detail.
Linda Boyce is a retired military veteran. She served in the Air Force for 28 years flying satellites and teaching other military members about space. Linda has prepared taxes for everyone within her unit and anyone who asked for help on the base. After retiring from the Air Force, Linda purchased a tax franchise, running it for 5 years before relocating to Florida. Linda’s favorite thing is helping people make more money, save, and pay less on taxes. Linda holds a Bachelors degree from Duke University.
Trent holds a double major in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Business Analytics from the University of South Carolina. His passion for accounting and business, comes from growing up in a home with both of his parents being entrepreneurs and business leaders. Trent was born in Aruba and speaks 4 languages fluently.