Joanne Montagner-Hull, CPA
Joanne has over 30 years of extensive experience improving the profitability and effectiveness of organizations large and small through business process improvement. Her focus is enhancing the connections between soft skills and the expertise of technical and management professionals. Having worked with various types of organizations, from Fortune 500 high-tech firms to the creative staffs of entertainment firms such as Motown Records and Disney, Joanne has established a track record of success through staff and team development, combined with cost control and process effectiveness.
Joanne is a CPA / Consultant, who has owned and operated a firm here in Ohio since 1996.
Before that, she had a similar firm in Southern California, for five years. Previously, she spent six years as a corporate tax specialist, and then branched into private industry as a controller and chief financial officer for another six years. Her training and organizational development programs range from various management topics, to team building, to staff and board development topics, to extensive financial management topics.
Joanne is a CPA in Ohio, and was a CPA in California as well. Joanne has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Cleveland State University. She has taught undergraduate level accounting college courses. She has spoken to technical and professional groups, regionally and nationally. Some of her clients are listed on a “Clients Include” page.
Kim has over 14 years of experience with bookkeeping and operational accounting. Her experience includes payables and the associated job cost accounting for several large construction firms, processing weekly disbursements of over $800,000 per week. She also processed payroll for over 120 employees, handled workers compensation claims, supervised office personnel and managed the personnel functions. Most recently, she has worked at a high tech firm where time and billing and job costing were also required for complex billing processes, as well as handling the collection function. In addition, she has rehabbed several homes on her own, operating as the general contractor. Her eye for detail, her conscientiousness and her genuine empathy for what challenges are clients face each day uniquely qualify her for the YBC team.
Joan has over 16 years of experience of accounting encompassing financial management, financial analysis, full-charge bookkeeping, financial information systems implementation, budgeting and business planning. She has worked in multinational manufacturing environment all the way to diverse small private business settings. She is a thorough person with an eye for hands-on details like running payroll for over 400 employees to assisting in writing a business proposal, and yet has broad skills such as implementing a business strategic plan. During her 16 years of professional development, she has cultivated a systematic approach in helping reach clients’ financial goals with a focus in lean procedures.
Joan has her Master of Accountancy and Financial Information Systems degree from Cleveland State University.