Cloud Accounting experts by trade, humanitarians at heart; we understand the challenges of running a business while balancing a fulfilling life outside of work.  That’s why we created Leverage, a boutique full service cloud accounting firm for professionals, startups and small to mid-size businesses.  Our goal as a company is simple– to enrich your life with the financial understanding and extra peace of mind you need to live your life to the fullest.

Our virtual accounting and bookkeeping services are a reliable, high-quality alternative to in-house resources for bookkeeping, financial reporting and business progress analysis. Our integrated accounting system is second to none, seamlessly weaving together multiple cloud-based technologies that saves you time and money while providing the information you need to confidently manage your business.

As a small, boutique accounting firm, we take the time to get to know your business intimately so that we truly become a valuable and contributing part of your team.  For us, bookkeeping is more than just entering payments and bills into accounting software and hoping for the best– it’s a dynamic tool that can be leveraged to help your business succeed and to accomplish your long term goals.

When we started Leverage, our vision was to align our expertise in cloud accounting with our commitment to living a life of service.  The result has been inspiring, as we’ve not only developed into a respected accounting firm, but one that can also openly claim that we genuinely care about our clients.  The way we see it is if you are thriving and at peace with your business, this will be paid forward to the people around you. What better outcome is there? 

So, welcome to Leverage.  Large firm capability.  Boutique firm service.  In the cloud.


More Automation

Cloud Accounting leverages the power of advanced cloud computing technologies to greatly reduce the amount of time to perform various accounting processes. The older outsourced model simply replaced existing internal hours with comparable time spent by a third party provider on-site; typically at a higher cost. With far fewer hours needed for a Cloud Accounting provider to achieve the same objectives, cost savings are created for you.

More Support

Similar to what outside providers like ADP and Paychex have done for the payroll component, Cloud Accounting endeavors to relieve you of the rest of your accounting related burdens. Thus through Cloud Accounting, an entire virtual accounting department is now feasible, both operationally and economically, for professionals, startups and small businesses.

More Time

In addition to contributing directly to the bottom line, Cloud Accounting is all about benefiting the small business owner. Whether it’s relieving your accounting headaches, freeing up hours you otherwise would devote to accounting functions, or providing you with more timely and reliable financial information, Cloud Accounting is designed to position you with more available time and financial clarity to do what you do best – focus on creating greater impact, which includes top and bottom line results.


We provide online, remote and virtual bookkeeping & accounting services. Whether you are a professional or a small to medium sized business, outsourcing your books to us will be a cost effective decision compared to hiring in-house. We can service your accounting needs no matter where you are located.


    1. Banking
    2. Accounts Receivable
    3. Accounts Payable
    4. Payroll and HR
    5. Inventory


    1. Financial Statements
    2. Cash Flow and Projections
    3. Budget-to-Actuals
    4. Sales and Profitability Reports
    5. Job Costing

  • TAX

    1. City Business License
    2. 1099 Filing
    3. Sales and Use Tax Filing
    4. Financial Reports for Tax Filing
    5. Year-end Close


    1. Clean-up
    2. Systems Setup
    3. Systems Integration
    4. Policies and Procedures
    5. Training

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We are cloud-based and 100% virtual.


We are paperless and efficient.


We pride ourselves on providing timely support.


No more file cabinets! We handle your file storage.


We love what we do.


We dot our i’s and cross our t’s.


Remaining experts in our field is a priority.


We get you the information you need to grow.


We’re your extra set of eyes and ears.


We excel at research, reconciliations and clean-up.


We are network-oriented team players.


Providing peace of mind so you can pay it forward.

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Cloud Accounting is the latest, most technologically advanced evolution of its aging predecessor, Outsourced Accounting.  All information is stored in the cloud. Cloud accountants can do everything a local accountant can do, but are completely virtual and utilize cloud-based software platforms like QuickBooks and Bill.com to serve clients.


Our clients come from a wide range of industries, but tend to be mainly from the professional services and online business sectors.  That said, our current clients include law firms, tech startups, wine importers, non-profits and many more.


No problem.  We’d love to bring things up to speed.  It’s a big part of what we do for many of our new clients.


To put it simply: your systems are your accounting.  We use the same core system for all of our clients.  This core includes QuickBooks Premier, Right Networks, Bill.com, QuickBooks Payroll, ADP, SpringAhead, Tallie, Dropbox and Join.me.  We often add additional software selections for clients in specific industries that utilize Amazon, PayPal, Shopify, Square, Stripe and more.


We charge hourly based on the services you need.  Contact us using the form below to set up a 20 to 30 minute consultation that will help us get the details we need to give you an accurate price quote.

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Michelle Richardson is a senior accountant with over 15 years of experience.  An early adopter of cloud technology for accounting and other businesses, her specialties include software integration, systems creation, complex reconciliations and financial reporting. 

Before launching Leverage, she worked in a wide variety of industries including publishing, wine import/distribution, online education, technology, digital media and non-profits.

In addition to her training in accounting, she received a BA in International Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.  As a French-American, she is a board member of an association for developing the local French community, Los Angeles Accueil. 

A proponent of women’s education, she sponsors schools in Guatemala and is an avid supporter of women entrepreneurs in the tech industry.  

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Jenny Kassan

Attorney at JennyKassan.com

“Having Leverage Cloud Accounting on my team gives me huge peace of mind. They are incredibly thorough, knowledgeable, and responsive.”

DC Palter

President of Apposite Technologies

“Leverage reorganized our accounting system to better fit the needs of our manufacturing operations. They understood what we needed, figured out how to make it happen, and organized it perfectly. Despite large changes to our product lines and volumes since then, we have not had to make any significant changes to our accounting system. I was impressed with Leverage’s accounting knowledge, organizational skills, and meticulousness, and would highly recommend them to anyone who needs accounting assistance.”

Edward West

Founder of Hylo.com

“As an entrepreneur, there are lots of demands on my time; the last thing I need to do is worry about whether or not my books are in order. Working with Leverage has been one of the best decisions I’ve made for my company. I am confident that they are on top of all of our accounting so I can focus on what I do best. I would happily recommend Leverage to anyone looking for accounting and bookkeeping services.”