2018 Philadelphia Business Journal Faces of Philanthropy Award Winner
Honoring partnerships between for-profit and nonprofit companies
Main Line Accounting partnered with Philadelphia Youth Basektball by assisting its financial operation with donated accounting services like the creation of annual budgets, financial reports, bookkeeping, invoice generation, and more. Philadelphia Youth Basketball is a youth development organization with a mission to create opportunities for young people to reach their potential as students, athletes and positive leaders. The organization was also the recipient of a financial donation from Main Line Accounting, which helped the organization reach its end-of-the-year fundraising goals.
2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
In addition to being accepted into the 2018 Who's Who in the World directory which is comprised of the top 3% of professionals in the world, Erin Friday was also selected for the official 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for her hard work and dedication to the accounting profession.
2017 Baird Women's Lifestyle Conference Growth Award Winner
In addition to being a presenter on the 2017 Baird Women's Lifestyle Conference Power Panel, Erin Friday received the 2017 Bairnd Women's Lifestyle Conference Growth Award for her rapid career growth and development at Main Line Accounting LLC.
Women To Watch Media Weekly Radio Show Guest
Erin Friday was featured as the weekly guest of the show's host, Susan Rocco, on December 4, 2017.
"Initially created as a weekly radio show, Women to Watch™ developed into digital, print, social media, events and video production programs that tell“the real story behind the titles”of some of the most accomplished women in history.
Routinely featuring c-suite executives at companies such as Comcast, Thomson Reuters, The Federal Reserve and IBM; top journalists and anchors including ABC News Foreign Correspondent Martha Raddatz, Gretchen Carlson and Joan Lunden; and activists like Sister Mary Scullion of Project Home, Ingrid Vandervelt, Founder of EBW2020, Attorney Gloria Allred and Dawn Engle, Founder of Peace Jam; Susan has brought attention to not only the successes, but to the challenges, doubts and even failures faced across the board by women trying to make it in their chosen career. Through each intimate interview and personal story shared, Rocco’s primary mission remains to connect, educate and encourage women in order to strengthen their self-esteem and live a purposeful life."
Main Line Accounting LLC
is a proud recipient of the
Best of Wayne Award
in the Accountant Category
from the Wayne Award Program
for six years in a row - 2013 to 2018
Main Line Accounting, LLC is among a very small group of companies that have won the Best of Wayne Award for six consecutive years. This distinction has qualified Main Line Accounting, LLC for the 2018 Wayne Business Hall of Fame.
Each year the WayneAward Program identifies companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and the community. There is only one company chosen in each category. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Wayne Award program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Wayne area. The Wayne Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Wayne Award Program and data provided by third parties.
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We here at Sceptre have worked alongside Main Line Accounting LLC in many different types of situations and we feel confident in offering our trusted partnership with Main Line Accounting for any and all accounting and financial questions from our clients. We not only value Erin and her team's experience but offer their services whenever a customer has a need for their type of expertise. MLA has been a great asset to our IT team in helping us through matters that deal with customers who need assistance in getting any aspect of the accounting software working properly and successfully. We never hesitate to offer MLA’s information when a client is in need and feel very confident that our client with be pleased with the services provided and comfortable that the matters will be handled efficiently and effectively every time.
---Steven S. Kurz, Sr., Director of IT Services, Sceptre Inc. Technologies
Letter to Rob Rogers, Canon for Finance, Episcopal Diocese of Philadelphia:
Dale Pennapacker, Treasurer of St. James' Episcopal Church, Collegeville, intends on writing to you regarding the excellent help we are receiving from Erin Friday. As the Parish's accountant, I want to express my personal appreciation to you for recommending Erin to us.
We have met with her three times, I have had two telephone/computer conferences with her, and we have two additional meetings scheduled. Erin is extremely easy to work with, and her approach is very professional.
My experience with QuickBooks was extremely poor. Erin worked with me to correct procedures and fix mistakes caused by incorrect advice from QuickBooks. She has showed me faster and easier (less prone to error) procedures to accomplish daily work, expand our ability to utilize the program more fully, work around program problems to produce reports I was told could not be done, and recommended new and more efficient procedures for going forward into 2015.
I could go on further, but the bottom line is that without Erin we would have a cumbersome bookkeeping system, whereas now I can finish 2014 with much-improved results and start 2015 more efficiently and with the ability to provide meaningful management information. Erin is providing me with the directions to achieve the efficient management system I had envisioned but had given up on ever achieving.
Feel free to use this as a recommendation to any parish undertaking an accounting conversion using QuickBooks.
"Erin Friday & friends at Main Line Accounting supported BHH this past year. Bravo to their efforts. They are an amazing team if you are looking for some local/personalized accounting services, they coach effortlessly without making you feel small.
Over the past 10 years, Erin Friday and her team has supported myself and family towards reaching accounting goals. Her professionalism and positive goals that are step wise and achievable supported us through some difficult times. For caregivers of your loved ones, this service is for you in that her team supported the research needed to gain accounting perspective for finances that were amiss due to the onset of Alzheimer’s. With empathy, she and her team navigated the process to an organized and achievable process with the goal to be able to achieve the goal of self-reliance and continued support for future goals. My perspective is they refer to themselves as coaches but truly they are navigators with empathy to strive for accounting excellence."
--- Joyce Morrow, personal client
"Based upon the recommendation of our auditors almost 2 years ago, we hired Main Line Accounting in order to improve our accounting controls. It can be difficult for organizations with small staffing to have the proper level of accounting expertise and separation of duties. Main Line Accounting is a CPA firm that is dedicated to the needs of clients like us. Their highly capable and friendly staff help us keep an accurate and fully reconciled set of books. This allows us to measure how the organization is doing on an ongoing basis and helps us lower our audit costs. Although we only need their help biweekly, they are flexible and accommodating in the interim period if we have questions or need reports. We would highly recommend their services to not-for-profits or small businesses that need accounting support. Main Line Accounting is our partner is helping us achieve the goals of the Vetri Foundation for Children - to help kids experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living."
"We are very pleased with the services provided by Main Line Accounting. In short order, they were able to look at our operations and recommend many new procedures and approaches for our business processes. We have efficient and effective methods in place. Now, four years later, they continue to be the go to people for all of our bookkeeping needs."
"I wanted to create a yoga studio but did not know how to create the financial end of my business. I was introduced to Erin Friday, CEO of Main Line Accounting, one day and in one hour she had me all set up with the steps I needed to follow to start my business, Cerca Trova Yoga Studio. Then she explained how they would create an accounting package that would suit my business needs. It's been one and half years and I am so appreciative of the work Main Line Accounting has done for me. I've been on a steep up hill climb learning how to operate a small business and Main Line Accounting has been patiently helping me up the climb. I'm amazed at how they know exactly what I need designed for my accounting needs even when I don't know exactly what I need. I could have not climbed this high with out them. I now have documentation and data - numbers and charts - which let me see the progress I've made to date and where it is I need to focus my attention so my business can keep growing. I can't say enough good about their professional guidance, quick turn around with my questions no matter how small or large. They make me feel appreciated and a valued customer even though I'm small and just starting out as a business owner. Thanks, Main Line Accounting, for helping my dream come true."
"Erin has been working on our books for almost two years. In that time I have found her to be detail oriented and very knowledgable. She has given us some great ideas to improve our process and I would recommend her to anyone who is seeking services like hers."
"Erin worked with me at Carlton Services for almost 3 years. Erin totally succeeded in a sales role as Carlton's Business Development Manager, a role that was new to her. Her intelligence, persistence, hard work, and loyalty resulted in her achieving a high success rate in securing new clients and resulted in high levels of customer satisfaction with Carlton’s services after the sale. I highly recommend her and her new company, Main Line Accounting, LLC."
--- Carl Stratton, Founder& President, Carlton Services, LLC
"Erin Friday and I were both volunteers for Cub Scout Pack 117 in Plymouth Meeting, PA. I was the Cubmaster and Erin was the Assistant Cubmaster. Erin’s organizational skills and follow-through were second to none. She was in charge of the collection of the annual dues as well as fees for the many activities of the CubPack. In addition, Erin was responsible for keeping the required health and insurance records for each of the Scouts. Erin was also involved with the accounting of fundraiser monies generated by the annual popcorn sale. It was an absolute pleasure working around such a cheerful and highly competent person such as Erin Friday. I would highly recommend her to any potential clients."
--- Glenn Fox, Sales Representative, Edward Don & Company