About

WHAT WE DO

Most entrepreneurs think of accounting as a long tedious process that should be dreaded. Understanding the numbers in your business should not be so hard, but it often can be! As an entrepreneur you think that you are either born with a love for numbers or you are not.

LifestyleCPA takes a different approach to accounting. Accounting is not only about debits and credits, dollars and cents, but it’s the story of your business. At LifestyleCPA, we help you make sense of your numbers.

LifestyleCPA successfully helps entrepreneurs grow in the most cost effective and productive way.

WHO WE ARE

LifestyleCPA is a virtual accounting and tax firm based out of Central Illinois. We work with clients from all around the United States including: Illinois, Florida, California, North and South Carolina, along with many others. We can also work with United States citizens living abroad. LifestyleCPA has been in business since 2012 helping young entrepreneurs and small business realize their financial independence. We offer personalized service which is dependent on client needs. We take pride in our-self on responsiveness, reliability, and timeliness which is the essence of our business plan. Our mission is help small business owners attain financial freedom in the most cost effective and productive manner. Our team members are experienced individuals whom are additionally trained in our internal LifestyleCPA specialized training. The training program not only teaches accounting principles but best bookkeeping practices to ensure timeliness and accuracy.

OUR MAIN BELIEF

Inspiration + Number Insight = Unstoppable Action.

Let us help you use your numbers and inspiration to act in accordance with you goals!

 

About Tagline

The tag line “business without worries” comes from Matthew 6: 25 – 27 of the Christian Bible:

25 ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?’

At LifestyleCPA we believe the way to build wealth which transcends time, is to first build character based on biblical principles. One of the pitfalls that keeps us from this achievement is worry. We worry that if we do not take that short term gain, we miss out. However, short term wealth is easy. You can run a great marketing campaign and gain short term wealth. What is the long term value in that gain? Character is needed to sustain wealth.

Looking beyond today, who do you want to be? Are you becoming that person each day? I can teach you how your finances can be a tool in the process of becoming that person.

OUR TEAM

Evelyn Ivy

Founder
Qualifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Masters in Business (MBA)
  • Masters in Accounting (MA)
  • Masters in Educational Technology
  • Bachelors in Computer- Science
  • Bachelors in Business
  • Quickbooks Certified Proadvisor
  • NASD Series 6

With over 16 years of accounting and finance experience, I know what it takes to make your business profitable.

In my opinion what really makes me qualified to work with you is my love for using my God-given gift to help people understand numbers. I love difficult problems and my business is helping other people achieve their dream/vision/goals by helping them with their numbers. I am very passionate about clients and take their problems personally. I also strive to hire people who will work just as hard for you. I have a great variety of professional experiences including teaching Financial and Managerial Accounting, as well as Accounting Information Systems at the University of Illinois, Springfield, IL for the last 7 years. My combination of professional experiences allows me to dive deeply into problems and provide the best solution in a manner in which clients understand and can act upon. I have a passion for helping young entrepreneurs and small business owners. If there is a problem or lack of experience that I can help you with, I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Rebecca

Bookkeeper
Qualifications
  • (BA) Bachelors of Accounting
  • Skillful in Quickbooks
  • LifestyleCPA specialized training

Rebecca is one of our most honest and dedicated employees. She pays close attention to details and is available to help her clients. Rebecca recently received her Bachelor in Accounting from the University of Illinois, Springfield, IL. In addition to her formal training, Rebecca has been trained in our “LifestyleCPA specialized training” program. She looks forward to working with you towards your goal. She will be a great asset for you, as she has been for us!

Alaina

Bookkeeper
Qualifications
  • Final year student in Accounting (BA)
  • Skillful in Quickbooks
  • LifestyleCPA specialized training