Birmingham, Alabama is known as a producer of iron and steel. The 21st century has showcased Birmingham as workable, strong and resilient like these metals. These days our city embraces businesses of various sizes such as non-employee, start-ups and small. With the City of Birmingham’s inaugural business small business council we have much to look forward to and do. Yes, Birmingham is viable and has tenacity.
Lykethia, CEO of Pierce, CPA & Associates, has joined this economic activity. She is honored to work with people within the City of Birmingham and surrounding areas. She knows city activity starts with people and believes we grow together.
Lykethia has a history of volunteerism within Birmingham. She has served as an United Way of Central Alabama, Inc. (UWCA) tax advisor and income tax return preparer. As a panelist on UWCA’s free tax helplines at Alabama’s 13, WVTM 13 News and ABC 33/40 she added to callers’ knowledge of tax laws. Judy Allen, Tax Assistance Coordinator, expressed, “Lykethia demonstrates a sincere interest in customers. It is easy to see that Lykethia loves to learn about taxes and helping people better understand their tax situation.” Further, Lykethia is a former ambassador of the Birmingham Business Alliance and the Birmingham Venture Club (BVC). In September 2019, she was one of the recipients of Birmingham Business Journal’s Women To Watch 2019 award. She looks forward to being a mentor at Bizwomen Mentoring Monday in 2020 and welcomes other opportunities to be of service.
Lykethia shares messages about accounting and business stewardship through this website, several businesses and nonprofit organizations in Birmingham. Her business advisory program provides insight on topics such as Business Structures & Strategies, Counting the Cost Leads To Setting Better Prices, Be A Controller (Chief Accounting Officer) Before You Hire A Controller, Taxes & Your Business and Financial & Other Tools for Business Growth. Also, she presented the topic Reinventing Oneself: A Necessity for Today’s Professional to the UAB National Association of Black Accountants Chapter. It is encouraging to see people and their willpower, knowledge and training moving our country forward.
At Operation Hope discussing Schedule C, Net Profit or Loss from Business.
Lykethia partners with her clients and they often declare “that’s my accountant” to others. These words encourage her to be ever more outstanding in customer service and to provide solutions for her clients. Preparation for tomorrow is doing [our] best today (Source H. Jackson Brown, Jr.). With this thought in mind, Lykethia journeys with her clients (individuals and businesses) within their accounting and/or business environments. Going the extra mile has a literal meaning to Lykethia.
Lykethia is active on social media and has branded her company with the username @AuthenticCPA. On social media, her company’s voice sounds like compliance, client-success, customer care and community. A few of her original hashtags are as follows:Tax Tidings, Our Tax Alert, Tax Grill, Today’s Biz Up, Book Keep It, Ask Authentic CPA, Today’s Biz Up, Biz Tip For Us, and Today’s Fortify You.A few accounting industry leaders (e.g., @AICPA, @taxgirl) have noticed her work and joined her on social media. In fact, @lypiercepa is listed as no. 33 on Forbes’s compilation of “Top 100 Must-Follow Tax Twitter Accounts For 2019.” Lykethia is delighted to be an voice within the business and accounting industries.
Lykethia enjoys being a certified public accountant and customer service is her passion. “We listen” and “maintain and respect your craft” are two of her company’s value propositions. She looks forward to working with people throughout the country.
Pierce, CPA & Associates LLC "Making Your Tax Experience Happy"