Jaime Staley, Owner, CPA, MSA earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bradley University and shortly thereafter earned her CPA designation. Jaime started her career in public accounting at KPMG in Chicago working in the tax department. She then moved to the Tribune Company where she gained invaluable experience in multiple roles over a 10-year period while earning her Masters of Accounting from Loyola University Chicago. During her tenure at the Tribune Company, Jaime began as a Financial Analyst in the corporate office later advancing to Senior Financial Analyst. She was later promoted to Accounting Manager with a business unit and finished as Controller of Metromix Chicago. After starting a family, Jaime found that working in a more flexible setting gives her the balance she needs to be successful. While looking for opportunities that offered a better work-life balance, she found CPA MOMS, where she met future business partners Katina Peters and Jami Johnson.
Jaime is uniquely qualified and offers a diverse work history and strong accounting background. In addition to her many years in the publishing & digital media industry, Jaime has worked with many clients in the dental industry, in-home healthcare, coaching businesses & other service businesses and has developed accounting departments from the ground up. With over 17 years of accounting and finance experience, she excels working directly with executives of small businesses to help them understand the financial status of their company. Jaime prides herself on her strong work ethic and ability to learn quickly. Her clients love her personable approach and know that she can competently take over their financial to-do list without worrying about reliability.
Jaime’s hobbies include spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities such as kayaking and beach vacations. She is also an active member of her community, volunteering as a School Board Member.