Meet Sue McLaughlin

6Founder, McLaughlin Bookkeeping Services and MBS Bookkeeping Seminars

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor®

Sue McLaughlin is the founder and principal of McLaughlin Bookkeeping Services, LLC and MBS Bookkeeping Seminars. Her mission is to offer small-business clients a fair price for bookkeeping services while delivering excellent customer service.

Sue views her services as supporting and complementing the work of a Certified Public Accountant. By focusing on daily transactions and operations, she helps clients maintain complete and accurate financial records their CPAs can rely on for planning and advising. Sue is a founding partner of the Business Resource Exchange™, a collaboration of business leaders who provide guidance and leadership to other businesses through speaking and training.

In 2010, Sue founded MBS Bookkeeping Seminars to meet a critical need – educating business owners about their companies’ financials and showing them how to leverage accounting software to better manage their businesses.

Prior to founding McLaughlin Bookkeeping Services and Seminars, Sue spent eight years working as a business manager for a financial services company near Washington, D.C. In this position, she operated as the primary financial officer and oversaw a $ 2.1 million annual budget. In addition, she was responsible for the human resources department.

Sue’s background also includes experience in government relations, event management and music. For over twenty years, she owned a music studio, where she discovered her passion for teaching and gained valuable instructional experience.

Sue is a counselor with the Alexandria (Va.) Small Business Development Center and also volunteers at the Fairfax County Community Business Partnership and Women’s Business Center as a QuickBooks instructor. She is a member of the Alexandria and Springfield (Va.) Chambers of Commerce.

As a classically trained vocalist, Sue has performed on stages around the country and continues to enjoy local musical performances. In her spare time, she pampers her four-pound Chihuahua, Sukoshi, reads extensively and participates in a book club.


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