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Testimonials for our Accounting Firm

"Melissa Mason and her team at Four Cedars Group are great!  I was spending 20+ hours a month paying bills, sending out bills, managing payroll, and executing trust transactions.  With their help, I feel like a lawyer again instead of just a manager and small business owner.  Their cloud-based bill pay system is fantastic, and Melissa and her team are highly responsive to all my needs for information and financial requests. I highly recommend them to any law firm looking to increase their billable hours."

Stephen T., Managing Member

“We chose Four Cedars to take on the responsibility of running our accounting and finance department in 2009. The new methods, controls and procedures they implemented moved Stratos from paper-based, manual processes to an electronic streamlined system, which significantly increased efficiency across the entire company. In addition to handling our day to day accounting, taxes and payroll, they are also responsible for other operational activities involving regular Financial Reporting to Management, HR record keeping, and Medical/Dental insurance, 401k & FSA administration. They have proven consistently to provide excellent service to Stratos employees and management and they meet all of our accounting needs and more!"

Michael C., VP Operations

"I can wholeheartedly recommend Melissa Kilcup and her team based on working with them while I was CEO of Blue Heron Biotechnology.  To be certain, the obvious concerns in hiring an outsourced accounting and finance group are availability, responsiveness, ability to track progress, ability to get a fast response in emergency circumstances, and so forth.  In all these categories, Melissa performed at least as well, and in most cases superior to, an in-house employee. In addition to day-to-day operational issues, Melissa supported us during the challenging process of completing an M&A transaction where Blue Heron was acquired.  She successfully contributed as a valuable member of the M&A team in responding to endless requests by multiple parties involved in due diligence. Again, I wholeheartedly recommend Melissa and am somewhat envious of whoever is lucky enough to take advantage of her many talents!"

John F., Former CEO

"Melissa is a highly energetic and polished professional.  She has the ability to grasp all of the minor details and she has the intuitive understanding of “big picture” issues that have long-term ramifications.  Throughout our business acquisition, she has exhibited a tremendous depth of knowledge that allowed our company to make fiscal decisions with confidence.  In addition, her staff at Four Cedars Accounting was incredibly responsive and efficient, concerning all requests, as they were able to routinely multitask, handling numerous requests from several of our departments all the while displaying admirable patience and the people skills necessary, which is what you come to expect out of from a well-run firm. At the end of the day, Melissa Kilcup and the Four Cedars Accounting Group based on our experience have all of the skills and tools to provide you with the operations infrastructure that a small to mid-size organization could need." 

Jason G., VP Human Resources

"My company has worked with the team at Four Cedars Accounting Group since 2008.  We had reservations about outsourcing our bookkeeping and accounting, but it has gone very well. We feel as though they are a part of our management team and not just an outsource of a business process. Everyone at Four Cedars is very responsive to all our needs, if we need anything we simply send an email and someone is on it immediately, most of the time within minutes. Our banks and potential investors love them because our books have never been cleaner.  The paperless processes they use for AP and bookkeeping is very cool and works extremely well.  I cannot imagine my work life without Four Cedars Accounting Group and I definitely recommend them."

Tom R., President

I have been working with Melissa and Four Cedars since 2012, assisting many of her clients with their tax preparation and audit needs. Melissa makes my job easy - they do high quality work and are very responsive and helpful. Whether it is just needing help with monthly closing of the books.... or a full service, out-sourced Accounting Department that handles it all - Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Quickbooks maintenance and reporting - you cannot go wrong with Four Cedars.

Jesse S., CPA

The team at Four Cedars Group is outstanding!!! They are prompt, professional, knowledgeable, detail oriented, accurate and keep our books on track in every way. We contract with them for our monthly accounting needs including payroll, invoicing, AP, AR, reconciliations, etc. Our Four Cedars team, Lynne and Melissa, are patient, thorough and can figure out just about anything. I cannot say enough about the great accounting support they provide, and wholeheartedly recommend them.

Melanie H., Operations Manager

The thing I really like about 4 Cedars is their commitment to technology. With the way they have things set up, I can see my books at any time. And they just upgraded to an even better system. They have been extremely responsive and form a great part of my team.

Timothy S., President

We've been working with Four Cedars since 2015, and they are the best service provider we've ever worked with. Super competent, responsive, and a downright pleasure. They make everything run more smoothly.

Beth K., CEO

Four Cedars Group is organized, professional, detailed, and above all responsive to their clients. The team at Four Cedars, guided our startup with fast service and responsible financial management. We enjoyed the relationship and would be happy to refer Four Cedars Group.

Lauren F., VP

We have been using the Four Cedars team since early 2014 and couldn't be more pleased with the quality of work . Melissa has been there to assist with not just our accounting needs, but all of our back office support. We wholeheartedly recommend Four Cedars.

Gil G., COO