Profile

In 2011, Bank of Hawaii nominated Big Island Accounting Services, LLC for the prestigious Small Business Award!

The State of Hawaii randomly selects service providers for clients who call and ask for referrals and Big Island Accounting Services, LLC has been the recipient of such referrals.

Our clients include (but are not limited to):

  • Auto Service & Repair
  • Bakery
  • Beauty Salons
  • Boat Charters
  • Cleaning Companies
  • Doctors
  • Fabric Company
  • Landscapers
  • Pool Services
  • Transportation Companies
  • Restaurants
  • Wholesalers

Results

We work with you on a personal level to determine the best solutions for your unique needs, then leverage our seasoned expertise to achieve the best possible results.

Relationships

We are your trusted partner in success. Our firm is large enough to offer a full range of professional services at a fair price, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve.

Relief

Rest assured that when a need arises, our firm is ready and capable to handle everything for you so you can focus on what matters most to you.

Staff Profiles

SnipImageLisa G Fossum

intuit_proadvisor_logo1Beginning in 1973 with Miell & Co. Accountants in Oxford, England, Lisa began training in an accounting career. Creating accounts from incomplete records, along with outings on various assignments with the auditing team were only two of the major functions of her job. She also handled a variety of small businesses while the business owners were out of the country.

In the U.S., working in a variety of capacities within accounting departments as well as Kona accounting firms (from Staff Accountant to Finance & Special Projects Manager) Lisa has had authentic “hands on” experience within a variety of industries and has helped local companies that were troubled, back to a place of profitability. She has a keen sense for analyzing data and understanding what might be happening “behind the numbers,” and asks questions that have helped small business owners re-think their current strategies.

Additionally, Lisa also knows what it takes to be a small business owner and listens carefully to every client’s needs taking time on the front end to address issues that are on the minds of the small business owners.

As an experienced QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Lisa will help you with your QuickBooks choices. As this designation is for the more technically minded, some versions actually ARE better than others and some versions are even industry specific. If you already have QuickBooks software installed, please see the HOW DO I GET STARTED WORKING WITH A PROADVISOR page.

On the subject of cost, her philosophy is NOT to nickel and dime the clients to death, but rather to structure services and fees so that costs are known on a monthly basis~ with no surprises!

Keeping up with Hawaii State Tax law, as well as the ever-changing IRS rules & regulations, means that Lisa takes the yearly Continuing Education requirements seriously. Add to this the Enrolled Agent exam that is being studied for, Lisa strives to give her clients the best when it comes to service and knowledge!