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About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Champion Accounting Solutions is to provide affordable support to small closely held businesses and not-for-profit entities. The purpose of Champion Accounting Solutions is to assist such organizations with their accounting, compliance and financial reporting needs so that their owners or directors can stay focused on their own mission and rest assured that the financial needs of their organization are being met by seasoned and trustworthy professionals at an affordable rate.

Our Team

Bernard R Towne, CPA

Bernard graduated from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and from the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business with a Master’s degree in Accounting. He began his accounting career with Gallagher, Flynn & Co., LLP in Burlington, VT specializing in corporate audit and tax. He was also employed by the Denver accounting firm EKS&H LLLP where he worked his way to the position of manager in the assurance practice. While at EKS&H Bernard developed skills in small business advisory services and financial modeling while volunteering as a bookkeeper and financial consultant at several Denver area non-profit organizations. He left EKS&H in 2014 to found Champion Accounting Solutions.

Bernard is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition to being a CPA, he holds several software certifications from the Intuit ProAdvisor program.

Linda Johnson, EA

After raising three children, Linda completed her education and received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Granite State College. She was employed by the Simpson Companies in Norwich, VT for 7 years as Accounting Manager. Beginning in 2010, she prepared tax returns for a national tax preparation company and achieved the status of Enrolled Agent. This designation allows her to practice before the IRS. For the past two years, Linda has been known in the local area as the "Tax Momma" through her informative articles in the Kearsarge Shopper. She has also given tax advice on local radio stations. Linda is excited for her next venture as the newest member of Champion Accounting Solutions.

Anne Sailer

Anne has a degree in Business Management from Bryant University and over 20 years experience in the small business environment. Over the past 10 years her passion has grown for helping small businesses find the most efficient and accurate bookkeeping system, and then maintaining it through various levels of support. Anne has a talent for identifying redundancy in a system, as well as what might be missing, and then restructuring so no money is being left on the table. Anne is a certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor and versatile in all versions of Quickbooks Online and Quickbooks Desktop. She lives in Sunapee, NH with her husband and three children, Mason, Owen and Ava. They enjoy travelling as a family, boating, skiing, biking and playing with their new puppy, Lola.

Gail Proper

Gail graduated from Newport High School. After a few years off while raising her family, she took an accounting, computer and basic excel course at the Claremont Technical College (now River Valley Community College) and an Income Tax Course through a national tax preparation company. She has twenty-eight years’ experience as a bookkeeper and office assistant. Eighteen of the twenty-eight years were spent working at the office of Marie Flint, CPA. Gail is happy to be a part of Champion Accounting Solutions.

During her spare time she enjoys reading, walking, hiking and above all spending time with her grandchildren.