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Tara Bollinger, CPA, CMA, CGMA

Senior Consultant

Tara Bollinger is a Senior Consultant who has been with the firm for over ten years. Tara has both her CPA and her CMA, and works primarily on consulting projects, although she does still do some tax compliance work.  Her consulting projects include business analysis, financial modeling, operations reviews, cost accounting, temporary CFO work, and software implementation.  Her expertise in cost accounting system implementation and problem resolution has been invaluable in finding effective outcomes for her clients. She prides herself in solutions that are uniquely suited and does not promote a specific model or software, but the most innovative and cost-effective results.
She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Management Accountants. She also serves as the secretary for the Toledo Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. 

Tara graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s Degree with specializations in Accounting, Human Resource Management, Purchasing, and Supply Chain Management. She also serves on the board for Agility Angels. In her spare time, she volunteers her time with Operation CPA through the Ohio Society of CPAs which offers free tax preparation to military families. 

She resides with her husband and stepdaughter in Sylvania, Ohio.

Why did you join William Vaughan Company?

It seemed like a great company and my previous employer, who I had completed an internship with, highly recommended William Vaughan Company. 

What are you most passionate about in your work?

Helping others and truly making a difference in their business and livelihood.

What has been your most rewarding client experience?

Helping a client understand what their true costs were, how to run their business better, and then watching them succeed.

What makes William Vaughan Company different?

Our team of awesome employees are there for each other and genuinely care about one another and our clients.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Spending time with my family and reading. 

What’s a fun fact few would know about you?

I know how to read music and can, somewhat, still play the piano.

Education and Accreditations?

  • Graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's in Accounting, Human Resource Management, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)