Teresa Downs—Founder and President
Teresa Downs is the founder and president of Downs & Co. Bookkeeping, which provides bookkeeping, accounting, and advisory services for small businesses. With her passion for numbers, Teresa loves tracking and analyzing patterns in business to help business owners better understand, manage, and grow their business. Her superpower is her ability to apply her out-of-the-box thinking to the financial health of the businesses she works with.
Some of the more recent projects she has completed for clients include setting up QuickBooks® Online for a staffing company, discovering $40K in unbilled invoices for an education services company, correcting a $12K bank error for an after-school program, developing new reporting for a multi-site child care center, and creating proformas and benchmarks for a private school system. Teresa has spoken at national conference engagements and advised and consulted with various business to help owners start, grow, and eventually sell their business.
Teresa has 19 years of successful entrepreneurial experience, creating, managing, and selling multiple businesses across different industries. She started Downs & Co. Bookkeeping in 2014. She loves saying, “Numbers tell a story," and her approach is to work hard at getting to know her client's businesses and their unique challenges to help them grow their businesses and build a long-lasting relationship. Industry specialties include travel agencies, childcare centers, preschools, and laundromats.
Prior to starting her own business, Teresa held leadership positions for a variety of public and private companies, including two Fortune 200 global companies, Intel and Hertz. Her experience includes mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, marketing, project management, construction management, commercial real estate, company startups, large group meetings and events, business finance and operations, accounting and finance, human resources management, and organizational development.
Teresa is also a Cruise Planners Franchise Owner. Her agency’s primary focus is planning travel for established clients and select client referrals. As a world traveler, she offers invaluable first-hand knowledge of international cruise and tour destinations.
Teresa earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University. When she is not working, Teresa enjoys travelling (she’s visited 35 countries), reading, watching Downton Abbey, and spending time with her family.