BRIAN PACKARD
Accounting Lead

Background on Brian

Accounting Background:  I am a CPA with over 10 years of Accounting experience. I started out as a financial analyst at a multinational agriculture company before moving into Income Tax preparation.

My Accounting Superpower:  My strength is being process oriented. I like to create efficient standard processes surrounding the accounting function. This speeds up the process but also minimizes errors. Accounting can have many moving pieces so minimizing human interaction decreases the chance for errors.

What is the Principle at Stride You Connect with the Most: I most connect with the principle of ‘Embrace Reality and Deal with It’. This one may sound stark or cold, but I think it can help business owners improve some of the stress and anxiety that stigmatizes accounting. My goal is to help my clients improve their accounting. One way to do this is by embracing weaknesses and bottlenecks in the current accounting process. By embracing those difficulties we can develop processes that will minimize the headaches associated with those tasks, freeing time to deal with other important matters.

Where I Live: Loveland, Colorado

Nickname:  Pack

Hobbies: The outdoors and sports

Favorite Color: Orange

Favorite Vacation Spot: The beach

Stores I Like: Athletic and outdoor stores

Why I Work at Stride: I enjoy helping small businesses strive for greatness. It doesn’t happen overnight and there are many potholes along the way. My aim is to provide the business with a better understanding of the accounting function. If I am successful in my role as a bookkeeper then greatness becomes a little closer to attainability.