Amanda Aguillard

Principal, Aguillard Accounting, LLC

Amanda Aguillard decided to become a CPA when she was 16, and never looked back. She started Aguillard Accounting LLC in 2012, committed to running a cloud-based practice from anywhere in the world.

She was named one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting for the last two years and has been a Hubdoc Top 50 Cloud Accountant in the past. She was the Xero Evangelist of the Year in 2016 and used her experience as an instructor of the Xero Certification course to co-found Elefant, a continuing education company for accountants and bookkeepers. She is also the founder of Accounting Salon, a thinktank of cloud accounting experts, and its virtual offshoot, SALONv.

While she holds a Masters Degree in Taxation from the University of Denver, her passion is to help advisors leverage technology to build their dream practices. She is a Certified Instructional Systems Designer and regularly speaks at state CPA societies and industry technology conferences like Accountex, Clio Cloud Conference and Xerocon.

She spends any spare time cooking for her two kids and reading historical fiction. She is slightly obsessed with Penzey's Spices and Chris Thile.