I’m Maria Sentic, and of my many titles I'm most frequently called a mom, CPA, and entrepreneur. My passion is helping small and medium sized companies take advantage of cloud accounting technology to optimize their businesses - saving time, money, and, frequently, nerves!
Maria Sentic

As co-founder of Cloudsourced Accounting, I helped hundreds of businesses switch to Xero online accounting software -- improving their workflows through add-on applications and becoming a trusted advisor when it came to financial and strategic decisions. 

Now, as founder of AccountingLeap, I work with small to medium sized companies to provide outsourced accounting, business process automation, and strategic consulting that can help their businesses thrive. I also help part-time and online accounting and finance professionals work on exciting projects, find their ideal clients, and manage their growing practices through technology tools.

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I’m a Chicago girl, born and raised, and a Northwestern grad (Go Wildcats!) I’m also a first generation Croatian-American and have been fortunate enough to spend most summers and a few years of study abroad in Croatia. I met my husband while at RIT Croatia in Dubrovnik and together we have 4 beautiful kiddos (yes, f-o-u-r).

Accounting is my second career. I started off in the commercial real estate industry, but always remembered those few accounting courses I took in college and how much I liked them (yes, really). So, while on maternity leave I went back to school to complete the requirements to sit for the CPA exam, and later passed all 4 sections on my first attempt.

 AccountingLeap

AccountingLeap

I was a CPA with many paths open to me, when I reconnected with my colleague Blake Oliver (over Facebook). Blake sold me on the future of accounting in the cloud, and a few months later we founded Cloudsourced Accounting, an online bookkeeping and cloud integration firm. We grew to serve hundreds of clients nationwide and became a Xero Platinum Partner. In July of 2015, Cloudsourced Accounting was acquired by HPC, an online CPA firm.

Through building Cloudsourced Accounting, I learned about the many accounting and business challenges companies face, as well as the cloud technologies that could benefit them. I proposed and implemented solutions across our client's businesses. 

I founded AccountingLeap to help small to medium sized businesses improve the way they operate. I provide business process automation, strategic consulting, and outsourced accounting solutions. My clients are able to optimize their business processes in order to gain efficiency while also fostering growth. 

Maria Sentic

I enjoy reading and sharing articles about productivity and startup stories, and writing my own tips along the way. I love spending time with my family, bike riding, picnics in the park, sunsets on the beach, and watching silly kid’s movies. I'm an amateur photographer, roller-coaster enthusiast, and Game of Thrones fan. (Fun fact: I was married in King's Landing!) I try to work out regularly and enjoy boxing. Matt’s peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are my weakness. My life is crazy busy, and I love every moment.