What Is Ducks In A Row?
A brief history
Ducks In A Row, Inc., (DIAR) is a Cincinnati-based business advisory and accounting firm offering client accounting services, bookkeeping, QuickBooks services and business consulting. Founded in 1994 by leading female entrepreneur and financial consultant Patricia Reynolds, DIAR has grown into a thriving accounting and consultancy firm serving businesses and organizations across a wide range of industries, helping them achieve their growth and financial goals.
In January 2019, Ducks In a Row merged with Barnes Dennig, one of the region’s largest locally-based CPA firms as well as one of the top 200 CPA firms in the country and multiple-time “Best of Accounting” award winner. The merger gave DIAR clients access to a wider array of services and an even greater depth of expertise.
Here at DIAR, we’ve helped so many companies and non-profits use accounting systems and integration to strategize and analyze their finances, set strategic direction, and achieve their goals. We have a deep understanding of what makes small to mid-sized businesses and non-profit organizations tick. And that helps the decision-makers we work with act quickly on their financial data.
Learn more about us, and — more importantly — what we can do for you.
The network that keeps us connected
Businesses and non-profits support communities (and the other way around). To keep our clients in the know about what’s happening in our region and what it means for their operations and growth, DIAR belongs to a number of regional business development networking groups.
The people who make us strong
Anne Marie Phelps, CPA – President
Anne Marie has nearly two decades of experience in accounting, including both audit and tax as well as in-depth QuickBooks expertise. Anne Marie started her career on Barnes Dennig’s client services team, and to this day she’s driven to deliver great client satisfaction. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Anne Marie earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Accounting and later earned her CPA certification. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her husband and three children.
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With more than 20 years of bookkeeping experience, Kathleen has extensive knowledge of QuickBooks and is a Certified QuickBooks Advanced ProAdvisor in both QuickBooks Online and Desktop. Kathleen loves developing relationships with clients and supporting their business growth and success. She holds a Bachelor of Finance from Miami University and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Xavier University. After hours, Kathleen enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her kids and Penny, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Connect with Kathleen at Kathleen@ducksinarow.com.
Liz’s 10+ years of bookkeeping experience includes managing the books of her own business. She loves helping clients stay financially organized and empowering them to make sound business decisions. Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance & Management from Tulane University and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Xavier University. Outside of work, Liz enjoys running, reading, dining out, and spending time with her family.
You’ll find Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer has more than 15 years of bookkeeping experience across a range of industries, including professional services (real estate, landscaping, and construction, to name a few), non-profit organizations, and the arts. Jennifer enjoys the detailed work of preparing financial statements and helping clients make smart financial decisions. Jennifer is a member of American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers as well as Life Success Seminars education includes accounting courses at the University of Cincinnati. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys dancing, gymnastics, and coaching dance students.
Contact Jennifer at Jennifer@ducksinarow.com.
Marci brings a wealth of knowledge and accounting experience to Ducks In A Row. She has spent more than 20 years in bookkeeping and accounting, working for small businesses, tax firms, and large corporations. A specialist in QuickBooks Desktop, she also has tax preparation experience. Marci attended The Ohio State University. She loves to socialize and go walking and hiking.
Email Marci at Marci@ducksinarow.com.
Jenny joined Ducks In a Row in January 2020. In her 13+ years of accounting experience, she’s done everything from entering bills to serving as a financial controller. Jenny is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with experience in QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop, and she has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. Jenny has a long history of volunteering. She currently serves on the board of a local non-profit: the Hamilton County Genealogical Society. When she isn’t working or volunteering, Jenny likes hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
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Patty joined the Ducks In a Row team in February 2020, bringing with her more than 30 years of accounting experience. A Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, she provides her clients with daily accounting, bank reconciliations, monthly reviews, financial statements, and budget and payroll services. Patty especially enjoys client interaction — making a difference in people’s lives as she completes their monthly tasks. She attended Northern Kentucky University, where she focused on accounting courses. Favorite pastimes include shopping, reading, and watching the Bengals.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our newest team member, Patty is the Client Account Associate at Ducks In a Row, a position she has held since October 2020. She thoroughly enjoys learning the ins and outs of all financial and communication products and keeping up-to-date on the latest innovations of the industry. She is most passionate about satisfying clients and helping them reach success.
Patty’s main duties include all things client support, such as updating and maintaining financial databases and subsequent management reports. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Miami University. Fun fact about Patty: She is over six feet tall! She is a big fan of games, and the film To Kill a Mockingbird. She frequently volunteers at her local school, transports rescued dogs, and has two Havanese dogs of her own.
Tricia Reynolds – Founder
Patricia (“Tricia”) Reynolds is the founder of Ducks In A Row. This Greater Cincinnati business leader is passionate about helping her small-business clients grow while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Email Patricia at Tricia@ducksinarow.com.