Why Bayside

Adam and I  have had this business for 6 years, but today (10/1/2019) marks 13 months that I (Jaime) have been a full fledged entrepreneur. I was terrified to leave the security and comfort of my full time salary with amazing benefits. And I'll be honest - I didn't go voluntarily - I was laid off.

Running your own business is hard. It's scary. You worry about things you never worried about before. It's also rewarding and exciting. I've met so many amazing people I wouldn't have otherwise met sitting in an office working for someone else. And I get to focus on what I love doing - helping other people realize their goals.

No one goes in to business for themselves wanting to do their own accounting and taxes (except nerds like Adam and I 😂). That's where Bayside Accounting and Consulting comes in. We have the knowledge, experience and desire to assist our clients in not only knowing where their business has been, but in knowing where their business is going and to realize their financial goals.

We've helped business owners make more money in their businesses, so much so that they were able to become debt free personally. We've trained clients on their accounting software, giving them back hours and hours of time to use not being frustrated with a software they don't understand. We've found errors on tax returns and returned thousands of dollars to our clients by amending those returns. We've helped new business owners become business owners by taking the guess work out of forming their business.

Our passions are accounting and helping others. If you are struggling with your books, or even just want to consult on how you can improve on what you're already doing, set up a free consult by clicking below.

Founder and CFO

Jaime Thompson

Jaime has worked as an accountant for both public accounting firms and private companies and has over fourteen years of diverse tax, financial, and business consulting experience.  She gained extensive accounting experience through senior accountant and management roles for a variety of companies and CPA firms located in the DC metro area.  Her expertise lies in providing comprehensive accounting services for small to medium-sized businesses and nonprofits.  

Jaime also has expertise in consulting and supporting computerized accounting systems, such as QuickBooks®, Creative Solutions, and MS Dynamics.  She is also a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor® and an Advanced Certified QB Online ProAdvisor®, capable of providing consultation and training for the software in addition to proficiently working with it.

What She Can Do

During the time Jaime worked in public accounting, she learned to prioritize in the midst of multiple deadlines and projects.  Her time working for private companies taught her accounting from the client's perspective.  This combination of experiences is what makes her excel at what she does and is ultimately what led her to the decision to start her own accounting firm.   

Who She Works With

Jaime has experience working with a vast array of clients including real estate companies, HVAC and auto repair companies, government contractors, churches, nonprofits and many other small businesses who provide services.

Choosing an Accountant

Choosing an accountant can be daunting, and we want to make sure that you find the best fit for your needs, even if that is not with us.   As Quickbooks ProAdvisors®, we have access to unlimited Intuit customer support as well as money saving discounts on Intuit products and services.  

We are also certified members of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).  The AIPB is an exclusive professional organization that ensures the integrity and proficiency of our members through professional examination and background checks.  Whether you choose to work with Bayside Accounting or not, make sure that you properly review your accountant's background. 

Founder and CEO

Adam Hall

Adam is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor® and a licensed Realtor in the state of Maryland with Century 21 New Millenium.  Adam's expertise lies in providing comprehensive CFO services for small to medium-sized businesses and not for profits.  

What He Can Do

With Adam's business background and financial knowledge, he can offer business owners the "big picture" and help them make projections for the long term profitability of their company.   He is well versed on the ins and outs of real estate investment and offers investment real estate guidance and property management.

Who He Works With

Adam has experience working with a myriad of clients including business consultants, preservation and restoration non-profits, building contractors, photographers, restaurants, and government contractors.  His specialty is real estate agents, investors and brokers.  

Memberships and Certifications


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Hey there! We are Jaime and Adam, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors and Accountants who work with entrepreneurs to make taxes and bookkeeping less stressful. 

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