Local CPA Launches Her Own Boutique Accounting Firm

Birmingham, Alabama – Jaime Sweeney, a local CPA with almost 20 years in public accounting, has launched The Highlands Accounting Group. While this boutique firm’s specialties include 401k retirement plan audits, outsourced CFO services and bookkeeping, it also offers a wide array of traditional accounting services. The Highlands Accounting Group was formed last fall and began operations in December of 2017.

Sweeney has spent the past 18 years working at two of the largest CPA firms in the state, Warren Averett and Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, where she was able to hone her skills as a CPA and learn the art of specialization. She recognizes that Business owners need the assurance of knowing someone with specialized experience and expertise is walking beside them as they navigate through the increasingly complex accounting regulations, including the Department of Labor and the tax code. Sweeney values the importance of developing relationships with her clients and maintaining that individual contact with the business owners and their teams to provide high quality, personalized service.

During her career, Sweeney has specialized in employee benefit plan audits (401k, defined benefit, ESOP, etc.) and has worked with clients in a variety of industries such as construction, manufacturing companies, and not-for- profit entities. She has helped multiple companies work through their retirement plan operational errors and file under the Voluntary Fiduciary Corrections Program resulting in good standing with the Department of Labor.

“As a boutique firm, I know that we can’t be everything to everybody, thus the need to specialize and differentiate The Highlands Accounting Group from the large firms. Our goal is to provide our clients with the continuity they need and also the opportunity to work directly with the expert who cares about them, their plan and their employees,” concluded Sweeney.
The Highlands Accounting Group is located at 312 Lorna Square in Hoover. For additional information about the firm, please visit https://www.thaginc.com/.