Sylvia Lagerquist

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Location: Silver Spring, MD
Credentials: AICPA, MACPA, APCPA, CPAConnect
Practice areas: Small business accounting and professional services accounting

Sylvia Lagerquist
President

Haines & Lagerquist CPAs

Over the course of her 25-year career, Sylvia Lagerquist has provided a wide range of services to business owners, including budget and cash flow projections, tax planning and return preparation. Along with accounting, Lagerquist has also studied music: “It was my ability to understand and engage with music as a language that ultimately led me to public accounting, which is a profession that embraces numbers as a language.”

QUICK TIP: “Hire people who are smarter than you are. It’s impossible to try to do everything yourself.”

kleimann_susan_dceo_coi_web_headshot_16“Sylvia is more than just an accountant to us — she is a business confidant. She is willing to take the time to discuss complex opportunities to develop a winning bidding strategy for major projects. … Sylvia recently helped us put together the detailed financial information required on a very large proposal. This involved explaining the reasoning behind our swings in revenue and profit over the past few years. Sometimes the explanation is not as simple as ‘it was just not a good year’ or ‘it was a good year.’ The economic swings in the private and government sectors do not always go hand in hand, and these have a direct impact on our business. These explanations turned out to be a key component in our winning this project.” – Susan Kleimann, PH.D., President, Kleimann Communication Group