Your Monthly Financials, Timely and Accurate
How profitable were you last month? If you can’t answer that question with confidence, you are aren’t alone. In fact, many successful funeral and cemetery business owners can’t realistically define the health of their business. That’s where we come in.
Know you’re in the know
Constant up-to-date financial reporting is key to the success of your business—not from your local CPA, accountant or bookkeeper, but from funeral and cemetery experts who bring technical, numerical, and industry-specific expertise to bear. With over $600 million in revenue and more than 145,000 cases under management, JCG has all the know-how and experience to help you thrive in a competitive business environment.
It’s time to raise your expectations
When you partner with JCG, you gain access to a team with more than 600 years of combined industry experience. Our wide range of accounting and financial services are designed to deliver value from day one:
- An experienced financial management representative dedicated specifically to your firm
- Financial reports with industry benchmarking
- Industry specific accounting practices
- Monthly, quarterly and annual budgets
- Free access to our Performance Tracker X sales analysis software
- Full integration with your point of sale system (POS)
- Available on-site training with your staff to get you up and running quickly
Performance Tracker X
The complete customer experience management tool that evaluates your staff and financial performance, streamlines your success plans and dramatically improves your bottom line. LEARN MORE
Meet our Accounting and Financial Services team
A word from our clients
JCG’s monthly reports are so beneficial, and the quarterly visits with Sheryl, my JCG rep, always make a significant impact. Whenever I have an industry specific question, the JCG experts are always there to answer my concerns, because they know what is going on in the industry, and what industry standards are.
– Todd Schneider
Let’s start the conversation
With a clear understanding of where the profession has been, and a compelling vision of where it’s going, we help our clients reach new levels of success. Let’s talk about how we can do the same for you.
Consulting Chief Financial Officer
Berny brings extensive experience to Johnson Consulting’s financial services. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Having served as chief financial officer for several large corporate companies, his areas of expertise are Corporate Finance, Accounting Systems – Implementation and Financial Statement Preparation, Tax Planning, Risk Management, Human Resource Responsibilities, and Governmental Regulation Compliance. Berny also has extensive death care industry experience having created the financial management systems for two large funeral home and cemetery companies, including Prime Succession where he was responsible for finance, accounting, budgeting, reporting, auditing, human resource and risk management functions. Under Mr. Gaarsoe’s direction, Johnson Consulting has created a web based bookkeeping system, employing proprietary death care industry software that will allow independent funeral homes to control cash flow, create accounting reports, and maintain budgets.
Accounting Services Controller
Lisa brings over 30 years of accounting experience to Johnson Consulting Group. Having earned her Master’ Degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, she has spent her career in various Controllership rolls including 10 years in the funeral and cemetery industry. Her hands on, day-to-day industry experience brings a realistic perspective to JCG. Her career path also led her to establishing and successfully operating her own business for 15 years, giving her a well-rounded entrepreneurial skill set.
In her down time, Lisa enjoys showing her Chinese Crested Dogs, volunteering and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Chief Financial Officer
Kristen Szymborski is an experienced Financial Executive with over 15 years of expertise in driving financial optimization and business transformation through data insights and automated reporting. With experience in serving various industries and having worked at CliftonLarsonAllen, a Top 8 Accounting Firm, Kristen is a licensed CPA in Arizona and holds a master’s in accountancy from the University of Phoenix. Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, travelling, trying new restaurants, and living a healthy lifestyle.
She is committed to being a strategic business partner to the Executive team, leading process improvements, and driving strategic initiatives. Kristen has a proven track record of increasing profitability, stabilizing cash flow, identifying high-impact problems, and implementing new technologies. She has managed budgets up to $700M and has extensive experience leading multi-location dispersed, cross-functional teams.
Manager of Training
Sheryl brings over 15 years of accounting experience to Johnson Consulting Group. While earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Accounting from the University of Phoenix, she worked with certified public accountants and tax attorneys. Prior to her accounting career, Sheryl worked as an Assistant Trust Administrator in Wealth Management and Private Banking. As a Johnson Consulting Group Senior Accountant, Sheryl builds and maintains strong client relationships and anticipates their needs. Integrity is her core value. Sheryl is responsible for providing accounting and bookkeeping services to our Accounting client base. In Sheryl’s off hours, she enjoys the outdoors and the challenges of hiking.
Niccole graduated from the University of Phoenix with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Niccole is a current member of the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration. Her past work experience in the credit and banking industry as an SR Rapid Cycle Test Analyst provided her analytical and strategic decision making, as well as teamwork skills. Her innovative ideas help strengthen customer relationships, improve processes, and fortify the company brand. Niccole’s dedication to Johnson Consulting Group’s core values and mission to provide the highest quality services, will ensure she is not only meeting, but exceeding, our clients’ expectations.
Tuyen has a Master’s in Accountancy degree from Arizona State University. Her professional career prior to JCG was working for Food Service of America in their Corporate Headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ. In the accounting role she focused on cash management and financial analysis of vender accounts. Tuyen is a team player and prides herself on quick results and accuracy.
Madison graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management and certificates in Marketing and Accounting. She was on the executive board for the professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. During her college career, Madison worked at an accounting firm where she found a passion for helping clients with their businesses and assisting in reaching their goals for their business.
Ryan joins Johnson Consulting Group with more than 10 years of accounting and customer service. Ryan has earned multiple degrees while studying at his alma mater, Florida Southern College, including a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Masters of Accountancy. Ryan brings a unique perspective to JCG, having experience in public accounting, construction, real estate, and manufacturing industries, with his most recent experience as the Controller of a new home construction company. When he is not working, Ryan enjoys traveling, reading, playing video games, and crossfit.
Simon graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. After graduation, he worked at a student loan company as a staff accountant preparing financial documents. Thereafter, Simon worked at an insurance brokerage as a staff accountant preparing financial statements and reviewing an assortment of accounting procedures. Simon’s prior accounting experience and analytic abilities supports his role as a Financial Analyst at Johnson Consulting Group. Simon enjoys bicycling, hiking and listening to music in his free time.