Susan Gregg Rice founded Rice Sterling and Associates (originally QuickRun Accounting) in 2006 while working full-time as Controller for a large non-profit in the Washington DC area. In 2008, Sue left her job to devote her energy solely to her business and build the “CPA firm of the future” that focused on the Entrepreneur.
Following the recession, 2011-2012 saw tremendous growth and the addition of several key employees. In 2013, QuickRun Accounting began a partnership with Dennis Piper and Associates, a traditional CPA firm from Pittsburgh, Pa. and changed the name to Rice Piper and Associates. After a successful collaboration, the decision was made in 2015 to return to the company’s roots – Accounting Operations and Financial Reporting with an eye on the new technologies for efficiency and accuracy.
The name was changed to Rice Sterling and Associates. With a client base of mainly non-profit organizations and government contractors in the small- to mid-market range, Rice Sterling has developed a specialty niche in providing organizations DCAA and grant reporting compliant accounting systems with QuickBooks combined with a strong timesheet system.
Why Rice Sterling?
- Our staff strive to be knowledgable and acquire and maintain certification with modern technology tools.
- We focus on providing organizations DCAA and grant reporting compliant accounting systems with QuickBooks combined with a strong timesheet system.
- We evolve along with the technology that is necessary to maintain efficiency and accuracy in everything you need for your business.
Susan Rice, CPA, MBA
Susan started Rice, Sterling & Associates, LLC (formerly Rice, Piper & Associates) because she has a passion for working with entrepreneurs and wanted to leverage her many years of experience to help her clients thrive. Prior to starting Rice Sterling in 2006, she worked as Controller and Accounting Manager for several non-profit organizations and government contractors. Graduating from Bucknell University with majors in Economics and English, she received an MBA in Accounting from American University and then earned her CPA after working for many years in accounting. Her history allows her to provide a “from the ground up” perspective for your growing business. She is a QB ProAdvisor, President of the Outer Banks Owners Alliance, has been an active volunteer in her children’s local high school swimming and band activities, and is a former member of the Bucknell University Alumni Board.
Tam currently heads up the Government Contracting and Professional Services Section of Rice Sterling and is the go-to person on new technology and add-on products, such as Unanet, Bill.com and Nexonia. Tam has been with the company for over five years and has over 14 years of business experience as an Accountant/Accounting Manager for several non-profits and small businesses. Tam is certified as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Bill.com Expert and is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, with a BSBA in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting. Tam is currently studying for her CPA. Besides her work and family, Tam is a member of the Warrior Run School District School Board, PTA and other civic organizations.
Carolyn currently heads up the Non – Profit Section of Rice Sterling and has strong experience in GP Dynamics and ACGI Association software as well as being a Quick Books Pro Advisor. Carolyn has been with the company for over 6 years. Along with her knowledge of accounting, she brings to this firm strong analytical skills developed earlier in her career in the oil industry where she progressed through logistical and various financial analysis positions. Carolyn is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Finance and has been an active volunteer in her local community.
Teri has over 18 years of accounting experience. During the past 5 years she has focused on assisting small business owners establish and maintain their books with emphasis on developing and implementing accounting processes and procedures. Prior to that she worked within accounting departments for multiple corporations, in a variety of industries, such as Restaurant, IT, Law and Property Management. This broad experience greatly expanded her accounting and computer skills. Teri is a graduate of Midwestern State University, with a BBA in Accounting & Information Systems. She earned her MBA at Keller Graduate School of Management. Teri stays current in industry trends through webinars, continuing education seminars and annual QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification.
Adrienne began her accounting career in 2000. She has worked for multiple CPA and accounting firms, helping SMBs understand their financial well being. Working in industries, such as construction, landscaping, retail, restaurants, technology and healthcare, Adrienne has always had a knack for streamlining processes to provide top-notch, personalized service for her clients. Adrienne has proven the necessity for a proactive accountant. Certified in a variety of accounting software and apps, she is always eager to learn the newest technologies to add efficiencies. When she isn’t working with clients, Adrienne enjoys watching football games with her husband and three young children. She is a chairman in her local PTA and the Treasurer of her local Girl Scout group.