We know handing over “The Books” to someone new can be a bit nerve wracking …

But we’re here to put your minds at ease.

Just like everyone’s got Joanna-Gaines-style goals for their home, we all know it can get a little messy and “lived-in” at times. The same goes for your business finances: when they’re a hot-mess and need some TLC, our team is ready to roll up our sleeves and get in there with you.

Stephanie Thacker

Founder & CEO

After spending more than 7 years in corporate and small business finance, Stephanie started Steadfast in 2011 because of a deep passion for business owners and helping them achieve their dreams. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs and running a few businesses herself, she realized that “bookkeeper” is just one of the many hats business leaders wear in their roles.  Since then, she’s worked with small businesses to emphasize the importance of bookkeeping, take it off their already-full plates, and give them peace of mind that everything is handled properly.

When she’s not crunching numbers, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 13 years and their 5 year old daughter. You can find them at a local beach, visiting Disney World or serving together in the production ministry at their local church.

Steadfast Bookkeeping Co. Team

Jessica Ceo


Jessica has more than 12 years of bookkeeping experience. She has worked with both large and small companies handling A/P & A/R, cleaning up and catching up neglected books as well as managing an office where she handled both accounting customer service. Jessica loves problem solving and  crunching numbers. Reconciling an account at the end of the month brings a smile to her face. Jessica enjoys spending her free time with her husband and 4 year old son.

I have a very large family with more than 100 first cousins!

“Jessica is the EASIEST to work with and makes things so seamless and simple. She is always there and has the best support and service.”

Christina Scalera // Lawyer + Owner of The Contract Shop

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Noel Rippy

Bookkeeping Team Lead

Noel joined Steadfast in February 2017. She has more than 5 years of experience in accounting, specifically small business services and tax. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor. Shortly after graduation, she returned to school to earn  her Accounting degree and MBA. Noel lives in Mobile, AL with her husband who is in the restaurant industry and two sons. They enjoy spending time outdoors at the park or at the beach.

If I weren’t an accountant I would be an Entomologist, which means I would study … BUGS!!!

“…I’ve gone from dreading bookkeeping days to being excited to check in with Noel at Steadfast, and feel great about knowing exactly where I am financially. It is a relief to know that a professional is supporting me and ensuring my finances are accounted for.”

Aimee Griffin // Owner of A. Griffin Events

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Sarah Cutler


Sarah started her first bookkeeping job in 2003 while in college and realized it was the perfect fit for her love of numbers. She has a background in small business bookkeeping and enjoys the wide variety of business types she gets to work with at Steadfast. Sarah grew up in a family that owned a small business, so she knows just how much small business owners have on their plates. Her focus at Steadfast is to alleviate the burden of bookkeeping for our clients so they can focus their time and energy on other aspects of their business. She loves helping her clients understand their finances so they can make wise business decisions. Sarah enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, volunteering at her children’s school and church activities, and being outdoors with her husband and three boys.

My husband and I have known each other and been friends since the 3rd grade!

“…I absolutely loved getting to work with Sarah, she made it so easy to understand how to use Quickbooks, and helped walk me through how to use all of it and categorize some of the expenses I wasn’t sure of. It was one of the best investments I made in my business!”

Liz Strong // Owner of Lux+Vita

Steadfast Bookkeeping Co. Team

Kaylee Hutchinson


Kaylee joined the Steadfast team in March 2018. She took her first accounting class in her senior year of high school and immediately knew it was a perfect fit for her. She holds a BS and MS in accounting, with more than 5 years of experience in a variety of accounting fields. Kaylee gets excited about the opportunity to provide her clients with an accurate financial picture, so they can make the best decisions possible to help their businesses grow and succeed. When she isn’t working, Kaylee loves cooking and baking for her husband and daughter, listening to podcasts, and finding a good deal at the grocery store. In her free time, you can also find her sitting outside in the sun with a good book.

I am a serious Star Wars “nerd” and have loved the movies since my dad showed me the originals when I was 10. I watched The Force Awakens in theaters 3 times.


Steadfast Bookkeeping Co. Team

Danielle Pittari


Danielle joined the Steadfast team in 2018. She started her career in Accounting not long after receiving Bachelor’s degree from LSU. She has always enjoyed working with numbers and has known she would have a career in the accounting world since she was very young! Danielle has worked in both Accounting and Auditing for both small and large companies. She is a mom to a 2.5 year old little girl, who keeps her on her toes!  She has been married to her husband for 6 years — he is very adventurous and likes to do everything to an extreme level. They have a German Shepherd mix, Lola, who is 6 and treated like their actual second daughter — so spoiled!  She and her husband love doing house projects in their free time.

I would rather stay up until 2 am doing chores or working than get up before 7 am!


Steadfast Bookkeeping Co. Team

Kara Albritton

Client Care Director

Kara joined Steadfast in November 2016. She brings over 15 years of experience working in a variety of roles in both large and small corporate environments. Having been very successful in customer service she is a great asset to our team and our clients. Her focus is caring for our clients and providing an exceptional level of service to anyone who inquires on our website or email. She’s likely the first point of contact you’ll get when you reach out and she’ll also be guiding you through the entire process as we work together.

I can’t live without my Nespresso machine and dry shampoo—he higher the messy bun, the better!