Monica Rankin, principal of Paragon Accounting and Business Services, has over twenty years of experience in accounting and bookkeeping. She spent several years employed in the oil and gas industry, most recently as controller for a start-up energy company. She spent eleven years as a key employee of an accounting firm that specialized in providing bookkeeping services to various small businesses. In 2008 she founded Paragon with the vision of offering top quality, customized bookkeeping and QuickBooks services to small and medium sized businesses. She is an Advanced Certified Quick Books Pro Advisor as well as a certified Xero Partner and a member of the Sage Accountants Network. She continues to stay up to date on new software and applications by attending annual professional conferences. She is a member of the Ohio Society of CPA’s, the Tuscarawas Valley Desk and Derrick organization and the Hall of Fame AmSpirit chapter. She is a past member of Stark County Payroll Association and Stark County Human Resource Association. She has served in various community volunteer positions throughout the years.