About Us

Hi, I'm Elizabeth Skibbe,

I am the owner of Acorn Accounting LLC, certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and Certified Xero Partner providing small business accounting services combined with proactive thinking and financial expertise. More than a bookkeeper (who have varying levels of education), I know the ins and outs of accounting technicalities and business modeling. As the owner of a smaller firm, I enjoy the opportunity to be more personable with my clients; however, I did not start as a small business owner.

My career began in Silicon Valley, after receiving my undergraduate degree from Purdue University (business management with focuses in finance, international business/economics, and German). While working full-time, I pursued an MBA at Santa Clara University, then spent several years in corporate finance departments in a variety of industries – from software manufacturing to biomedical devices and semiconductors. Throughout this time, I supported multiple business functions across sales and marketing, G&A, research and development, clinical trials, HR, executive team, scenario modeling, and manufacturing/operations.

The Raleigh area drew my family here, due to the availability of jobs, and I knew my next step was small business ownership. For the additional skills needed to work with clients, I acquired multiple certifications, constantly craving more complex projects. Knowing my business directly impacts individuals and their families inspires me; I’ve never looked back.

Elizabeth Skibbe
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Owner

Why Choose Acorn Accounting?

Education /Experience

Elizabeth has an MBA in Accounting from Santa Clara University, a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Purdue University, and more than a decade in Corporate Finance. She is a Quickbooks ProAdvisor and a Xero certified partner.

Individual Attention

As a small business owner myself, I understand the challenges of running your own business. As a small firm, we make sure you receive personalized attention and you stay at the top of the list.

Covering More than the Basics

My clients have told me that where I really shine is in financial forecasting. I can look at your financial trends and quantify where you are headed in the next month, quarter or year. Based on my forecasting and explanations, my clients can properly budget and monitor their expenses so that they achieve the income goals that they desire.

We help Small Business Owners in Raleigh, Cary, Apex and beyond.

Acorn Accounting LLC clients are small business owners, typically with teams of one to twenty-five, who bring their ideas and a desire to collaborate. I investigate revenue possibilities from spending habits, then build a budget from the ground up, maintaining a high responsiveness to your concerns. Getting the right kind of support is key, versus static processes and rigidly-defined services.