Kelly Richmond, Founder

Kelly Richmond started working in accounting, reporting, operations and IT at a young age for her family’s business. She developed her skills over the years working in a variety of industries including technology, manufacturing, non-profits, restaurants and healthcare. She has supported her experience with education in accounting, business, business law, tax, information technology (IT) and economics. She has a passion for working for companies with social and environmental missions. Kelly loves spending time with her family, her cat and chickens. She also enjoys gardening, skiing, hiking, camping, biking and rafting.

Resume Highlights

  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Over 26 years of accounting experience
  • QuickBooks expert since 1998 and certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
  • Excel whiz
  • Adaptive Planning user

Patrick Richmond, Lead Account Advisor

Patrick Richmond introduced his daughter Kelly to accounting for his company when Kelly was only 13; the same age that Patrick started accounting at his family’s business. Always ahead of the curve, he loves IT and shared this passion with Kelly as well. Patrick graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1967 with a degree in Business Administration at USC and graduate courses and teaching credential at Chapman University.

He offers expert support and education to business owners in accounting, compliance, record keeping and profit development. Patrick’s career has included time in small business management, business start-ups and large business management. Patrick and Kelly are thrilled to be working together again.

In his spare time, he loves ocean sports, gardening, and spending time with his family, his dog and his pet tortoises.

Resume Highlights

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, University of Southern California (USC)
  • Over 50 years of Accounting and Business Management experience
  • Over 30 years of IT experience
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Semi-fluent in Spanish


Cynthia Kneisl

Administrative Assistant

Cynthia Kneisl is an experienced Administrative Assistant, working more than 15 years in a variety of corporate and educational settings. She takes pride in providing a high-quality work product and support of her team. She also has 12 years of experience teaching art and computers, both in the public school system and the private sector.

In 2018 Cynthia moved from Minnesota to Idaho, purchasing a small guest house that she has been renovating. She loves hiking in the Boise National Forest with her dog, time with her daughter, cooking, and photography.

Resume Highlights

  • Bachelor of Science in Art Education (University of Minnesota)
  • Graduate Certification as Teacher of Computers and Related Applications (Bethel University)
  • Microsoft Certified Word Expert User
  • LinkedIn Profile

Amy O’Connor

Lead Accountant

Amy O’Connor comes to us with a vast array of knowledge and experience in multiple industries. She has worked as an Accountant/Bookkeeper for over 17 years, gaining knowledge along the way. The experience she has gained in the last 7 years with Law Firm accounting has made her an expert in that industry. Amy loves accounting and helping to solve the backend issues so clients can focus on what they love most.

When Amy is not working, she is homeschooling her daughter and baking with her. She loves everything to do with horses and baking and spends a lot of time with family and friends.

Resume Highlights

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Portland State University
  • Quickbooks Certified
  • Over 17 years of accounting experience

Laura Jordan


Idaho gained Laura Jordan when she relocated from the city of Georgetown, the Red Poppy Capital of Texas. Laura served as the Operations Manager of one of Georgetown’s largest retail stores. A passion for creating and supporting organizational efficiencies led her to work for Georgetown’s Williamson Central Appraisal District (WCAD). Laura connected with Kelly after landing in Boise and gladly offered her support to Idaho Accounts Services.

At Boise State she is a graduate student, completing a program in International Relations through the Political Science department. She enjoys spending time with her family and children (a kindergartner and a second grader), dragging them for hikes in Boise’s gorgeous Foothills.

Viki Smith

Account Advisor

Viki Smith has come full circle in her career. She started in banking when she was 20 and spent 3+ years training and supervising tellers. She moved to Africa and worked in the Budget and Fiscal Office of the American Embassy for 5 years where she was responsible for processing travel, education, and change of station claims. She was also the cashier on local employee paydays and during US Navy goodwill visits.

Moving to Boise put her back at a bank, in accounts payable, for a couple years. She then worked as a purchasing agent at the US Bureau of Reclamation for 5 years while studying English Literature and accounting. Finally, in 1994, she took on a full-time position testing software and managing software testers — a position she fully explored for 23 years. Upon retiring in 2017, she circled back to her roots when Kelly said, “Come work with me!” Viki is thrilled to be working with Idaho Accounting Services and getting back into accounting.

When not fiddling with numbers, Viki can be found spending time with her family, puttering in her vegetable garden, bicycling, hiking, reading and traveling.

Resume Highlights

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with minor in Accounting, Boise State University
  • 23 years of detailed analytical software testing and problem solving
  • 25 years of managing people

Leslie Jenkins

Office Manager

Leslie Jenkins brings a diverse background to Idaho Accounting Services. She has a strong history in client services, management and healthcare. Leslie also started her career in a family owned and operated business, which taught her the value of hard work, flexibility and problem-solving skills. She has experience in a variety of industries, including healthcare, and Professional Employer Organizations. She has worked in healthcare for the last eight years. She previously worked for a Professional Employer Organization as a Client Services Manager and was responsible for over 100 client firms in three states. She handled employee sign ups, administered health and dental plans, employee garnishments and payroll.

Leslie recently relocated to the Treasure Valley from Southern California. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs exploring the beauty of Idaho.

Resume Highlights

  • Rancho Santiago College – Career enhancement courses
  • Over 30 years of experience in client services, management and healthcare