Barton's Core Values

barton kitty blogYou’ve seen them. Those cheesy motivational posters with sayings like, “Hang in there!” with a kitty dangling from a tree branch. While we’re all about motivation, we’re less about looking at a poster for inspiration, and more about actually doing. Instead of telling you, “Hang in there!” and sending you off – we sit with you and help you off the tree branch. At bartonCPA, we have our own “successories” – if you will - a list of core values we infuse in all that we do, and we’d like to share them with you.

barton dee dee necklace.JPGTEAMWORK. Our team is all about collaboration and participation. We’re better together. We love coming to work, as there’s always something unexpected around the corner. A lot of times it’s Dee Dee’s obnoxiously-loud jewelry, but sometimes it’s a spontaneous taco lunch brought into the office, or a walk-in visitor who ends up becoming a cherished client.

barton tacoINTEGRITY. We hold each other to a high standard. We are honest and ethical in all that we do. Honesty and “account”-ability (get it?) are at the core of bartonCPA. For example, if you (unnamed coworker) wear that hideous shirt to work one more time, we’re going to have to get really honest with you. And for our clients, the same principle applies (usually in a much softer tone).  We’re going to tell you honestly what we need to make sure we’re both working together towards a shared goal...with integrity.barton puffy shirt

RESPONSIBILITY. We keep our commitments. We take full responsibility for our decisions, actions and results, as they are exceedingly important to us. We never waiver from being there as your trusted guide, helping you through all the new tax laws and changes happening in today’s world. The only thing we can’t fully be responsible for is our laughter level at times.

RESPECT. We respect our clients. We respect each other. We respect that we all have different and unique ways of seeing things, of hearing things, and of processing things. We respect that the late, great Aretha Franklin wrote a song about it. It’s all about *fist-bump-to-chest* R-E-S-P-E-C-T.  Can I get an AMEN?!barton aretha

CLIENTS. You! You make us run, and get us excited to want to work every day. We truly find joy in helping you understand (or, not – which is why we’re here) what can be done to help you have a successful tax season and profitable company, year after year. We love when you spontaneously stop in to say hi. We hope you brought brownies. But we won’t hold it against you if you didn’t, because we love our clients too much. (We like any kind of baked goods, actually, especially if the key ingredient is chocolate. Just FYI.)

In the end – having these core values is what keeps us motivated, on track, and zeroed-in on your happiness and success when it comes to your accounting and money. We may not have photos of a kitty, or a cloud-covered rainbow sky with a trite saying on our walls, but we live by these values each and every day.

And always remember: the journey is the destination. (insert eye-roll here).
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