Recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting, Twyla Verhelst is known for leading the charge when it comes to advocacy, change, and community in her industry and beyond. She’s an experienced CPA and tech entrepreneur with a passion for helping others find and leverage their confidence.
Twyla’s fascination with finances began when she was only nine years old, manning the cash register in her parents’ small business. After studying accounting and business management, she worked as an accountant, controller, and recruiter before moving on to co-found two successful companies: Twenty Eighty, an advisory accounting firm, and Helm, a cash flow forecasting app.
She also started Empowering Tana, a non-profit benefiting girls and women with autism, and created the Video Per Day Experiment, a 30-day challenge designed to help professionals break out of their comfort zone and discover their voice. If that wasn’t enough, in her spare time she’s also an ultramarathon runner.
Now Twyla is bringing her vast energy and expertise to FreshBooks, a market leader in cloud-based accounting solutions for small businesses. As leader of FreshBooks Accounting Professionals Program, she’s working to empower forward-thinking accounting pros with the tools they need to thrive, as well as helping them discover their most valuable asset — their authentic self.