Carol Topp, CPA, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as an author and specializes in tax preparation, small/micro business accounting, and nonprofit accounting. She has presented numerous workshops on money management, business start up, taxes, budgeting and homeschooling to various writers groups, community, church and homeschool organizations. Carol was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Engineering. She worked for the US Navy as a cost analyst before obtaining her CPA license in 2000.
She published her first book, Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out, in 2008. Her most recent book is Business Tips and Taxes for Writers part of the Information in a Nutshell series published by Media Angels, Inc.
Carol is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), the tax expert for the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE) and a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs Speakers Bureau and has presented numerous workshops on money management, business start up and taxes to writers groups and community organizations.
Through homeschooling, Carol discovered her love for teaching and communicating through writing and speaking. She has written several books sharing her experience and accounting knowledge, including the Micro Business for Teens series, Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out, and as a contributing author, Home Work: Juggling Home, Work and School Without Losing Your Balance. She has also published several magazine articles in The Old Schoolhouse, Home Education, Homeschool Enrichment, Nonprofit World magazines and the National Association of Tax Professionals TaxPro. In 2014 she will be published in Writers Market.
In 2012, she hosted an hour-long PBS television program, Starting a Micro Business, based on her Micro Business for Teens book.
Carol has also co-hosts the Writing and Publishing Radio weekly podcast.
Carol Topp has been married to her husband, Dave, for 28 years and they have two daughters. She lives with her family in Cincinnati, Ohio where they enjoy reading, traveling, art museums, hiking, their church and homeschooling. Carol’s daughters were both homeschooled through high school graduation.