Carol Topp, CPA (CarolToppCPA.com and HomeschoolCPA.com) is the author of Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out and an accountant specializing in tax preparation, micro business start ups, and nonprofit accounting.
Through her writing, speaking and consulting, Carol converts tax rules and business language into clear, easy-to-understand English. She is the is the author several books including Business Tips and Taxes for Writers ,the Micro Business for Teens series, Teens and Taxes and, as contributing author, Home Work: Juggling Home, Work and School Without Losing Your Balance.
Carol is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs Financial Literacy Committee and Speakers Bureau and has presented numerous workshops on money management, business start up, taxes, and budgeting to community, homeschool and nonprofit organizations. She has also published several magazine articles in The Old Schoolhouse, Home Education, Homeschool Enrichment magazines and the National Association of Tax Professionals TaxPro. Carol is the host of the PBS television show Starting a Micro Business and hosts a podcast called Dollars and Sense.
Carol was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Engineering Management. She worked for the US Navy as a cost analyst before obtaining her CPA license in 2000. Carol lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and has two daughters, both homeschool high school graduates.