About Us

Mission

Innovative Accounting Solutions was established in 2015 to provide personalized bookkeeping and tax services.  The founder had multiple family members and friends who were entrepenours and small business owners.  She saw them struggling with the bookkeeping and tax responsibilities of their businesses when they really wanted to focus on their area of expertise.  With a heart to help others and many years of experience in bookkeeping and tax preparation, she set out to provide solutions to these problems for area small businesses and individuals.

Thank you for your interest in working with our team of bookkeepers and tax professionals. We provide the following services for our clients:

Our firm has experience working with the following types of businesses:

You can trust our staff’s expertise, as they participate in continuing professional education classes offered by local chapters of national tax and accounting associations to keep up with the ever-changing tax law and accounting landscape.

Visit the Services area of our website to learn more about the services we provide.

Get To Know Us


J Serena Ramirez, EA

J Serena Ramirez, EA

President
serena@theaccountingsolution.com

Serena is the president and founder of Innovative Accounting Solutions.  She has worked in the accounting field in many different industries for 30 years and became an Enrolled Agent in 2018.  An Enrolled Agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service by either passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns, or through experience as a former IRS employee. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

Personal note from Serena:

I have been married to my awesome husband for 31 years this year.  We have two children we are extremely proud of and the cutest malti-poo in the world.  Seriously, you may think you've seen a cute malti-poo, but this one is the best!  In my spare time (when it's not tax season) I love to travel, read, and spend time with my large family.

George Selwanes, EA

George Selwanes, EA

Tax Preparer
george@theaccountingsolution.com

George has been a tax preparer with IAS since January of 2022.  He is multi-lingual and is happy to assist clients in English, Spanish, or Arabic.  George is also an Enrolled Agent.

An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service by either passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns, or through experience as a former IRS employee. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

Kristina Moynihan

Account Manager, Payroll Specialist & Administrative Assistant
kristina@theaccountingsolution.com

Kristina has been with IAS since February of 2020.  She is an account manager for some of our business clients, our payroll specialist, oversees the bookkeeping department, and is Serena's administrative assistant.

Laurie Joyce

Account Manager and Tax Assistant
laurie@theaccountingsolution.com

Laurie has been with IAS since December of 2021.  She is an account manager for some of our business clients and a tax preparation assistant.  Her office is in the lobby area so she also helps greet clients and anwer the phones.

Renee Maloy

Renee Maloy

Account Manager & Tax Assistant
renee@theaccountingsolution.com

Renee has been with IAS since March of 2021.  She is an account manager for some of our business clients and a tax preparation assistant.  Her office is in the lobby area so she also helps greet clients and anwer the phones.

Michelle Hepner

Michelle Hepner

Account Manager
michelle@theaccountingsolution.com

Michelle has been with IAS since 2018.  She works remotely from her home office in Illinois as an account manager for some of our business clients.  We keep trying to get her to move to beautiful Pensacola, but no luck so far!

Personal note from Michelle:

I have been married to my amazing husband for 18 years and we have two amazing daughters!  I am retired Air Force and have been stationed all over the world.  My family loves to be in the outdoors and traveling, especially to the perfection called Pensacola! 

Polly Thorpe

Polly Thorpe

Account Manager
polly@theaccountingsolution.com

Polly has been with IAS since 2015 when the company began.  She is an account manager for some of our business clients.