Stephen L. Nelson is a CPA in Redmond, Washington. He provides accounting, business advisory, and tax planning and preparation services to small businesses such as manufacturers, retailers, professional service fi rms, and startup technology companies. He also teaches CPAs how to help their clients use QuickBooks more effectively and is an Adjunct Professor of Tax at Golden Gate University, where he teaches S corporation and LLC tax law.
Curiously enough, Nelson is also the most prolifi c computer book writer of all time, according to a recent feature in The Wall Street Journal. He's also the bestselling author of books about how to use computers to manage one's personal and business fi nances. In fact, Nelson's 100-plus books have sold more than 4,000,000 copies in English and have been translated into more than a dozen other languages.
Steve holds a BS in accounting, an MBA in fi nance, and a Master of in Taxation. He's been a CPA for more than 25 years. He used to work as a senior consultant with Arthur Andersen & Co. (Yes, that Arthur Andersen — but, hey, it was a long time ago.) He also has been the controller and treasurer of a 50-person manufacturing fi rm and has run his own manufacturing fi rm. Steve is also the bestselling author of Quicken 2010 For Dummies and QuickBooks 2010 For Dummies (from Wiley).