Meet the co-founders of AccountingDepartment.com. Their passion for accounting technology coupled with a collective desire to deliver accounting done right has developed into the best virtual accounting service in the industry.
Dennis Najjar has worked in public accounting since 1982. After graduating from Rutgers University in 1982, Dennis joined Coopers & Lybrand. In 1986, Dennis started the public accounting firm Dennis M. Najjar, CPA. His practice has an emphasis on tax planning and preparation for corporations, partnerships and individuals. Throughout his career, Dennis has worked exclusively with small, medium and start-up businesses, giving him the knowledge and experience to oversee the AccountDepartment.com team in helping clients with strategic business planning for future success and growth.
Bill Gerber co-founded AccountingDepartment.com in 2004. With an extraordinary knack for “big picture” visions and the ability to drive impactful, meaningful change across industries, Bill found his calling when he set out to change the way businesses handle their accounting departments. Alongside co-founder Dennis Najjar, Bill built a new way to ensure growing and established businesses (much like his own) had access to enterprise-level, quality accounting departments without the burden of management and operational responsibilities. Honored with a gold 2016 Stevie Award for Employer of the Year, three 2014 Stevie Awards including a gold Stevie for Company of the Year, a Forbes Award, the Hartford Business Journal 40 under 40, and the CPA Technology Advisor Award, Bill is known nationally as an entrepreneur with a passion for empowering businesses.
A member of Maverick 1000, Bill embraces his entrepreneurial spirit by acting as a catalyst for change, trailblazing across businesses and industries. From driving change within AccountingDepartment.com to helping other business owners maximize their potential for growth and prosperity, Bill is a change-maker on a mission. With a background in business consulting, entrepreneurship, technology, and accounting, Bill has over 25 years' experience supporting business owners. Having just reached the 100 employee milestone, AccountingDepartment.com employs some of the greatest accounting experts in the country and serves businesses nationwide with unparalleled attention to detail and process with technology-driven, mission-focused expertise.
Bill lives in Connecticut, serves on the board of the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, and is a regular speaker and consultant to business owners, entrepreneurs and CEOs, while serving as an expert advisor to national publications.