Who Am I? Journey of Passion and Numbers with Kerry Postel

Who Am I? Journey of Passion and Numbers with Kerry Postel

Who Am I? Discovering the Person Behind Nail the Numbers Podcast and Abacus Business Solutions

Who Am I?

Discovering the Person Behind Nail the Numbers Podcast


Good morning, dear readers, and welcome to a special feature of Nail the Numbers. If this is your first time here or you’re a regular on the blog, I extend my gratitude for joining me on this journey. This week, we’re veering slightly off-course to explore a more personal narrative—my own. You’ve tuned into the podcast, witnessed the insights and tactics I share, but it dawned on me that perhaps you don’t truly know the voice behind the advice. Well, let’s change that, shall we?

I’m Kerry Postel, the heart and brains behind Abacus Business Solutions, a company that’s been steadily expanding over the past twelve years. Driven by a profound desire to empower business owners in understanding and trusting their financial numbers, Abacus has become much more than just a business; it’s a testament to passion meeting purpose. My journey to the world of accountancy wasn’t etched from the start. As a youth, the future seemed like a giant question mark until a serendipitous introduction to business and finance during my higher national diploma course in England struck a chord within me. This was followed by a pivotal leap—work experience in my mother’s accounts department. There, amidst ledgers and figures, I discovered a passion for numbers.

My venture into full-fledged bookkeeping began humbly as a purchase ledger clerk, transferring to a role that immersed me in the luxurious world of high-end jewelry accounting. The manual rigor of double-entry bookkeeping, debits and credits, began to paint a picture of the intricate symphony that is balanced books. Forget the automated illusion that software like Quickbooks may portray; there’s an art to the numbers.

From there, my path took a detour through the sales industry—an illuminating experience that reinforced my affinity for accounting. Before long, I was absorbed in the construction sector, steeped in AIA invoices, progress billing, and job costing. Six invaluable years cultivating a thorough comprehension of construction accounting laid the foundations for Abacus’ niche specialty.

Abacus launched in 2013 on the premise of support—aiding businesses in navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of financial clarity. And it’s not just about maintaining books for tax returns; it’s about fostering an environment where businesses can pinpoint their victories and vulnerabilities. It’s about strategy—implementing techniques like the Profit First management approach, which insists on an owner’s deserved earnings and systematized profitability.

Remember 2020? The year that tested the resilience of companies worldwide? While on a flight back to the States amidst the unfolding global pandemic, doubt clouded my mind over Abacus’ fate. Yet, astonishingly, the year unfolded to be our most successful to that point, setting a new precedent for growth each subsequent year.

But success isn’t just revenues and statistics; it’s realization and action—it’s understanding why the $70,000 profit shown on your P&L statement isn’t reflected in your bank account and rectifying that disconnect. It’s about guiding owners to rightly compensate themselves—to fuel the vigor that powers the enterprise.

There’s a common resistance I encounter with clients concerning taxes; the dread is palpable. But my ethos is simple: to pay taxes is to be profitable. Harmony lies in strategizing with tax professionals, ensuring that profitability doesn’t equate to excessive tax liabilities.

So, what’s the next step? If you’re a business owner aiming to decipher your figures, augment profitability, or simply ensure you’re receiving the fruits of your labor, then let’s connect. Drop a comment below or reach out through our website’s contact page at constructionprofitfirst.com. Whether it’s through a casual Zoom chat or a formal meeting, our intention remains unwavering—to foster your business prowess. And fret not; this isn’t about high-pressure sales tactics—it’s about the right fit, whether now or in the future.

To conclude, this sharing session has been an open book—an introduction to who I am, a cornerstone to why I do what I do, and an invite to join forces. If there’s anything we can do to catapult your business to greater heights, don’t hesitate to let us know.

Until next time, here’s to growth, understanding, and, of course, nailing those numbers.

“Empowering business owners in understanding and trusting their finances isn’t just a service—it’s my calling. Let’s unveil the full potential of your business together.” – Kerry Postel


Head to https://www.chooseabacus.com to learn more. Call us on (407) 204-0804 to schedule a time to chat with me.

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