Our Team

ABC is a full service accounting firm also offering education, training, and consultation. Our team of bookkeepers is experienced, professional, and invested in providing high-quality accounting services. We stay up to date with industry developments, co-op networks, and keep a low overhead to provide competitive rates. Our staff is experienced with a variety of accounting software programs such as Quickbooks, Xero, and Freshbooks.

Stephen Switzer

Stephen is a co-founder of ABC and a bookkeeping services provider. Stephen has extensive experience with cooperatives, non-profits, and small businesses. Stephen holds a B.A. in Geography from Middlebury College and will be pursuing a M.S. in Accountancy at Baruch College.

Stephen has been living and working in cooperatives for the last 15 years. Outside of crunching numbers, he is a co-owner of the community health center Thirdroot. Stephen comes from a family of accounting professionals, and continues this work because quality accounting is crucial for organizational success.

Annie Sullivan-Chin

Annie has been a worker-owner, bookkeeper, and consultant at A Bookkeeping Cooperative since 2013. She began her work with ABC as an intern with the Democracy At Work Network, helping ABC craft its cooperative bylaws and operations protocols. She is now a certified DAWN Peer Advisor, providing customized technical assistance to worker-owned and democratically-managed organizations throughout the country. Annie developed her accounting expertise in the classroom at Baruch College as well as on the job with dozens of clients over the last three years. She is also an experienced facilitator and trainer, with a passion for building capacity in the solidarity economy movement through financial literacy and the empowerment of workers everywhere.

Erin Aliperti

Erin is a worker/owner of ABC & a bookkeeping services provider. She has experience with tax preparation for freelancers and provides consultations in this area. Erin has an A.O.S. in Paralegal Studies, an A.O.S. in General Studies, and a B.A. in Liberal Studies focusing in Conflict Resolution. Besides being a bookkeeper, Erin facilitates self defense classes at The Center for Anti-Violence Education.  

Photo Credit: Farhaana Washington (farhaana014@yahoo.com)

Tweet Tran

Tweet has been working as a bookkeeper/accountant for over 8 years in the non-profit sector. She graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.  Tweet is also a Certified Notary. Outside of accounting, Tweet is interested in Personal Finance such as Wealth Management, Banking, Insurance, Mutual Funds, Stocks, IRAs, Annuities and Real Estate.

Leslie Rich

Leslie is a Grant Accounting and Bookkeeping Consultant who joins ABC Bookkeeping with over 10 years of accounting experience. Having worked with organizations at both the local and international level she comes to ABC Bookkeeping with a deep understanding of the operations and issues that organizations face today. In addition to strengthening the worker cooperative movement, she is also passionate on providing high quality support fort organizations with a social and environmental consciousness. Leslie is currently pursuing an MBA in Accountancy and in her free time enjoys music and dance.

Bhavana Nancherla

Bhavana Nancherla comes to ABC with a decade of experience in non-profit finance and operations, and a deep commitment to healing, transformative justice, and other forms of care work. They understand learning to survive under capitalism while challenging its limitations as an important part of organizational self/community-care. Bhavana brings experience as a doula, organizer, and facilitator/trainer in grassroots movement-building spaces, and is currently building towards a somatic therapy practice. Bhavana gets an unbelievable amount of joy from multi-lingual puns and animal gifs.

Natalie Peart

Natalie Peart

Natalie is a bookkeeper, writer and yoga teacher. She found bookkeeping after leaving the world of activist media and fell in love. She writes about new economy topics, and she was the Supervising Producer on Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time. She is interested in financial management with heart, and is excited to join the dynamic team at ABC Cooperative.