About Us

Traci Yates

Traci YatesTraci Yates is founder and owner of TLY Consulting, which offers bookkeeping, tax, and controller services to small and mid-sized businesses in Texas. Based in Fort Worth, Traci is passionate about saving companies money, improving their efficiency through automation, and communicating accurate financial information.

Some of the recent projects Traci has completed for clients include implementing Xero for several small business clients, increasing cash flow for another client, correcting a tax return error involving revenue overstatement for another client, staffing and structuring an accounting shared service center for a publicly held company, and automating the accounts payable function for a mid-sized company.

Traci and her staff have experience in both QuickBooks and Xero and are Xero Certified Advisors. She loves bringing peace of mind to her clients so they can focus on their businesses and not have to worry about daily financial operations.

Prior to founding TLY Consulting, Traci served as corporate controller for three businesses. Her experience includes the automotive, lending, and startup industries. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive Buy Here Pay Here industry.

Traci earned a BBA in finance and an MBA in finance and real estate from the University of Texas at Arlington. When she is not working, she loves to travel overseas as well as in the U.S. You might also find her watching Silicon Valley, Game of Thrones, or Outlander.

Melissa Simmons

Melissa Simmons
Melissa Simmons is a full-charge bookkeeper with over 10 years experience, including QuickBooks, Xero, and small business.