About Financial Foothold
Financial Foothold is an end to end back office solution from bookkeeping to CFO level advisory services to tax returns. We want to transform your back office into a cohesive process that works for you, providing a complete picture of your business. We are passionate about helping business owners succeed. We deliver insightful guidance and financial clarity all while you the business owner is doing what you do best, making money.
About the founder
Hi! I'm Julianne Autry. I have over 26 years of experience as a corporate financial analyst and as a financial manager. I got laid off in 2008 which changed my life. I founded my first business, Southwest Bookkeepers to meet the financial and bookkeeping needs of business owners. After 11 years, I made the natural move to offer higher-level services like CFO advisory services and tax-related services. The new company Financial Foothold was born. I graduated in 1993 from Chico State University with a BS in Accounting. After becoming a widow at a young age, I relocated to Lakeway, Texas where I currently live with my family. In my free time, if I'm not traveling, I'm relaxing by the pool or on the lake spending time outdoors with friends and family.
Tony advises start-ups in all industries. He has nearly 30 years of experience in both the finance and legal disciplines. Most recently, he was the Head of Finance and Legal for an Austin-based PE-backed CPG company. Prior to that, he spent over 25 years with Shell in a wide variety of finance and legal roles.
During his career with Shell, Tony has been CFO, Treasurer, Controller, FP&A Manager, M&A Consultant and Attorney. His capital optimization experience includes cash management, general debt financing, factoring, asset-backed loans, revolvers, commercial paper programs and other forms of raising money. Along with his capital markets knowledge, he has expertise in business plan generation, forecasting, accounting and financial planning and analysis.
As an attorney, Tony concentrates on financial transactions and general corporate matters, such as governance, contract review, service level agreements, lease negotiations, mergers and acquisitions. He has franchise law experience and has created several joint venture companies.
Tony has significant leadership experience with non-profit organizations as well. He was the Chairman of the Board for a sports-related charity for nearly nine years and CFO for a Foundation for eight years.
Tony holds a JD (Magna Cum Laude) from South Texas College of Law, an MBA (Finance) from Eastern Kentucky and a BBA (Industrial Administration) from the University of Kentucky. He also completed the Shell Executive Leadership Program at Wharton Business School.
He enjoys using his deep experience and knowledge base to help companies and individuals reach their goals.
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Susannah graduated from Texas State with a degree in Math and Education. After college she spent 10 years working at large IT companies in Austin as the Director of Sales. After realizing her passion for accounting, she went back to school and obtained a degree in Accounting and then continued to obtain her CPA license. Most recently, she was the Financial Controller for a fast-growing CPG company. In her free time she enjoys traveling. Some favorites include Ireland, Cambodia, and South Korea.
Nicole has 16 years of administrative experience. She has a B.A. in Business Administration and she’s an AssistU certified Virtual Assistant. She handles HR and administrative work. She loves collaborating with the team and customers to get the job done and helping with continued growth and improvement of the company. For fun, she reads, spends time in nature and spends time with her 2 great kids Destiny and J.P.
Dana joined the bookkeeper team in 2011. After graduating from Georgia State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting, she spent four years working for Ernst & Young. After that, she spent 7 years working in private industry. She left the private industry to raise her two daughters. She and her family have lived in Austin for 17 years. In her free time, she enjoys working out, running and reading.
Chelsea grew up in a small town in Nevada. She moved to Las Vegas after high school and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. For the past 10 years, she has spent time working in both public and private financial services. She has experience in filing corporate tax returns and managing the day-to-day bookkeeping needs of clients. Her family recently relocated to South Texas. In her spare time, she is usually at the gym or spending time with her husband and three children who love to ride horses and do anything outside.
Andrea graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She has been doing bookkeeping for 5 years now with various companies ranging from doctors and lawyers to construction or manufacturing businesses. She is well versed in QuickBooks. She has two daughters and enjoys eating healthy, and doing projects around her house.
Patricia has over 20 years of corporate finance in the hi-tech and natural gas industries. In 2005, Patricia opened her own retail business in Georgetown, Texas, and still oversees daily operations, including all bookkeeping, payroll and tax responsibilities. She graduated in 1991 from Texas A&M University with a BS in Accounting. Patricia can bring valuable knowledge of small business to the team and her clients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out and watching college football.
Juhi moved to Austin in 2013. She joined Financial Foothold in July 2019, and has five years of bookkeeping/accounting experience. She attended University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Away from the office, she loves to read, go on walks, and enjoy Austin music!
Your first consultation is free.
We are not a CPA firm. However, we work with and can recommend a CPA firm for your business.
2121 Lohman’s Crossing Ste 504, #674 Austin, TX 78734