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Job Cost & Management Reporting Expert


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Diane Gilson’s passion is designing, customizing, and upgrading accounting systems for small to mid-sized construction and manufacturing companies.

She loves a challenge and specializes in helping clients turn financial chaos into clarity and profitability. Diane believes that no accounting topic is too complicated for her clients to understand and implement. As a result, she successfully teaches all levels of technique in her on-line workshops and one-to-one business advisory services.

As a published author, speaker, and professional QuickBooks trainer with over 30 years of accounting experience, she is viewed as a leader in her fields of expertise.

Recent Podcast and Webinar Appearances

Growth Amplifiers

Profit by Design

Remodelers on the Rise

The Designers Show

Suiter Business Builders

Builder Partnerships

Job Costing Secrets: Increase Your Profits Without Having to Add More Employees, Sell More, or Work Harder

HBRA of Central Connecticut

Private: Job Costing

Business Innovators Radio Network

The Scientific Remodeling System

The Roofer Show

Professional Experience

Diane brings more than 30 years of professional accounting experience to her QuickBooks business advisor practice. After beginning her career as a licensed CPA for a regional firm, she spent 14 years at Great Lakes Bankcorp, first as an internal auditing manager, then as management accounting manager where she established bank-wide planning, goal-setting, budget processing, accountability reporting, and activity-based cost-profitability measurement systems.


  • Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor (per Intuit, only 2% of all ProAdvisors are Advanced Certified)
  • QuickBooks Enterprise ProAdvisor (per Intuit, only 4% of all ProAdvisors are Enterprise Certified)
  • QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor (Intuit)
  • Taught Business Accounting and Job-Cost and Financial Management for National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) University of Housing


  • 2022 “(U.S.) ProAdvisor of the Year” (Insightful Accountant)
  • Top Niche ProAdvisor – Construction (Insightful Accountant)
  • Top 100 ProAdvisor: 2014-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22 (Insightful Accountant)
  • Associate of the year — 1 year (Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor)
  • Distinguished Service to the Building Industry — 1 year (Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor)

Developer & Author

Nationally Published Articles

Speaking Engagements

Diane’s accounting expertise and industry experience has earned her a variety of speaking engagements, including the Michigan Association of CPAs, the Contractors’ Assistance Program (CAP), the National Remodel America Show (NARI), the Dwyer Group, Midwest Builders’ Shows, Custom Builders Symposium, National Remodelers’ Shows, International Builders’ Show and other national, regional, and local construction shows and training seminars.