Caren Schwartz founded Time & Cents Consultants, LLC , a Fairfield, Connecticut firm, to help legal and other service professionals select, install and get the most out of their practice management, billing, accounting, and other firm specific technologies. She works to allow companies to better manage their time, money and information through the practical and efficient use of their software. She is an expert in billing, case and practice/office management systems. Caren focuses on making practice management software into real world turn-key solutions. By understanding a firm’s practice, business and industry needs, she can help implement a solution that meets the practice’s requirements. Time & Cents Consultants is a member of the 35*45 Consulting group providing expanded resources to meet a full range of hardware and software solutions.
Time & Cents works with a diverse range of industries including law firms, accounting and other professional service firms. Caren is an Advanced Certified Pro Advisor for QuickBooks®, a Certified Consultant for Timeslips® by Sage, Sage 50® (formerly Peachtree), Amicus Attorney® and Amicus Premium Billing and a Certified Independent Consultant for Time Matters®, Billing Matters™ and PCLaw®. Caren is also a certified reseller of Tabs3 and PracticeMaster. She is a member of the Intuit Accounting Professionals Trainer and Writers Network and has taught classes for Solo Practice University, SCORE, Scaling New Heights and the AccountEx Network. Caren writes reviews and articles for Technolawyer®, a respected online newsletter for attorneys and the Intuitive Accountant. She is the author of the book QuickBooks for Law Firms.
Prior to establishing Time & Cents Consultants, Caren’s career path included over 14 years as an executive with IBM. She was accountable for marketing support, quality development and training, and multi-million dollar revenue planning. She received her MBA from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management and her Bachelor’s from Colby College. She is active in community affairs and has served on a number of local non-profit boards.