Caren Schwartz founded Time & Cents Consultants, LLC , a Southport 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 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® and a Certified Consultant for Timeslips® by Sage, Sage 50® (formerly Peachtree) and Amicus Attorney®, as well as a Certified Independent Consultant for Time Matters®, Billing Matters™ and PCLaw®. She is also a member of the Intuit Accounting Professionals Trainer and Writers Network and on the faculty of Solo Practice University. Even with her busy schedule, Caren also finds time to write reviews and articles for Technolawyer®, a respected online newsletter for attorneys.
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 serves on the boards of Congregation B’nai Israel and The High School Scholarship Foundation of Fairfield.