About Equitable Accounting Solutions
Equitable Accounting Solutions PLLC is a boutique CPA firm headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. We provide small businesses with accounting support including bookkeeping, taxes, payroll, and consulting services. Since all small businesses have an owner(s), we also provide individual tax preparation services, leading to the complete package for accounting support.
Mary A. Barton, CPA, is the founder and CEO of Equitable Accounting Solutions. Based in Detroit, Michigan, Equitable Accounting Solutions offers accounting support, expert consulting, and tax preparation services to small businesses.
Mary has over 18 years of experience providing accounting services to clients in areas of taxation, assurance, and eXtensible business reporting language (XBRL) across various industries. Her role involves close collaboration with business owners, their managers, vendors and bankers in order to gain a full picture of the business’ financial situation and to be proactive in financial-related matters, including wealth management.
Mary has a passion for supporting women- and minority-owned businesses. As a woman of color and small business owner, she understands that small businesses are the driving force to boost the economy and is committed to establishing a mutual connection with her clients in order to help them build and maintain financial growth. Mary is currently a board member for L.I.V.E. Outreach, an organization that provides assistance with housing, financial support, career development and life skills training to youth within the foster care community. She was also nominated as Treasurer of the PTA at her son’s school. She is an active member of the MICPA by mentoring high school and college students pursuing accounting and recently joined the DEI Task Force. Mary is a Winning Futures Mentor and volunteers at Cass Tech High School in Detroit, MI, and she is an MPREP Mentor (Multicultural Professional Readiness Education Program) at Wayne State University.
In 2022, Mary was a Top 10 Michigan Business Women Award Honoree and received the Next-Gen Entrepreneur Award. In the same year, Equitable Accounting Solutions was a recipient of Hennesy’s UnfinishedBusiness Initiative as a minority-owned small business that impacts their community. Mary was most recently awarded the 2022 MICPA Advancing Equity Award for her passion in advising women- and minority-owned businesses with an equitable lens while building connections and treating individuals with empathy. In 2023, Mary was awarded a scholarship from GM to attend Building a Successful Diverse Business at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.