About2018-07-20T13:22:53+00:00

Claire Van Holland
Founder and Principal

A MODERN ACCOUNTING & DATA ANALYTICS FIRM

The CV Ledger is dedicated to financially empowering the creative class with the resources needed to elevate, scale and fully realize your creative vision. Using the right tools, we work together to build seamless back-end systems, where efficiency, data collection and analysis reign supreme. With a new wealth of analytics and insights on hand, you are positioned to drive strategy through informed decision making, building the creative empire of your dreams. 

Claire Van Holland is a creative first, who just happens to like crunching numbers. She is a true 50% left brain, right brain split. She fell into data analytics, financial projections and budget forecasting over the course of an extensive career in corporate media, which include Pandora Media, Disney Interactive & MySpace Media to name a few. After co-founding a furniture design business with her husband Aaron in 2011, she realized she could provide more impact by using her corporate analytics experience to help other creatives achieve financial autonomy through collaboration. For small business, that entry point is with bookkeeping and day to day accounting. She launched the CV Ledger in early 2016 and the rest is history… 

WE AIM TO PLEASE

Ultimately our clients determine the metrics of our success.
We trust your opinions and we welcome your feedback.

“Working with Claire and her team at CV Ledger for the past few years has been pivotal to my growth of my business. Their organized and detail-oriented approach to accounting has allowed me to think more strategically in my business and plan ahead with confidence. On top of it all, they make tax time a breeze!”

Jessica Comingore, Marbury Co.

Working with Claire has been a dream when it comes to gaining clarity and ease regarding finances in my business. She makes staying on top of your numbers fun, digestible, and easy. I highly recommend CV to any and all businesses in the market for streamlining their business finances. Thank you for everything, Claire — xx

Marrin Costello, Marrrin Costello Inc.

“Claire is an anomaly in the finance world in that, being a creative herself, she totally understands the aversion that many creatives have to data and finance. But unlike the rest of us, she actually enjoys crunching the numbers, helping her clients project expenses and revenue — and using that data to help them build the most effective business plan for their unique situation. Plus she is a GEM of a human and wonderful to spend time with. Clearly I am 100% #teamclaire.”

Chelsea Sonksen, Bossladies Magazine

“Most of the accountants, bookkeepers, and financial consultants we’ve worked with only see “the numbers” and treat a creative business like any other business.   But Claire gets it!  She understands creative people and how we think, especial when it comes to the numbers behind a creative business.   She’s the perfect financial partner for any creative business.”

Gary Smith, At Play Creative

“After an attempt at working with several finance experts, Claire was the first person who understood how to work with a Creative Professional. With advanced skills on all the practical levels, what makes Claire unique is her ability to create a safe, trusting environment. She takes the time to support her clients without overwhelm, encouraging and advising them on how to flourish financially in business.”

Marisa Cummings, Creative Thursday

“Working with Claire was a true pleasure. I feel like I have a clear headspace to run my business in a way that makes me feel empowered rather than defensive.  Getting organized with Claire was a very quick and painless process (actually I had a blast!) and it has saved me SO MUCH TIME, because now I am able to quickly grab the numbers I need to pay taxes or write invoices, etc and run my business the way I want!”

Michelle Ranavat, Ranavat Botanics

Claire is the bookkeeper of my dreams! Not only has she educated me on the tools I need to run my business, but she is always there whenever I need help with anything. Her use of video calling and screen share is so helpful to someone like me who has to squeeze book keeping in between meetings. I really appreciate her modern approach to finance and problem solving and there is no question too big or small, she’s always been there when I’ve needed her. I will continue to highly recommend Claire’s services to all of my business owner friends, as I’ve had such a positive experience working with her!

Jenny Fancy, The Fancys
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CV LEDGER MEDIA
'Meet Claire Van Holland'

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'This is for my mompreneurs'

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'Words of Wisdom from IRL HBICs: Claire Van Holland'

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'Building a Niche Accounting Firm for Creative Businesses'

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'Money 101 with Cool Girl Accountant Claire Van Holland'

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'Claire Van Holland chats with Jan McCarthy'

Jan McCarthy Podcast

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'New Tax Date and 1099 Updates'

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Claire Van Holland chats with Creative Thursday

Creative Thursday

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CV LEDGER TEAM

Jo really enjoys being bad at sports. It has led her to enjoy other things in life like humane taxidermy and comics. She strongly feels that Terry McGinnis (from Batman Beyond) will always be the best Batman! Jo has been with team CV Ledger since early 2017.

Ellen is originally from New York and relatively new to living in Los Angeles.  She’s been a part of the CV Ledger team since 2016. Her bookkeeping experience spans over 15 years and in various aspects of the art, music, fashion and service industries.

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