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Success Team

Do you want to maximize your ROI on your training program?   So do we. That’s why Universal’s Expert Coaching Staff is the keystone of your training program.

The Value of a Coach

Coaching is Critical to Success

We are creatures of habit, captives of our own inertia. While we may want to change, it’s not long until our habits lure us back to our comfort zone and we let ourselves off the hook. We set New Year’s resolutions to change and by January 10th we resort to our old ways. This is why such a small percentage of our intentions translate to new habits and powerful behaviors.


While change may begin in our minds, we must alter our behavior to really change our lives.


The inertia of habit that holds us captive is best challenged by an outside force. Universal Accounting Center’s® coaching is that outside force that holds us accountable and empowers us to change our ways of thinking, of feeling, of doing.

What Is A Coach?

Our Experts

Roger Knecht

president Of Universal Accounting Center

Roger Knecht can help you develop a team of committed individuals for success and profits using a proven system. Using an interactive process, he enables attendees to specifically learn how. Each attendee will leave with actionable goals that will improve communication in the company, customer satisfaction, and bottom line profits.

As President of Universal Accounting Center® (UAC) Mr. Knecht is a favorite presenter at Universal’s seminars, combining wit and wisdom in sharing the principles of business success. Mr. Knecht has extensive experience in marketing and management with corporations of all sizes and has successfully implemented the principles of growth he speaks about.

Allen Bostrom, former President of UAC, says, “Roger’s professional abilities and enthusiasm for Universal Accounting have been critical to the growth of the company during the past dozen years. Had it not been for Roger’s contributions, we would not be where we are as a company today.”

Adam Syvock

Academic & Firm Coach

Adam Syvock lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has a 6-year-old daughter and has been married for 14 years. Adam owns and operates two accounting businesses that he started in 2015 and 2018. He has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Adam started coaching with Universal Accounting in March of 2016 and currently is a coach for The Professional Bookkeeper Program, The Professional Tax Preparer Program, and The Quickbooks Specialist Program. He is also a Business and Marketing Coach. 

Outside of work, Adam enjoys practicing jiu jitsu, music, movies, festivals, and spending time with his family.  As a coach, Adam firmly believes that you are only going to get what you put into any training. Adam does all he can to make himself accessible and responsive in order to help students on their path to success. He believes that Universal Accounting has the best hands-on programs that provide students with grounded, real world applications into the practices of bookkeeping and tax preparation. His favorite part of being with UAC is working and engaging with the students and seeing them become successful owners of their own practices.

Our Coaches

Clay Neves

BizBench Implementation Coach

Clay Neves is a 12 year veteran with Universal Accounting Center and has worked with students throughout the United States and Canada to grow their practices. He oversaw the growth of Universal’s seminar channel nearly ten-fold and oversaw the enrollment call center before taking on the implementation of BizBench as a new product, as well as webinars, virtual conferences, and other R&D projects. He has been involved at the executive level in using key performance indicators to identify trends, problems, opportunities and business solutions. He is a past Chamber of Commerce executive and knows how to help small businesses. With over 30 years of sales and marketing management experience, he can help you implement business assessment and evaluation, as well as coach you on how to attract new clients, increase retention, and expand your consulting income.
Our Coaches

Ken Bostrom

Color Accounting Expert & Academic Coach

Ken Bostrom has been an instructor, coach, and officer of Universal sector for nearly three decades. He has seen Universal Accounting Center grow from a small local brick-and-mortar accounting training school to an international provider of cutting edge, online certification training for accounting professionals to start and grow their own bookkeeping, accounting, and tax practice. Ken is the author behind our Professional Bookkeeper’s Guide to QuickBooks, as well as it’s annual updates. You could say Ken wrote the book on how to use QuickBooks to get more done in less time and to become a Profit and Growth Expert. He is a certified Color Accounting instructor, QuickBooks Specialist, and a QuickBooks Pro Advisor.