As our Interim CFO, Mindy was chosen for her flexibility and experience. She recommended courses of action we may not have thought of.

Jerry Mallot, President, JAXUSA Partnership

We move small-to-large companies and nonprofits forward, toward more profitable outcomes and greater financial clarity.

Founded in 2012, Barker Associates is dedicated to solving each client’s financial challenges by overcoming barriers to reach strategic and successful financial independence. Making sense of financial chaos takes expertise and business acumen. Mindy Barker, CPA, is intensely focused as a natural enterprise builder and analytical problem solver. She and her professional staff measure client success by implementing metrics to increase profitability and cash flow while maintaining the highest ethical standards, character and integrity with professional discretion.


Our goal is to show you how to manage your business into the future. 

Mindy Barker, Founder and CEO, Barker Associates

Long-term goals are imbedded in our collaborative management style

We work independently as well as in collaboration with staff. By encouraging our clients’ staff to “ask” probing questions, we develop tactics, address immediate issues, and solve problems with long-term solutions. As a contract CFO with private equity experience, Mindy’s clients range from small-to-large clients, especially serving entrepreneurs and nonprofits.

She will:

  • “Deep dive” into your business, then think on the macro level to address your needs using Lean Six Sigma techniques
  • Discuss process improvement opportunities and integrate collaborative ideas into the management of all business aspects
  • Implement a judicious approach to solving issues armed with the financial facts
  • Be empathetic to those involved while honing leadership skills to navigate difficult periods
  • Be a “quick study” of your financial status because of her laser focus to detail

As a powerful influencer and change agent, Mindy moves clients forward at record speed while keeping in focus the BIG picture

Her innate ability to get things done by using the right financial tools yields an improved bottom line for your company. Recognized for her brilliant engineering of financial strategies to drive value, Mindy has garnered a strong record of accomplishments by using small steps resulting in big gains – on time and on budget. Simply put, failure is not an option in her strategies.

Mindy’s personal passion is exemplified by her volunteer time commitments, which engage, for instance, small business owners of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.


Why Barker Associates is different

Mindy’s 7 years with a private equity firm gives her unique insight into private equity issues. Her love of teaching entrepreneurs and business owners how to reach financial clarity is key to her success. SOLUTION Barker Associates can help small-to-large businesses, especially entrepreneurs, improve performance and increase financial stability.

About Mindy Barker

As a CPA, Mindy’s career includes professional experience working for the “Big Four” accounting firms, specializing in private equity and growth companies. She learned early on how to build deliberate forward progress through the development of thoughtful financial strategies and execution. Her broad experiences, trustworthiness, and unique entrepreneurial spirit allows expertise in providing focused recruitment and executive placement of individuals to develop financial strength and leadership to prepare for successful growth. Her love of teaching leadership to small businesses and nonprofit organizations as well as private and entrepreneurial businesses include direction on how to improve performance and increase financial stability is exemplified in her successes.

Barker Associates is among the top contract CFO businesses in the Southeast, especially in Jacksonville, Florida. Mindy Barker proudly serves clients as a part-time CFO and financial consultant in Jacksonville (Jax), Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Flagler Beach, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Orange Park, Macclenny, Middleburg, St. Johns, Keystone Heights, Palatka, Palm Coast, Orlando, and Winter Park; and in Georgia, especially in Atlanta, Georgia. She also serves Brunswick, Macon, St. Marys, Sea Island, St. Simons, and Waycross; as well as to clients all over the United States, including Louisiana (New Orleans, and Metairie). Mindy Barker is licensed as a CPA in Florida and North Carolina.