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Are you looking for a well-respected accounting firm to handle your personal or business accounting needs? The certified accountants at Strate Accounting offer a full range of accounting services. When it comes to your finances you can count on the accounting experts at Strate Accounting.
According to the SBA Office of Advocacy 99.9% of all U.S. businesses are considered to be small businesses with less than 500 employees. The accountants at Strate Accounting recognize that each business is unique and there are various factors to keep each individual business afloat and profitable.

We know that there are big differences in how we help manage the cash flow for a 200-person warehouse versus a two-person e-commerce business. CONTACT US today to schedule a consultation with one of our accounting experts.


  About Us 

Since 2010, Strate Accounting has been serving Cedar Rapids and the surrounding area, business owners with a wide variety of accounting services; including payroll, bookkeeping, business accounting, Quickbooks, and consulting.

Our mission has always been to help small to medium-sized businesses succeed and thrive in a growing and changing economy. We value our clients’ business with us and believe in a personal and customizable approach to handling their accounting and bookkeeping needs.

Our one-on-one approach allows us to sit down face-to-face with our clients and devise a plan that is custom-tailored to the type of business, size of the business, and personal goals for the business. We are patient and treat you like family. Call us today to set up a consultation.

Sonja R. Pfab, owner of Strate Accounting. She has enjoyed accounting since high school. She decided to turn her passion into a career and she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mount Mercy College with a minor in Business Accounting.
From 1990 – 2010, Sonja gained experience in a variety of roles; including Assistant Controller / HR Manager, bookkeeper, accounts payable manager, accounting manager for companies like Allied Glass Products, Lil’ Drug Store Products, LLC., The Ar-Jay Center, Iowa Fluid Power, Dale McGrath Construction, and the Terry Durin Company.
In 2010 she started Pfabio Accounting and Payroll LLC.from her home in Alburnett before moving to a shared office space in Central City. The company, now known as Strate Accounting and Payroll LLC. and is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and has been at its current location on Northland Court for the past three years.
Sonja is a Quickbooks-certified pro advisor, and has been in the “Who is Who of Professional Women”. Sonja is a highly-skilled professional accountant who prioritizes her client’s needs. Sonja believes that in sitting down one-on-one and getting to know her clients to better customize a plan that works for everyone.

Julie Henle is proud to help serve the clients of Strate Accounting and Payroll LLC; as the Office Manager. Julie graduated from Alburnett Community High School and went on to attend the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, Iowa.

Julie has a history of experience that supports her in this Office Manager role. She has several years of experience working in the banking industry; including a position as a financial service representative at NXT Bank. She also spent several years as the Program Director for Central City Mainstreet and she worked for a brief time as a Customer Service Representative at Toyota Financial Services. Her other relevant experience includes many other years of experience in the business field at a stock exchange firm, at a foster grandparent program, and as a daycare owner.

Her extensive work history; as well as her past five years as a small business owner – responsible for all processes of new business set up and day-to-day record-keeping has made her the perfect fit to assist our clients as our Office Manager at Strate Accounting and Payroll LLC.

Julie is a passionate contributor to our business. She deeply cares about our clients and wants the best for them and the growth and development of their business. She was excited to join her long-time friend from high school, by accepting the Office Manager position at Strate Accounting and Payroll.

Julie is quoted as saying: “Our roads have taken us many different directions since 1984.  I am happy that the road brought me back to the area; and friends and family, ten years ago.  Strate Accounting is a fun, comfortable, happy place to work!  Our clients become like family!

 Both Sonja and I are detail-oriented, caring, compassionate people who wear our hearts on our sleeve.  We work hard, and with a positive attitude, and want the best for clients and are always trying to go the extra mile.  We would love to help you keep your business financial records organized and up to date!”

In Julie’s personal time she values spending time with her family and friends. She loves the outdoors and when it gets nice out. On sunny days, she enjoys Harley motorcycle rides with her favorite fella. Her goal is to get more involved with pedal-biking. She also enjoys working on her home; home improvement projects, working in the yard and gardening.

Community support is something Julie believes deeply in. She currently serves on the Central City Historical Society as the board secretary and loves being able to support her community in this way.




No matter how many employees you have on your payroll, trust the payroll experts at Strate Accounting for all of your business’s payroll needs. We offer our clients payroll services; including employee time cards, paycheck services, and tax allocation. To learn more about payroll services and how it can help your business visit our Payroll page or call us at (319) 450-0935.


Sometimes owning a business can be overwhelming. Strate Accounting offers professional help for business owners looking for consulting services; including reorganizing paperwork, determining your business’s individual accounting needs, and even training on services/resources such as Quickbooks. Trust our Consulting Services for your business.

Business Accounting

You don’t have to be an expert when it comes to accounting for your business. Our dedicated team is certified to help with all aspects of your business accounting; including QuickBooks Certified Training, chart of account, receivable and payable, and reconciliation. Visit our Business Accounting Services page to learn more.


Make sure your business is up-to-date with the latest accounting software. Let the team at Strate Accounting provide your business with a full range of QuickBooks services; including QuickBooks training and QuickBooks set-up. We can also offer our clients a follow-up QuickBooks Check-Up. Upgrade your QuickBooks services with help from our consultants.