Patricia D. Sklar, CPA, CFA, CFP®

Patricia D. Sklar

Wealth Advisor

Wealth Advice

Patricia is a Wealth Advisor at Brightworth, where she specializes in serving professionals in the film and entertainment industry. She joined the Brightworth team in 2016. 

She started her career at Deloitte Tax, focusing on income tax strategies for publicly-traded companies. She spent the next five years at a large CPA and wealth management firm, where she advised high net worth individuals in the areas of personal financial planning, income taxes, and investments.

Patricia is a Certified Public Accountant, a CFA Charterholder and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Accounting at Louisiana State University and her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Georgia. Patricia is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, an active member of the Junior League of Atlanta, and is currently a board member for Essential 2 Life, a local non-profit foundation benefiting organizations in the Greater Atlanta area. She is also a member of the Georgia Production Partnership.

Her articles and quotes on wealth management have been featured in Financial Advisor Magazine, the Money Savage Podcast and Accounting Today. She is also a regular contributor to our Bright Blog, and her latest posts can be found here.  

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Patricia now lives in Brookhaven with her husband, Alex, where she enjoys running, traveling and watching both her LSU Tigers and UGA Bulldogs play football!


Authored Content

Lessons learned from Game of Thrones

It’s amazing to me that a show can start off so strongly, with critical acclaim and a massive following and, at least in the opinion of many, finish so weakly. There is nothing worse than a bad ending.  In real life you don’t want to be that way either.

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Film One Scene at a Time

I hate this cliché, but it kind of fits…Rome wasn’t built in a day. Your goals don’t have to be accomplished in day, or even a year. The important thing is to set goals, make progress and keep at it. Doing nothing will not produce results. As Mark Twain famously said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

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If you don’t look at the monster…

With Halloween on the horizon, I thought it might be time to talk about scary movies.  When I was a kid, I used to watch scary movies with my dad.  My dad likes to tell the story about how when we watched...

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