I love accounting!
Hi! I’m Paula.
Sometimes called the Numbers Counselor, because I take the stress out of your bookkeeping. In other words, I take you from feeling overwhelmed to overjoyed about your bookkeeping!
I help small business owners, like you, learn the why & the how of their bookkeeping.
A little about me
I have over 20 years of accounting experience helping small businesses and small non-profits.
Working with me, you will gain more confidence in your bookkeeping.
Together, we’ll wrangle your bookkeeping using QuickBooks Online or Wave Accounting software. I’m an expert in both.
Then, you’ll know what your numbers mean for you and your business.
A little about you
Listen, I know bookkeeping is probably the last thing you want to do. Today or any day.
As much as I enjoy working with numbers, talking about numbers, reading about numbers and making sense out of numbers, even I need a break.
I get it.
But, because of your experience, I also know how important YOUR numbers are to YOUR business. Today and every day.
It’s not enough to have numbers or to see them. You need to read them AND understand them. Let me say it again.
You need to UNDERSTAND your numbers.
That’s where I come in.
Here’s a story about a lovely lady
One day, I consulted with a client who needed some fundamental understanding of her numbers.
She didn’t need me to handle her bookkeeping; she was a DIYer. She was trying to do it herself.
I high-fived her (literally) and told her she was brave for rolling up her sleeves & digging into her numbers.
She looked at me, thanked me for the high-five & gave me a slight grin. Then, she leaned in and explained she “sort of knew” how to do her bookkeeping.
Been there, heard that
See, she told me that she looked at her banking activity almost every day and printed her clients’ invoices in Word.
When I asked how she tracked the invoices, she told me she kept a log in Excel.
She waited for my response.
And I knew the one she expected.
She thought my once happy smile would turn into a disapproving frown. Perhaps accompanied by a shake of my head and an “oh, dear”.
I’m not your run-of-the-mill bookkeeper
Instead, I told her “way to go!”
I explained she tracked more information in her business than many business owners – small or large.
She had the numbers.
She saw the numbers.
Those ARE good steps.
I wanted to help her go from good to great!
Change is good
I wanted to help her READ her numbers and UNDERSTAND them.
She was a DIYer with her bookkeeping and she received my wholehearted support and guidance.
With my help, the overwhelm she felt was gone.
The burden of tackling her bookkeeping was a memory.
She had clarity around her fundamental processes (the WHY of her bookkeeping) and the steps to move forward (the HOW of her bookkeeping).
No fancy accounting jargon – only plain English.
No fancy accounting calculations – only basic math, like the kind she used for her invoices and we use every day.
She gave me a fun gift. A new nickname. “Numbers Counselor”, because she said I honed in on the overwhelm and like a massage therapist, I kneaded the knot until it caused no more worry.
Let me help you
Whether you’d like do-it-yourself bookkeeping or to have it done for you, I’m glad to help!
Please get in touch & let’s chat!