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Best Bookkeeping Services in Seattle

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Seattle, WA
  • Consulting
  • Audits
  • Accounting
  • Individual Tax
  • Business Taxes

Why choose this provider?

George Dimov, CPA, offers bookkeeping services to commercial clients in Seattle. Whether for large or small businesses, he and his team aid in recording and preparing financial transactions, including payroll and HR outsourcing, sales tax, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. He also provides taxation services for LLC entities, from sole-proprietorship to S-corp, compilation, business valuation, and back-office accounting. With more than 12 years of accounting experience, Dimov and his firm have served retail, biotech, M&A consulting, real estate, and manufacturing industries.

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4.9
Yelp
4.9 / 5 (946)
Google
4.9 / 5 (298)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (40)

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Seattle, WA

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Bookkeeping Service in Seattle? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

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Price: Free booking service | Call 848.Book.Pro!

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3120 Hewitt Ave Ste 200, Everett, WA 98201

Why choose this provider?

Your Balance Sheet, LLC is an Everett business that has been serving the Greater Puget Sound area for over 18 years. The business offers a free consultation, and services include bookkeeping clean-ups, tax filing, daily accounting, audit support, accounting leadership, software conversions, and monthly financial statements. Brenda has more than 25 years of accounting experience. Your Balance Sheet, LLC is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has an A+ rating. The business has won numerous awards including Best of Mukilteo in 2014 and 2015 that was presented by Best Businesses and Accounting Service in 2015 presented by the Seattle Award Program. Clients appreciate their efficiency, reliability, and professionalism.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Unchained Financial Services

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Seattle, WA

Why choose this provider?

Unchained Financial Services offers bookkeeping support, tax services, and accounting services to clients in and around Seattle. The woman-led team of accountants and tax advisers works with businesses and tailors support packages that reflect their industry-specific needs. CEO Melissa Guy, EA brings over twenty years of relevant experience. The company networks with other industries, such as website designers, marketers, and insurance agents to help keep startups running. Full HR Setups are available to clients at affordable rates.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (5)
Google
5.0 / 5 (4)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Seattle, WA 98101

Why choose this provider?

Ledger Pros is a Seattle business that provides bookkeeping services and has over 70 years of combined experience. Services are payroll, profit and loss statements, purchase and receipt maintenance, tax reporting, and other account services. Ledger Pros is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, is a FreshBooks Cloud Accounting Certified Accountant, and is Bill.com Certified.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (4)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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P.O. Box 388, Bothell, WA 98041

Why choose this provider?

Gibson Bookkeeping is a Seattle-based firm made up of small-business bookkeeping gurus helping business owners in the metro since 2005. Working exclusively with QuickBooks online and helping clients set up company files; the firm provides assistance in managing past books, holding software training, providing monthly bookkeeping support, and recording financial transactions. The firm's monthly support includes filing scheduled City and State B&O returns, preparing end-of-year 1099s, and integrating third-party payroll platforms. The company has a monthly blog focusing on QuickBooks Online features and trends.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (18)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Kent, WA 98042

Why choose this provider?

Overall Office Solutions is a Kent business that has been serving small businesses for over seven years. The business offers bookkeeping services and packages are basic bookkeeping, mid-level bookkeeping, and advanced bookkeeping. Overall Office Solutions also offers stand-alone services which include notary services, payroll processing, reconciling, and QuickBooks set-up. Clients receive unlimited access via email or phone. Nancy Morelli has more than 20 years of accounting and administrative experience. Overall Office Solutions is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has an A+ rating.

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Kirkland, WA 98033

Why choose this provider?

Miss Bookkeeper is a Kirkland business that has been providing bookkeeping services to small businesses in the Greater Eastside area, Snohomish County, and Seattle for over two years. The business offers basic bookkeeping, advanced bookkeeping, start-up service, tune-up service, and QuickBooks set-up, training, and support. Bookkeeping services include payroll, invoicing, budgeting, billing and vender payments, transaction entry, financial statements, and tax filings. Owner Randi Weymouth is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

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Seattle, WA 98101

Why choose this provider?

Vazquez & Co. is a Seattle CPA firm that has been serving small businesses for over 19 years. The business offers a free consultation, and services are outsourced bookkeeping, outsourced accounting, payroll services, and outsourced CFO and controller. Vazquez & Co. has two different locations.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Google
4.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
4.5
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Website
Seattle, WA 98117

Why choose this provider?

System Six Bookkeeping, LLC is a Seattle business that provides bookkeeping and accounting services for small businesses. Services include monthly financial reporting, payroll, data entry, local and state tax filing, and accounts receivable and payable. The team has more than 45 years of combined experience. Clients appreciate their knowledge, responsiveness, patience, and skill.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (24)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (22)

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Seattle, WA 98107

Why choose this provider?

MAS Certified Public Accountants is a Seattle business that has been serving individuals and businesses for over nine years. Areas of practice include bookkeeping, tax planning, payroll, accounting software, cash management, entity selection, and advisory. MAS Certified Public Accountants is a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.1
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (3)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Seattle, WA 98109

Why choose this provider?

Honest Buck Accounting is a Seattle business that has been serving clients for over eight years. The business’ services include bookkeeping, CPA services, and taxes. Bookkeeping services include income statement, general ledger maintenance, income statements, and checks and balances. Honest Buck Accounting offers an initial consultation and has three packages.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (28)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Shoreline, WA 98155

Why choose this provider?

Linda M. Teachout, CPA, PLLC is a Shoreline business that has been serving individuals and businesses in the Greater Puget Sound area for over five years. The business’s commercial services are cash flow and budgeting, tax preparations, financial statements, tax compliance, and payroll services. Personal services are tax assistance, tax compliance, and financial planning. Linda has over 30 years of experience as a CPA and she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Linda M. Teachout, CPA, PLLC is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has an A+ rating.

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Normandy Park, WA 98148

Why choose this provider?

Florina’s Accounting & Tax Services LLC is a Normandy Park business that serves individuals and businesses. Services include tax planning and consulting, business tax returns, individual tax returns, bookkeeping, payroll, QuickBooks set-up and training, and small business accounting. Florina has more than 15 years of tax and accounting experience and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Clients appreciate her communication, professionalism, and knowledge.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.1
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (10)
Yelp
2.5 / 5 (6)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Seattle, WA 98119

Why choose this provider?

Newman Dierst Hales is a Seattle tax and accounting firm that has been serving businesses and individuals for over nine years. The business’ services include bookkeeping, accounting, QuickBooks assistance, financial and retirement planning, payroll services, IRS representation, estate and trust planning, tax preparation, international taxation, and litigation support. Partners Nolan A. Newman, CPA and Ann M. Imus, CPA have over 64 years of combined experience.

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Seattle, WA 98199

Why choose this provider?

Ware, Egtvet & Associates, LLC is a Seattle business that has been serving clients for over 18 years. The business provides bookkeeping services, collects tax information, helps with bill paying, and bank reconciliation using Quicken. Ware, Egtvet & Associates, LLC also provides personal assistant services including move coordination, managing calendars, party planning, supervising household staff, and making arrangements for properties that are out of town. Ware, Egtvet & Associates, LLC is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and is bonded and insured. The business also provides fiduciary and estate services. Clients remark on their accessibility, knowledge, skill, and professionalism.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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FAQs

  • Introduction

    Hiring a bookkeeper can free up your time so you can focus on running your business. However, handing off this type of duty can feel like handing off private company information to an outsider. So, to counter that feeling, choose a bookkeeper who is experienced and reputable. When you’re considering handing off bookkeeping duties, it can build trust if you know you’re dealing with a professional.

    Bookkeepers typically have specialized record keeping and accounting knowledge. Entering transactions in the correct ledger column and preserving records to be able to access later are two important bookkeeping functions. The knowledge about how to manage numeric data properly guides a bookkeeper when processing and filing information for your small business. Some bookkeepers offer additional accounting-related and HR-related services beyond basic bookkeeping.
  • What is bookkeeping?

    Bookkeeping is the technique that’s used to record every financial transaction a business makes. Bookkeepers typically use either paper ledgers or bookkeeping software to record every penny a business spends and receives. Funds going into or out of all major and minor accounts are recorded, but analytical reports aren’t generally created as part of the bookkeeping process.

  • What does a bookkeeper do?

    Without taking over accounting functions, bookkeepers do the basic management tasks for a firm’s accounting ledgers. Transactions, which are also referred to as journal entries, are recorded by the bookkeeper. Bookkeepers also generate financial statements for businesses, typically by printing out a spreadsheet or series of spreadsheets.

  • What is the difference between bookkeeping and accounting?

    Bookkeeping is a basic accounting function, but it isn’t as in-depth and all-encompassing. Bookkeeping forms the basis for accounting processes, and it’s based on performing clerical duties. Accounting is more in-depth and analytical. Bookkeepers accurately record financial data, and accountants use the recorded data to summarize and evaluate the company’s transactions.

  • Can bookkeepers do tax returns?

    Bookkeepers do not typically do tax returns. However, bookkeepers do perform some tax-related functions such as processing 1099s and some basic tax records for employees. Additionally, bookkeepers make tax preparation easier for others by organizing and accurately maintaining the financial records that are used by tax accountants when preparing taxes.

  • Do bookkeepers do payroll?

    Some bookkeepers perform payroll functions for employers, but it isn’t a standard part of the job for most bookkeepers. Payroll tasks typically fall under the set of tasks that a human resources department handles. Bookkeeping agencies sometimes offer packages that include managing payroll and tax forms for businesses.

  • What is a full charge bookkeeper?

    Small businesses sometimes hire a full charge bookkeeper to take responsibility for all the company’s accounting processes. In addition to reconciling ledgers and banking statements, these bookkeepers answer phones, collect money, and pay debts on behalf of companies. Full-charge bookkeepers also manage payroll duties and some types of tax preparation and remittance.