About Backyard Bookkeeper

 Backyard Bookkeeper LLC is a woman-owned business, founded in Salt Lake City in 2008.

 

At Backyard Bookkeeper, we love solving problems. We love knowing that every expense has been accounted for and that all the accounts have been reconciled down to the penny. We love knowing that the system we set up to report daily sales is working and will take little or no further maintenance, because the directions are easy to follow and there is little room for error–even if we are no longer the ones implementing the system.

 

We love looking through financial data and making sure all the loose ends are tied up, away, and into oblivion. You might chuckle over our love of accounting, but just ask yourself: who would you rather have working on your books? A CPA who uses the “slash-and-burn” technique, an indifferent business owner with minimal accounting experience, or a competent bookkeeper who will treat the books like a work of art?

 

The Superheroes

Your team

Click on a name to read about or contact any of our team members.

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Breanna
Cosmolex - Bookkeeper
Breanna has been a "super organizer" her whole life, always looking for new ways to clear out clutter and make things more efficient. This applies to her love of numbers as well, which led to a degree in accounting, and...
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Angie
Bookkeeper
Angie has loved accounting ever since she got her first job in accounts payable at age 19. Since then, she has continued her accounting career in various industries, including radio stations, TV, and advertising. She earned a BS in finance...
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LeeAnn
Bookkeeper
Accounting is LeeAnn's passion, and she loves helping business owners make sure their finances are in order and their books are accurate. With over 15 years of accounting experience, she enjoys the variety that comes with full charge bookkeeping. LeeAnn...
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Gabi
Bookkeeper
Gabi loves reconciling and gets a rush from reconciling down to the penny each month. With a degree in finance and six years' accounting experience, she is proficient in all things Excel and Quickbooks.
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Julie DeLong
Bookkeeper - Owner
Julie is an experienced bookkeeper and accountant. Since the founding of Backyard Bookkeeper in 2008, she has worked with over 250 different companies in a wide variety of industries, including construction, nonprofit, health care, consulting, retail sales, online sales, legal,...
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Mary
Payroll Specialist
Mary enjoys making order out of chaos, checking off to-do lists, and the site of a brand new day planner. She loves ice-cold diet Coke, being outdoors, swimming, and spending time with her husband and little boy. Mary is a...
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Jenny
Bookeeper
Jenny finds satisfaction helping people get organized, and she loves working with financial information to help it make sense and use it in decision making. She enjoys reading, throwing parties, watching her kids play sports, and spending time with her...
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Susan
Bookkeeper - South Carolina
Susan loves bookkeeping and problem solving through numbers. She remembers when she was a child, always wanting to play the part of the “banker” or the “money collector.” She enjoys socializing with her husband and her friends. When she can...
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Mandi
Bookkeeper
Mandi enjoys sifting through numbers and helping businesses thrive by making sense of their financial information. When she isn’t solving life’s daily puzzles, she loves spending time with her husband and two boys, and hosting game nights with extended family...
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Allison
Bookkeeper
Allison loves interacting with people and helping them feel successful. She has spent the past few years helping others get organized in their businesses. She loves sledding, camping, baking, quilting, and sitting in the sun. Specialties Property management accounting General bookkeeping...
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Rendy
Cosmolex - Bookkeeping superviser
Rendy is passionate about organization and loves the feeling of a balanced budget. She is a planner at heart and budgets her personal finances 12 months in advance. Her background in project management gives her the ability to see all aspects...

The real reason we do what we do:

Our clients' satisfaction!

Tami, business owner

I am thrilled with the service I have had from Julie with Backyard Bookkeeper! A recent computer crash left me with a feeling of dread. After trying to install/restore backup on my own - I encountered errors and was at a standstill. Julie was prompt to respond to my problem, arranged for a time when we could work on a resolution, and within minutes she had my data restored and had me back up and running my small business! Julie is very knowledgeable about QuickBooks and is a resource I am thrilled to have by my side when I need her! I highly recommend Backyard Bookkeeper to other business owners.

5.0
2013-07-27T23:35:59+00:00
I am thrilled with the service I have had from Julie with Backyard Bookkeeper! A recent computer crash left me with a feeling of dread. After trying to install/restore backup on my own - I encountered errors and was at a standstill. Julie was prompt to respond to my problem, arranged for a time when we could work on a resolution, and within minutes she had my data restored and had me back up and running my small business! Julie is very knowledgeable about QuickBooks and is a resource I am thrilled to have by my side when I need her! I highly recommend Backyard Bookkeeper to other business owners.

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2017-04-26T20:21:55+00:00
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Mark, business owner

Susan has been great to work with. She has been very accommodating and willing to do anything to help me. When I first called Backyard Bookkeeper and talked to Susan, I felt ashamed that my books were a mess for one full year. By the end of the conversation, I felt so much better and was reassured that it was not a problem. Ultimately, Susan cleaned up my mess in a short period of time. I feel very comfortable working with Susan. Because she is prompt and has earned my trust, I also have her manage my books for two additional businesses I own.
5.0
2014-08-11T19:23:43+00:00
Susan has been great to work with. She has been very accommodating and willing to do anything to help me. When I first called Backyard Bookkeeper and talked to Susan, I felt ashamed that my books were a mess for one full year. By the end of the conversation, I felt so much better and was reassured that it was not a problem. Ultimately, Susan cleaned up my mess in a short period of time. I feel very comfortable working with Susan. Because she is prompt and has earned my trust, I also have her manage my books for two additional businesses I own.

After opening my own firm, I quickly realized handling my own bookkeeping was a losing proposition - not only did not I not have sufficient knowledge, I was losing valuable time that could be better spent doing what I do best. I contacted Backyard Bookkeeper. They came to the rescue, assuming my Quickbooks mess, and quickly organized and streamlined both my internal bookkeeping, but also took over my billing. Backyard Bookkeeper is immediately responsive, and 100% competent. I am very happy with their service and highly recommend any small business give them a try - you won't regret it.

Al Pranno, Attorney

Pranno Law

5.0
2013-07-27T22:45:00+00:00

Al Pranno, Attorney

Pranno Law

After opening my own firm, I quickly realized handling my own bookkeeping was a losing proposition - not only did not I not have sufficient knowledge, I was losing valuable time that could be better spent doing what I do best. I contacted Backyard Bookkeeper. They came to the rescue, assuming my Quickbooks mess, and quickly organized and streamlined both my internal bookkeeping, but also took over my billing. Backyard Bookkeeper is immediately responsive, and 100% competent. I am very happy with their service and highly recommend any small business give them a try - you won't regret it.

Backyard Bookkeeper has been there for me since I was by myself in my apartment trying to get my business off the ground. Mandi helped me make sure my books where clean and organized so I could focus on the other aspects of my business. Everything was nice and automated and Mandi acted like she was a member of my team. It was great. Thank you for everything!

Jason Klug

Klugonyx

2016-06-02T10:08:32+00:00

Jason Klug

Klugonyx

Backyard Bookkeeper has been there for me since I was by myself in my apartment trying to get my business off the ground. Mandi helped me make sure my books where clean and organized so I could focus on the other aspects of my business. Everything was nice and automated and Mandi acted like she was a member of my team. It was great. Thank you for everything!

Rocky, business owner

I tried to manage my Quickbooks by myself for many years and was just not getting the result I wanted. I have found Backyard Bookkeeper to be a great fit to my business and gives me the time to spend on more productive things in my business. Thanks guys! R. H.

5.0
2013-07-27T22:40:44+00:00
I tried to manage my Quickbooks by myself for many years and was just not getting the result I wanted. I have found Backyard Bookkeeper to be a great fit to my business and gives me the time to spend on more productive things in my business. Thanks guys! R. H.

Thank you Jenny at Backyard Bookkeeper for your attention to detail. I have been using Backyard Bookkeeper for quite a few years now and couldn't be happier with the service I have received. Thank you for doing such a great job and completing tasks sometimes on very short notice. I look forward to working with your company for years to come.

Scott, business owner

5.0
2014-08-19T20:35:47+00:00

Scott, business owner

Thank you Jenny at Backyard Bookkeeper for your attention to detail. I have been using Backyard Bookkeeper for quite a few years now and couldn't be happier with the service I have received. Thank you for doing such a great job and completing tasks sometimes on very short notice. I look forward to working with your company for years to come.

They fit our needs! Backyard Bookkeeper is great. We are a a small non-profit that needs reliable bookkeeping services. BYB is perfect for our agency. Julie is available and helpful whenever we have questions and she is familiar with the specific needs of non-profit rules. We appreciate the flexibility and energy they put into keeping us going.

Gina Director

Utahns Against Hunger

 

5.0
2013-07-27T22:46:03+00:00

Gina Director

Utahns Against Hunger

 

They fit our needs! Backyard Bookkeeper is great. We are a a small non-profit that needs reliable bookkeeping services. BYB is perfect for our agency. Julie is available and helpful whenever we have questions and she is familiar with the specific needs of non-profit rules. We appreciate the flexibility and energy they put into keeping us going.

Cindy, bookkeeper

I contacted Julie DeLong on two separate occasions for help with some bookkeeping issues that I was having. Julie responded immediately and helped me solve my problems. She understood every issue that I was having and gave me clear, concise resolutions for each. Having her as a resource has made my job so much easier! I highly recommend her and am so grateful to have her to turn to when I have a problem!
5.0
2014-03-07T14:30:02+00:00
I contacted Julie DeLong on two separate occasions for help with some bookkeeping issues that I was having. Julie responded immediately and helped me solve my problems. She understood every issue that I was having and gave me clear, concise resolutions for each. Having her as a resource has made my job so much easier! I highly recommend her and am so grateful to have her to turn to when I have a problem!

Diann, business owner

I tried managing my QuickBooks on my own for a couple of years, and constantly ran into situations that I didn't know how to solve. Now, I have my own personal QuickBooks Superhero: Julie DeLong! She is capable of leaping over a huge mathematical tangle in a single bound, and can quickly compute complex figures in her super-genius brain, while standing on one foot and whistling "Dixie". It's all in a days work for Julie to design powerful solutions to the mightiest messes while peeling a banana and standing on her head. I particularly love that she manages my sales tax, and my complex vendor statements. Glad she found my backyard!

5.0
2013-07-27T22:45:21+00:00
I tried managing my QuickBooks on my own for a couple of years, and constantly ran into situations that I didn't know how to solve. Now, I have my own personal QuickBooks Superhero: Julie DeLong! She is capable of leaping over a huge mathematical tangle in a single bound, and can quickly compute complex figures in her super-genius brain, while standing on one foot and whistling "Dixie". It's all in a days work for Julie to design powerful solutions to the mightiest messes while peeling a banana and standing on her head. I particularly love that she manages my sales tax, and my complex vendor statements. Glad she found my backyard!

I've been very happy with the services provided by Backyard Bookkeeper. As a business owner, it's good to know I don't need to worry about the bookkeeping, taxes, and payroll. Jenny and Julie have always been there when I have a question, and I truly appreciate their ability to not only do the work, but to be my teachers when I have a question. I highly recommend Backyard Bookkeeper to any business owner.

Sandy

Graphic designer

5.0
2014-08-11T19:24:18+00:00

Sandy

Graphic designer

I've been very happy with the services provided by Backyard Bookkeeper. As a business owner, it's good to know I don't need to worry about the bookkeeping, taxes, and payroll. Jenny and Julie have always been there when I have a question, and I truly appreciate their ability to not only do the work, but to be my teachers when I have a question. I highly recommend Backyard Bookkeeper to any business owner.

WDM Enterprises, Inc. is a privately held entity operating a Professional Private Investigative Agency and Small Business Consultancy. We've been with Backyard Bookkeeper for going on three years. We've gone from a disastrous in-house set of books to a professional set of books we can rely on in determining success and while planning for profit. Backyard Bookkeeping is timely, accurate and affordable. What did we do before Backyard Bookkeeper? Sad to say; we lost profit that's not recoverable, and wasted time and effort in an area not within our expertise. How about now with Backyard Bookkeeper; we plan for profit, devote our time to to servicing our clients, generating greater repeat business and referrals, and have a credible, accurate and timely report card on our business. Thank you Backyard Bookkeeper!

William D. "Bill" McGregor, Pres/CEO

WDM Enterprises, Inc

5.0
2015-04-27T15:37:13+00:00

William D. "Bill" McGregor, Pres/CEO

WDM Enterprises, Inc

WDM Enterprises, Inc. is a privately held entity operating a Professional Private Investigative Agency and Small Business Consultancy. We've been with Backyard Bookkeeper for going on three years. We've gone from a disastrous in-house set of books to a professional set of books we can rely on in determining success and while planning for profit. Backyard Bookkeeping is timely, accurate and affordable. What did we do before Backyard Bookkeeper? Sad to say; we lost profit that's not recoverable, and wasted time and effort in an area not within our expertise. How about now with Backyard Bookkeeper; we plan for profit, devote our time to to servicing our clients, generating greater repeat business and referrals, and have a credible, accurate and timely report card on our business. Thank you Backyard Bookkeeper!
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Our Milestones in 2017

300
Companies
5500
Working hours
9
Years in business
12
Total team members