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.

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 and reconciliations
  • Communications and PR
  • Administrative/tech support
Bookkeeper/Cosmolex specialist

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 of large bookkeeping tasks and how they can all come together.

In her spare time, she enjoys being with her husband, son, daughter, and two dogs. She loves wine, music, spending time with friends, and weekend camping trips to the mountains.
Specialties:
  • CosmoLex bookkeeping
  • Law firm accounting
Founder Bookkeeper

Julie does most of the actual number crunching for the business and would rather play on Quickbooks than Facebook. She has a weakness for superhero movies, Rachmaninov, and chocolate, and her favorite book is a vampire novel titled Sunshine.

Julie is an experienced bookkeeper and accountant. Since the founding of Backyard Bookkeeper in 2008, she has worked with over 200 different companies in a wide variety of industries, including construction, nonprofit, health care, consulting, retail sales, online sales, legal, entertainment, real estate, and many more.

Specialties

  • Working out solutions for unique accounting dilemmas and situations that everyone else has given up on.
  • Quickbooks disaster cleanup–the bigger the mess, the more excited she is to get started!
  • Restructuring Quickbooks company files and charts of accounts for better and more useful reporting.
  • Nonprofit accounting.

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 highly driven, enthusiastic bookkeeper, and she is Backyard Bookkeeper’s go-to person when someone has “technical difficulties.” In addition to bookkeeping, she has expertise in marketing, public relations, human resources, and communication.

 

Specialties

  • Payroll returns and filings, including multi-state.
  • Extra fast data entry: 85+ WPM.
  • Research of tax, business, legal, and technical issues.
  • Issues relating to Apple users, including accounting in Quickbooks for Mac.
Bookkeeper

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 family and friends.

Jenny is an exceptionally organized and detail-oriented bookkeeper, who is famous for being careful and thorough. Her systematic approach to her work ensures that all her clients are very well taken care of.

 

Specialties

  • Construction industry accounting, including accounts payable reconciliation and job costing.
  • Clear communication and financial reporting.
  • Event management, accounting, and tax considerations.
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 get away from life’s demands, you will find her exercising, reading, or enjoying her two children’s sporting events.

With over 15 years of experience as a bookkeeper, Susan has comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of accounting. She is also a talented saleswoman, and as our most outgoing and social bookkeeper, she enjoys networking with our clients and commercial partners.

Specialties

  • Sales and networking.
  • General accounting and payroll for both small and large companies.
  • Making clients feel like part of the Backyard Bookkeeper family.
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 and friends. Her guilty pleasure is to watch travel shows and plan for their next big family adventure.

Mandi is a talented bookkeeper with over twelve years’ experience in the field. With a thorough understanding of general ledgers, journal entries, and financial statements, she has the expertise to handle almost anything.

 

Specialties

  • Construction industry accounting, including job costing and budgeting.
  • General ledger reconciliation.
  • Inventory management.

The real reason we do what we do:

Our clients' satisfaction!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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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!

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!

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.

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.

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.
4.0
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Our Milestones in 2017

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