In early 2008, Julie had been juggling several part-time office manager positions at local small businesses when she realized the part she really loved was the bookkeeping. Alex joked that Julie was spending more time in QuickBooks than on Facebook, so why not turn it into a business? And so Backyard Bookkeeper was born.

As it turns out, Julie finds bookkeeping fascinating. She loves looking at unique financial transactions, analyzing their moving parts, and coming up with the best strategy to record and track them. 

Alex, on the other hand, has been an entrepreneur since her childhood in Hungary, and loves nothing more than to help small businesses grow and provide jobs to others.

Together, we have built Backyard Bookkeeper and Backyard Payroll into organizations that provide remote part-time work to qualified bookkeepers and payroll specialists who enjoy the work for its own sake. Julie passes on her skills to the next generation of bookkeepers, teaching them big-picture thinking and best practices in accounting, while Alex leads our company strategy and vision.

We are not your average bookkeepers!

THE SUPERHEROES
YOUR TEAM
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Jess
Operations & HR Manager
Jenny
Professional Development Manager
Susan
Bookkeeper
Breanna
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Angie
Team Lead-Bookkeeper
Lori
Team Lead-Bookkeeper
Janelle
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Kristen
Bookkeeper - Team Lead-Bookkeeper
Barbara
Bookkeeper
Cassandra
Bookkeeper - Bookkeeper
Jamey
Bookkeeper
Julie-Ann
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Mindi
Bookkeeper - Angie's team
Mindy
Bookkeeper
Aaron
CosmoLex - Bookkeeper
Stephanie
CosmoLex - Bookkeeper
Autumn
CosmoLex - Bookkeeper
Teresa
Bookkeeper
Shay
Bookkeeper
Rachel
Payroll Specialist
Jessica
Payroll Specialist
Lois
In-House Accountant
Chrissy
Executive Assistant
Alex
CEO
Julie
COO

Join Our Team

BOOKKEEPER & PAYROLL JOB OPENINGS

We are always looking for bookkeepers & payroll specialists to join our team, with or without industry specializations.
Are you one of those rare people who actually LIKES accounting and payroll?
Is resolving tax and HR questions the most satisfying thing in the world to you?
Do you love puzzles and logic problems?
Are you looking for meaningful work that will be personally fulfilling, that you can accomplish part-time while still taking care of your family and other personal needs?
Do you enjoy learning new software and figuring out technical tricks to do things more efficiently?
Even though you are already great at organizing and calendaring, are you even better at checking things off on your to-do list?
Are you a resident of the United States?
If you answered yes to the questions above and have the necessary qualifications (see below), please follow the link at the bottom of this page to view open positions and apply!

WHY WORK FOR US?

Flexible hours – as few as 15 hours a week and as many as 25-30 if you want to work up to it, from the comfort of your own home

Learn new skills, software, and systems while participating in our company training programs

Interact with lots of interesting people and companies in varying industries

Have a variety of ongoing projects, rather than keeping the same routine every day and week

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

People who are self-motivated, able to work effectively under deadlines without much supervision, and have excellent follow-through

Bookkeepers with Quickbooks experience and expertise

Team players with excellent communication skills, including through email, phone, video chat, and other online media, and who are able to respond to messages within one day

Bookkeepers with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles

Click here to view open positions and apply!

Susan

Why do I like working for backyard bookkeeper??? I really enjoy our wonderful team that we have created. I get asked all the time,”why don’t you just go out on your own and do this?” My answer is because the TEAM at backyard bookkeeper is complete. We all have strengths that we bring to the group and this is what makes us a fabulous company to work for!!!

Chrissy

Working at Backyard Bookkeeper is the dream job that I didn’t even know I was looking for.  I get to work with amazing people each and every day.  Each day is different from the day before and so I never get stuck in a mundane rut.  There is flexibility in the hours that I can work.  This means that I can have the best of both worlds by being able to work and still take care of my family.  I have never worked for a company that cares as much about their employees as Backyard Bookkeeper.  I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of their team.

Chip

As a serial entrepreneur, I’ve worked with many accounting firms over the last thirty years. Backyard Accounting is by far my favorite! Working with Alex and Julie and their team has been a fantastic experience. They make accounting simple and easy, and they always go above and beyond. I highly recommend Backyard Accounting! You’ll thank me, and so will your CPA. – Chip Hopper, BookJedi, Futurist, Author.

Shahrad

“Ashley is very good at her job and very responsive. Her client-centered approach is fantastic.”

Gina

They fit our needs! Backyard Bookkeeper is great. We are 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.

Sandy

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.

Susan

We have greatly appreciated EVERYTHING that Backyard Bookeeper has done for us at Sovegna. You have truly met our needs, and I am very grateful for that and being able to be rest assured that my employees’ needs have been readily met. Thank you again to everyone for all of your great work!

Allison

I was looking for a position and a company where I could utilize my skills from my previous workplaces, work from home and work with very capable and dependable people. I was very fortunate to become a part of this team where it’s not focused on being competitive and stepping on each others toes to get to the top, but very much centered on a team effort to take care of our client’s needs. There are also many opportunities for commissions, bonuses and pay increases, which is all the more reason to want to work for this company!”

Cindy

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!

Tami

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.

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!

Mandi

I enjoy working for Backyard Bookkeeper because of the balance it allows me in my life. I feel like a valued member of society because I am able to offer a needed service to my clients and I also have the time and ability to provide for the needs of my family. I feel lucky to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Jess

I love working for Backyard Bookkeeper. The people I work with, both co-workers and clients are wonderful. This is a job I look forward to every day, and I can work from home on my time-frame. It has been the perfect fit for me as I’ve grown and learned in my responsibilities. And the owners are constantly looking for ways to improve our company. It’s not often you find a company that values family and their employees the way Backyard Bookkeeper does. I’m so grateful to have this job!

Backyard Bookkeeper team member

Mark

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.

Diann

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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Angel Marketing

We LOVE working with Backyard Bookkeeper; they are passionate and dedicated professionals. Keep it up!

-Angel Marketing

Jenny

I like the great team of women who are supportive and helpful to each other.  I like being able to set my own schedule and work at home.  I also enjoy working with my great clients and love the variety of business models I am learning about.

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.

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!