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?
Julie DeLong, Senior Bookkeeper, COO (Link to resume)
Alex Mic-Podar, Marketing and Client Satisfaction, CEO (Link to resume)
Alex has been working most of her life and has a knack for knowing what people need. She keeps our bookkeepers in line when they party too hard. Alex loves Coke, Tom Cruise, and Mini Coopers, and won't eat anything she can see onions in.
Shantel Shearer, Senior Bookkeeper (Link to resume)
Shantel's love of numbers fueled her desire to learn accounting. She has three awesome children who keep her on her toes, and with whom she shares a love of snowmen, Captain Jack Sparrow, and just having good, plain fun.
Susan Wells, Senior Bookkeeper (Link to resume)
Sue loves accounting because it is like a puzzle--when you fit all the pieces together you get the big picture. Bookkeeping came naturally to her and she has been working in the field since her early teens. When not playing with numbers, Sue loves dancing, reading, being with friends and family, and being outdoors.
Jenny Updike, Bookkeeper (Link to resume)
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.
Brooke Bushman, Bookkeeper (Link to resume)
Brooke enjoys bookkeeping because numbers always make sense even when everything else in life gets chaotic. She loves spending time with her husband and three kids, anything to do with soccer (especially Real Salt Lake), cooking, and running in 5K races because it doesn't take much training.