Over 4 decades of combined tax and finance experience
We talk to you, decide what you need, and get it done in a timely manner.
Bookkeeping is required by law and is the foundation of capitalism. It's been in existence for thousands of years, and has remained relatively unchanged since the 1400's. Besides pointing to whether a business is a success, it's also the key to knowing how to make good decisions in business.
In addition to our expertise in standard bookkeeping and our ability to take over where someone else left off, we also excel when it comes to solving problems stemming from inaccurate bookkeeping. Our clients include court representatives like trustees and guardians, restaurants, law firms, retail stores, service businesses, app developers, hair stylists, engineers, contractors, food trucks, coffee shops, attorneys, managed IT service providers, Amazon sellers, insurance brokers and many more.
Our strong use of technology combined with a deep understanding of small business challenges is one reason we are unique, Besides making ourselves available by phone and text to our supported clients, we also can meet early in the morning, late in the evening, and even on weekends if necessary. We know you're incredibly busy so we value your time and we won't waste it. We make sure you can get back to running your company and we'll run ours for you. Our professionally trained staff can streamline any client’s bookkeeping system which saves both time and money. We are experienced accounting professionals, versed in the language of accounting called Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) who will get your books cleaned up quickly, just the way your accountant and the IRS wants it to be done, and at a price you can afford. We are extremely knowledgeable with software and technology including QuickBooks desktop and online as well as other software like Appfolio, Shopify, Expensify, Joist, Jobber, Xero, Freshbooks, LegalServer, Connectwise, Clio, Practice Panther, Square, Clover, Vagaro, Stripe, Box, Dropbox, and Restaurant365. Having worked with hundreds of business owners you will get professionalism, high-quality work, and dedication. Isn't this what you expect when hiring a bookkeeper? Our testimonials prove we provide some of the most affordable, efficient and accurate services in the industry which is why our clients recognize us as the premier bookkeeping company in the Northwest
We are proud recipients of the BBB Torch award for Ethics, and members of The Better Business Bureau, Shoreline and Lynnwood Chambers of Commerce
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Russ started his tax career in 1998 assisting people who were in trouble with the IRS. From there, he started a mortgage company, then worked for the Washington State Bar Association before starting Sound Bookkeepers. He is a recognized contributor to City of Shoreline, the SBA, and the WA Small Business Development Center as well as authoring a few books on business. Russ has proven he is committed to the success of small businesses in our community.
"Russ is about much more than just numbers, spreadsheets, and bottom-lines. He understands business, he understands people, and he understands objectives. He has not only balanced our books, Russ has also helped us grow our business. You cannot afford not to have Russ [Sound Bookkeepers] on your team."
6 reasons to hire Sound Bookkeepers
- So you can rest easy - One of our clients said our bookkeeping is like aloe on a sunburn. We handle the tedious stuff so you can do what you need to.
- Accuracy- We are programmers and analysts at heart so we pay close attention to the details.
- Transparency and Discretion - We will make sure you know the truth, but we'll tell you privately, while still maintaining our commitment to absolute precision.
- Let you focus on what you do best - The owner's most precious resource is having free time to focus on building their business.
- We organize the mess - Piles of bills and other paperwork is one sign of a broken or failing system of accounting. We fix this.
- Reasonable fees - We are dedicated to helping, which is why our prices are 30-40% lower than our competition
As a small business owner, I highly recommend Sound Bookkeepers. They are reliable and have great customer service.
Sound Bookkeepers saves me a huge amount of time and effort which has allowed my profits to increase and my business to grow.
- I love working with Sound Bookkeepers because no matter who you're working with, everyone knows who you are, they know your books, they know what you're doing, and they put it in a language that you can understand.
My preschool is thriving thanks to the help I've been receiving from Sound Bookkeepers. Not only do they help me keep track of our income and expenses, but they have provided insight into structuring competitive pricing that keeps us below market, but still profitable. I cannot say enough good things about Sound Bookkeepers and I highly recommend giving them a call if you want your small business to be successful!
Sound Bookkeepers was perfect for my needs. They went above & beyond and their knowledge & experience was outstanding. I am very pleased with their service, attitude, professionalism & communication as to how to assist me best. I will hire them again and,I highly recommend Sound Bookkeepers for your accounting, bookkeeping & other business needs. They gave me piece of mind on top of excellent service. What an incredibly rewarding experience,both in tax preparation & building honest,trusting relationships in our community!
I've been using Sound Bookkeepers now for years. They are consistent and very thorough. I have a very busy practice that requires careful attention. They always pick up the phone when I call. I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Great people overall.
Sound Bookkeepers has done a fantastic job helping me manage my books for my business. They are very knowledgeable and they really care about my business. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for bookkeeping services with a personal touch.
Sound Bookkeepers is a very helpful and trustworthy partner and a great resource. They make it very easy to communicate and interact with them. They are extremely knowledgeable and help me to feel more confident that I am on track and have the tools to be successful.