About us

3rd Generation Seattle Bookkeeper with over 2 decades of 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 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 Xero, Freshbooks, LegalServer, Connectwise, 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 members of The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers

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Our founder

Russ Shulman

Over 2 decades of tax and finance experience and recognized contributor to City of Shoreline, the SBA, and the WA Small Business Development Center. Through his Urbanspending.com project and his continuous speaking engagements throughout Washington, 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."
-JR

6 reasons to hire Sound Bookkeepers

  • Increase in net profit - Accurate bookkeeping is the most certain way to ensure you are capturing maximum profits.
  • On-time payments save you money - Most vendors charge late fees when you're past due and offer discounts for early payments.
  • 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.
  • Reduce tax stresses - Tax agencies charge penalties for late filing, they can also be scary to deal with when you're unsure of your responsibilities.
    • 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 Russ has 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!
      Aureole
      Winding Willow School
    • I've been using Russ now for over two years.  He is consistent and very thorough.  I have a very busy practice that requires careful attention.  Russ always picks up the phone when I call.  I would hire him again in a heartbeat.  Great guy overall.

      Cleo F.
      Attorney
    • 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.

      Joel M.
      Wicked Good Grinders
    • Russ makes sure that all you need and all you want is taken care in a quick and painless manner.If you own a small business and do not have time for a thousand questions Russ is knowable and can save you time and money.
      Katarina Johnes
      Professional Service Provider
    • Sound Bookeepers 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.
      Lacey G
      Marketing Service Provider

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    For 4 years in a row, Sound Bookkeepers has been awarded the "Best Bookkeeping Business of Shoreline" by an independent award agency. We commonly hear from our clients how easy it is to work with us. There's no cost for the initial call or first meeting, so please call today and see why we are simply the best.

     
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