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About Us

What is a bookkeeper? We are part super hero, data detective and number ninja.
We save you time and money; letting you do your greatest work!

Our team brings over 45 years of experience to your business.

noun: bookkeeper; plural noun: bookkeepers;
a person whose job is to keep records of the financial affairs of a business.

“the business had grown enough to justify hiring a bookkeeper”

Yup, that’s us, that’s what we do.
When your business has grown enough we are here to help.

Estmere Checks & Balances was started in 1997 by Christine Mason, then a new mom looking for a flexible part time opportunity while raising a family.

As the kids have grown, so has Checks & Balances.

In 2014 Christine decided to take a leap and turn Checks & Balances the sole proprietorship into Checks & Balances, a Bookkeeping Agency. In 2021, Checks and Balances joined with Estmere, Inc to form Estmere Checks and Balances.

Today, Estmere Checks & Balances has a team of 5 bookkeepers working from Bellevue, Washington supporting clients of all sizes and types to help them do more of their “thing” by helping with their financial affairs.

Kristina Walls, CEO and Co-Owner, Estmere and Estmere Checks and Balances

Kristina founded Estmere in 2016 as a way to help small companies to add the power of clear insights to their instincts in order to thrive in business.  To this she applied her real-world experience in sales and business management, along with financial analysis and strategy development.  The result has seen businesses around the world improve their profit and certainty over time.

Prior to Estmere, her professional career spanned selling, delivery, and finance in small and large companies as diverse as Naeseth & Solaas and Proact (high-end audio distribution), Philips (medical devices), Lectra (manufacturing), and Concur (business travel and expense management).

Christine Mason, Founder

With over 25 year of accounting experience (wow, has it really been that long?) and the support of an amazing family behind me, I have grown Checks & Balances from a part time gig into a well oiled machine.

I love working with my team and business owners. I love learning about new businesses and how they got started. I love talking with entrepreneurs and feeling that enthusiasm and excitement of success.

I love business and that is why I am here, wanting to work with you.

Victoria Dean – Account Manager

Victoria Dean has a passion for helping small business owners and individuals to manage and grow their financial wellbeing. With a strong accounting and business management background, Victoria provides her clients with expert advice, professionalism, responsiveness and peace of minds.

As a former Director of Sales and General Manager for large corporations it became clear quickly that her greatest skills came in accounting and management of the business. As an Account Manager Victoria works with our clients and bookkeeping team to ensure that both have what is needed to be successful.

Christie Yee – Account Manager

Christie has nearly twenty years of bookkeeping and payroll experience specializing in service/retail businesses. She has experience with small fitness studios, construction, retail, publishing, and design companies. She currently manages full service and monthly clients, payrolls, regular receivable billings, monthly and quarterly business/payroll tax filings, certified payroll filings, and personal accounts.

Shae Magdall – Associate Bookkeeper

Shae is an accounts payable and data entry specialist with over 20 years experience in accounting. She works very well with clients who have several checking and credit card accounts and above average number of daily and monthly transactions.

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