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!
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.
Today, Checks & Balances has a team of 5 bookkeepers working from their office in Bellevue, Washington supporting clients of all sizes and types to help them do more of their “thing” by helping with their financial affairs.
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.
Kiran is an accountant who brings with her a passion for bookkeeping, problem solving, and working directly with clients. While previously working in the corporate world as a tax accountant, she prefers working with clients books and taking the deep dive to the inter-workings of their finances. Having a CPA background, Kiran is a great asset to the Checks & Balances team being able to see the whole financial picture and working directly with our clients CPA’s.
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.
Jessica is part of the original expansion of Checks & Balances and has 10 years bookkeeping and accounting experience. She has recently obtained her degree in accounting and has experience working for a CPA firm in Anacortes Washington. She is well versed in multi-state payrolls, multi-state sales and excise tax as well as bill pay/accounts payable and invoicing/accounts receivable.
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.
Carle’s attention to detail and appreciation of numbers makes her a great team member. Her data entry skills and knowledge of QuickBooks online, as wells as her administrative abilities, make for a great support role to all the Checks & Balances staff and clients.
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