Let me introduce myself...
I Am Rae
I am a problem solver
I save you time and money
I am trusted by clients
I'm here when you call
I am your EXPERT bookkeeper!
Full-service Experienced Bookkeeper for your Business
Who am I
Working with an independent contract bookkeeper has it's perks...and using me, has even more!
I'm at the end of each phone call, no recording telling you to "press 1 for . . . ". Customer Service at its best!
I'm a problem solver who loves to make things balance.
I'm dependable and readily available when you need quick answers.
I love details, am accurate and efficient.
My service is personalized to each client.
I've been in the business for 30 years and am trusted by my clients.
I'm always up for a challenge and ready to learn new things.
I get you out of the "numbers" and into running your business to save you time and money!
My clients stay with me an average of 10-15 years!
I am an experienced, professional bookkeeper seeking clients looking for a reliable, competent numbers person.
I have over 30 years of experience in travel accounting, and have served both wholesale and retail companies. I am easy-to work with and pride myself on strong customer service and attention to detail.
Great River Electronics – Fulltime Accounting Manager, Jan 2003 – Oct 2019
Performed all accounting duties including accounts payable, receivable, payroll, retirement planning, tax and year end reports, inventory, purchasing, shipping.
Value Travel – Independent Bookkeeper, Oct 2010 – Current
Responsible for travel agency accounting functions as well as ARC and corporate reports as needed.
ICBits Web Development – Independent Bookkeeper, Jan 2010 – Current
Responsible for all day to day accounting, invoicing, accounts payable, receivable, taxes, etc.
I have been in the travel industry for over 40 years. In that time, I have pretty much "done it all!" When my family asked me what my #1 client would be, my answer was definitely "travel agencies because working for them is like falling off a log." I'm experienced, know the business well and love it!
Here are my current skills:
All bookkeeping functions utilizing TRAMS Accounting System including ARC Reports, Agent, Client, Vendor Reports (customized as requested), ARC and Corporate reports, commission tracking, bank reconciliation, payroll entry and monthly/quarterly/year-end reports, tax preparation for CPA, year-end closing, Clientbase customer database assistance with mailing/email lists for promotions, costings for FIT tours as well as group bookings, foreign currency exchanges.
What I can do
Advantages of Hiring Me
15-30 minutes making my services very affordable for small business
What do I charge?
$45* - $60 per hour
Billed in 15-minute increments
Meet Wilson, my side-kick who's been with me since June 2011.
He's a dedicated, loyal colleague whose energy and communication skills make our work environment positive and happy.
- Birthdate : April 20, 2011
- Demeaner : Mellow, until the word 'walk', 'park', or 'treats' is spoken.
- Bark : Ear-piercingly Loud
- Size : As big as a horse
- Nickname : Winston, ignores BooBoo
- Favorite Food : Everything
Wilson has years of education and is constantly learning. The word 'no' is not in his vocabulary.
To date, he has the following degrees:
Master Degree – Barkmouth University
Major studies included sleeping, eating, going for W.A.L.K's, and constant shedding.
Bachelor Degree – The Ruff Institute
This was a summer course in smudge window art. He was class valedogtorian.
Lab Doctorate – The School Of Labology
Major studies included swimming, endless hours of fetch, and sad face which he has down to a science.
Wilson is well-suited for his role in the business. Not only is he easily able to convey his needs at any time of the day (or night), he also provides office security.
He is always happy and makes for a warm, fun atmosphere during work hours. He is truly an invaluable asset to this company.
Loyalty (unless outside door open)
What they say
Rae came onboard in 2005 to assist with our accounting for what was thought to be a year or two. Well, 14 years later and I wouldn't be without her. Her attention to detail and knowledge of TRAMS Travel Accounting System is one thing, but her inside and out travel knowledge of both wholesale and retail has proven invaluable. She organized our agent commission reports perfectly and our outside agents love it, and she keeps our numbers straight provides detailed information needed to run my business successfully.
Sue Linderholm - Owner
Rae is efficient, organized, knowledgeable and has the experience to handle any situation from the simplest day-to-day bookkeeping tasks to preparing books for accountants use or auditing. We would certainly recommend Rae to anyone in need of a great bookkeeping service.