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Bookkeeping & Payroll Services Near Chicago IL

Whether you’re just beginning to establish your small business or you’ve been running it for years, there’s always room to improve your finances. Outsourcing professional bookkeeping services will optimize your company’s resources and save your business money over time.


That’s where Steph’s Bookkeeping Services comes in. Our expert team is knowledgeable in financial maximization, so we can help your business grow while keeping everything compliant.


Running a business is a full-time job, and handling your company’s financial information can seem like an entirely separate responsibility. When you work with us, you can trust our seasoned advice. We understand how to manage your company’s growth so it can continue to succeed in the future.

To make your life easier, we offer a variety of different services. While you focus on running your business, we can take care of:


  • Bookkeeping: We are experts in financial organization and management. With our bookkeeping services, we can ensure financial accuracy, help you control your company’s financial growth and handle employee overhead and training costs.
  • Payroll services: When you outsource your payroll with us, we can assist you in recruiting new employees, check that your business follows the proper regulations and eliminate the need for an in-house human resources professional.
  • Account cleanup: The longer your books go unorganized, the more challenging it will be to get them back in shape. Let us take care of it. With professional account cleanup, your business can save money over time. You’ll also be ready when tax season comes around.
  • Accounts receivable: We will develop and manage your invoices and account services when you outsource your accounts receivable with us, enabling you to leverage your company’s resources and get a quicker return on investment (ROI).
  • QuickBooks training: With one of our QuickBooks ProAdvisors, you can learn how to use QuickBooks proficiently and at a personalized level of learning.

With a range of services and a background in multiple financial areas, we understand how to optimize your company’s resources. Our team will provide financial management that makes a noticeable difference for your business.

Our McHenry Office

Areas We Serve:

We have an extensive range of areas served in the Greater Chicago area including:

Contact Steph’s Bookkeeping Service

Conveniently located in McHenry, Steph’s Bookkeeping Services serves a broad area. With over 25 years in the business, we understand how to grow your company and take the financial stress off your shoulders.


When you work with us, you’ll receive a variety of services that you can depend on. Our goal is to give you peace of mind when it comes to your company’s financial organization. Our expert bookkeeping services will save your company money and other valuable resources and put you in a better position for continued success.


Ready to get started? Contact us to speak with one of our expert financial advisors today! You can also get a free quote online.

Chris DiLulloChris DiLullo
20:55 22 Jan 24
Timely, accurate, and willing to work on lots of unconventional and different things! great people, great local business.
Jon HardenJon Harden
12:57 12 Jul 23
We've been customers of Steph's bookkeeping for a couple years now. Steph and her team are always on top of it and Steph's experience and knowledge shows immensely when it comes to handling her business. We are very satisfied with this company and would recommend them for anyone looking for a competent bookkeeper who is responsive and genuinely hard working. As a business owner I expect a high level of professionalism that is expected from me and my own business. Steph's bookkeeping fits the bill!!
David JonesDavid Jones
19:38 05 Jul 23
We just transitioned from a prior bookkeeper to Steph's Bookkeeping Service and found the experience very good. Stephanie cleaned up our 2023 books quickly and professionally, took over payroll and estimated tax submittals with ease. We look forward to working closely with Stephanie as we continue to grow.
We have been using Steph's Bookkeeping for 5+ years now. The monthly and quarterly reports are always on time and accurate. This makes easy work for the accountant to close out the year. As a small business owner, the service provided by Steph and her team is beyond helpful. It allows me to focus on the day-to-day operations knowing that the accounting is being managed by a professional. It's one less thing that I have to do at the end of the month. If you're a small business owner, then you understand the value of that time savings.Any questions I have had over the years are answered in a reasonable amount of time & in a professional manner. You will not regret hiring this company to help manage your books. This is money well spent in my opinion.
George SooleyGeorge Sooley
09:45 01 Jul 23
I run a small health care practice in a rural area of East Central Illinois for nearly 25 years. In the last 5 years, I’ve outsourced book-keeping— “leaving it to the professionals” instead of continuing to do work that I’m not good at (also another layer of work as both a physician and business owner). Steph’s has been the best solution yet! She was able to dive right in and eventually assigned my account to Melanie. I continue to do payroll and my local CPA continues to do the taxes.The ongoing book work was a hole that has been filled to my satisfaction. Steph’s team is professional, polite and prompt despite my occasional delays in communication.. I plan to be a long-term client and grateful for this service.
Eugene KnausEugene Knaus
18:10 30 Jun 23
Stephanie has been handling our bookkeeping for a couple of years. They are responsive, flexible, and detail-oriented. We are a growing company that requires some extra attention and they have always taken care of us.
Erica BurkeErica Burke
18:08 30 Jun 23
My company has used Steph's Bookkeeping for many years. They take the stress & time of bookkeeping off our plates so we can focus on serving our customers! 🙂 They are a professional, kind & competent business & we highly recommend them!

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What Do I Get With Steph’s Books?

Once you fill out our simple form, we make bookkeeping as easy as 3 steps:

1. Process

Information Gathering – We gather all the relevant information to your scope of work such as bank / credit card statements, receipts, bills, and invoices.

2. Enter the Data

Once we receive all the information, we enter all transaction activity into QuickBooks. We will enter in data as required, not just at the end of the month. Each account is reconciled and balanced.

3. Review the Data

Financial reports are submitted to you and reviewed for accuracy in our month end call.

4. Finalize

Financial statements are finalized, and the month is closed out.


Schedule Bookkeeping Services for Chicago IL Small Businesses

Let Steph's Books take bookkeeping off your hands. Forever.

With Steph’s Books, you get real people that are invested in growing your business every day. We are confident in our ability to streamline the operations and bookkeeping side of your business. With expert bookkeepers who are reliable, caring, and resourceful, you can trust our team.

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