Our Variety of Bookkeeping Services

When it comes to running a business, it’s important to organize your company’s accounts and manage expenses in preparation for tax season. However, with so much on your plate as an entrepreneur or small business owner, you may be too preoccupied with other responsibilities to focus on finances. That’s where online bookkeeping services come in.

At Steph’s Bookkeeping Service, we provide the best online bookkeeping services, specializing in customized payroll solutions for small businesses, contractors, and professional services alike. Our expert bookkeepers proudly service all of the greater Chicago, IL area and beyond through our user-friendly digital solutions. With 25 years of experience providing expert insights on financial health, you can trust us for tax preparation and bookkeeping help.

Outsourced Bookkeeping Services Offered

As an online payroll services company, we offer a wide range of excellent plans and options that you can count on. From company outsourced payroll options to QuickBooks® online bookkeeping services, we have the financial resources and comprehensive processes to set you up for financial success.

Our online specialists are trained to provide high-quality QuickBooks-certified bookkeeping services to our valued clients:

  • Bookkeeping: We can develop and maintain your business’s finances with online Intuit® Quickbooks bookkeeping services.
  • Payroll: We ensure that all your employees get paid promptly and meet all legal obligations with our payroll services.
  • Reconciliation: Through our QuickBooks online bank reconciliation services, we analyze your account and bank statements to verify that your records are accurate and consistent.
  • Expense coding: We use online expense coding services to help simplify your communication while optimizing costs.
  • Accounts payable: We monitor and manage your company’s product and service debts through our accounts payable services.
  • Recurring services: With recurring services, we handle your business’s continuous billing matters between customers.
  • Accounts receivable: Your organization can meet its financial goals and increase revenue by improving collection rates and invoice processing.
  • Account cleanup: We assess your company’s needs, create a financial plan, and manage your books to create a cost-effective system that is personalized to you. With a clean, functional, and organized account, you can feel at ease and prepared for the upcoming tax season.
  • QuickBooks training: We prepare you to manage your own finances by educating you on how to use QuickBooks comfortably and efficiently so you can gain the confidence you need to serve customers.
  • QuickBooks setup: We’ll save you time by establishing and customizing your QuickBooks account in a way that is most effective for you.
  • Financial literacy: We educate our clients on financial literacy and provide financial aid, budgeting, credit, borrowing, and loan services.

Schedule Online Payroll Services at Steph’s Bookkeeping Service

If you’re looking to receive high-quality QuickBooks bank reconciliation services, Steph’s Bookkeeping Service has you covered. With so many comprehensive outsourced bookkeeping services meant to secure your financial future, you can focus on growing your business while we get your assets in order. Our adept and personable bookkeepers will help you feel confident and secure in your finances — just in time for tax season.

For more information about our services, you can request a quote or get in touch with one of our experts. To speak with one of our experts please call today (815)-271-5646.

Patrick SpraguePatrick Sprague
14:24 12 Apr 24
Steph and her team are outstanding! We have been clients for about a year, and have been impressed with their work throughout. They consistently demonstrate expertise and reliability in their work for our law firm. We look forward to continuing to work with Steph and her team, and would highly recommend them!
Brandon WoodsBrandon Woods
20:55 11 Apr 24
Steph's Service was an excellent value add for our business. The added time she took to walk through recommendations will undoubtedly strengthen our capabilities in the future. Highly recommend!!
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 four 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

    We finalize your financial statements, and the month is closed out.

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    Why Choose Steph’s Bookkeeping Service?

    Just fill out our simple form and Steph’s Books will find a bookkeeping solution for you and your small business.


    We have over 25 years of experience in the bookkeeping space. Stephanie has her bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

    Tech Savvy

    We are using the latest cloud platforms to deliver a seamless experience. We attend continuing education, so we are always providing our customers with the latest and greatest that technology has to offer.

    Flexible Pricing

    All our engagements start at $99 per month and are customized around your needs. You only pay for what you need.


    Enjoy the benefits of variables costs vs. the fixed costs of employees. With an outsourced team, services are provided on demand. Do you feel you’re getting behind on invoicing? We can help you get caught up.

    Invested in Your Success

    We give our all to every client because if you’re successful, then we’re successful.

    Systems Driven

    Our company is systematic, and process driven. While on the surface, you will not notice but there are a lot of moving parts in the background to ensure we are delivering on what we promise.

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    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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