Professional Bookkeeping Services

Whether you’re a new small business owner or a seasoned professional with years of experience, online bookkeeping services are necessary for the growth and improvement of any organization. With the help of professional bookkeeping services, you can organize and manage your finances without sacrificing your time or resources.

When you hire us, you’ll find that the cost of bookkeeping services for small businesses is a small price to pay in exchange for excellent financial organization and success.

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Outsourced Bookkeeping Services

When you outsource online bookkeeping with Steph’s Bookkeeping Service, our skilled team of certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors will help you analyze, organize, and maintain your company’s financial processes and expenses to prepare you for tax season.

We work hard to understand your company’s financial state, focusing on financial literacy and offering professional insights to get your business back on track. Every organization is different — that’s why we personalize your financial plan to best suit your business. With extensive knowledge of QuickBooks® and highly trained bookkeepers, you can trust us to get your accounts in order.

We offer personalized bookkeeping services in four key areas of your Chicago business:

  • Reconciliation: In reconciliation, bookkeepers prepare financial records and transactions while searching for discrepancies. It’s a painstaking process that’s vital to staying compliant with the government and helps auditors to check your company’s financial statements.
  • Accounts payable: Our bookkeepers help you manage bills and invoices for your company, including everything from utility payments to reimbursements.
  • Accounts receivable: We will handle every step of your receivables process. Our team of QuickBooks certified ProAdvisor bookkeeping experts specializes in minimizing delinquency and maximizing income.
  • Clean up: Our bookkeepers perform a thorough sweep of your invoices, prior audits and bank records to help you create better payment processes and achieve error-free books.

Benefits of Outsourcing Your Bookkeeping

You could onboard an in-house accountant to meet your bookkeeping needs, but you won’t get the advantages of outsourcing. Online bookkeeping services come with a variety of benefits to you as a business owner. Some of the benefits of working with Steph’s Books certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors include:

  • Financial Expertise:  You’ll gain access to trained professionals who have extensive knowledge of financial management and organization. Bookkeepers employ best practices to enforce accuracy and prevent errors from occurring, so you can relax knowing that your finances are in good hands.
  • Scalability: Blooming businesses often begin with small needs that gradually grow and require extra attention. With professional bookkeeping services in greater Chicago, IL, you can scale your needs up or down depending on your financial goals without hiring new staff.
  • Focus on Business Growth: Bookkeeping is important but time-consuming. Outsourcing bookkeeping services allow you and your staff to focus on bettering your business while the professionals take over your finances and get them in order. This frees up your time to focus solely on improving your services and catering to clients while still maintaining good financial practices.
  • Save Money: Outsourcing your bookkeeping helps you save money by avoiding the employee overhead costs, payroll taxes, training costs, and holiday pay that you would have to spend when you onboard a new employee. All you have to do is pay for the service, and that’s it. Virtual bookkeeping services allow you to have control of your books without having to leave your home.
  • Keeping track of key dates: Our bookkeepers always have your quarterly statements ready for each season and know the key tax dates for the year, so you don’t have to manage them on your calendar.
  • Catching & preventing overdue invoices: Small invoice transactions can often become lost in a sea of paperwork, but expert bookkeepers can help you keep track of every bill you must collect.
  • Always having data backups: A major threat to organizational health is data backups. Our professional bookkeepers keep your records organized and prepared for backup so you can have peace of mind in the event of a cyberattack or human error.
  • Recording every expense: Sometimes, you may miss petty cash expenses and small potential deductions. A bookkeeper can help you spot every hidden transaction to keep your financial records error-free and help you maximize your deductions.

Why Choose Steph’s Bookkeeping Services?

We don’t hide behind robots and algorithms. At Steph’s Books, you get real people who are invested in growing your business every day. We specialize in outsourced bookkeeping services for independent contractors, construction companies, small businesses, law firms, and professional services throughout McHenry, IL and beyond. With over 25 years of experience, we understand the importance of financial literacy and individualized care. We offer customized packages for our clients, ensuring that we meet your needs.

Our business may be managing numbers, but we believe people are at the core of everything we do. We learn about your business one-on-one with you and do more than just keep records. We provide insights on your financial health and training resources for financial literacy.

Our bookkeepers also have QuickBooks ProAdvisor certifications from Intuit. This certificate means we can confidently guide you through navigating the software from a technical and bookkeeping perspective. Even if you need advanced help, every QuickBooks ProAdvisor has access to tools and resources to find solutions to complex situations. We will also go the extra mile to connect you with the tools you need to succeed in excellent financial recordkeeping.

Our experienced team also has years of experience working with a variety of industries, such as:

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Get Started with Steph’s Books Today

Work with a trusted, professional bookkeeper located in McHenry, IL, servicing businesses within the greater Chicago area and beyond. Speak with an expert bookkeeper today to find a solution for you and your small business today. Please fill out our free pricing calculator or call us at (815) 271-5646 for more information on outsourced bookkeeping services.

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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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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