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Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

“Bookminders provides the necessary reports and analysis that make the year-end closing and financial audit go smoothly.” BioAdvance Director of Finance Bob Driscoll says “We are an unusual combination of a non-profit organization operating as a venture capital firm. So, our accounting is complex, with unique issues. Fortunately, my bookminder is a very skilled accountant with a wealth of knowledge. She’s like having a good consultant—I can throw ideas at her and she gives me feedback based on how Bookminders handles similar issues for other clients.”

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Until we hired Bookminders, we’d always had an in-house bookkeeper at Chesapeake Light Craft,” says John C. Harris, Managing Director at CLC. “But the Bookminders team is exactly like having an in-house bookkeeper: instant response, frictionless flow of information, the same level of care and detail as we’d expect of someone working full-time at CLC.”

John C. Harris, Managing Director, Chesapeake Light Craft

“When I told my Board that I wanted to outsource our bookkeeping to Bookminders, it was an easy sale.” Mike Schiller is a long time Bookminders client.  “This is the third different organization I’ve managed where I’ve used Bookminders.  I started with them about twenty years ago and I appreciate that the service has been consistent and reliable for all those years.  It just works.”

Read more from Mike Schiller, Executive Director, Green Building Alliance

“Our auditor gave us a lower quote for next year’s audit, knowing that he is now auditing clean books.” Susan Yanakos, Board President and ex- Interim Director, says “we decided to outsource our bookkeeping for a variety of reasons.  We had experienced a lot of bookkeeper turnover, our financial controls needed to be improved, and our books were sloppy.”

Read more from Susan Yanakos, Butler County Humane Society

“The system that Bookminders uses works really well. We consistently get our financial information on a timely basis.” The Foundation became a client of Bookminders in 1996 when Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, a nonprofit, was sold to a for-profit company.  FISA received the proceeds from the sale and established the foundation.  There were many new challenges to work through at that time but knowing that Bookminders was managing the accounting relieved the newly organized Foundation of one less concern.

Read more from Kristy Trautman, Executive Director, FISA

“We hired Bookminders so we could focus on running our business. I didn’t go into the hospitality business to do bookkeeping.” Mike’s office is now more organized.  “Our accounting function operates with minimal input from us and we’re able to concentrate on the restaurant.  We look forward to meeting with our bookminder every week.  It’s been a good experience.”

Read more from Mike Novak, Owner, Pines Tavern

“The level of knowledge is amazing. As an accountant, I ask tough questions and my bookminder always has the answer. They know their accounting.” As Director of Finance, Jan Ripper appreciates that Bookminders is conscientious.  “Every transaction in the organization crosses my desk—every revenue item and every expense item.  If there’s a single item that’s not accounted for, my bookminder let’s me know immediately and we fix it.  No issue ever gets pushed off to the year end.”

Read more from Jan Ripper, Director of Finance, City Theatre

“We selected Bookminders so we would have professional accountants doing our bookkeeping. I know my accounting is right.” Mark recommends the service to the businesses that the Fund supports in the community.  “One business owner said that it has saved her a lot of time and headaches (to turn the bookkeeping over to Bookminders).”  It not only helps the business owner maintain financial control but it also makes reporting the use of their funding even easier.

Read more from Sam Patti, Owner, LA Prima Espresso

“As a small non-profit we worry about having good financial controls and proper separation of duties, Bookminders provides that layer of security.” “When I started as Executive Director in 2006, the Development Fund was in transition due to significant staff turnover.  Fortunately, our bookminder knew our business well and got us through the transition. She not only kept the books and tracked all the loans, but she ran our internal loan tracking software for three months.

Read more from Mark Masterson, Executive Director, NCDF

“Now at the end of the year, all my books are accurate and in order. As soon as we do the December close I am basically done for the year.” His initial concerns about the flow of information between Bookminders and CMHEC were quickly put to rest, thanks in part to easy access to online information.  “I can very easily go online to quickly find and review any transaction that has been posted,” he explains.

Read more from David Cranston Jr., President, Cranston Material Handling Equipment Corporation

BioAdvance

“Bookminders provides the necessary reports and analysis that make the year-end closing and financial audit go smoothly.”

— Bob Driscoll, Director of Finance, BioAdvance

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Cranston Material Handling Equipment Corp

“Now at the end of the year, all my books are accurate and in order. As soon as we do the December close I am basically done for the year.” David Cranston Jr., President, Cranston Material Handling Equipment Corporation

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Chesapeake Light Craft

"Until we hired Bookminders, we'd always had an in-house bookkeeper at Chesapeake Light Craft. But the Bookminders team is exactly like having an in-house bookkeeper: instant response, frictionless flow of information, the same level of care and detail as we'd expect of someone working full-time at CLC."

— John C. Harris, Managing Director, Chesapeake Light Craft

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FISA

“The system that Bookminders uses works really well. We consistently get our financial information on a timely basis.” –Kristy Trautman, Executive Director, FISA

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La Prima Espresso

“We selected Bookminders so we would have professional accountants doing our bookkeeping. I know my accounting is right.”

— Sam Patti, Owner, La Prima Espresso

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NCDF

“As a small non-profit we worry about having good financial controls and proper separation of duties, Bookminders provides that layer of security”

— Mark Masterson, Executive Director, NCDF

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