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Rachel Smith, CPA

Rachel Smith, CPA

Hi, my name is Rachel Smith.  I am a Certified Public Accountant with the heart of a small business owner.  I grew up in Idaho and got my BA from the University of Chicago.

I came to accounting through a side door.  Starting in 2006, I operated a small organic veggie farm in Chelan, Washington.  This is where I cut my teeth on business ownership.  I discovered that the part of the work that I really love is the business systems, planning, and management.  While running the farm, I also took over the lease for Sunshine Farm Market, learning more about retail management, sales and marketing, and leading a team.  I returned to school in 2013, earned a Graduate Certificate in Accounting, and earned my CPA.

I worked as an in-house accountant for several local wineries and orchards before starting Books on Point in 2017.

I am also an active member of the Chelan business community, volunteering over the years with the Historic Downtown Chelan Association, Bach Fest, Chelan Evening Farmers Market, and Chelan Earth Day.

When not crunching the numbers, you can find Rachel cycling with her husband, studying violin with her older daughter, or digging in the garden with her preschooler.

 

 

Rebecca Airmet

Rebecca Airmet (my older sister!) has been a bookkeeper for Books on Point since February 2020.  After over twenty years in the editing business, she decided to try her hand at numbers and found she really enjoyed it. Her experience managing the monthly project cycle of an academic research journal and her experience as a self-employed editor has carried over well to bookkeeping.  In editing, every word needs to be right; in bookkeeping, every number needs to be right.

Rebecca holds an honors BA in English from the University of Utah, is a certified HubDoc Expert, and is working on her Quickbooks Pro Advisor Certification. She is active in her local community, serving on the Capital Improvement Budget committee for the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota, which she now calls home.

Rebecca works remotely from St. Paul, Minnesota, where she spends her down-time knitting, spinning yarn, or riding her bicycle.

You?

We are looking for a new staff accountant to join our team.  If you think you'd be a good fit, let us know!

What does your business need?

services

Our monthly accounting services are based on a set of standard procedures and best practices that we have developed.  However, each client is unique and the exact suite of services we provide will be based on your particular situation and needs.


Core Accounting

The foundation every business needs.
  • Manage your accounting system

  • Share and store documents in the cloud

  • Integrate your POS with QuickBooks

  • Post and code transactions

  • Reconcile accounts

  • File sales and use tax

  • Supported payroll in the cloud

  • Basic monthly reports

Full-Service Add-Ons

When you are ready to move more off your plate.
  • Manage and pay bills

  • Manage your customer invoicing and payments

  • Track profitability by customer, job, or department

  • Time & materials billing

  • Winery cost accounting

  • Full-service payroll, including tips, commissions, data entry, and ag payroll support

Advisory

We help you make a plan and stick to it.
  • Monthly, quarterly, or annual strategic planning sessions

  • Build out forecasts and budgets

  • Track performance

  • Provide key metrics

  • Beautiful visual reporting

  • Video reviews of your reports

INVEST IN YOUR BUSINESS'S SUCCESS

PRICING

We know that it helps to have a price to get the conversation started.

Before we can name a price,  we need to get to know you and your business:  What are your pain points?  Where are you trying to go?  What would really serve you best?

After we have this conversation, we will be able to put together a custom package that provides the most value to you.

We price almost all of our services on a monthly basis with a fixed-fee arrangement.  Our monthly plans start at $250 and include software costs. Payroll is additional and starts at $75/month.

Plans for growing and established businesses with more complex accounting needs may run $1000-$3,000/month.

Want to get a quote?  Schedule an intro call.

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