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Testimonials

10 months ago
Karen is absolutely amazing. We hired Karen and Mindful Books a little over 10 years ago and at this point my business can’t do without her. She does my monthly quick books and weekly payroll in addition to keeping my files and paperwork organized and reconciled. Highly recommend for any size of business needing someone to handle the what I call “not so fun” parts of their business.
- Cristina V
10 months ago
As anyone can see I'm not one to write many reviews but every once in a blue moon I come across a business that leaves me no choice. Karen with Mindful Books not only has been the best bookkeeper I have ever hired in 20 years of business, but also without question shows that she really cares about my business's success and needs. She has been and will always be (until she retires in Turks and Caicos) something my business can never do without. Its rare now a days to hire any position and find someone who genuinely loves what they do and also care about who they work for. Karen you are irreplaceable and I can't thank you enough for how much you have helped my business. When everyone finds out just make sure you leave room for me.
- Paso W
9 months ago
Karen is one of the most caring detail oriented people I know. She really knows every angle of bookkeeping and can really help your business be efficient and successful.
- Leopold B

Accurate bookkeeping tailored to you.

Karen Brajkovich has managed the books and maintained the offices for over 25 companies in a variety of industries, such as construction, vineyards, non-profits, and service industries  She has been working in the accounting field for over 30 years.  

  • Efficiency and accuracy in accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliation, general ledger, payroll, and job costing.
  • Extremely proficient with QuickBooks Online and Desktop, and Microsoft Office, Excel and Publisher.
  • Extensive experience with data entry, record keeping and computer operation.
  • Experience in payroll, such as Quickbooks Time (formerly TSheets), ADP, time-scheduling apps and payroll taxes.
  • Friendly and professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

 Below are just a few responsibilities she has:

Bookkeeping
  • Perform Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, general ledger, payroll and job costing for many different clients in a variety of industries, including landscape,  construction, event planning, insurance, vineyard management, and tourist services.
  • Process up to 250 invoices/month using Quickbooks Online, which includes job costing to track productivity.
  • Respond to vendor payment inquiries and investigate pricing discrepancies.
  • Create invoices and email/mail to customers using Quickbooks Online.
  • Contact customers to secure payments.
  • Create accurate financial reports using Quickbooks Online and Excel.
  • Reconciliations of monthly accounts.
  • Create 1099s and successfully submit 1096 form for all clients.
  • Successfully transferred company from Quickbooks Desktop to Quickbooks Online.
  • Design reports using information from Quickbooks Online to compare fuel costs from last year to this year.
  • Create budget worksheets which include income and expenses for the last three years.
  • Create monthly profit & loss report to evaluate the productivity of divisions within the company.
  • Design billing system to collect monthly stall fees for a farmers' market organization to increase efficiency at markets.
  • Analyze market managers' collections each week to ensure accounting accuracy.
  • Maintain Quickbooks accounting to evaluate each markets' profitability.
Payroll
  • Manage timesheets using Quickbooks Time, including job costing, and perform bi-weekly payroll & taxes via Quickbooks Online.
  • Process payroll using ADP payroll system.
  • Maintain all insurance, including workers compensation and liability claims.
  • Create and maintain a positive rapport with all employees.
  • Design employee scheduling and payroll tracking system using When I Work Online Scheduling Tool to track employees' hours and report payroll to payroll company.
Marketing
  • Create promotional posts for Facebook and Instagram to promote company events and successes.
  • Design new vineyard maps using Microsoft Publisher to update changes made to vineyards, varietals, and acreage.
  • Design postcards for mailing using Microsoft Publisher to advertise events and promotions.
  • Design mass emails using Constant Contact to inform customers about community events and foundation's successes.
  • Maintain email list on Constant Contact to maximize exposure.
  • Edit and maintain customer address list on Excel.
Office Management
  • Create filing systems, and maintain organization in the office.
  • Research VOIP phone systems to create a more professional image for the company.  Install and maintain system so that market managers could access calls outside the office.
  • Design company forms such as the vendor application and employee application.  Create the ability to easily merge vendor information from an Excel spreadsheet to the vendor form.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for employees, ensuring low costs as well as employee comfort.


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Mon:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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