How it all started…
Reconciled bookkeeping company was founded as “Reconciled It” by Michael Ly & Bonnie Reese. Both are experienced entrepreneurs and business consultants. They wanted to provide a service for the growing demand for high-quality, online bookkeeping and accounting services.
Reconciled is a full-service virtual bookkeeping firm. We provide consistent, accurate online bookkeeping and accounting services. We do this while removing the burden of having to manage a part-time bookkeeper. In addition, we hire only the most talented accounting professionals. Our professionals possess (at minimum) an accounting certificate from an accredited institution and/or equivalent bookkeeping experience.
Likewise, our controllers and CFOs are knowledgeable accounting professionals. They have proven industry experience outside of public accounting.
Awards and Recognition
The demand for reliable bookkeeping and accounting from a trusted partner like Reconciled, has allowed us to grow at a remarkable pace. Most importantly, we put a huge emphasis on building the right team. We also pride ourselves as innovators when it comes to service, technology, and scalability. Reconciled is proud to have won prestigious industry awards, including Intuit Quickbooks Firm of the Future, Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For, and Vermont Minority Owned Small Business of the Year.
MEET SOME THE RECONCILED TEAM
Michael launched Reconciled in the summer of 2015 after spending several years as a financial consultant for small businesses in Vermont. He thrives off the passion of entrepreneurs and business leaders and enjoys leading the whole team. He enjoys time with his wife and kids, as well as making friends from all walks of life.
TaBetha is based in North Carolina. TaBetha has a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and an Economics degree from West Virginia State University. TaBetha has previously worked closely with entrepreneurs in multiple industries including retail, oil and gas, and residential construction. She recently moved to North Carolina from West Virginia for more opportunities for her family.
Certifications: Quickbooks, Sage Intacct Accounting Specialist, Bill.com, Dext, T-Sheets Pro
Crystal loves working with startups and entrepreneurs, keeping their books in order, and understands the passion and dedication necessary to operate a business as she has owned several herself. Her base is Vermont, yet she chose the remote lifestyle because she loves to travel. When not exploring new places, she gardens, cooks, and listens to music.
Certifications: Quickbooks, Xero, Bill.com, Dext, Excel/Pivot Tables
After helping her parents start up and run a restaurant for 7 years (including managing all the bookkeeping), Sarah decided to earn her Associate’s Degree in accounting through Southern New Hampshire University. She understands how busy business owners are, and enjoys being able to take a little off their plates by helping with bookkeeping, and giving them the information they need to make business decisions. Sarah lives in a small town in the southern part of New Hampshire with her husband, 2 elementary-aged children, 2 dogs, and 10 chickens. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, crocheting, sewing, and pretty much all types of crafts.
Michelle’s previous work experience includes helping start a non-profit organization in Iraq and running all of the finances for it while living there. Reconciliations happen to be a favorite pastime of hers, which makes this job perfect for a mother of three in New York City. Remote work allows her to work from home but also be connected to fellow co-workers and clients all across the U.S.
Kristen works remotely from Tucson, AZ. A midwesterner at heart, Kristen holds a degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Operations Management and Marketing. Her career has since revolved around relationship management, with experience in both the enterprise and small business segments for the hospitality and logistics industries. You can usually catch her spending time outdoors with her husband, dog, and two young children.
Steve brings over 20 years of accounting management experience in both the public and private sectors. With a commitment to providing quality service, he is excited to work with entrepreneurs and small business owners. Steve lives in the Charlotte, NC area with his wife and a variety of rescue pets. Originally from the midwest, he stays busy enjoying the warm weather of the Carolinas and spends as much time outdoors as time and the elements will allow.
Mistie works from her home in Black Canyon City, AZ where she lives with her fiance, two teenage daughters, three dogs, two cats, and a dwarf hamster named Mary. She is an Arizona native and earned her BS in Accountancy at Arizona State University. With over 20 years of accounting experience in many different capacities, from bookkeeping, tax preparation, budget management, and as a Controller for small to midsize companies, she is very well-versed in accounting for a variety of industries. Mistie grew up in a family-owned business, started by her grandparents, that is now over 55 years old, and is still owned and operated by her mother. As a result, she understands the challenges and opportunities small businesses encounter and loves finding solutions that foster long-term growth. She is looking forward to building long-lasting relationships with the Reconciled team and their valued clients. When she gets a free moment at home, she enjoys cooking for family and friends, gardening, and riding her UTV on desert trails that start right outside of her driveway.
Emma works remotely from NC. She graduated from Meredith College with a degree in English and Psychology and later attended Campbell University for graduate school. She enjoys being in a role that allows her to contribute not only to the success of the company but also to the success of small businesses and entrepreneurs. She loves working with people, offering support to the team, and helping in any way she can. Her favorite things are her family, friends, and the beach. You can usually find her spending time with her husband, son, and two fur babies on an outdoor adventure.
Billie works remotely from sunny Florida. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Operations Management. She has over 10 years of experience working in various accounting and bookkeeping roles and has a complete understanding of the full life cycle of accounting. She is eager to learn new things and accepts a good challenge. With a passion for reconciling and working with numbers, she looks forward to assisting others with their accounting needs. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Certifications: Quickbooks, Bill.com, Dext, Excel/Pivot Tables, Gusto People Advisor
Roston has over 11 years of accounting and finance experience. He has a Masters of Science in Business Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He works from Sunny Florida from home. He enjoys working for small businesses and mid-size companies helping them reconcile their books and working with financial analysis to better understand the business. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids. The family enjoys playing outside or going to the beach. He is excited about the opportunity to work remotely.
Keama brings over 16 years of accounting working with small to medium businesses. For the past 9 years, she has been working with an automotive repair franchise and specializes in accounting for real estate, retail, manufacturing, construction, nonprofit, and service industries. Originally from New York City, she moved to Florida as a kid. She now works remotely out of Kenneth City, Florida, and enjoys travel and linguistics.
Certifications: Quickbooks, Bill.com, Dext, Excel/Pivot Tables
Christy brings over 30 years of accounting working with small to medium businesses. For the past 10 years, she has been working with a photography company with locations worldwide. She specializes in accounting for retail, manufacturing, construction, and service industries. Originally from Michigan, she moved to Florida in 2009 with her husband and son. She now works remotely out of Daytona Beach, Florida, and enjoys family activities and spending time with friends.
Certifications: Quickbooks, Bill.com
Kathy brings over 25 years of accounting experience to Reconciled working mostly for hotels and nonprofit agencies. Her roles included Income Auditor, Property Accountant, and Financial Coordinator. Kathy received her Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Champlain College in Burlington, VT. After years of working in an office setting, Kathy is excited to be able to work remotely from her home in Colchester, VT. She is excited for this new chapter in her life…where she can continue to do the work she loves to do assisting various businesses while being more available for her family’s needs.
Jackie works from her home in Midlothian, VA, a suburb of Richmond. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and went on to get her MBA from The Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ. She has worked in both public and private accounting within various industries for over 25 years. Jackie lives with her husband of 32 years, 2 sons, and 2 dogs. She also has a daughter who has made her a new grandmother to a baby girl. In her free time, Jackie loves photography, traveling, hanging out with friends, and researching her family history. She is excited to be part of the Reconciled team and looks forward to jumping in and helping clients achieve their goals.
Allison works from her home in Northeast Florida, where she lives with her husband and rescue dog. She is originally from South Carolina and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Charleston Southern University. Since then, she has worked in private and public accounting sectors and has a diverse history in accounting for many different industries including manufacturing, performing arts, landscaping, and hospitality to name a few.
She is so excited to be part of the Reconciled team!
Certifications: Quickbooks, Gusto People Advisor, Dext Prepare
Billie works remotely from Fruita, Colorado, with 20 plus years of experience in accounting/bookkeeping. She has experience as a small business owner, and within the bike, oil and gas, industrial painting, and insurance industries to name a few. Billie is excited to be a part of Reconciled as this will allow her to be with her husband as they embark on their adventure traveling the US in their RV, and spending time with their grown kids and grandkids along the way.
Certifications: Quickbooks, Bill.com, Dext, Excel/Pivot Tables, Gusto People Advisor, Gusto People Advisory Accelerator
Keyatta works from home in Atlanta, GA. She lives with her son and their dog Frank. As a military brat and an Army veteran she has lived in many states and countries and has experienced a variety of cultures. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Phoenix after an honorable discharge from the Army as a Financial Management Technician. She has worked in both the government and private sectors of accounting and in many different industries such as telecommunications, construction, and fitness.
When she is not working with numbers, Keyatta enjoys hiking with her son and Frank, going to the gym, watching movies, and traveling.
Associations: Institute of Management Accountants
Certifications: Quickbooks, Bill.com,
Lori has over 40 years of experience in the Accounting field. Lori worked for 31 years for Circle K in their Corporate office, starting as a data entry clerk and working her way up to Senior Region Accounting Manager overseeing the accounting for more than 800 stores in 4 states. For the past 8 years, Lori has worked in public accounting as a bookkeeper with clients in numerous industries.
Lori is married, with 2 daughters, and 4 amazing grandchildren. She enjoys reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, and watching True Crime TV in her free time.
Tina has over 25 years of accounting experience working in numerous roles and in different industries as a Staff Accountant, Full Charge Bookkeeper, Office Manager, and various other accounting roles. She has worked with QuickBooks for over 20 years and Sage (Peachtree) for over 14 years. She proudly served in the United States Air Force and received the Air Force Achievement Medal.
Tina met and married her husband Cliff on the beautiful island of Okinawa while they were both active duty in the Air Force. They have two sons – Matthew and Joshua, and one daughter Jennifer. They also have four awesome grandchildren Sophiah, Colt, JJ, and Alton. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, trips to Sedona, and above all spending time with her family and pets.
Diane has 15 years of accounting experience working in roles as full charge bookkeeper and other accounting roles and has over 10 years of QuickBooks experience. Diane has six children and when she has free time she enjoys movies and music.
Kay has over 20 years of tax preparation, payroll, sales tax, and accounting experience. She is very service-oriented and has formed strong bonds with clients. Kay loves to spend her free time with her grandchildren and dogs.
Christina has over 4 years of accounting experience in a broad range of industries including eCommerce, marketing, healthcare, gaming, and construction industries. She has worked with companies of all sizes stemming from Corporate accounting to small and medium-sized entities.
Once she received her Bachelor in Accounting, followed by several certifications, she branched out into other areas in accounting specializing in software implementation, with a keen eye for details and the ability to relate to clients and colleagues on every level.
As a member of the Las Vegas, NV community, Christina like to give back to her community, specifically by donating her time to the Golden Retriever Pet Rescue. She also enjoys offroading and traveling to visit unfrequented destinations.
Lisa joins the team from Eugene, Oregon. Graduating from college in Nashville, Lisa has an MBA as well as cost accounting and human resources experience. Lisa has worked in both the small business and the corporate worlds but her heart is in working with small business owners to help get their finances in order. She looks forward to returning to the small business sector and assisting clients with their books.
Justin is an Account Manager at Reconciled. He has a background in sales, financial services and entrepreneurship. His time as a small business owner made him realize how important having knowledgeable experts balancing your books is. He relishes working as part of a team and helping the company move upward and onward. He works remotely from sunny Gilbert, AZ where he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Justin’s favorite things include his family, the beach and college football.