Let me introduce myself...
I Am Rae
I am a problem solver
I save you time and money
I am trusted by clients
I'm here when you call
I am your EXPERT bookkeeper!
Full-service Experienced Bookkeeper for your Business
Who am I
Working with an independent contract bookkeeper has it's perks...and using me, has even more!
I'm at the end of each phone call, no recording telling you to "press 1 for . . . ". Customer Service at its best!
I'm a problem solver who loves to make things balance.
I'm dependable and readily available when you need quick answers.
I love details, am accurate and efficient.
My service is personalized to each client.
I've been in the business for 30 years and am trusted by my clients.
I'm always up for a challenge and ready to learn new things.
I get you out of the "numbers" and into running your business to save you time and money!
My clients stay with me an average of 10-15 years!
I have been in the bookkeeping business for decades, most recently working for a company who produced the highest quality sound equipment on the market. My bookkeeping roots began in the travel industry some time ago which has allowed me to work as a contract bookkeeper for travel agencies as well. I am fluent in the following software programs:
I have been in the travel industry for over 40 years. In that time, I have pretty much "done it all!" When my family asked me what my #1 client would be, my answer was definitely "travel agencies because working for them is like falling off a log." I'm experienced, know the business well and love it!
Here are my current skills:
All bookkeeping functions utilizing TRAMS Accounting System including ARC Reports, Agent, Client, Vendor Reports (customized as requested), ARC and Corporate reports, commission tracking, bank reconciliation, payroll entry and monthly/quarterly/year-end reports, tax preparation for CPA, year-end closing, Clientbase customer database assistance with mailing/email lists for promotions, costings for FIT tours as well as group bookings, foreign currency exchanges.
I began my career in travel with Crestours, Inc., a wholesale tour operator based in Minnesota that traveled the world over! My experience includes everything associated with a wholesale tour operation.
- Developed operations procedures manual
- Negotiations vendor contracts - air, hotel, ground
- Supervised and trained wholesale staff and reservations agents
- Produced retail brochures which included tour costings, writing content, and design layout.
- Other responsibilities: wholesale reservations; outside sales; travel agent presentations, trade shows, and other corporate seminars; escorted group tours and fam trips; and group airline ticketing.
What I can do
Full Travel Agency Accounting Services which would include:
- Accounts Payable, Receivable
- Agent, Client and Vendor Sales Reports which can be customized to fit specific needs
- Bank Reconciliation
- Profit and Loss Statements and monthly reports
- ARC (Airline Reporting Corporation) Reports
- Commission Tracking Assistance
- Payroll assistance including monthly, quarterly and year-end tax reports with assistance for CPA Tax Preparation and year-end closing
- Assistance with Clientbase customer database
Advantages of Hiring Me
15-30 minutes making my services very affordable for small business
What do I charge?
$70 per hour
Billed in 15-minute increments
~ Emeritus ~
Meet Wilson, my side-kick who was with me from June 2011 to April 2022.
He was a dedicated, loyal colleague whose energy and communication skills made our work environment positive and happy.
- Birthdate : April 20, 2011
- Demeaner : Mellow, until the word 'walk', 'park', or 'treats' was spoken.
- Bark : Ear-piercingly Loud
- Size : As big as a horse
- Nickname : Winston, ignores BooBoo
- Favorite Food : Everything
It's been a quiet office since his passing, but his spirit lives on.
Wilson had years of education and was constantly learning. The word 'no' was not in his vocabulary.
Over the years, he earned the following degrees:
Master Degree – Barkmouth University
Major studies included sleeping, eating, going for W.A.L.K's, and constant shedding.
Bachelor Degree – The Ruff Institute
This was a summer course in smudge window art. He was class valedogtorian.
Lab Doctorate – The School Of Labology
Major studies included swimming, endless hours of fetch, and sad face which he had down to a science.
Wilson was well-suited for his role in the business. Not only was he easily able to convey his needs at any time of the day (or night), he also provided office security.
He was always happy and provided a warm, fun atmosphere during work hours. He was truly an invaluable asset to this company.
Loyalty (unless outside door open)
What they say
Rae came onboard in 2005 to assist with our accounting for what was thought to be a year or two. Well, 14 years later and I wouldn't be without her. Her attention to detail and knowledge of TRAMS Travel Accounting System is one thing, but her inside and out travel knowledge of both wholesale and retail has proven invaluable. She organized our agent commission reports perfectly and our outside agents love it, and she keeps our numbers straight provides detailed information needed to run my business successfully.
Sue Linderholm - Owner
Rae is efficient, organized, knowledgeable and has the experience to handle any situation from the simplest day-to-day bookkeeping tasks to preparing books for accountants use or auditing. We would certainly recommend Rae to anyone in need of a great bookkeeping service.