Books ’N’ Billing offers full-service, cloud-based, bookkeeping services to sole proprietors, limited liability partnerships, and small corporations within Saskatchewan. Are you a small business owner? Save yourself the stress and let Shelby Prescesky the owner of Books 'N' Billing help you get your business's books in order.Books N Billing is a Trusted Saskatoon Bookkeeping & Tax Services Specialist
Meet Shelby Prescesky Of Books N'Billing
Whether you sell handmade soap, own a coffee shop, or drive a truck for a living, there are two things we can guarantee about your business: you earn money and you spend it. Bookkeepers are the ones who help you keep track of all that. We sat down with Shelby, the owner of Books N Billing, to find out why she decided to be a bookkeeper, what she enjoys about the job and who would be an ideal client for her.
Shelby has always enjoyed numbers, in high school she earned University credits for pre-calculus, a subject that makes most people shudder. Shelby however, enjoyed the challenge and she elected to take an additional accounting class, it didn't take her long to decide that this is what she wanted to do for a living!
Shelby gained her Bachelor of Commerce ( B.Com), which is an undergraduate degree in commerce and related subjects. The course is designed to provide students with a wide range of managerial skills and understanding in streams like finance, accounting, taxation and management. After finishing school, her first job on her chosen career path was with The City of Saskatoon. Shelby really enjoyed the job and the people she worked with. The role was a great experience, and she was able to learn about many different industries and see how a huge organization operates. Shelby started off doing payroll for the Police Department, and later moved into the Planning and Building departments, where she learned about the construction process and dealt with everything from books to permits!
What Does a Bookkeeper Do?
A bookkeeper is someone who prepares your business accounts, documenting daily financial transactions. Bookkeepers have been around as far back as 2600 BC—when records were tracked with a stylus on slabs of clay—making bookkeeping, not the oldest profession, but pretty darn close. Today any bookkeeper worth their beans uses some kind of software platform to track finances, and Shelby takes pride in always being up to date with the latest industry news and technology.
Shelby comes from a family of female entrepreneurs, both her Mother and Grandmother operated restaurants and catering businesses, so she knows what it takes to be her own boss. Shelby is not afraid of hard work, and she decided to start her own business in 2021, just after the birth of her 2nd child. As she said, motherhood is great preparation for entrepreneurship, and she enjoys the flexibility of setting her own work schedule at home, around the needs of her young family.
We asked Shelby what the benefits are of hiring a bookkeeper if you have a small business. She shared that her clients tell her that the peace of mind knowing that their books are in order and that filing isn't an annual scramble, cannot be overrated! Shelby makes sure to bring her expertise to the table for her clients. She prides herself on her expertise and she wants to be seen as a valuable part of her client's team. Her biggest driver is helping people, and her enthusiasm for that is infectious!
We asked Shelby what being trusted means to her.
" Trust means reliability - giving your business details and accounts to someone who’s a total stranger is a risk, so it is important to operate with integrity and have ethics at the centre of all I do. I strive to be a valuable resource for clients. " - Shelby , owner Books N Billing
As one of her clients said so well when we spoke to them as part of the unique Trusted verification process ...
" Shelby is wonderful to deal with, she answers all my questions and breaks things down in real speak. if she is not 100% sure of the answer she will go off and find the information before committing. I highly recommend Books n Billing if you are small business in need of a trustworthy bookkeeper!"
When asked who would be an ideal client for Books N' Billing. Shelby shared that her ideal niche is small to medium businesses with less than 20 employees. She really wants to focus on serving local businesses in Saskatoon, Warman, Martensville and surrounding areas. Shelby has a wealth of experience to offer, and in particular, she has done a lot of work for clients in the trucking industry, she knows the industry well as many family members are truckers!
Shelby's mantra and the business tagline is one most small business owners can get behind...
Running your own business can be exciting… managing your own books can steal your joy.
If you need a second opinion, or you are at that stage in your business where you are ready to hand over the bookkeeping to a professional contact Shelby at Book N Billing today!
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