About Good Cents Bookkeeping
Good Cents Bookkeeping Inc was formed in 2007, about 10 years after its founder, Justine Lackey, began her bookkeeping career in NYC.
Since inception, Good Cents has become of the nation’s premiere virtual bookkeeping companies. Our clients include some of America’s most successful artists, Internet marketers and entrepreneurs.
Good Cents become a leader in the bookkeeping industry by focusing on “an atmosphere of excellence” – providing consistent, reliable, excellent end results for our clients, and carefully curating and cultivating our ROCK STAR team.
OUR PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE
We provide artists and entrepreneurs with bookkeeping services they can bank on. We want our clients to achieve financial freedom and stability and we work hard to make sure they achieve it.
You are going to fall in love with our services because we are:
Money is like medicine, you need to trust the person you are working with.
We communicate regularly and promptly with our clients. And we have real phones with real people sitting at them and we encourage you to CALL us.
Our bang-up, rock-star, awesome virtual bookkeeping system works because we are a process heavy office. Our clients don’t see it (or feel it) but there are a lot of cogs and wheels whirling back here to make sure you are taken care of every step of the way.
Our client experience is superior because we take our professionalism very, very, very seriously. Did we mention we take it very seriously?
Kind & Compassionate
We get it – finances, money, taxes, profits and the rest of it can be sometimes scary and emotionally loaded. Our team is patient and knowledgeable, and life is better when you have great people on your side.
Bookkeeping, accounting, and client management is a very specific set of skills. We have spent a decade building a virtual bookkeeping system that works.
Justine Lackey the founder of Good Cents Bookkeeping has over 18 years of experience working with small businesses, freelancers and artists and their money. Our staff members collectively have an additional fifteen years. You get to tap into all that juicy expertise when you become part of our client family.
That’s great. Good Cents has skill “bling” but how is that going to help me and my business?
When you hire us you:
Free up valuable brain space you currently use worrying about money, taxes, and bookkeeping
Have more time…time you can use selling and marketing your services and products and making more money
Learn to look at your numbers regularly – something most business owners avoid because they avoid bookkeeping all together
Relax and gain better workflow. When you know you have a team of skilled professionals on your side handling BIG DEAL details like making sure you are staying on top of taxes, your life totally changes
Learn to master your cashflow so you can better manage tax payments, savings, and plugging profit leaks.
OUR SIGNATURE 4 STEP PROCESS
Justine Lackey spent the better part of a decade developing and honing a unique virtual bookkeeping system which works. The four step process is the cornerstone of the “Good Cents Bookkeeping” signature service model – professional, full service, monthly and weekly bookkeeping services.
Compile the information. We get information (i.e. bank statements, credit card statements, etc) from our clients a variety of ways. Its uploaded by the client to our secure server, Good Cents is granted “bookkeeper access” through your banking web site and we download the information, or if you aren’t techy we have a real, live commercial office you can mail documents to.
We enter all of your transaction activity into QuickBooks. Each account is balanced and reconciled, a critical and often overlooked piece of the accounting process.
We send you preliminary financial reports for you to proofread and revise. This essential piece allows the client and the bookkeeper to “triple check” all the data entry for accuracy. It also helps our clients to understand the “nitty gritty” of their cash flow.
Once revisions are complete, finalized reports are uploaded to our server. Working with us gives you a complete and securely stored financial archive in one convenient place. Share it with your accountant, your financial advisor or other members of your team with the click of a button.
MEET THE GOOD CENTS TEAM
Justine LackeyFounder & Chief Wealth Officer
Justine Lackey is an authority on bookkeeping and small business finance. Learn more about Justine here.
Laura has worked as an analyst for the NYS Gaming Commission for many years. She quelled her insatiable interest in accounting by joining the Good Cents team in 2014 (okay….maybe insatiable is a little much, but you catch our drift). Laura is an incredibly detailed and dedicated bookkeeper.. She is originally from Westchester County, NY, and holds a BS from SUNY Oneonta. She loves the outdoors and recently became a certified yoga instructor (word is the Tree Pose is her favorite).
Dayanna joined the Good Cents team in the Fall of 2015 as an honors student in the Ossining High School entrepreneurship program. Before she graduated high school, she racked up several big achievements including becoming a IRS Certified Tax Preparer and an Intuit Certified Online ProAdvisor (who says millenials are lazy?). Dayanna has a prenatural understanding of accounting, and is able to solve complex bookkeeping problems that would even impress the most seasoned pro. As a student entering the acclaimed Zicklin Schools of Business at Baruch in the Fall of 2016, we look forward to her teaching us a thing or two in here at Good Cents HQ.
We don’t want to brag, but Angela has an MBA in Finance from St. Joseph’s University and more than 20 years of experience in accounting. And we aren’t sure what’s better – her ability to whip a set of books into shape or her talents whipping up sweets as a baker.
When she isn’t analyzing financial statements for our fabulous clients, Angela is spending time with her hubs, and two sons, or indulging her favorite pastimes – traveling and reading. Angie, like all of our Good Cents Bookkeepers, is a QuickBooks Online Certified ProAdvisor.
Bevin – well what can we say about Bevin other than she deserves a cape and fancy outfit because she is definitely an Excel SuperHero. It must be that in her 25 years of experience working with government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and small businesses she’s learned a few things ;). Bevin also packs a big punch when it comes to her credentials – she’s a licensed CPA, QuickBooks Online Certified ProAdvisor and has an MBA from Texas A&M University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the rich history of the Hudson Valley on weekend drives (and if you know how gorgeous the Hudson Valley is you love weekend drives here too!).
Autumn and the founder of Good Cents, Justine Lackey, have known each other going back over two decades when they were chic 20 somethings working in a loft in Williamsburg Brooklyn working for a shall-remain-nameless-super-famous-artist.
Autumn has been a bookkeeper for over ten years working with entrepreneurs, artists, and galleries. Autumn loves working with small businesses and creative visionaries. Autumn is also super creative herself – she launched and maintains a small business incubator that gives microloans to start-up cooperative businesses in Los Angeles.
Autumn is a QuickBooks Online Certified Proadvisor, enjoys the collaborative spirit of Good Cents. She enjoys hiking, gardening and building cardboard robots with her son.