Here is our guide to the best Denver bookkeepers as well as some pros and cons of the different types of firms including local firms, national firms and hiring your own bookkeeper from a freelance or job site.
Best Denver Bookkeepers (Local Firms)
Local Denver firms are your best bet to find the best Denver bookkeepers. We are slightly biased as this is the category we fit into 🙂 We will admit that depending on your business another category may work better which is why we will list out the pros and cons for each category.
More experienced than bookkeepers you might hire from your own job posting and a lot easier than having to do interviews
More flexible and can do more than national firms as usually not trying to fit you into a pricing model that excludes a lot of finance work. Can help with Taxes, CFO, AP, AR, 1099’s, sales tax, forecasting or anything you need.
Better continuity coverage for vacations or employee turnover
More efficient. Even if the hourly rate seems higher they may be twice as efficient as a normal bookkeeper
More expensive than hiring an individual to do your bookkeeping, but should be able to save over 10% on not having to pay any payroll taxes
Finance Palsprovides bookkeeping, tax and CFO services for startups and small businesses. We are helpful, flexible, and fun to work with. We solve problems because life and business is hard. We hire and work with great people who want to enjoy life, which includes doing challenging and exceptional work. Denver, CO 80220.
Minerva Group – The Minerva Group partners with business owners who want to build a solid financial framework for their company’s success. We do this by first laying the groundwork through comprehensive bookkeeping, accounting and tax services. Then, for companies who want to get to the next level, we partner with you to align business goals with measurable actions. The result is a clear picture of your company’s financial well-being, and a strategic plan to achieve your vision. Our business revolves around your financial success. Morrison, CO
Complete Bookkeeping & Accounting– Complete Bookkeeping & Accounting is owned by Karen Zuppa and is operated in the city Greenwood Village in Colorado. Since our company opened its doors in 1992, we have strive to meet every clients expectations with exceptional service and a personal touch that can be difficult to find in financial industries today. We specialize in Non for Profit and Service Based Industry. At Complete Bookkeeping we offer the best in Accounting, Payroll, Bookkeeping, QuickBooks Pro Advising, and many other financial services for businesses in the Denver Metro area. Our rates are competitive, with no hidden fees. Our employees are friendly and will be there to help you every step of the way. Greenwood Village, CO
BottomLine Consulting is a Centennial-based bookkeeping specialist that offers cost-effective small business strategies to clients throughout the Denver metropolitan area. The firm’s seasoned team handles a comprehensive range of services that include QuickBooks setup and installation, training, periodic review, troubleshooting and remote support, and bookkeeping. BottomLine Consulting is a certified QuickBooks consultant. Centennial, CO 80112
Margaux’s Bookkeeping, Inc. is a bookkeeping specialist that provides personalized financial services for individuals and small businesses in the Denver area. The company was established in 2006 and has since offered profit and loss preparation, balance sheet preparation, payroll processing, payroll and sales tax return filing, and tax planning services. Margaux’s Bookkeeping, Inc. is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Denver, CO 80222.
Golden Bookkeeping Services is a bookkeeping expert that provides tax and accounting services for clients in the Aurora area. Its team has over 30 years of experience in accounting and small business solutions including QuickBooks consulting and training, bookkeeping, payroll management, and CFO or controller services. Owner Denisha Marino is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) and the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). Golden, CO 80401.
G Biz Bookkeeping is a full-service accounting firm in Arvada that provides expert financial services for individuals and businesses throughout the Denver metro area. The company was established in 2009 and has since offered payroll reporting, paychecks, monthly and quarterly reporting, bookkeeping, QuickBooks setup and training, troubleshooting, and tune-up services. G Biz Bookkeeping is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Arvada, CO 80003.
Denver Accounting Services, Inc. is a small business accounting firm that provides high-quality financial services for enterprises in the Denver metro area. The staff can handle a range of services billing, payroll processing, accounts payable review, financial statement preparation, QuickBooks setup and training, forecasting and budget preparation, profit and cash flow analysis, audit preparation, and strategic planning. Denver Accounting Services, Inc. is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
Christy’s Bookkeeping Service is a full-service accounting firm that offers customized financial solutions to individuals and businesses in the Northglenn area. Its team handles a broad range of local and virtual services such as general ledger maintenance, accounts payable review, accounts receivable review, bank statement and credit card reconciliation, payroll processing, inventory, and fixed asset management. Christy’s Bookkeeping Service is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). Northglenn, CO 80233.
Burdick & Associates, P.C. is a full-service public accounting firm that provides professional tax and advisory services for individuals and corporations throughout the Denver metro area. The company offers a broad range of personalized services including new business formation, internal control studies, estate planning, cash management, litigation support, financial statement compilation, bookkeeping, and tax preparation. Founder James F. Burdick is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA). Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
Best Denver Front Range Bookkeepers (Local Firms)
Here are some bookkeepers along the front range –
Joanne Baker is a Colorado Springs based bookkeeping firm. Set-up and training are their specialties. They work exclusively with QuickBooks and have been certified by Intuit since 1999. Specialties: Basic to advanced training for everyone — from accountants to bookkeepers, computer experts to novices. I explain in plain English how to use and master QuickBooks software. Colorado Springs.
Unify CPAs PC
At Unify CPAs, we mean business. We specialize in small business bookkeeping, accounting, and payroll so that our clients can stay focused on growing their businesses. Located in Fort Collins, Unify has been serving the accounting and CPA needs of Colorado businesses for over 25 years.
Best Denver Bookkeepers (National Firms)
These are worth researching. A quick google search will display all of their offers and ads. They are skilled and reasonably priced but they will not give you the same attention that a smaller local firm will.
PROS – These firms are bigger and can offer enticing deals to get you started. If they cover all of the things you need then they may be a good fit.
CONS – These companies constrain their scope and what they will help you with. If you need help with more than bookkeeping or want high level customer service then they may not be a good fit. Also since they are not locally based they will not have the same feel as the best Denver bookkeeping firms listed above.
Bench is the largest bookkeeping service in America for small businesses. We organize the financials of small businesses, independent contractors, and entrepreneurs. Pairing our intuitive software with a live bookkeeping team, we combine the convenience and efficiency of modern technology with the expertise and time-savings afforded by a professional service to let business owners get back to doing what they love: running their business. Vancouver, BC.
Paro matches businesses of all sizes and industries with the highest caliber, vetted financial analysts, CFOs, CPAs, and bookkeepers who have the domain expertise to tackle company-specific challenges on an on-demand basis. Chicago, IL.
Individual Bookkeepers from Freelance or Job Boards
Hiring an individual can have its perks – mainly it might save you some money as you are doing all of the work to search for and hire someone that is the perfect fit. Also if you have enough hours to afford a full time person that that should also allow for some savings. It can have a few challenges though but it is worth pursuing if you have good reasons.
PROS – can be cheaper as you are hiring an individual so there is no overhead.
CONS – You will have to do the work to search for and find candidates. When they find a better job offer because you are only paying them a small amount or not guaranteeing them enough hours then you will be back at square one doing the books yourself or having to spend time hiring someone again. There could also be quality issues if you hire an inexperienced person.
Upwork– Freelance site to post projects or potentially ongoing work
Fiver – not as good as the others but is known as a place to post freelance projects
Email Lists / Recruiters – These will help you find candidates but will also require time and recruiters will charge you a fee. Depending on the role you are hiring for these can be worth it. If you have a specific need you are looking for send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can forward on your info to the correct person.