Your business is like a musical masterpiece...
...and your books are like the score.
There's a lot that goes into a great piece of music or a great business. It's much more than the sum of its parts. But you still need to know the score.
is that every entrepreneur has clean, up-to-date books and uses those numbers to help build his or her dream business.
If you feel as lost thinking about your books as you would looking at the full score to Beethoven's Fifth, we want to help you.
Hi, I'm Rachel.
I have a heart and passion for small business. I believe that it is vital to our communities, and I know that it has the power to change lives and family trees. I was a small business owner for years, so I have a unique perspective to help you - as someone who's been in your shoes. I know first hand what it is like to run a business and be responsible not only for daily operations across multiple departments, but also balancing that with strategic planning, vision, and leadership. It's tough when you've never been trained for half of those things! I love being a seasoned, trusted partner to help you with your business.
I also love numbers and puzzles, and I'm beyond excited to have founded a bookkeeping business that can help other small business owners achieve their dreams.
My background is a perfect fit for this business:
- degree in Business Management with Minors in Accountancy and Music from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
- small business owner for over 5 years
- bookkeeper for over 5 years
- served as bookkeeper for an accountant, working with many different types of businesses
- Certified Advisor in two accounting platforms: QuickBooks and Xero
My experience as a small business owner has given me a well-rounded understanding of various areas that many people never achieve, including finances, operations, marketing, and management. I know small business, and it fascinates me. I'm continuously seeking ways to gain a deeper understanding of effectively run organizations and the people who make them tick. There's a particular satisfaction that comes with improving a process or helping someone achieve a goal that motivates me to always seek the next level of effectiveness.
I can't wait to meet you!
We have an amazing team here at Masterpiece and I'm so excited to have the following ladies on board.
Becky grew up living and breathing small business, working to file things in the family business office from the time she learned how to alphabetize. As she got older, she took on more and more of the office duties, balancing them with countless other jobs through high school and college. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, accepted a position in a school district, and moved to Wisconsin to be close to her brother.
The world of academia seems lackluster when compared to the world of business, and it didn’t take long for her to realize how much she missed the numbers and the challenges of doing the books for a small business. She is so excited to be in a position to help not just one, but MANY small businesses with their bookkeeping. She is especially passionate about helping business owners reduce stress and feel comfortable with the way their finances are reviewed, and the valuable information carefully kept books can provide.
Andrea graduated from Carroll College in Waukesha, WI with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and has passed the CPA exam. She started her career in public accounting and worked for over 15 years in the investment management industry. She also was the event chair for a large fundraiser at her kids’ school for the past three years. Through her previous roles, Andrea has demonstrated her passion for problem solving, reconciliation and project management.
Andrea has an entrepreneurial and strategic mindset with a passion for numbers, analyzing details and creating efficient and effective processes. She enjoys contributing to a collaborative, growth culture and providing superior customer service to clients. Her grandparents were small business owners and she has always been intrigued by small businesses. She is excited to be part of the Masterpiece Bookkeeping team and looks forward to working with you!
Shawna grew up in NYC, surrounded by startups and mom & pop shops as well as large corporations. She was always drawn to the smaller local businesses because it was the small business owners that remembered her and made her feel valued. She moved to a rural town in Pennsylvania to begin her life with her husband and there she quickly discovered that it was the small businesses that connect and drive her community. Shawna has received her Masters of Organizational Management and her MBA, with experience in both hospitality, which is a passion of hers, and management training.
Her interest in small business continued to grow so she opened her own fashion boutique. As a small business owner herself she understands the value of having people in your corner who can perfect processes that you don't enjoy or don't feel confident performing so that you can focus on what you're most passionate about and gaining greater success. Shawna is eager to help other small businesses thrive by providing personal and meticulous bookkeeping. She is also passionate about the personal aspect of small businesses and optimizing the human connection to strengthen organizations.