O'BRIEN BOOKKEEPING SERVICES
Bookkeeping, Payroll, and Accounting Assistance for small businesses in and around Eugene, Oregon
Hi. I'm Angela, I am a mother of two and happily married for almost twenty years to my husband, a Coast Guard veteran. For twelve years, we bounced around the west coast every few years before he was medically discharged and chose to move back home to Oregon to plant roots nearby family and friends. Here I decided to put together my passion for helping people be healthy both physically and financially.
I grew up on the McKenzie River and attended McKenzie schools from fourth grade through senior year. As a sophomore, I decided to sign up for the student-ran business, Golf Oregon and was tasked with data entry for my first year and found myself enjoying it so much that I decided to continue these types of duties after high school. After high school I moved to the bay area to help with accounting for a friends computer business in California but later decided to go back home and pursue my college education instead. Around that time, a new school had opened in town called Pioneer Pacific College and they had an affordable eighteen-month Business program. There, I focused on accounting and discovered QuickBooks and Peachtree softwares.
While attending PPC, I met my husband Matthew and married him one week after graduating. i immediately put my new education and skills to work but soon found out that I was not being treated with the respect and trust I deserved and realized I would be better off as her own boss. So a few years later, I continued my education with Colorado Technical University Online where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Business Administration- Management just in time for my 33rd birthday.
For the first couple of years after graduation, I used my current and newer skills and experience as the co-owner and Business Manager for my best friend's photography business. Once my husband and I decided to move back home in 2015, we agreed to part ways in our business relationship. Around that time, I decided to pursue training as a health coach. Upon moving back to Eugene, I tried to find work that would be flexible with my schedule needs, but was not having much luck. Instead, I was approached by a local graphic designer as his virtual accounting assistant and worked with him for two years. In December of 2017, I decided to offer my services to other small businesses in the area and due to my success, as of 2018, I made it an officially licensed business with the new name.....O'Brien Bookkeeping Services, LLC.
Fun Facts about Angela
Math isn't for everyone, but it was my favorite subject in school and I love it.
I am treasurer for a local Rotary chapter
I am terrified of clowns and roller coasters
I am the only one in my family who has never been out of the country (except my kids) but I do plan to travel the world once the kids are adults
The Hitchhikers Guide series are still my fave book series ever and one of my fave movies
I love medieval movies, TV shows, decor, and cosplay. Game of Thrones was my favorite show.
My favorite holiday is Halloween. It should be celebrated for at least a week or maybe even a month. My family puts together neighborhood haunts every year since 2020 and I have a closet full of costumes.
Since then, I have serviced nearly two dozen businesses, not just in Lane County, but all over the state of Oregon, and one in Washington. Most of my business comes from referrals from other clients. In 2020, my name was referred to the Better Business Bureau and I was invited to become a member. This really gave me the opportunity to build an excellent reputation and allowed new clients to feel more trustworthy with the A+ rating.
I can work long-term or short-term and if you need me to come into the office, we will have to discuss a schedule that works for both of us. I love working best with small businesses and know that budgeting for someone to perform these duties can be difficult. I do it because I enjoy this kind of work and appreciate the chance to maintain my knowledge and experience from schooling and previous work. I prefer these types of environments, where teamwork means something, your job holds value, honesty and trust are more than appreciated.
I have over twenty years of experience with office and accounting duties and earned my Associates in Accounting with Pioneer Pacific College, followed by a BAS in Business Administration with a minor in Management. I use QuickBooks Pro both Desktop and Online with my current clients and prefer to use it as the accounting program. However, I am a very quick learner so I am able to pick up new training sufficiently and promptly.
* BAS in Business Management
* Over 20 years worth of experience in accounting duties
* Very organized multi-tasker who has excellent attention to detail skills.
* Skilled in all aspects of administrative duties, which includes successfully managing an office.
* Accounting skills include bookkeeping, data entry, AP/AR, invoices, payroll entry, and tax prep.
* Experience with reconciling multiple bank statements on daily basis.
* Provide excellent customer service and professional demeanor
* Work well with keeping bill collectors at bay.
* Excellent ability to grasp new concepts and tasks proficiently and rapidly.
* Very experienced with proofreading and editing documents, reports, blogs, contracts, and more.
* Proficient in using Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Online.
* Rapid and proficient with keyboard and data entry skills