Melissa Mercer, President and Founder at Buckeye Bookkeeping Services, LLC

Tell us about your company:

I formed Buckeye Bookkeeping Services in March 2016 from an interest in accounting acquired after serving as treasurer for several non-profit organizations. I earned my Professional Bookkeeper designation that same year. I followed shortly thereafter with achieving the Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor status with Intuit. I transitioned from a sole proprietor to an LLC and have grown the company to a team of three, most recently adding an intern from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Buckeye Bookkeeping Services is a full charge bookkeeping company located in Delaware, Ohio. We are passionate about working with business owners and not-for-profit leadership to maintain accurate and informative financials and to bring a level of value that supports the vision of the organization.

What motivated your organization to get involved with NAWBO:

Buckeye Bookkeeping Services has formed a number of partnerships with businesses and not-for-profits in the Central Ohio area, some of whose owners and leaders are currently involved with NAWBO. When the organization advertised for a corporate sponsor to fill the role they were seeking, it seemed like an opportune time to get involved! With the expertise and experience that we have, we knew we could bring value to the Executive Director and Board of Directors to provide continuity as well as to support the transitional change in the volunteers that serve the organization.

What does your company offer NAWBO members and why is this important to them?

Buckeye Bookkeeping Services, LLC offers full charge bookkeeping services that range from after-the-fact (write-up) services to full cycle/real-time bookkeeping and accounting support. We customize our services to meet the needs of our clients and go the extra mile to assure that we are solving “points of pain” for our clients when it comes to the accounting and bookkeeping responsibilities of running a business.

We provide accurate, timely and informative financial statements from which our clients can make sound business decisions.

What is the one best practice you’ve learned from working with businesses in your company that our members should know?

Buckeye Bookkeeping Services, LLC strives to be communicative and responsive to our clients so that expectations can be established and met with a high degree of satisfaction. We have implemented routine processing schedules that function to support the expectations for both our client and BBS. We take a proactive approach to the services that we provide so that our clients have the assurance that their needs are being met and that emergency situations are minimized.