Jill Jurvakainen

Jill Jurvakainen

President and Account Manager

Jill is the sole owner of WithEzz Business Services, as well as a partner in her joint venture, JJ BizWorks. Jill found her interest in bookkeeping and accounting even before venturing into her bookkeeping career with the launching of her own business in 2004. She has experience with various industries, including construction, restaurants, non-profit organizations, technical companies, start-up businesses, accounting and legal firms, and more. This enables her to offer a wide range of bookkeeping services.

As a member of NACPB -National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers and QuickBooks Accounting Professionals, Jill keeps up-to-date on new standards and methods, continually adapting and improving her practices, as her own business grows. 

Jill has the unique ability to grasp complicated and non-static situational issues, whether with an established client or a new one, and address any problems with workable solutions. Jill is not a standard one-size-fits-all bookkeeper. She works with her client’s key personnel to gain an understanding of their business needs and company priorities. Jill takes pride in the way she tailors her services to ensure that she brings maximum efficiency and value to her client’s businesses. You are her number one priority.

View the JJ BizWorks website for more information about Jill’s other business: www.jjbizworks.com.

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Tara Niemela

Executive Assistant and Account Manager

As an experienced general office administrator in Municipal Government and a bookkeeper for a variety of industries, Tara has a background in records retention and organization, Open Public Records Act administration, purchasing policies and guidelines, and general office administration. She has high-level functional use of most office-related software including: Word, Excel, Adobe, Outlook, and more. Her most notable skills include QuickBooks conversions and optimization, form and procedure development and customization, and excellent customer service and interpersonal communication.

Within the WithEzz team, she has provided assistance with internal organization and team-member relations. Tara is particularly passionate about working with our new clients to ensure that your start-up bookkeeping needs are met and that you are comfortable with the services provided by WithEzz. Tara is a positive, hard-working and effective professional who wants to help you become as prosperous and successful as you can be!

Administration

Shannon Bussard

Shannon Boussard

General Administrator

Although Shannon now works full-time as an Office Manager at a local Chamber of Commerce, she still finds time to assist WithEzz in client relations and background accounting projects. She worked as a WithEzz Account Manager for over 10 years before she moved on to her new office position in 2016.

Remaining on-board with the WithEzz team, Shannon serves as an effective server administrator, consistently helping to ensure that our clients’ server access, Quickbooks files and accountant records are maintained to the WithEzz standard.

Account Managers

Kari Braulio

Kari Braulio

Account Manager

With over 20 years of small business office skills for a variety of industries, Kari has learned all the organizational and planning skills necessary to work independently for you. Her key qualifications and areas of expertise include Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Ledger, payroll, Account Reconciliation, Trust accounting and management, and Cash Flow Management. Her 13 years of experience in banking have given her a strong understanding of the importance of audit trails, and keeping audit-friendly records as well as the ability to find, recognize, and resolve financial discrepancies.

She is experienced in most office and accounting-related programs including: MS Excel, Word, and Outlook; Epicor, Quickbooks, TABS and other accounting & bookkeeping software. Kari has a strong work ethic and works faithfully to meet client needs, as well as maintain confidentiality and data integrity in all her interactions. Since joining our team in 2015, her calm and courteous demeanor have earned her a reputation as a thoroughly professional representative of our company.

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Sylvia Jarvies

Account Manager

As WithEzz’s first employee, Sylvia has been a trusted Account Manager for our company since the year after we started in 2004. She has a strong background in all general bookkeeping areas, and is especially skilled in Payroll Tax and non-standard Quarterly Tax filing. She is extremely fluent in multiple versions of the Quickbooks program, and how it applies to a variety of industries. Sylvia has reliably built completely new and intact accounting books for companies, finding and resolving bookkeeping and accounting errors along the way. She has also managed several major cleanup operations for companies in need of accounting help.

By reviewing accounts for issues, correcting and reflecting those issues accurately with Tax agencies, she ensures that companies are brought into compliance with current accounting best-practice rules and guidelines, as well as State and Federal Tax law. As a tireless and reliably effective bookkeeper, Sylvia has been a trusted leader within the WithEzz team for over 12 years.

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Cailyn Davison

Account Manager

With a background as an Office and Accounting Manager for a mid-sized manufacturing company for over 12 years, Cailyn has excelled in acquiring any and all skills necessary to handle accounting and organizational tasks thrown her way. She is not easily intimidated, and will calmly tackle new situations. We have come to rely on her remarkable knack for detecting errors and inaccuracies. She has been our in-house guru on payroll tax filing since 2016. As a personable and efficient worker, she is an excellent bookkeeping service provider.

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Laura Johnson

Account Manager

As a multi-marathon runner, Laura brings a powerful drive and energy to her work. With a focused and hyper-driven approach, she routinely plows through a high amount of intensive book-work while paying special attention to detail. Always aware of client needs and interests, Laura never fails to find ways to save time and money. Her years of experience as a payroll clerk and office manager at a construction company have given her a strong basis of knowledge when it comes to managing employee payroll and preparing for payroll taxes.

Never one to dismiss any issue as unimportant, she asks valid and pertinent questions to ensure that all business transactions and activities are handled efficiently and correctly. With particular interest in the construction trade, Laura is especially skilled in areas of contract work invoicing, complex sub-contract payment schedules, and tight cash flow management. Laura has always cared passionately about doing her personal best on behalf of her clients.

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Wendi Hansen

Account Manager

Wendi is an efficient and adaptable professional who has experience as an office assistant, customer service specialist, and executive director for a Non-Profit company. From this background, she has developed a solid understanding of Trust Accounting, Account Transparency through Proper Reporting and Cash Flow Management. She routinely handles Accounts Payable and Receivable, Payroll and Payroll Taxes, Banking Needs both US-based and abroad, Annual Budgets and Routine Reporting to Board of Directors and owners.

Wendi is consistently able to cope with a fast-paced and fluid working environment, and excels at finding and creating system and order within existing organizations and processes. She is reliably optimistic and unflappable, which helps her to maintain positive momentum throughout large and daunting accounting projects. She has a strong desire to learn, and has focused mainly on Non-profit entity accounting practices in order to find ways to better serve Churches, Charities and other Non-Profit groups.

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Linda Laulainen

Account Manager

With a degree in basic accounting, and over 20 years of experience in retail with Point of Sale tie-outs, time card processing, bank deposit and regular monthly bookkeeping services, Linda has a solid background in general accounting processes and practices.

Courteous and responsive, Linda works well with her clients to help them maintain proper records, and manage cash flow. She is responsible when it comes to sensitive or confidential information, and is used to maintaining general accounts.

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Judith Byman

Account Manager

Judith has a varied work experience, most notably having spent over 15 years at a major local utility service provider as a Business Sales Support Specialist, handling large business customers such as: Corporations, Hospitals, Schools, Software Companies, etc.

In this position, she became knowledgeable in areas of confidentiality, tax records, account research, and accounting, as well as extremely skilled in customer relations. As one of the newest members of the WithEzz team, Judith is quickly proving an effective and reliable bookkeeping service provider.       

Charlene Taylor - Account Manager

Charlene Tracy

Account Manager

Char brings many years of accounting and bookkeeping experience with her to WithEzz.  Beginning with cost accounting for a manufacturing firm, moving to a large law firm and then starting her own small business accounting and tax practice with her husband, she has worked with many different types of clients with customer service always being a priority.  After 20 years with her own business, she went back into the workplace and worked with a non-profit school as a Bookkeeper, Executive Assistant and Director of Human Resources. 

WithEzz is proud to offer the services of this capable and experienced person to our clients, in her position as a senior Account Manager. We have every confidence that she can assist all types of businesses with all bookkeeping needs.