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We develop relationships with our clients – When you succeed, we succeed

Bookkeeping Services

There is nothing more exciting than owning your own business! To create something from nothing, to nurture it, and to watch it grow under your careful attention. No matter what business you’re in, I know it’s one that you love.

How sad is it that what once brought such immense joy and pride can quickly become a source of frustration?  Your business isn’t just the fun stuff that you love – the stuff that sparks your creativity and gets you out of bed each morning.


According to the Internal Revenue Service Pub 583, you also have a responsibility to run your business like a business. This means bank and credit card reconciliations, proper classification, and recording of transactions, and tax preparation. Your business has become work! This isn’t what you thought of when you imagined your business! This isn’t what you love!


~Let us help you rediscover joy for your business~

Contact us today for more information.


QuickBooks Support Services

  • QuickBooks Online subscription (if needed)

  • QuickBooks online set-up

  • Historical clean-up & correction

  • Catch-up on overdue books 

  • QuickBooks consulting & training

Bookkeeping Services

  • Recording & proper classification of transactions

  • Monthly account reconciliation (bank & credit card)

  • Monthly financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows)

  • Email Support

  • Receipt management

  • Annual tax prep package sent to your tax preparer

Additional Services

  • Invoicing & accounts receivable management

  • Bill Pay & accounts payable management

  • Budget planning

  • Clean-up of accounting records for past months or years

  • 1099 analysis and filing

  • Sales tax filing

About Me

Melissa Garza

About Me

Melissa has 30+ years of experience as a business professional. Her passion is to help people re-ignite the joy they have for their business and to help them relieve the stress that comes from managing finances – both business and personal.  


Additionally, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband, children, dogs and friends, as well as CrossFit and crafting (although she’s not very good at those last two).

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By the Book is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses maintain control of their finances by providing high-value bookkeeping service.


To be recognized as the bookkeeping firm of choice.


Integrity: To us, living with integrity means being trustworthy, hardworking, responsible, helpful and, of course, honest.

Accuracy: We strive for accuracy by being attentive to the smallest details.

Commitment to Clients: We develop relationships with our clients – When you succeed, we succeed.


We'd love to hear from you

Phone: (979) 571.8526


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