"Care more than others think wise. Risk more than others think safe. Dream more than others think practical. Expect more than others think possible. "

Claude Bissell, Author and Educator

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Kathryn Jacobs

Owner
Certified Bookkeeper
Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor
Notary Public

 

 

I started my career by pursuing my passion - a degree in Culinary Arts.  I then pursued another degree in Hospitality Management.  It was throughout my studies and my early career as a restauranteur and private caterer that I realized my affinity for accounting.

When my husband, Daniel, and I were married I had the privilege of taking on the bookkeeping of his business - Mr. Camera, Inc. - the largest television production company in Las Vegas.

After achieving my Bookkeeping Certification, I decided to expand this into a company of my own - Umbrella Bookkeeping, LLC.  I am also a Quickbooks Online Certified ProAdvisor as well as a Notary Public.

I have extensive experience with both for-profit and non-profit businesses, from bookkeeping to secretary of state filings, business taxes to independent audit readiness.

Welcome.  I look forward to working with you.

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Hailey Dobson

Bookkeeper

Certified Quickbooks Online ProAdvisor

Hailey is an undergraduate student at University of Nevada Las Vegas pursuing a degree in Communications, and has experience in both Marketing and Law. She is a graduate of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts and has a passion for theater and music, and spends her free time helping manage local bands and solo artists in Las Vegas. She and her boyfriend have two dogs, Chloe, a Golden Retriever and Emma, a German Shepherd.
Hailey joined Umbrella Bookkeeping in March 2019 as a Junior Bookkeeper, and quickly moved up to Certified ProAdvisor and Full Charge Bookkeeper.
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Jesika Hobbs

Bookkeeper
Accounts Payable

Jesika is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and has worked extensively in Administration and Auditing.  She is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in Clark County, and is also passionate about educating others on Cystic Fibrosis awareness.  She has three cats, and is engaged to be married in September of 2019.

Jesika joined the Umbrella Bookkeeping team in October 2018 as an A/P Specialist.

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Kirsti Jones

Bookkeeper
Payroll Specialist

Kirsti has worked in public accounting for the past 7 years, mainly focusing on payroll, taxes, audits and full service bookkeeping. She is currently pursuing her bachelors in accounting with hopes of furthering her accounting career. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs: Gunther, her Belgian Malinois and Daisy, her Boxer Bulldog. She also enjoys cooking and anything outdoors.

Kirsti joined Umbrella Bookkeeping in July 2019 as a Full Charge Bookkeeper and Payroll Specialist.

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Shea Okamoto

Administrative Assistant

Shea is a graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration and has experience working with nonprofit institutions. She plans to attend graduate school and obtain a degree in business. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Shea joined the Umbrella Bookkeeping team in December 2019 as our Admin.

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What is a Certified Bookkeeper?

Company owners about to hire a bookkeeper are entrusting their most important possession to a stranger.  They want to know that they are not putting their precious asset at risk.

Yet, most owners have no way of evaluation a bookkeeper.  That is why the Certified Bookkeeper designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) has become so important.

Certification assures an employer that this bookkeeper has the proven skills and knowledge needed to make adjusting entries, monthly bank reconciliations, payroll, depreciation, inventory, as well as installing the internal controls needed to protect company assets.

To become a Certified Bookkeeper, you must fully understand double-entry accounting; pass a four-part national certification exam at a Prometric Test Center; Sign a code of ethics to assure commitment to integrity; Have 2 years full-time bookkeeping experience; Constantly update your skill-set by earning 20 continuing education credits each year.

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Kathryn Jacobs Credentials
Associates of Science, Culinary Arts
Art Institute of Las Vegas
Bachelor of Science , Hospitality Management
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Certified Professional Bookkeeper & Member
AIPB
Quickbooks Online Certified ProAdvisor
Intuit Quickbooks
Notary Public
Nevada Secretary of State

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Ready to have your Financial Needs met?  Call or Email us today and Consider it done.

Welcome to the Umbrella Bookkeeping Family.