Meet Crystal Wambeke
Helping Business Owners Master Bookkeeping
Time and again, I hear the same lament from business owners and bookkeepers:
"I spend so much time trying to figure out my books that I don’t have time for anything else. So I just end up leaving it for tomorrow. "
I completely understand.
Now, you might be asking yourself how a professional bookkeeper could ever understand? What if I told you that I was once exactly where you are, LOST?
What if I told you that I almost failed high school accounting?
It’s true. I didn’t always want to be an accountant. There was a time when being an accountant was the furthest thing from my mind. It was only thanks to the help of a great teacher that I passed that high school accounting course. And I didn’t study accounting in college, either. Yet, somehow after graduation I was unexpectedly offered a job working as an accounting assistant.
The universe works in strange ways.
Honestly, I was terrified because I didn’t think I was qualified. But decided to take the job anyway. What’s the worst that could happen? Well, I thought to myself as I tossed and turned the night before my first day.
A LOT, Crystal.
As I lay awake, I imagined stray minus signs, faulty ledgers, and bad math. By three in the morning, still with no sleep to my name, I’d already single-handedly bankrupted the government institution that hired me. The President of the United States was calling to tell me I’d never get another job so long as I lived.
All a bad nightmare, as it turns out.
Because the worst didn’t happen (and the president never did call). I was actually pretty good at this accounting stuff. I was debiting the right things, creating spreadsheets with numbers that added up—I was even using accounting jargon like a seasoned pro. It was great!
Geez, I thought to myself. What the heck was I so worried about?
When I realized that I wasn’t alone, I decided it was time to become an entrepreneur and help small businesses become bookkeeping rockstars themselves.
Today, I run a successful business that provides meticulous and accurate accounting and bookkeeping services to companies of all kinds. Based on years of experience—including a lot of trial and error—I’ve also built a comprehensive training course for business owners who want to do the books themselves, with better accuracy and far less stress.
It’s called The Simple Bookkeeping Course.
When I’m not busy running my courses, I’m an active advocate and supporter of military and military spouse entrepreneurship, as well as women-owned businesses.
In 2016, I was recognized by Syracuse University's IVMF and V-WISE programs for outstanding leadership to the military spouse entrepreneurial community. I have been invited to speak to professional organizations, have served as a member of several boards of directors, and have developed bookkeeping curriculums for several universities' small business centers.
My mission? To help people from all backgrounds avoid the mistakes I made and become master bookkeepers.
I can't wait to do the same for you.