About Lori West and Better Balanced Bookkeeping and Tax Service, LLC

Lori West, founder and owner of Better Balanced Bookkeeping & Tax Service Lori West, founder and owner of Better Balanced Bookkeeping & Tax Service, L.L.C., loves helping others with their financial needs and has a knack for streamlining and improving just about anything she works on. With a strong background in accounting and construction, Lori provides bookkeeping and tax services to individuals and owners of small and mid-sized businesses in Lake City, Jacksonville, Gainesville, and other North Florida cities.

Some of the more recent projects Lori has completed for clients include catching up on 18 months of financial reporting and tax work for a hotel, reducing an accounts payable balance by $65K for an automotive repair client, putting a client on QuickBooks payroll from an employee leasing situation, and re-organizing QuickBooks for a doctor’s office which reduced unnecessary expenses.

Lori has a strong background in construction and is licensed as a Florida Certified General Contractor (Lic. # CGC1513169). She has experience in wireless telecommunications, project management, administration, construction accounting, and banking. She has run hundreds of telecommunication projects, supervised subcontractors, acquired dozens of permits, and generated numerous financial reports. She has also owned and managed a mail center and a mobile home park.

Lori holds the following certifications:

  • Certified Bookkeeper
  • Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor
  • Certified QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor

She is also a Registered Tax Return Preparer with the IRS and a Notary Public with the State of Florida. She is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, and the National Association of Tax Preparers.

Lori earned an Associate of Science in Accounting from Florida State College at Jacksonville, FL. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, music, gardening, watching The Voice and The Blacklist on TV, and spending time with her family and her dog.

Certified QuickBooks®  Proadvisor Online in Lake City, FL and Gainesville, FL Certified QuickBooks®  Proadvisor Desktop in Lake City, FL and Gainesville, FL IRS Registered Tax Preparer logo, Lake City, FL and Gainesville, FL AIPB Certified Bookkeeper Logo, Lake City, FL and Gainesville, FLFlorida Certified General Contractor Logo, Lake City, FL and Gainesville, FLNotary Pubic Logo, Lake City, FL and Gainesville, FL