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Claire Auslen - QuickBooks, Quicken & Xero ExpertAs the owner of Claire Up Your Books I work with small and mid-size businesses in all areas relating to QuickBooks, Xero, Quicken and business consulting. My expertise includes set up, teaching, training and consulting of Quickbooks and Xero systems. In addition, I work with individuals and trusts to track investments with Quicken.


I have over 30 years of experience across a wide range of businesses and industries, including interior designers, medical and dental practices, retail stores, online businesses,
a rice ranch, trusts, and property management.

One of my early consulting clients was a lovely woman who kept the books for both a profit and not-for-profit business for one owner. She was about to lose her job because the accountant couldn't get the information he needed from her to prepare the tax returns. As a last ditch effort to save her job, the CPA recommended me to teach her QuickBooks. I spent the first two sessions convincing her that she wasn't "stupid" and explained that this is hard process to get down. After a while she succeeded in QuickBooks. As a result, she stayed with both those companies for six more years until she was ready to move on.


What makes me unique is my nurturing of clients who appreciate being mothered by a professional. I care about what happens to them even after they have graduated, and I like to watch their businesses grow.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor Certified Quickbooks Advanced ProAdvisor Certified Quickbooks Online ProAdvisor
Quickbook Certified Enterprise
QuickBooks Certifited Quickbooks Consultant   Quicken Specialist
Xero Certified Advisor

Over 29 years experience as an independent bookkeeper and accounting software consultant dba Claire Up Your Books

Varied client types, including not for profit organizations, a horse farm, interior designers, a medical marijuana club, dental practices, attorneys, personal work clients, trusts, and retail stores

Collection work for a business in the process of closing Teacher of QuickBooks in seminar format and of bookkeeping for small businesses

H & R Block – tax preparer for 1981 tax season

EDUCATION:

The Sleeter Group – 10 annual QuickBooks conferences, XeroCon, and QuickBooks Connect

Various sources – seminars in taxation of nonprofits, QuickBooks, sales tax, income tax updates, payroll tax, and Assessor’s statements

Golden Gate University – Intermediate Accounting and Cost Accounting

College of Marin – two semesters of Beginning Accounting and one semester of federal income tax

H & R Block – One semester income tax training

University of California Berkeley – General elementary teaching credential

University of California Berkeley – Bachelor of Arts with major in English and minor in Psychology

CERTIFICATIONS:

Intuit - Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, Certified Enterprise ProAdvisor

The Sleeter Group – Certified QuickBooks Consultant

Xero Certified

AFFILIATIONS:

Marin Bookkeepers Referral Network

Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce

Investments Unlimited Investment Club

 

Claire Auslen    claire@claireup.com    Phone: (415) 637-0995