Client Testimonials


“I had lost my long-time bookkeeper and friend a few years ago who I relied on heavily to handle my personal and business finances; she was my rock. I then was confronted with having to deal with things myself such as dealing directly with my tax preparer and his staff. It was then that I met Cheryl who literally took me aside and said “let me help”, I have never looked back. Cheryl is reliable, thorough, honest and does what she says!!!”

Darrel Altermatt, Owner
Altermatt Construction

“I first met Cheryl in 2013 when I was moving into a new office location in Emeryville. She welcomed me to the building and I discovered that she was a freelance bookkeeper, I happen to be in need of a new bookkeeper and having someone in the same building was too good to be true. Cheryl has worked with our company for seven years. Not only is she a great bookkeeper and has helped us to improve our business, she is also a pleasure to work with. Cheryl has been instrumental in helping us navigate changing tax and accounting issues. She is reliable, honest and is always there when I need her. I highly recommend Cheryl Powell Bookkeeping Services aka East Bay Bookkeeping Service”

Ron Umile, President
Rarity Group LLC

“Seven years ago, our CPA referred us to Cheryl to help us with our bookkeeping. We own and operate a very successful restaurant in Martinez and we needed someone to take charge of this aspect of our business so we could do what we do best. Cheryl was key to ensuring that we were in compliance with our Sales TaxRreporting,  Workman’s Compensation compliance among other things. We highly recommend Cheryl to do your bookkeeping, she will work closely with your tax preparer to make sure they have everything they need to prepare your business tax returns. We used to have our tax preparer do our bookkeeping and are saving a considerable amount of money by using Cheryl’s Bookkeeping Service instead.”

Becky & Linda Pheng, Owners/Operators
Lemongrass Bistro

“I am the owner/operator of Crystal Construction in El Cerrito, we do kitchen and bath remodeling for residences and apartment units in the East Bay since 1984. I have a hands on roll in my business, the last thing I want to do is spend my time on paperwork.  I have used Cheryl Powell for helping me translate my yearly activity into something that my tax preparer can use to prepare my state and federal returns. Cheryl is smart, efficient and best of all, she saves me money that I would normally pay my tax preparer to do.”

Verna Curry, Owner/Operator
Crystal Construction