About Our Bookkeepers

north-carolina-bookkeeper-lori-squiresLori Squires, Owner

grey line 2Lori Squires started her career as a credit investigator with a local bank. Based on her strong leadership and organizational skills, she quickly moved into management positions.  To maintain her working knowledge of all things financial, Lori obtained her certificate in accounting in 1997 from Manchester Community College.  She simultaneously began taking on clients in 1996 for her own business, “Lori’s Bookkeeping Services” located in Manchester, Connecticut.

Through the years “Lori’s Bookkeeping Services” flourished, outgrowing one office after another and in 2008, “Lori’s Bookkeeping Services” became Comprehensive Business Solutions dba CBS Bookkeeping.  Through her hard work and dedication CBS Bookkeeping experienced exponential growth expanding it’s services throughout all of Connecticut and parts of Massachusetts.  CBS Bookkeeping became an established name and developed a strong reputation as Connecticut’s premier Bookkeeping Service.

In 2013 Lori sold her business for one, single motivating reason … her family.  She and her husband packed up and moved down to North Carolina where her children had since resided and took on her exciting, new role as a ‘Nana’.

That same year she opened Accounting by the Books LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina.

As a Bookkeeper in North Carolina, It is truly Lori’s passion to help your business succeed and prosper, her newly founded business has been built on the same philosophy she has always carried: “hard work, dedication, kindness and honesty”.




Charlotte Bookkeeper MikeMike Squires, Owner

grey line 2Mike joined Accounting By The Books after a long career in transportation as a truck driver. When he and Lori decided to move to North Carolina, he made a career change to help establish, grow and manage ABTB.

Mike plays an essential role behind the scenes by assisting with data entry, company operations and, of course, QuickBooks. Mike is hard working, detail oriented and dedicated to the success of both ABTB and each and every client.


north-carolina-bookkeeper-tiffany-goodinTiffany Goodin, Accounting Associate

grey line 2Tiffany Goodin graduated from the University of Hartford in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She taught in Bolton, CT for 5 years before moving to Charlotte, NC in 2012. She recently had her first baby, Luca, in July of 2013.

Since 2013, Tiffany has been helping Lori launch Accounting by the Books LLC, in Charlotte. She is proficient in QuickBooks, and helps manage a number of ABTB clients all while assisting with day to day operations.

Tiffany is excited about watching ABTB grow and knows her dedication and detail oriented nature will help achieve that goal.

Charlotte Bookkeeper JennJenn Mickus, Administrative Assistant

grey line 2Jenn Rich graduated from UNC-Charlotte in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Athens, Georgia where she worked at the University of Georgia in the administrative offices for the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Jenn moved back to North Carolina in 2014, where she worked as a receptionist and online coordinator at a local veterinary clinic. She joined the Accounting by the Books team in late 2015 where she works as an Administrative Assistant, helping with day to day operations as she learns more about the accounting and bookkeeping industry. If you call our offices, there is a good chance you will talk to her!

Jenn has a dog named Jasper, an 8 year old Catahoula mix, that she rescued.