Lori Squires, Owner
Lori 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 Charlotte, It is truly Lori’s passion to help your business succeed and prosper, her business has been built on the same philosophy she has always carried: “hard work, dedication, kindness and honesty”.
Mike Squires, Owner
Mike 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 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.
Tiffany Goodin, Accounting Associate
Tiffany 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.
Since 2013, Tiffany has been working for Accounting By The Books LLC, by helping manage a number of ABTB clients.
Like other bookkeepers at Accounting by the Books, she is proficient in QuickBooks. Tiffany is excited about watching ABTB grow and knows her dedication and detail oriented nature will help achieve that goal.
Josh Squires, Accounting Associate
Born and raised in Connecticut, Josh Squires launched his career at Comprehensive Business Solutions, where he worked as an accounting associate from 2007 to 2010.
In 2012, Josh moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from the NASCAR Technical Institute with a 4.0 GPA and a Certificate in Automotive Repair, and spent the next two years as an automotive technician. Josh then moved back to Connecticut, where he married his beautiful wife Abigail and worked as a service writer at Nissan.
Josh accepted a remote accounting associate position for ABTB in January 2018. He returned to Charlotte with his wife in June 2018, serving as a full-time associate, and manage clients while assisting with the firm’s daily operations.
Josh is proficient in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office, and was eager to join the family business and pursue his passion for accounting. With his great personality and desire to help small businesses succeed, he’s an asset to ABTB.
Alyssa Braswell, Accounting Associate
Alyssa recently moved to Fort Mill from the Metro Atlanta area. Prior to moving to Charlotte she managed the day-to-day finances of a small but growing veterinary clinic. This included weekly billing, purchasing and payroll duties, as well as monthly budget forecasting to help support plans for small business growth. She is proficient in both QuickBooks online and desktop.