Talents come in all shapes and sizes, and for Joy Baker, it presents in more ways than one. Growing up, Joy’s family owned an audio engineering company, where her love for both music and bookkeeping began. Now, she’s at the helm of a booming bookkeeping business in Bellevue, where everything runs in perfect harmony.
“My husband, Kyle, and I met in grad school for music,” Joy shares. “Now, he’s a composer and I’m a vocalist.”
Joy’s musical talents are rivaled by her ability to help businesses maintain accurate books, a task many find daunting, yet Joy finds, well, joyful.
“It’s a very vulnerable act to open up your financial world,” Joy shares. “It doesn’t go unnoticed, I understand that it is a big deal to open up that world and to be vulnerable there. What matters most is the relationship between us … I care a lot about our clients’ wellbeing and our mutual respect.”
Whether your business needs help catching up on books that have fallen behind, keeping up-to-date on transactions, paying bills, or many other accounting tasks, the Baker Bookkeeps team is ready to help keep things organized, balanced, and well-reported.
“We’re not limited to any particular size company or industry,” Joy says, noting the team works with clients both in their own Nashville-based backyard and all over the country. “We have a pretty wide spread of industries represented across our clientele. Outside of the actual bookkeeping tasks, we are hyper-focused on the reporting and getting accounts set up very well for the industry they’re in.”
From landscaping to non-profits to (fittingly) a recording studio, Baker Bookkeeps tailors plans for each specific client, industry, and owner, all with the goal of helping businesses make better decisions for growing their company.
“Some clients are a little embarrassed and say they’re behind on their books,” Joy adds. “But it’s SO normal. Everybody gets behind on their books. it doesn’t make you a bad person, it just makes you normal.”
This year, the team is excited to be a finalist in the finance industry category for the Next Awards given by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.
The tunes don’t stop there, however, as Baker Bookkeeps team members Jordan Doerfel and Lauren Cheney are also musically inclined. Jordan and her fiancé sing in choirs, and Lauren also supports an audio engineering company. And now, Kyle has completed the ensemble by joining the team in a client relations role.
In addition to being a book-balancing, well-organized virtuoso, Joy’s other hidden talent is motherhood. Joy and Kyle have three little girls (who are Baker Bookkeeps interns-in-training) aged eight, five and two.
To kick off a conversation with the Baker Bookkeeps team, schedule your free diagnostic review at BakerBookkeeps.com.
"Everybody gets behind on their books. it doesn’t make you a bad person, it just makes you normal.”