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BookKeeping Express “Books” $5.8 Million Series A of Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TYSONS CORNER, Va. (March 3, 2015) – BookKeeping Express (BKE), the leader in personalized business bookkeeping services that seamlessly integrates a sophisticated, cloud-based financial reporting platform with oversight from a team of accounting experts to make the business financial process more efficient and affordable, announced today it has closed a $5.8 million Series A round of funding. The financing was led exclusively by Paulson Investment Company, a leading investment firm focused on high-growth companies, with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Portland and New York.

The capital will enable BKE to invest in new technologies, personnel and operational infrastructure, as well as better assist its hundreds of clients across the country, ranging from small mom-and-pop businesses to industry leaders like Great Clips, Anytime Fitness and Aire Serv® of The Dwyer Group®, as it continues its disruption of the bookkeeping industry by combining technology and people to simplify back-office operations for the business owner.

“This financing will help us take our company to the next level and advance our industry disruption,” said Keith Mueller, CEO of BookKeeping Express. “We have one mission: to help businesses solve an imperative piece of the operations puzzle by combining secure, cloud-based technology with an experienced team of accounting experts, enabling business owners to focus on their business rather than in their business. These additional resources will help us do that.”

BKE provides business owners with a full range of integrated bookkeeping and financial reporting services traditionally only reserved for big corporations. Through its cloud-based Executive Accounting Platform, BKE provides small to medium-sized businesses with a suite of integrated Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, such as bill pay, payroll and monthly data entry, for the same price that its competitors would charge for only journal entry. In addition to the technology component, each business owner is matched up with a skilled team of bookkeepers, providing an added layer of support and guidance.

With the goal of surpassing 10,000 clients over the next five years, BookKeeping Express expects to become the de facto standard for bookkeeping and financial reporting.

For more information about BookKeeping Express, visit www.bookkeepingexpress.com or contact 877-525-5337.

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About BookKeeping Express

BookKeeping Express Enterprises (BKE), the leader in secure cloud-based business bookkeeping services, provides essential financial solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses by offering a full range of transaction processing reporting services traditionally only reserved for Fortune 5000 companies. By combining technology and people, BKE is disrupting the industry and simplifying operations for businesses through full integration. To learn more about BookKeeping Express, visit www.bookkeepingexpress.com.

Media Contact Alicia Aldrich Fishman Public Relations (847) 945-1300 ext. 246 aaldrich@fishmanpr.com

Executive Ladder: Keith Mueller

BookKeeping Express CEO Keith  Mueller was featured in the Franchise Times January 2014 Executive Ladder feature.

The new CEO of BookKeeping Express is Keith Mueller, a 27-year managing partner of Accenture who also served on the board of the franchise company since 2010. Mueller is credited with helping to build the BookKeeping Express Team Center, which gives clients access to a team of professionals to support their business, as a board member. One objective as CEO is to bring “cutting-edge modernization to business bookkeeping,” the company said. Greg Jones, who was CEO, will continue on as chairman of the board.

The True Story of a Disrupted Industry, Talent Retained, and Beer Pong

In this fantastic Fast Company article, Dayna Steele interviewed BookKeeping Express CEO Keith Mueller to learn his secret sauce for managing a growing company that is disrupting a traditional industry in a big way.

You likely do not often think of bookkeeping and beer pong in the same thought.

That is, unless you are thinking about Keith Mueller, the new CEO of BookKeeping Express. Mueller is credited with creating a vibrant culture that attracts and retains bright, young talent in a stereotypically conservative (dare I say boring) industry and market.

Mueller’s methods sound more like he is running a tech startup in Silicon Valley than a bookkeeping organization in the bastion of a traditional “we always do it this way” industry and work environment of Washington D.C. The BKE CEO offered these thoughts on what he is doing and why: