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About Add-Venture Bookkeeping
Our History

Cheryl Harris founded Add-Venture Bookkeeping in 1996 after working nearly 10 years as an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service and three prior years as an associate attorney specializing in tax and corporate law at a large Portland law firm. She holds designations as an enrolled agent (EA) from the IRS and Licensed Tax Consultant (LTC) from the State of Oregon, certifying her as a preparer of individual tax returns.

Cheryl's years as an attorney gave her valuable experience but not much personal fulfillment. Wanting to help people and enjoy her professional relationships more, she began teaching accounting principles part-time to prospective business owners. Eventually, she took on clients for individual instruction on running the accounting side of their business.

As president of Add-Venture Bookkeeping, Cheryl continues to see her role as an educator as well as an accounting professional. Her greatest satisfaction is helping small businesses start up and grow, giving them a sense of security in their financial decision-making.

How We Help Businesses Grow

Businesses face many difficult choices, especially when starting up or expanding to a new level of operation, from choice of entity to timing of large purchases and employee raises. We provide the experience and knowledge to help you make informed decisions and connect you with experts in other fields, including CPAs and financial advisors.

For established or new companies, our full range of accounting and bookkeeping services provide the security and confidence that allow businesses to focus their energies on what they do best and flourish. We often provide business owners with individual tax planning and preparation, because your business is also your livelihood.

About Cheryl
Add-Venture's logo reflects Cheryl's love of the Pacific Northwest, a vast playground which she explores by hiking, camping, cross-country skiing and biking. She has participated in three week-long bike rides to benefit AIDS organizations, and in September 2008 participated in her first Cycle Oregon ride. She has climbed numerous peaks in our region, including Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and South and Middle Sister. Cheryl's other passions are tutoring emerging readers in the SMART volunteer program and learning about life from Jake, her yellow Labrador mix.