BAM Bookkeeping LLP
Brenda and Emily's journeys to the field of finance had vastly differing and earlier beginnings, but in 2011 our paths merged when we became co-workers in contrasting roles for the same company. Since our introduction to each other; we've been a support system, shoulder to lean on, voice of encouragement, source of personal & professional growth, and network of advice for one another. By the time the company where we met was sold in 2015, we knew we wanted to venture into business ownership together. The idea and birth of BAM has been years in the making.
We were determined to offer the option of secure and completely virtual bookkeeping services, thereby allowing us to connect with even the most remote client. Additionally, we have spent hours upon hours refining and polishing skills, conducting research, and continuing our education in order to provide our clients with the highest quality of services available. We are proud members of AICP and NACPB.
Brenda Wachtmann, Partner
Brenda is a Napoleon, Ohio native. She has been in the bookkeeping and accounting industry for over 15 years with a degree in accounting from Northwest State Community College. Brenda has worked as a full charge bookkeeper, payroll processor and a Quickbooks consultant for Walters Group Inc., SAY Cellular Inc., Kane & Kane Ltd. Brenda has experience working virtually for four other companies with Quickbooks online and with Quickbooks Desktop for the last three years. She has experience working with Microsoft Excel and Word. Brenda is a Quickbooks Desktop ProAdvisor and Quickbooks Online Advanced ProAdvisor. She and her husband also own OH Ship in Wauseon, OH.
Emily Dickendasher, Partner
Emily is originally from Napoleon, Ohio. She is a proud Navy veteran, and mom to two teenage boys. Her love for numbers, computation, and reconciliation began in 1999 at Northwest State Community College while pursuing certification in Real Estate. There she enrolled in, excelled at, and tutored several accounting and business math classes. For nearly nine years total, Emily worked as a teller for Farmers & Merchants State Bank. Afterwards, she moved on to manage four different businesses (two at a time) for the past eleven years. She also spent nearly three years as Finance Officer for American Legion Post 265 in Wauseon, Ohio. Ms. Dickendasher has worked with numerous brands of accounting software including QB Desktop, QB Online, Sage, and Xero, and is proficient in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. She has successfully completed Quickbooks Online Advanced ProAdvisor certification, several certified online accounting and bookkeeping courses, and is working toward her Certified Bookkeeper D.