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Mary has been helping our church with bookkeeping for the past 18 months. She is so easy to work with taking care of our payroll, accounts receivable and payable. Mary communicates well, is reliable, and trustworthy...we couldn't do it without her!


Living Vine Fellowship
A place to get planted, grow strong, and branch out.



Mary James is the bookkeeper at Twig & Fig. She's responsible for all aspects of A/P and keeping of the accounts ledger. We'd be hard pressed to find someone who handles all aspects of our books with such a unique combination of finesse, efficiency, kindness and levity. She puts fun into the finances, and takes that part off our minds so we can concentrate on creating things! We love Mary, and having her as part of our team!!


Twig & Fig designs and produces custom, high-end invitations for weddings, bar mitzvahs and other milestone occasions. In addition, Twig & Fig also has a retail stationery storefront offering greeting cards from small, independent companies along side a variety of pens, journals and unique office and home organization items.


MJ Bookkeeping is excellent!  Everything about her customer service, from showing up at the office, to following up diligently, is about doing her best and making our lives easier, so we can concentrate more on getting business in the door, and helping people the way we do best!
Save time, save money, feel organized!  Hire Mary James Bookkeeping!


GSL Properties and Investments, Foreclosure Prevention Specialists, and Mortgage Broker.


I have known Mary for several years now.  She does our bookkeeping and everything else that's needed in the office.  She is a dedicated professional that prides on quality of her work.  I have been impressed with her attention to details and fantastic memory that often comes handy in our work.  I also admire her love for animals and care of disabled pets.  I recommend Mary to everyone who is looking for a quality professional that's smart, dedicated and dependable.


Bahman Radjabi
CEO & President
RADIC Technologies, Inc.



Mary James has been our bookkeeper for over a year.  She is very accommodating and easy to deal with. As a first time business owners we had lots of questions and Mary was patient and helpful. Mary was supporting us during tough times becoming our regular customer, and we value that.

Her responsibilities:
Posts details of business transactions in Quick Books, such as sales slips, invoices, receipts, and cash register printouts.
Summarizes details, transfers data to general ledger.  Reconciles and balances accounts.  Compiles reports to show statistics such as profit and loss and other items pertinent to operation of our business.  Calculates and prepares quarterly sales tax statement.

We highly recommend Mary.

maggieray's barbecue   
We are barbecue joint in Alamo.  We are small in size but big in popularity in our neighborhood. We smoke ribs, chicken, brisket and pulled pork.  Our menu offers appetizers, salads, sliders and seafood specials. We let you dine in, do take out or cater for you. We have a lovely patio at the rear of the building by the creek and live music on certain nights.

Mary collects, inputs and organizes my accounting in QuickBooks.  She provides detailed reports and helps me prepare for taxes throughout the year. I have had the pleasure of working with her for several years now ~ and have gained much more than a skilled bookkeeper.   Her humanity shines through all the numbers, which is greatly welcomed when working on finances.   Mary has the QuickBooks knowledge to provide me with the reports I need to not only to run but improve my business and tax prep.   Simply put, she is a gem.

Debra Sue Kelvin
L. Ac., Dipl. Ac.
Owner of Healthy Chi Chinese & Integrative Medicine in Berkeley, CA.  
My practice focuses on Women's Health, Holistic Integrative Oncology, and Vitality for Everyone using acupuncture, herbs, nutrition and lifestyle counseling.


Mary has helped save me money and given me more time in my busy schedule by managing my corporate books far more efficiently that I ever could. Being a detail-oriented business owner, I am particular about making sure that everything is done just right. Mary always does a great job and even catches the occasional error that I make!

WSI – We work with businesses that are struggling to find new clients through traditional advertising, by building an Internet marketing plan to attract customers who are already looking for their services. We use search engine optimization, social media and other techniques to generate interest, more Web traffic and increased customer conversions. www.wsismartsolutions.com


Relaxing and sitting down and having a nice cup of tea!  That is what it is like to have Mary as your bookkeeper in life.  All too often we have so much on our plate, but to know that Mary is taking care of "your details" is so very refreshing.

Hi, I'm Sheri Cleary, owner and designer of a jewelry line known as His Jewels Creations.  If you ever need to call me about Mary's services I would be most happy to assist you in any way that I can.

You won't be disappointed.

Sheri Cleary
His Jewels Creations

Mary James Bookkeeping has helped reconcile our month end books and year end.  She is detail oriented, very knowledgeable and always available to answer a quick question about QuickBooks / bookkeeping matters.  We've been working with her for over 2 years.


Compass Internet Systems is an on-line marketing company for real estate agents and brokers.  We help create and manage an on-line marketing plan for our clients to help them generate leads and increase sales.  Learn more at: www.compassinternetsystems.com


Our business is comprised of a complicated multi-corporate structure along with several LLCs that hold personal investments. Our bookkeeper, Mary James, is a vital member of our financial support team. Mary is responsible for managing our payables, receivables, reconciling accounts and running financial reports as needed. We have found her to be highly competent, completely trustworthy and 100% reliable. We can confidently recommend Mary and her team to any business in need of a highly skilled and reliable bookkeeper.


VisionPoint Consulting Team, Inc. is an organizational effectiveness consulting firm specializing in leadership development, executive coaching and team building. We work with companies large and small across North America. www.visionpointconsulting.com


Mary James is an extraordinary bookkeeper!  She is efficient, professional, and caring.  Always thinking of the "bottom line" she provides advice that benefits me personally and professionally.  I highly recommend her to all of my colleagues and friends!


Carolynn Thelemaque, Realtor, servicing Alameda and Contra Costa counties provides residential real estate assistance to both Buyers and Sellers in the purchase or sale of real property.


Mary got my corporate books set up quickly and efficiently, and my tax advisor is happy with what she has done to get it set up properly. She saved me a lot of time and money when I started the company.

Thomas Petty Digital Marketing Solutions – We teach business owners and Web designers how to get properly positioned on the search engines, like Google and Yahoo! Our workshops are hands-on, and students work on their problems right in class and get feedback on their projects. thomaspetty.com

Our business needs quality bookkeeping services that are professional, confidential, timely and at a reasonable cost. In addition we need invoice preparation, job costing, payroll, and financial reports. Our C.P.A. requires documentation for compliance with Federal and State taxes. All of these functions are handled expertly by the Mary James Bookkeeping Group.

Synergy Construction
At Synergy Construction we handle commercial, residential and construction management for projects that range in size from $20,000.00 to well over $1 million dollars. We have been in business since 1990. Our Real Estate Division, GPI, has been around for 26 years and manages 20 properties.

Mary James Bookkeeping Group is a large asset to our business. They help us streamline our accounts receivable giving us the time we need to service our Clients properly. I would recommend them to any business owner spending too much time working in their business instead of on their business!

Anlinz Personal Home Services “When you need an extra hand…We’re there!” Anlinz helps busy people with their Home Management such as House Cleaning, Pet Care, Errands and Organizing.

Our practice was started in Pleasanton 26 years ago, and Mary James has been expertly handling our bookkeeping needs for almost 20 years.  Professional, reliable, and willing to make the extra effort when needed, we have thoroughly enjoyed working together with Mary over these past two decades.


Dr. Amy Liu Longacre
Foothill Optometric Group is a high technology optometric practice in Pleasanton specializing in full-service quality eyecare and patient education.  We have an outstanding selection of stylish glasses, an extensive choice of contact lens options, and feature both LASIK co-management and eye disease detection and treatment.


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