Emilie Porter, President

Emilie was always intrigued by businesses and how some businesses thrived more than others. While going to school, Emilie worked for various small businesses in human resource and accounting. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration: Human Resource, Emilie pursued her dream and launched Business Bookkeepers Inc. in Denver, Colorado. Emilie is a bookkeeper who partners with CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs to help grow their business and save their money.

Emilie has a strong background in bookkeeping, payroll, human resources, auditing, and QuickBooks training. In 2016, Emilie, whom was hired as an independent bookkeeper, helped a small business grow into a publicly-traded company. Since then, Business Bookkeepers Inc. has added an additional three bookkeepers and tax return preparers with a new office opening in Atlanta, Georgia in 2020.

Lead on a first-year audit
Developed guidebooks and handbooks
Produced SOP’s for clients
Effectively created a network for small business needs

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CTEC Certified
Provided training and guidelines on tax matters to small start-up company of 9 employees

Katy Cortez, Tax Specialist & Bookkeeper

A Peruvian native, Katy Cortez moved to Denver 25 years ago as a young child. Beginning her career as a dental assistant in a pediatric dental office, Katy was offered a position as office manager and quickly discovered her interest in finance.

Katy obtained a bachelor’s degree in business management. After graduating college, Katy’s first financial experience was working for a retirement and financial planning company that prepared taxes for their long-term clients. After preparing taxes for that first year, Katy discovered that helping people with their taxes was her passion. Katy has over 7 years of tax preparation experience, having completed more than 1,500 individual and business returns. Also, Katy has helped train and set up new businesses with different bookkeeping software and developed techniques to keep finances in order.

Kathryn Johnson, Admin/Bookkeeper Assistant

Kathryn grew up visiting and working at her father’s orthodontic practice. While working as a front office assistant, she became interested in the daily business operations of the practice and realized her passion for accounting and management.

Kathryn graduated in 2021 with two Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and in Finance. After graduating, Kathryn pursued career opportunities in the accounting world which led her from Florida to Georgia and Business Bookkeepers.

Kathryn joined the BBI team in June 2021 as an Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper. She has since been striving to grow and advance her accounting and bookkeeping knowledge and skills.

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Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting

Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance

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Associate of Applied Science

Hailey Ward, Admin/Bookkeeper Assistant

Before working at Business Bookkeepers, Inc., Hailey was a receptionist at a local dentist office. While employed there she became interested in finances and accounting.

Hailey is currently enrolled in a community college, working towards obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. After graduation, she plans to pursue more education at a university and obtain a Bachelor’s degree. Hailey’s goal is to focus on accounting and business, gaining knowledge and experience for any future endeavors.