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.

Leslie Azpeitia, Office Assistant

Growing up, Leslie was always exposed to the business field, because her father owned a painting company. From a young age, she would help him create invoices, job proposals, and pay liabilities. During her senior year in high school, she attended a technical college for Small Business Management where she got a certificate in May 2019. In that course, Leslie learned how to do basic accounting as well as tax return preparation.

Leslie recently joined Business Bookkeepers in October of 2019. With the knowledge she learned from school, Leslie was able to adapt quickly to bookkeeping. She acquired new knowledge and skills and will continue to learn and grow. Leslie enjoys working for Business Bookkeepers and being a part of the team.

Completed the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Governor’s award for completing 30+ hours of tax return preparation