Accounting & Bookkeeping
We specialize in small business accounting needs of all sort, from payroll to day-to-day book keeping and beyond.
In 1981, after graduating from PSU with an accounting degree and discovering that she didn’t enjoy working at corporate accounting firms, Beth Buffetta—Business Works’ owner and CEO—opened her own, home-based accounting business. Since then, Beth has operated out of her home in Southeast Portland. For decades, Business Works has been lucky to enjoy a lot of amazing word-of-mouth success, particularly in the world of Portland’s amazing and varied small businesses, and now works with over 100 local businesses.
Quarterly Financial Reports
I love that I get to work with so many different types of clients, from restauranteurs and bartenders to contractors and day care services. To me, accounting is like putting together a puzzle—working on someone’s books is like sitting down and pulling together many little pieces of financial information to make a perfect financial picture. Bring me your disparate pieces, your shoeboxes full of receipts and back logs of invoices — I love nothing more than bringing organization to your financial life and that of your business. As a small business owner myself, I deeply understand the specific needs of and demands on small business owners and love helping fellow Portland businesses not just survive, but thrive. When I’m not working with clients, I enjoy being an active member of both my local Montavilla community as well as the greater Portland community. My perfect day starts at the farmers market and ends with enjoying a great play or musical.
I moved to Portland in 2005 after completing my BFA at Eastern Kentucky University. After a few years in the restaurant industry, I was inspired to go back to school, and completed a Post Bachelors Certificate in Accounting in 2014. While in school, I interned at with Beth at BusinessWorks. I so enjoyed my experience with her, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my work with her after graduation. When I’m not in the office, you can find me at home making dinner, watching Netflix and playing board games with my partner and our dog, Polly.