BusinessWorks Inc.

Accounting & Bookkeeping

We specialize in small business accounting needs of all sort, from payroll to day-to-day book keeping and beyond.

Business Works came highly recommended to us by several friends and small business owners, and we have been clients since day one. Beth and Christian are absolute pros at keeping my business affairs in order, and solving potential issues before they

Todd Radcliffe
Chicken and Guns

It has been a real joy working with Business Works. Beth and her team are professional and very quick on replies. Since I have been with Business Works I have been able to focus more attention on my business.

Charles Hartz

Beth is always there to pick up the phone and answer any questions that arise. We have worked together for years now and I couldn't be happier with the service we receive.

Rodney Muirhead
Podnah's Pit

Beth and Christian provide efficient, knowledgeable bookkeeping services for the Minam River Lodge. They are attentive to the details of payroll, and are responsive, conscientious and organized. It is a pleasure working with Business Works!

Barnes Ellis
Minam River Lodge

Businessworks has been a life saver for me and my yoga studio. I don’t hesitate to recommend them to my friends and business contacts for accounting and financial advice. I have already sent several their way!

Bhakti Purvine
Shanti Om Yoga

Businessworks gets the job done and does it well! Beth is responsive, professional and on top of where her clients are in their business.

Don Mazziotti
Oregon Harbor of Hope

About Us

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.

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Our Services

Business Accounting


Business Systems


Financial Reporting

Our Team

Beth Buffetta


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.

Christian Sledd

Senior Staff Accountant

I received a BFA in photography from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005, and moved to Portland in 2006 and after several years working in the service industry I went back to Portland State University and earned a Post Bachelors Certificate in Accounting. When I’m not at work, I enjoy cooking, watching interesting media, and playing board games with my partner and our dog, Polly.

Colleen Jessup

Staff Accountant

I grew up in Arizona, and studied history at Northern Arizona University. After a decade in the service industry, I studied accounting at PSU and joined BusinessWorks shortly after graduation. I wanted to use accounting to improve the lives of others, and I'm thrilled to have found BusinessWorks. I also enjoy reading, podcasts, and spending time with my husband, stepdaughter, and our cats.

Nacole Calandro

Staff Accountant

I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and came out to Portland in 2000 to pursue culinary school. In the following years I worked in a number of different restaurants throughout Portland. In 2011, I decided to returned to University. I graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in 2014. When I am not at working I enjoy teaching my daughter to cook and exploring the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.

Our Clients


Employee Direct Deposit Authorization W-4 Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate W-9 Request For Taxpayer Identification I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification

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838 SE 37th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

(503) 256-5125

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