Peninsula Bookkeepers Association


Peninsula Bookkeepers Association

Education • Support• Resources


Our History


PBA started in 1989 with a luncheon meeting of bookkeeping professionals. By joining, we discovered the value of providing support. We realized we could help each other in our business endeavors. As a group, we could encourage the development of individuals performing bookkeeping, accounting and tax services.

In the weeks that followed, a formal organization was founded. Our membership today includes the self-employed, individuals considering a business and employees of private companies. We have members from around the San Francisco Bay Area.


Monthly Meetings

Next Meeting: Tuesday February 2oth with Introductions and overviews from Alex Sloan, Senior Account Manager from Xero and Jared Kerr from Hubdoc The meeting will be held in San Mateo 6:45pm-8pm.


These meetings are designed to address the Association's objective to support and encourage professionals in the bookkeeping profession. The format includes a knowledgeable speaker, opportunity to network, and group discussion of relevant topics.


Member Information


Joining = Member Benefits

Elected officers provide leadership for the association. All members have the opportunity to serve as an officer or committee member. Committees include Membership, Nominating, Newsletter, Marketing, Education and Program. 

We encourage personal and professional growth through active participation and leadership development.

Calendar of Events


Tuesday February 20th

Hubdoc overview with Jared Kerr


March 20th

Meet the Resources and Roundtable Topic: Tax Season Tips and Tricks


Previous Meetings In Review

January 16th

We were fortunate to have not one but two information-packed presentations, just in time for tax season.  Polly Neumann, CPA gave a quick overview on the bookkeeping behind annual K-1s, and then joined with Jean Brandt, CPA to share the latest details on the tax law changes going into effect in 2018.  There was plenty of information to absorb and much that is still being worked out... as more details emerge we will have additional sessions on the calendar.


December 12th

Lauren Mang and Michelle Powell joined us for a fun and interactive session, in time for the new year!  Lauren shared her Top 10 Organizing Apps and Michelle gave an overview of the principles of Feng Shui and holistic organizing.  Both sessions were informative and definitely got us all thinking about making some positive changes to our work flow and environment in the new year!


November 14th

We were thrilled to have Joy Hemp take the stage to talk on the subject of Non-profit Bookkeeping.  Not only does Joy have more than 20 years of bookkeeping experience with non profits, she is also a founding member of the Peninsula Bookkeepers 1989.  Joy discussed the challenges of non profit bookkeeping, how to handle restricted vs. unrestricted donations in Quickbooks and the use of Classes to track the various programs specific to the non-profit entity.  She also brought samples of the 990 non-profit tax return to show where the data appears on the return.  It was a very lively group and Joy answered lots of questions!


October 17th

On October 17th we were fortunate to have our own representative from the California State Board of Equalization, now known as the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA).  Susan Woo, a Supervising Tax Auditor, shared information about the history and implications of this re-structuring.  She then led a lively discussion about some of the common Sales and Use Tax Mistakes - what exactly IS Use Tax?  When is a sandwich taxable?   How are Internet sales Taxed?  Is there a flat rate tax?  These and more led to a very interactive and exuberant discussion. With one of the highest number of attendees and the level of enthusiasm by the group, you can be sure that Susan will be back on our calendar in 2018.



September 20th

We had a lively and informative session with professional organizer Lauren Mang last Tuesday evening.  Lauren travels the world helping people get organized so they can live happier and more productive lives.  We took a test to figure out our learning style, we learned how to tackle large organizational projects, the downside of multi-tasking (with a live example!), and what holds us back from getting rid of our unused "stuff".  It was so fascinating and there's so much more to learn from Lauren that we have asked her to return in December, just in time for the New Year!


Interested In Learning More?

We are always looking to grow our community and help create a positive impact through networking, education, and support.


Feel free to reach out with any questions that you have and we would be happy to answer them!

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