About Us

With more than 17 years of small business accounting experience and her BSBA degree in accounting from Christopher Newport University, Karen Burtnette did the numbers and decided to open By The Book.

Personal service and a real understanding of the accounting needs of small businesses coupled with her innate ability to explain the role sophisticated accounting can play in a small business´┐Ż profits and growth led to a bank of positive clients recommending By The Book to their own business associates.

As By The Book grew, protecting the standard of excellence that was building the company became paramount. Karen set firm guidelines for hiring. Accounting degrees, BSBAs, talent and dynamic interpersonal skills were a must. She decided that she could be as selective as any big city financial center. And it worked. She has surrounded herself with a talented staff, with a love for small business and Hampton Roads life.

What this means to your business is that a team of top-notch, experienced professionals is at your service, without you having to incur the expense of a full-time bookkeeper or accountant of any caliber.

By specializing in small businesses, By The Book has become expert in bookkeeping and accounting for an intriguing variety of Hampton Roads companies, including retailers, restaurants, construction companies, service providers and

Beyond their expertise and cost-effectiveness, what makes By The Book especially attractive to small business is the simple fact that they are a flexible operation. They can work with you on-site, by remote access via Internet, or process work both on your site and at their offices.

The way you want to work is the way they want
to work.


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160 Wind Mill Point Road
Hampton VA 23664
757-224-7667 757-224-9396
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