About Us

Bookkeeping in Carbondale, CO

Sopris Bookkeeping started in 2006 in a small home office in Satank (Carbondale) when an acquaintance of the owner asked for some help with their bookkeeping. It was then realized that there was a much larger need in the valley for high quality outsourced bookkeeping services at a more affordable price than found at a CPA office. So, we took the plunge and opened our services to the public.
Over 10 years later, we have grown to provide bookkeeping and accounting services in Glenwood, Carbondale, Basalt and Aspen for multiple industries including non-profits, acupuncturists, chiropractors, hair salons, landscapers, retail stores, wholesalers, restaurants, property managers, real estate agents, HOA’s, construction, motion picture companies and more.
Most recently, we opened an office in the Alpine Center professional plaza next to Alpine Bank in Carbondale.

OUR TEAM

JAMES MAGUIRE, CPB
JAMES MAGUIRE, CPBOwner

A resident of the Roaring Fork Valley since 2001, James founded Sopris Bookkeeping in 2006 as a side business while working full-time as a bookkeeper for Crystal River Spas. He attended LaSalle University in Philadelphia and Colorado Mountain College and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.  He later studied non-profit and governmental accounting at Harvard Extension School.

James is a Certified Public Bookkeeper, QuickBooks Pro Advisor, IRS registered paid tax return preparer, member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, and has practiced bookkeeping/accounting for over 20 years. Locally, he has worked for Indigenous Accents, Crystal River Spas, Haiti Children, and Aspen Camp of the Deaf. He currently manages the accounting for River Valley Ranch.

When he’s not crunching numbers, James spends time exploring the outdoors, pursuing other entrepreneurial endeavors and living a healthy lifestyle. One of his most memorable experiences was hiking the Colorado Trail which traverses 500 miles through some of Colorado’s most remote and beautiful backcountry.  Ironically, climbing Sopris is still on his bucket list.

BECKY CARLSON
BECKY CARLSONBookkeeper

Becky Carlson has been in the Roaring Fork Valley for better than 20 years. She chose it for her home after passing through on a camping trip. The decision to raise her daughter with greater access to enjoy the outdoors, more room for her horses and to live in a smaller town was made after a few more visits confirmed her love for the area.

Becky has a diverse background in bookkeeping, payroll, retail sales, office management, warehouse operations, training and auditing. For the past 19 years she has focused on payroll, office management, bookkeeping and has also worked as controller and assistant controller.

With business, payroll and bookkeeping experience in retail sales, wholesale, restaurants, campgrounds, construction, A/V installation, website creation, horse breeding/training facilities and automotive dealerships she has the experience to confidently provide the services your business requires to run smoothly.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

  (970) 963-7073

TESTIMONIALS

“I have been working with James for nearly 15 years and, in that time, while I have moved, opened and closed multiple business, he is still the most thorough, reliable financial manager I have ever had. I use his services constantly.”

Anson F. , Forge Motion Pictures

“Sopris Bookkeeping has done my payroll for several years. The taxes and reports are always accurate and filed on-time. Highly recommended!”

Noe Z., Zelaya's Landscaping

“James is an excellent bookkeeper. He has helped us tidy up our books and improve our efficiency. He communicates well and works great with our team and mission. We’re lucky to have him on board.”

Kaite M., Aspen Camp of the Deaf

“After years of payroll headaches, I turned to Sopris Bookkeeping. They are a pleasure to work with and keep me up-to-date with all the state and federal requirements and deadlines. I can breathe easy knowing they have my back!”

Edie, Engstrom Home & Garden

OFFICE LINE

(970) 963-7073

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OFFICE HOURS – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

9:00am – 6:00pm

OFFICE LINE

EMAIL

Contact Now

OFFICE HOURS – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

9:00am – 6:00pm