About Bright Bookkeeping
Cindy and Pete Schroeder

Bright Bookkeeping enjoys doing what most owners hate:  their books!  We love helping small business owners manage their QuickBooks bookkeeping effectively so they can pursue their dreams of managing and growing their business.  With a combined 32 years of accounting experience, husband and wife team Pete and Cindy Schroeder provide bookkeeping solutions for dozens of service-based businesses virtually and in person in the Glen Ellyn, IL area.

Cindy Schroeder

Founder Cindy Schroeder has 12 years of experience working in a variety of corporate accounting environments and four years of experience serving clients’ needs in her own firm.  She has earned and maintained the QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor designation every year since 2007.   She is a Certified Sleeter Member, which means she has passed a rigorous exam on QuickBooks troubleshooting techniques.   Cindy regularly attends accounting conferences to learn about and stay up-to-date on the newest software features and products that her clients can benefit from.

Cindy loves seeing her clients’ eyes light up after they understand the reports they are receiving and how the data flows into them.  She also enjoys making sure everything is balanced and in its proper place as well as making sure owners understand what is happening in their business so that they can make better decisions.   According to Cindy:  “My clients had a dream when they started their business, and their dream was not bookkeeping!”

Cindy received her undergraduate accounting degree from Northern IL University.  She is a member of AIPB, American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.

When Cindy is not working, she loves tap dancing, warm weather, and spending time with her family.

Pete Schroeder

Pete Schroeder brings 20 years of accounting management experience to Bright Bookkeeping.   While working as a corporate controller, Pete found his niche. He truly enjoys the task of pulling together a company’s diverse financial data into clear succinct reports that allow him to help the management team make sound financial decisions.

Pete has a varied background which has allowed him to experience many aspects of business operations. He has extensive experience in auditing, database management, and financial reporting. He enjoyed working with small business owners and learning the ins and outs of running a successful business operation. As an auditor, Pete worked with small businesses, making sure their contributions for health and welfare benefits were accurate and timely. Pete has also worked in product development with a start up software company. As a product specialist, programmer, and salesperson, Pete experienced first hand the trials and tribulations of developing and selling your own product.

Pete earned a Bachelors of Business Administration with major in Accounting from Iowa State University. When Pete is not working, he loves to conquer new golf courses.

To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 630-803-3807 or email us at cschroeder@bright-bookkeeping.com.

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    "With Cindy's advice, I have found several better ways to do tasks in QuickBooks that save me time and aggravation. And her quick and thorough turnaround on my monthly reconciliations and various other tasks has given me a bit of my life back! She is a significant member of my professional service provider team. I can highly recommend her."