About Us

Lauri Paxton is the founder of Paxton Bookkeeping and Tax Services, a virtual bookkeeping and accounting service firm.  The company serves individual and business clients nationally, with a concentration in the greater Pittsburgh Region, Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence and Butler Counties.  

Client relationships and customer satisfaction are our top priorities.  We take pride in knowing the intricacies of our client’s financial picture.  Accurate bookkeeping is where planning and profit meet and return on investment is measured.  Financial reporting provides peace of mind and the assurance to business owners that products and services are priced appropriately.  We believe that an informed client is a client who can be confident in making sound business decisions.

Education and ongoing training is important to remain up to date on current and new technology as well as changes in tax laws.  Staff have been certified in the following software programs: QuickBooks for Windows, QuickBooks Online, Xero, T-Sheets, and Bill.com, and complete ongoing training every year to keep their certifications up to date.  

Our bookkeepers, tax preparers and Enrolled Agents are the heartbeat of our team.  Their detail-oriented skills allow them to keep up with your company’s expenditures, income, and payroll and tax requirements.  We have an exceptional team who are highly organized, trustworthy, thorough with administrative tasks, and enjoy working with people and numbers.  With Paxton Bookkeeping and Tax Service’s boutique service options, clients develop long-standing relationships with our staff.  There is a dedicated account manager assigned to each client who knows and understands the client’s requirements.  We take great care to handle each and every one of our accounts with an unsurpassed attention to detail.  

Certified…Competent…Commited to Excellence!

Lauri Paxton
President/Enrolled Agent/Bookkeeper

Lauri is a Beaver County native who grew up in Baden and now lives in North Sewickley Township.  After spending 26 years working for the Commonwealth of PA, she opened Paxton Bookkeeping so that she could do what she loves most – help clients create profits and grow their businesses through her bookkeeping, accounting, and tax expertise.  When she’s not working, you can usually find Lauri reading (anything but romance!), cooking or baking something containing chocolate, or going for long motorcycle rides with her partner, Mark.  Running Paxton Bookkeeping is definitely Lauri’s dream job, but she also has a dream which involves kicking back on a lounge chair by the ocean with a cool drink in her hand.  

Logan DiMase
Vice-President/Bookkeeper/Tax Preparer

The newest member of the Paxton Bookkeeping team, Logan is a native of Ellwood City, PA.  Logan’s facility with numbers (he can add figures in his head faster than our office adding machine!) is matched only by his adventurous, easy-going spirit.  He loves dogs, dirt bike riding, and trying new things, and he’s an accomplished sportsman – he plays everything from basketball to golf, but his true favorites are football and hockey.  Logan can always be counted on to go the extra mile to help out our clients – he’ll always do what it takes to get the job done.

Sarah Hinobayashi
Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

Born in Beaver, Sarah graduated from the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School and attended classes at the Community College of Beaver County.  At the age of 20, she moved to Japan and got married.  Sarah and her husband Gaku lived in Chiba, Japan for nearly four years.  They’ve now lived in Beaver since 2011.  Outside of work, Sarah enjoys bowling, gardening, playing instruments, reading graphic novels, and spending time with her beloved cat Peach.  We count on Sarah to keep our office running smoothly and to make sure we’re giving our clients the very best customer service.

Maureen Knepshield

A true Gemini spirit, two of Maureen's favorite things are numbers and art.  Her background includes fundraising, business management, and marketing.  She earned a bachelor of fine arts with a business minor from Clarion University and a master of science majoring in nonprofit management from Robert Morris University.  She enjoys getting to work with clients from both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, and learning about various industries.  Maureen is married to her best friend, Justin, and they have 3 wonderful and exhausting children. 

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