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Our Founder

About Our Founder

J Ely Business Services, Inc. was founded by Jackie Ely in 1998. She has worked in the restaurant accounting field for over 40 years.  J Ely Business Services, Inc. presently provides accounting services for over 50 businesses as far away as California.  It’s client base includes restaurants and bars as well as retail stores, owners associations, builders, lawyers, and local service organizations to name a few.

Ms. Ely spent eight years with the Chuck Muer Corporation, working as a property accountant, as well as training and opening new properties for that multi state operation.  She was recruited by Mainstreet Ventures, Inc., a restaurant management company with operations in five states.  During her tenure with Mainstreet Ventures, she was instrumental in establishing a fully integrated accounting system with the restaurant point of sale system.  Ms. Ely served as assistant controller, managing all of the accounting and administrative functions for Mainstreet Ventures for thirteen years.

Ms Ely was then recruited by Destin Development Co. Inc., and spent four years with that organization as their corporate controller.  In that position, she streamlined processes and eliminated manual operations, making it possible to manage remote businesses without on-site accounting personnel.  Her extensive restaurant and computer experience allowed her to give more advanced support in the areas of menu engineering, POS system programming and support and customized management reporting.

Ms. Ely’s did her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan.  She has also had extensive training in Novell network administration, as well as various courses on PC hardware troubleshooting.  Ms Ely is presently a Pro Advisor for QuickBooks.

At J Ely Business Services, Inc., Ms Ely applies her experience and expertise to make outsourcing of internal accounting functions a practical, cost-effective reality throughout the business world.

Our Team

Cris Schilling

Lauran Opie

Laurie Shaeffer

Kendra Milton

Jacqueline Ely- Owner