About Us

Joan Rasmussen

Joan Rasmussen

Joan Rasmussen is the owner-operator of In Balance Bookkeeping Service, a firm providing bookkeeping, QuickBooks consulting, and other business services to small businesses.

Joan is a QuickBooks Advanced ProAdvisor.

Joan has an extensive background in accounting and general office work. After completing the C.P.A. preparatory curriculum at Sonoma State University and obtaining an undergraduate degree in Management, she decided to pursue a career in the private sector rather than in public accounting.

For more than two decades, Joan worked for a major Northern California electronics firm, where she gained extensive cost accounting experience, as well as working as a financial analyst in Planning and Reporting and Fixed Assets. She was actively involved in many special projects, including business reorganizations and system design. In addition to corporate accounting, Joan has worked as a bookkeeper at small firms and has managed several family-owned businesses ranging from retail to agriculture.

Since leaving the Corporate world in 2002, Joan’s focus has been assisting entrepreneurs in managing the office and financial aspects of their business. As an Enrolled Agent, she is able to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, and maintains her clients’ books with an eye toward making their tax preparation painless.

Joan has served as Treasurer of the Sonoma County Horse Council, and has been a regular contributor to the Council’s quarterly journal. Additionally, Joan has served as Treasurer on the boards of the Wildlife Center for Disease and Toxin Investigation and of Sonoma Action for Equine Rescue.