Providing Bookkeeping Consulting Sessions


Meet John Forbes

John Forbes has over 30 years of experience in accounting. Having a degree in Accounting, he has worked for small to medium size companies. His goal is to keep businesses profitable by increasing their profits, lowering their taxes, and managing their cash flow.

Forbes Bookkeeping Service is your #1 resource for accounting or small business accounting in Orange County, CA. John Forbes offers professional and dependable services for accounting and bookkeeping.

For new clients, we provide a free Bookkeeping Consulting session. This complimentary session will uncover your business position in the industry and uncover the services that should be best for your particular situation. We will aim to uncover your strengths and weaknesses and try to turn your weaknesses into strengths. Bookkeeping can be tricky. Let us handle the numbers so you can run the business. We also offer tax planning, so there are no surprises at the end of the year.

Reviews & Testimonials

I am no bookkeeper, but my job as office manager involves a fair amount of bookkeeping tasks, such as creating invoices, paying bills, and preparing payroll, which is all mostly simple data tasks. I know QuickBooks just well enough to enter the information in the right place.

John Forbes comes in every month to reconcile my bank account, which involves going over every transaction to make sure it is correct. Sometimes I make an error, and that is where John really helps me, as usually fixing the error is far more complicated than doing it correctly in the first place. Occasionally something will get overlooked, and then it shows up on the bank statement, and John notices it and is able to fix it as well.

John patiently instructs me on what I did wrong and how it should be done correctly, and my errors have decreased greatly. Typos still happen, and he catches those as well, as everything must balance down to the penny. When he leaves my office after our monthly appointments, balancing the books has been achieved.

I consider John a valued member of my team here at display art Inc.

Bill Gallagher
display art inc/Orange County Fine Art Storage


My company is a third-party relocation management provider, and about 3 years ago, we were in need of a bookkeeper who understood and was comfortable working within QuickBooks Online. We also wanted someone who was truly interested in our company’s success and who would take time to “catch on” to relocation lingo and allow me to “catch on” to accounting terminology so that together we could effectively communicate. John not only filled the bill, but he also showed me the true value of keeping our books up to date.

I know that when I reach out to John for assistance, his response time is quick, and he always takes time to research and resolve my accounting needs. I trust John with our business and enjoy working with him.

Barbara Stevens
OakTree Relocation Services

John has been “keeping my books” for over 3 years. He comes to my office, and reconciles my bank accounts, QuickBooks, and payroll. He is reliable, on time, and very efficient. I highly recommend Forbes Bookkeeping to anyone looking for bookkeeping assistance.

Dennis Backer, CEO
Blitz Mogul

Forbes Bookkeeping Service

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