About Balanced Billing

Founded in 2008, Balanced Billing offers dependable bookkeeping and accounting services for law offices and small businesses, with a specialty in law firm trust account rules. With more than 20 years' experience in IT and bookkeeping software, Balanced Billing also offers consulting, development and implementation of automated in-house systems designed to increase productivity and reduce bookkeeping and accounting errors.

Mary McPadden

Founder and Chief Number Cruncher

A love of numbers, details and technology made opening a business as a bookkeeper a no-brainer for Mary McPadden. Since founding Balanced Billing in Phoenix in 2008, she's become known as much for her ability to keep clean books as for her ability to make the bookkeeping and accounting processes easier for law firms and other small businesses. Mary is also considered THE Arizona IOLTA Rules Expert, helping lawyers and attorneys maintain compliance with law firm trust accounting rules.

Originally from Vermont, Mary and her husband were living in Warren, Michigan when the siren call of sunnier climes and family bonds finally overcame them and they moved to Phoenix. A few years later, Mary moved to Hawaii where she opened her first business, Office Automation. There she specialized in helping law offices develop and implement office automation procedures to save time and reduce user errors, as well as training staff on a variety of office software including QuickBooks and Timeslips.

Returning to Arizona and launching Balanced Billing gave Mary the opportunity to put all of her IT skills, software training abilities, and bookkeeping know-how to work for her clients. Thanks to her varied background she has developed a real knack for finding ways business owners and their employees can work smarter instead of harder.

With her only son happily living in Boise, these days Mary has plenty of time to enjoy Phoenix's warm weather. When she's not busy doing the books, you can find her gardening, cooking, petting her cat, or off-road exploring and camping in Arizona's backcountry with her wonderful husband and two Cavalier King Charles spaniels.

Guinness McDog

Director of Transportation
A lover of the wind in his ears, in the cooler months Guinness rides shotgun with Balanced Billing documents runner when doing pickup and delivery for the business.


Miss Maggie Underfoot

Chief Information Officer
A critical member of our staff, Maggie's job is to inform the office when the mail arrives, or if a lizard moves outside.


Queen Lily

Chief Attitude Officer
Curled up in a corner of the office Lily reminds us all to "Just chill, don't stress."

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