About Us

Experienced. Trusted. Advisors.


Our Background

SimpleBooks Corp. doesn’t just do accounting, we are accounting. With over 20 years of experience in public accounting working with businesses, preparing tax returns and performing audits, bookkeeping is simple for us. We make it simple for you. Our team is comprised of undergraduate and graduate degreed accountants, with a fully licensed CPA dedicated to your business. We are certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors and provide services customized to fit your needs.

We’re Here to Help

You may be dealing with a situation like the examples below

DIY Bookkeeping

Trying to save money by maintaining your own books could wind up costing you a ton at tax time. Though accounting and bookkeeping may appear simple, the complexity, stress, and potentially devastating impact of an error will have you wondering why you ever tried to go it alone.

Wrong Bookkeeper

Not all bookkeepers are created equal. Where some may lack education or experience, others may be completely unfamiliar with complex clients, or your line of business. If your bookkeeper takes on more than they’re qualified for, the results could cost you and your business a lot of money.

Our Goal

SimpleBooks Corp. wants business owners, no matter how big or small, to have a competent team on their side. We were founded with business owners in mind, providing a qualified team that can contribute to their success.

We strive to provide cost effective solutions for high quality work.

Our Approach

We are very passionate about SimpleBooks Corp. and our clients. We believe in and foster long-term business relationships and maintain regular communications with our clients. Our personal integrity and professionalism are values that truly define our service to our clients. We take a personal stake in our clients no matter how big or small they are.

To us, every client is on the “A” list.

Our Leadership

Charlene Santoro

Prior to founding SimpleBooks Corp., Charlene (“Charlie”) Santoro worked for full service accounting firms in the area, including Bailey Schaeffer & Errato, Weinstein & Anastasio, and BlumShapiro. She has over 15 years of accounting experience. While at these firms, Charlie primarily worked with individuals and privately held companies ranging from small to mid-sized and non-profits providing audit, accounting and tax and consulting services in various industries including: manufacturing, distribution, construction, legal and medical, professional services, retail, franchises, real estate and property management.

A Career of Distinction

Charlie has been recognized by her peers, winning several awards and accolades such as Housatonic Community College’s “Distinguished Alumni Award,” New Haven Business Times “Forty Under 40 Award,” and Connecticut Society of CPA’s “Candidates Award.”


In addition to her CPA, Charlie holds an MBA in Finance and a BA in Financial Accounting from the University of New Haven.


Charlie is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, she is on the Finance Committee and Board of Directors for the Bridgeport School Volunteer Association.

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