About Us

Bookkeeping for the Active Small Business Owner

By The Books was started by Tammy Ashley in 2005 to fill the growing need for experienced and reliable accounting professionals willing to work on an as needed basis in the Southwest Florida small business community.

In 2007 By The Books became a Limited Liability Company specializing in small business Bookkeeping, Payroll, General Office Support, Construction Liens & Permits, Tax Preparation and Florida Notary Public services.  There is no job too big or small, short-term or long-term… we are here to help.

In March of 2010, By The Books, LLC acquired Tya Krane Accounting, Inc and relocated our office to Downtown Sarasota, in the Synovus Bank Building.

In 2015, after 5 years in shared executive office space, By The Books relocated to our own, much larger, office space in Osprey.

About the Owner:

The owner, Tammy Ashley, has been working in the Accounting and Finance field for over fifteen years which has given her the organization and communication skills that have made her extremely successful at what she does. She has obtained the knowledge of this field though work experience as well as having a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida.