Matthew Bigelow, president of JLZ Business Services, Inc., became involved in the accounting world through income taxes. While maintaining a career as an elementary school teacher, he worked seasonally for a major tax preparation company, eventually earning the designation of “enrolled agent” (the highest credential awarded by the IRS to a tax preparer). Deciding he wanted to provide more personal tax service, he left the big tax company and the elementary school, launching his own independent tax practice. This led to a collaboration with the original owners of JLZ, and gradually, Matthew learned the other elements of the business. When the owners began to speak of a desire to transition into semi-retirement, Matthew took over the business and incorporated it to become JLZ Business Services, Inc.
Matthew lives in Ventura, CA and likes time with his family, going to the beach and helping his clients better understand their businesses and their taxes. And while he is no longer employed as a teacher, he continues to volunteer regularly at same school where he once taught.
Anne Marie Young, originally from Connecticut, moved to Ventura in 2002 in search of California sunshine. Anne has over 30 years of bookkeeping experience. She is very personable and has a keen eye for detail and accuracy, which allows her to produce orderly books, payroll, and sales tax reporting no matter how complicated they become. Her work ethic, unflagging enthusiasm, and can-do attitude are just a few reasons our clients enjoy working with her.
Anne is an avid reader who likes riding her bicycle in her spare time. She is also known to enjoy getting out of town to such destinations as Santa Barbara, Hawaii, or her favorite metropolis in the whole world, New York City.