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"Emily Halstein is our rock" declared Pauline Oliveros, CEO of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. “We both had the good fortune to work with Emily Halstein at Deep Listening Institute for sixteen years and were delighted  with the excellence of her bookkeeping skills.  We both found her a wonderful source of wisdom and integrity.” 

IONE, Former Artistic Director, Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.

“The Kingston Midtown Arts District has been using JEM Accounting Solutions for the last 3 years. Since MAD sponsors a number of arts activities, we have relied greatly on JEM to manage our increasingly complex accounts. They are knowledgeable in the needs of non-profit organizations and scrupulous in ensuring accurate bookkeeping and compliance with Federal and State accounting regulations.”

Richard Frumess, Treasurer, The Kingston Midtown Arts District

“Lifebridge Foundation has been using Emily as its bookkeeper for about 10 years now. We’ve found her reliable, very clear and easy to work with. All filings are done on time and with clear instructions. All of her work is accurate and thorough. She anticipates deadlines and always makes sure we are in compliance. We highly recommend her!!”

Barbara Valocore, President, Lifebridge Foundation

“Emily Halstein has done my bookkeeping for years. She has been reliable and accurate in all her work. I am happy to say that my books are no longer a chore or worry in my life. Chapeau Emily!”

Iliana Moore, President, Columbine Antiques & Decoration

I have had the pleasure of working with Emily Halstein, President of JEM, for over 20 years in various capacities and can highly recommend her and her company.
She has a very sophisticated grasp of all the accounting needs in business,  is extremely precise in her calculations,  and always takes the time to review her work. One of the most important factors when working with a client’s finances is trust.  I can state with absolute certainty that she will be reliable, accountable and perform her work with the highest level of integrity and honesty. Emily takes pride in her work and has consistently impressed me with her performance, and possesses tremendous analytical skills to solve complex problems.
I have recommended Emily to various businesses and have had positive feedback from them all, including my own Mother’s Gallery in Woodstock.   Honestly, she is the only person that I would recommend, as I have been a fiscal investigator in several scenarios.  I am confident in recommending Emily and JEM Accounting Solutions to handle the accounting needs of the businesses in our community, as she is both conscientious and totally trustworthy.
Christine Summers, Advant-Edge Accounting Service


Emily Halstein has worked for me as a bookkeeper for over 10 years.  She was initially employed as an office manager/bookkeeper, but with increasing work as a bookkeeper for other businesses owned by me, has become only the bookkeeper for Goldman Appraisal Services, Inc.  In both capacities, however, she has been a large organizing force for a number of businesses, and has contributed to the success and on-going viability of these businesses. 


Her skills as a bookkeeper include a rigorous and constant focus on the details of the businesses, underlain by a solid understanding of the businesses overall, thus guiding me in key decisions to be made.   She has all the skills to handle payroll, billing, collection, bank accounts and all phases of taxes: sales, income, corporate etc. Her focus on these matters keep me up to date on all aspects of the business finances so that I have no late payments, and that I have maximized my income, and helps me understand the trends of the businesses to prevent crises related to finances. 


I can only state that she has been a major contributor to my success in business. 


On a personal level, she is loyal, punctual and personable, helping to make the office a functional and pleasant place.  She understands the nature of confidentiality.  I highly recommend her both as a professional and person for any organization that can use her skills.


Gerald Goldman, Goldman Appraisal Service, Inc., Simon Gray Realty Ltd, Summerset Road LLC

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