About Us

The Balancing Act, Inc. is a small business accounting service provider in Atlanta, Georgia, that was formed in 1992 by Jeani Bazan. A degreed accountant, Jeani had 15 years of experience as a controller in the private sector and eight years as a paralegal in real estate at the time of the founding of the company. She offers a full spectrum of knowledge to small-business owners far and above basic accounting. Taking a unique approach to providing services to small businesses and entrepreneurs, Jeani, a Quickbooks Pro Advisor, provides a selection of accounting services that covers the spectrum from basic bookkeeping, office organization, and systems implementation to Accounting, CFO by the hour and forensic accounting.

About Our Founder

Jeani Bazan
A degreed accountant, Jeani founded The Balancing Act, Inc. in 1992 after having fifteen years of experiences as Controller in the private sector for attorneys, real estate investors and property managers.  With eight years’ prior experience as a paralegal in real estate, she offers a spectrum of knowledge to small business owners far and above basic accounting.
 Jeani has been a Quickbooks Pro Advisor since 2004.   

Taking a unique approach to providing services to small businesses and entrepreneurs, Jeani provides a selection of accounting services from basic bookkeeping, office organization and systems implementation to Controllership by the Hour and Forensic Accounting.

About Our Associates

Associates bring expertise in other industries, including restaurants, retail stores, interior designers, construction and physicians’ offices.  Providing prompt, responsive and reliable services remotely or on-site, The Balancing Act consistently meets and exceeds its’ Mission.

Nancy Ellen
She'd been crunching numbers for four decades, almost half of that time here at the Balancing Act! In 2014, Nancy semi-retired but remains an integral part of the company. Her expertise and ready smile are available to us on an as-needed basis.
Nancy Ellen
Catherine Alby

Catherine Alby

A graduate of Mars Hill College, Cathy worked for many years for a local restaurant as bookkeeper/office manager. Her career took her into retail stores where she gained experience and knowledge in the day to day operations of retail. Her last assignment before joining The Balancing Act in the summer of 2001 was 10 years of employment with a local interior design firm.

Cathy’s experience in restaurant, retail and an interior design “boutique” gives her the knowledge and experience necessary to handle a variety of clients who have various types of businesses. She helps them keep their offices organized and efficient, while managing their bookkeeping and accounting processes. Her clients can rely on Cathy to be dependable, efficient and knowledgeable.

Jennifer Arnow

A degreed accountant, Jennifer joined The Balancing Act in Sept of 2014. Her experience as a corporate accountant in the commercial and retail construction industry has given her a well-rounded knowledge of business operations and procedures. In addition to being our Project Manager, coordinating the work flow company-wide, Jennifer provides our clients with strong organizational skills and accounting knowledge
Jennifer Arnow


With more than 35 years of experience, we take pride in providing prompt and convenient services to a significant number of satisfied clients. But don't just take our word for it. Read what our clients have to say about their experience with us:


"We have used The Balancing Act since 1997. Not only are they accurate, efficient and punctual, they provide sage advice. They always keep us grounded in regard to our financial matters."
- CEO of a Recycling Facility

"I have worked with The Balancing Act for many years and I always learn something new with each visit. Their knowledge of QuickBooks and bookkeeping/accounting practices and procedures has proven to be of great value to me."
- Operations Manager, Physicians' Office

"Since 1996, The Balancing Act has proven to be reliable, diligent and competent. Even more importantly, they have great integrity and are highly service oriented - 'the customer is always right' - and a 'can-do' attitude. I recommend The Balancing Act without reservation!"
- CEO, Commericial Real Estate Developer