Jess has over 40 years of bookkeeping and cost accounting experience working with a variety of industries. Jess has been a business owner for 30 years and was a SVP in banking prior to owning Roper Bookkeeping. She has partnered with Maribeth Christensen to form Roper Accounting Group.
Jess has her B.A. in Math and Psychology from East Carolina University, post graduate accounting curriculum at NC State University, post graduate program at the BAI School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison (3-year program), Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
Jess is the past President and current Treasurer for the Greater Raleigh chapter of NAWBO (The National Association of Women Business Owners). She is a long-time member of the North Raleigh Civitan including serving as President and Treasurer. And Jess is a frequent speaker and volunteer with SCORE.
When Jess is not at Roper, you will find her cheering for the Carolina Hurricanes, enjoying a long-distance bike ride, and exploring the NC mountains or quaint coastal towns. Her favorite dessert is the world-famous Angus Barn’s Chocolate Chess pie.