About ClerkBooks

ClerkBooks Municipal Accounting System converts Intuit QuickBooks® (the world’s number one small business accounting software) into a full Fund-based accounting system to help simplify municipal financial management. ClerkBooks is designed to offer standard accounting features, plus easy, time-saving tools to meet the unique needs of Local Government.

What Is ClerkBooks?


ClerkBooks is a scalable accounting solution designed for City Clerks, and Finance Officers, working in municipalities with populations ranging from 50 up to about 3,000. This means smaller cities won’t need to pay for all the bells and whistles they don’t use, yet larger cities can get the performance and reliability they need.

ClerkBooks uses QuickBooks®: the world’s most popular accounting software package, for the core accounting tasks. This means the system is easy to learn and easy to use.

ClerkBooks has converted QuickBooks into a complete fund accounting package for local government including: a customized chart of accounts as suggested by your State Auditor’s Office; utility billing (electric, water, sewer, garbage and recycling) compatible with all hand-held reading systems; automated payroll; and customizable reporting (with budgets)!

Key Benefits
  • Organizes all your finances in one place
  • Easily keeps track of all your receivables, including liens
  • Complete fund accounting package, including utility billing and custom reports – all in one system
  • Uses the power of QuickBooks: the world’s most popular accounting software package
Made in Rural America, for Rural America

ClerkBooks was created in a small town of 370. Our headquarters is currently located in Garner, Iowa, a town of 3098 people. We are approximately 120 miles south of Minneapolis and 120 miles north of Des Moines, just 20 miles west of Interstate 35. We also have Support Representatives who work from their homes in a separate location in Iowa, South Dakota and Mississippi.

While ClerkBooks works great for cities up to a population of approximately 3,000, ClerkBooks was designed from the ground up for City Clerks with limited accounting experience located in smaller cities.

The Founder and CEO of ClerkBooks has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has over 30 years of accounting and management experience in wholesale, retail, non-profit and governmental activities. He was a City Clerk for 8 years. He has completed the course work for both the Certified Municipal Clerk and the Certified Municipal Finance Officer certifications through the Municipal Professional’s Institute, Sponsored by the Iowa League of Cities and The Iowa State University.

In fact, all of our support representatives have formally been City Clerks, City Treasurers and/or City Auditors and all have attended the Municipal Professional’s Institute. We are also Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisors.

Therefore, ClerkBooks has been designed with a full understanding of what your City faces every day.

While ClerkBooks started in Iowa, it has now been customized for 26 states. Be the first city in your state to use ClerkBooks and receive 30 days unlimited support at no extra cost!