Helping You Regain Control of Your Books

Many of my clients come to me feeling overwhelmed by the bookkeeping tasks of their business.  I'm skilled in sorting through details and complicated processes to develop a customized action plan for your business.  I can help you make sense of the numbers to gain a deeper understanding of how your business is doing. 

This passion for taking on difficult situations and coming out of them with a sense of clarity is how I came up with the name Turquant.  It combines the open communication and calmness of turquoise with the tenacity and determination of the elephant.


Who am I

Melissa Leediker
Virtual Bookkeeping Professional

Originally from Illinois, I moved to North Carolina for college.  I attended and graduated from Methodist University with a degree in Accounting in 2009.  I began my career as an auditor for the U.S. Army.  During this time, I evaluated programs to identify areas the Army could reduce spending and become more efficient.  I spent nearly two years overseas in Kuwait and Afghanistan. After nearly 6 years with the Army, my husband and I decided to relocate to Texas to be closer to his family and prepare to start our family.

I continued my federal audit career working for an agency in downtown Fort Worth.  In this role, I traveled around the country reviewing contract terms and records to ensure the companies complied with federal contracting laws and maintained their suitability to continue serving the federal government.  After nearly 2 years, I realized the travel schedule wouldn't be conducive to raising kids the way I wanted.  I made the tough decision to step away from my federal auditing career to have time at home raising my daughter.  With more time to explore the local area, I began to become more invested in the local community.  As I got to know more and more local business owners, I realized many of them didn't really have a handle on their books. 

My federal auditing experience gives me a unique perspective and ability to review processes and identify ways to become more efficient.  That, combined with my experience evaluating how businesses are performing, I knew I had the expertise and ability to help small businesses, so I decided to start a bookkeeping practice.



What Are Clients Saying


"I have never worked with someone that is as good at her job as Melissa with Turquant Business Services. She helped us set up our QuickBooks and has gone above and beyond as our bookkeeper. She is always coming up with great ideas to help our business run more efficiently. I feel truly blessed to have found her."

Philip T.

Credentials and Memberships

I maintain a variety of credentials and memberships to ensure I stay on top of technological advances and industry standards, allowing me to continue providing high-quality support to my clients.


PO Box 1131, Aledo, TX 76008

(817) 422-0900

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