Meet the Pattens

We have a special place in our hearts for farmers and ranchers, and always will. Specializing in ranch, business and personal bookkeeping services, Patten Bookkeeping Services provides you with years of experience and knowledge. We are always looking for the best ways to provide our services and cannot wait to serve you! We provide remote bookkeeping and payroll services in Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Owned by myself, Michelle and my husband Matthew, Patten Bookkeeping Services is a family-owned and operated business. We are both “ranch kids” who loved our own childhoods growing up around some of the hardest working folks in the country. 

I am a graduate of Montana State University-Billings with her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Business Administration, where I graduated Cum Laude. I have over 6 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience. I am also an avid coffee drinker, book reader and love the smell of horses. I am a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor and currently working toward becoming a Certified Bookkeeper and Enrolled Agent with the IRS. Following the birth of our first daughter Lillian in 2016, I decided to focus on being a mother and offer part-time bookkeeping services. I currently own and operate Patten Bookkeeping Services, providing professional and friendly service to Broadus and surrounding community. Check out a few of our happy customers here

Matthew is a graduate of North Dakota State College of Science with his Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technology, graduating at the top of his class. He is now a Instrumentation and Electrical Technician with Denbury Resources. Matt is an avid hunter and comes from a long line of cowboys, including his grandfather Charles Patten, a Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee. 

Both my husband, Matthew and I are involved in helping on the family ranch, giving us the insight and experience with the struggles of the daily life on a farm and ranch as well as the bookkeeping and accounting aspects. We love the life so much and appreciate the opportunity to share it with our daughters, Lillian and Abigail. Lillian is now two years old. Our second child, Abigail was born in March 2018.