Hi! I’m Erika Golde.


I am on a quest to empower YOU, the small business owner, to feel more in control of your finances, be more profitable, pay yourself more, and basically take the weight of the world off your shoulders and have FUN!


Why choose The Golde Standard?

I love what I do! It’s an ever-changing, challenging problem to solve. Exciting! 

We’ll use cutting-edge apps that will make it easier and save you time in getting all your receipts and documents to me.

Cloud-based software with bank-level security means no worries. None of your information will be stored on my computer.

I’m an Advanced Quickbooks Online Certified ProAdvisor so you can know that I go through regular re-certifications to keep my skills updated.

Holistic: together we look at big picture of your business in order for you to make better business decisions.


Monthly packages so you know what you’ll pay upfront – no surprises.


A customized plan designed especially for you and your unique business. This is not cookie cutter accounting.

Personal attention: I’ll be by your side, just an email, phone/Skype call away.

I’m not boring. I promise. 😎

About Me

Money consciousness came to me when I was pretty young. In elementary school I was a voracious reader of “Penny Wise Magazine for Kids”, sold my handmade crafts door to door, kept meticulous accounts of my earnings and allowance, and was always figuring out ways how I could stretch my money even further. As a teenager I became involved with “The Future Business Leaders of America” and excelled in my business courses ending up with a small scholarship for college from the local Army Accountants organization. After a number of accounting classes in college I realized that the corporate direction they were taking was just not me. Fast forward through a number of fun finance office jobs, raising a kid and years of travel, my interests led me to my ten-year Massage Therapy practice, marrying entrepreneurship, service, and bodywork. Eventually the time came when I realized I wanted to go back to my bookkeeping roots, but still be able to hear clients sigh with relief, and with that aim, The Golde Standard was born.

My other passions:

I am a lover of travel (and have lived half of my life abroad in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and have visited over 30 countries).

I spend half of my week working at Community Supported Shelters, an awesome organization that provides transitional housing to the unhoused of Eugene.

In my spare time I love biking, hiking, having a mindful strength practice, spending meaningful time with friends, and being a lifelong learner.