Ohio State Bookkeeping is your standard for bookkeeping and tax preparation.  Locally owned and operated in Hilliard, Ohio, we understand the needs of a small business, and we are here to provide you with experienced, comprehensive bookkeeping with our reasonably priced, professional service.

Our team has extensive experience in Accounting, Payroll, Tax and Business Management.  We have been leaders in our respective fields for numerous years, and believe that we need to know our clients as partners in order to best serve them. We pride ourselves on our strong community ties and our unwavering dedication to customer service. Our client-centered and relationship-oriented reputation is unsurpassed and well-deserved.

Cheri Hughes

Managing Partner

“I am so proud of the way we do business.”

Cheri founded the firm in 2010 after working in the industry for more than 15 years. Her expertise with taxes allows her to know exactly how your payroll services will affect both your business and personal tax return. As both a bookkeeper and tax preparer, she understands how to ask the right questions when setting up payroll.

As an enrolled agent (EA), Cheri has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled agents, like attorneys and CPAs, are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can represent clients before.

Cheri enjoys spending her free time with her daughter, Brianne and loves to challenge anyone to a game of Wii Golf. Just don’t ask her to get on a real golf course.

Cheri attended The Ohio State University and Franklin University and has also trained in mediation at Capital University.

Debbie Petrella

VP Payroll Operations

“I love being an owner and taking the best care of our clients.”

Debbie’s main role at OSB is to manage all payroll operations. She enjoys getting clients organized and working with such a diverse client base. A little known fact about Debbie is that she loves to compete in challenging outdoor physical activities such as the Warrior Dash. She can’t decide if running through a muddy obstacle course is easier or harder than managing payroll. However, her favorite activity during her spare time is playing with her grandson.

Debbie has worked with Cheri in the industry for more than 12 years and has completed multiple training programs regarding payroll needs and tax liabilities.

Brianne Gall

Account Specialist

“I want your business to succeed; I want you to do what you love.”

Brianne assists the entire team in all in the many bookkeeping clients and projects that we have every day. She enjoys working with our variety of clients and keeps us all in check with her amazing organization skills.

A native of Columbus, she loves visiting all the local parks and the Columbus Zoo with her daughter. She also loves to do craft projects.

Brianne attended Bishop Ready High School and Wilmington College.

Kelli Fulk

Accounting & Payroll

“My hidden talent is creating order out of chaos.”

After 20 years of working in TV news, Kelli joined the team to help in all departments. She is our “catch-all” extraordinaire helping with bookkeeping, ATTY billings, payroll and everything in between. Her favorite part of working at OSB is helping clients stay organized and the great people she gets to meet and work with.

Kelli is supermom to three very active children and is even a den leader for the cub scouts. If she ever gets down time she loves to read and everyone knows about her coffee addiction.

Kelli graduated from the University of Cincinnati.


Payroll Specialist

“I love taking the stress of payroll off of clients.”

Processing weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, monthly payrolls is Libby’s specialty. Her favorite part about working at OSB is helping all her clients and taking the stress out of payroll.

A little-known fact about Libby is that she is a directional genius! She swears she has a compass built in her head and can’t get lost even when she’s tried! Libby enjoys spending her free time with her husband and daughter at the pool.

Libby is a graduate of Otterbein University.

Mu Lin

Account Specialist

“I’m excited to provide my services in English and Chinese!”

Mu joined the team to provide general bookkeeping, corporation and individual tax return services for our clients. She loves to be able to help some clients out in her native language, Chinese! Working at OSB has given her the opportunity to expand her accounting experience in different industries.

Mu loves to travel, cook and is an avid reader (when it’s not tax crunch time!). She is a graduate from The Ohio State University.