What we do


We provide top-notch payroll services to small businesses in and around Memphis. With our personal approach and local access, we are able to know your business well and deliver the service you need, when you need it. It’s like having your payroll person down the hall.

  • Online timekeeping 
  • Paycards
  • Direct deposit or paper checks
  • Online paystubs
  • Online W2
  • General ledger integration with QuickBooks
  • Robust reports
  • Pay-as-you-go Workers' Comp plans
  • Customized deductions
  • Online time-off requests
  • Garnishment service
  • Contractor payments and 1099s
  • Payroll tax service
  • Online portals for employers

QuickBooks Consulting

You’ve got Quickbooks, but how well are you using it? Many small businesses struggle to really understand and use Quickbooks beyond a basic level. Let us put our experience to work for you. We’ll help you use Quickbooks to its fullest, including third-party add-ons, to focus your time elsewhere instead of on data entry.

Office Automation

It’s one thing to have the right resources. It’s another thing to know how to use them well. We help businesses choose the right tools and make better use of the ones they currently have. With your resources working for you instead of you constantly working on them, you can focus on what adds value to your business.

Tim and Sherry

We are Sterling Ledger

Sterling Ledger started at the beginning of the Great Recession in 2009 due to Tim being a casualty of corporate downsizing. 

Tim has over 20 years of accounting experience with large publicly owned companies.  That experience includes budgeting, forecasting, general ledger, payroll, and information technology.  

Sherry worked for another large publicly owned company as their payroll coordinator for 25 years.  In 2015, she resigned from her position and came to work with Tim at Sterling Ledger.  

They both enjoy working with small business owners to help get employees paid in a timely and hassle-free manner.  In their free time, they enjoy gardening, camping, riding their bikes together, and doing other house projects.

The Sterling Ledger Difference


We’re not just in your time zone, we’re in town. Your phone call doesn’t go to a call center but to our local office. With Sterling Ledger, you’re talking to someone nearby who knows the Memphis metro area and is available for in-person visits and consultations whenever the need arises.


We know our clients and they know us. With Sterling Ledger, you and your business are not a number. When you call, you can trust that you’ll be talking to the same people every time, people who know your business and are ready to help your unique circumstances.


For most small business owners, payroll is tedious at best and potentially disastrous at worst. Sterling Ledger guarantees accurate payroll, done on time. It’s what we do and we do it right, so that you can focus your attention on your business instead of your payroll.

Our Guarantees

  • Complete Satisfaction

    Your 100% satisfaction is our goal and reward. We’ll handle your payroll efficiently and professionally. If we are unable to meet our commitments to you, you will receive a complete refund of our fees for that pay period.

  • On-Time Payroll Conversion

    Don’t stress getting your payroll moved over to Sterling Ledger. We’ll take care of it and keep you informed throughout the process. If we fail to meet our agreed-upon timeframe for your payroll conversion, you will receive a credit for the fees for the first pay period.

  • Complete Accuracy

    Payroll is only done well when it’s done accurately. We will deliver 100% accurate payroll service (based on the information we receive from you) or we will credit that pay period’s processing fees back to your account.

  • No Tax Penalties

    We’ll handle your payroll tax deposits and tax filings for you. That’s one less hassle for you! Should a mistake be made on our part that causes you to incur a payroll tax penalty, we’ll pay it. Note: This applies as long as we receive on-time and accurate information from you, and your account with us is in good standing.

  • One Hour Callback

    Your business matters to us, and we prove it with our responsive communication. If you need us on your processing due date and don’t reach us when you call, we’ll call you back within one hour, or your fees for that period will be credited back to your account.

  • 3 Year Rate-Lock

    As a new customer, your starting rates are guaranteed not to increase for the first three years. We want you to know and experience the value of good service and good pricing without the concern of price-creep after the initial six or ten months.

Questions? Let’s talk.

Give Tim and Sherry a call at (901) 405-4511 or use the form below to request a callback from us. 

Request a One-Hour Callback

We’ll get back to you within one hour if it’s a business day, and the next business day if not.

Sterling Ledger LLC. Reliable Numbers for Your Business.

Office: (901) 405-4511
Fax: (877) 517-6375

PO Box 341086
Bartlett, TN 38184