Thu, 4 July 2019
I started in accounting back in 1991, when it just kind of found me. I continued working for other companies for quite a few years, keeping records, preparing reports, payroll (you know, all the fun stuff), but also helping develop new policies, procedures and software implementations. I took night classes at SAIT, going for my Diploma in Business Administration with an Accounting major, where I graduated with honors in 2008.
I established Bottom Line Bookkeeping a year later, giving me a place where I could work towards my personal vision of how bookkeeping should be done. I've always been a bit of a technology junkie, always wanting the latest and greatest, and I could really see the potential for technology to change the way bookkeeping and accounting were approached.
What I love best about this field is solving problems for my clients. I believe in a transparent, collaborative approach to accounting, which helps me identify individual problems they're facing and work together to find a solution.
Where old school accounting really just comes down to recording history, I try to take a more proactive approach, working closely with clients to develop complete business solutions.
Making it easy for clients to "set it and forget it" allows them to focus on what they do best, while I do what I do best.