After College I started my career working in Germany for a local Tax Accountant firm servicing an array of different industries. The paperwork came in all different shapes and sizes, literally. Most were in neatly organized binders, some came in shoeboxes, I remember once I had to sort through a laundry basket of invoices and bank statements worth a whole year of bookkeeping. After a decade working for two more CPA firms, I then joined an international corporation working at headquarters in the finance department, providing management and board with reports and numbers so they can better manage their projects. No laundry baskets there. Later I specialized in asset accounting, handling an annual budget of 80 million Euro.
Since having relocated to Vancouver over 15 years ago, I have done the accounting and bookkeeping for several small businesses.
Since I began my career we've come a long way, ditching the shoeboxes and evolving to cloud based bookkeeping. I've loved the QuickBooks Online platform ever since I first started working with it. Yes, there are a few other good options out there, but I decided to be an expert in one instead of a generalist in all. This allows me to support my clients growing their business in the most constructive way.
Altogether I have over 25 years experience in bookkeeping and accounting on two continents.
In my leisure time you can find me in my kitchen, trying newly discovered recipes, in my garden or hiking the North Shore Trails.