Welcome to the latest edition of the Bookkeeper's
Advocate. The beginning of March is the start of a challenging time for
many bookkeepers. I wish you "fair winds and calm seas" as
you set sail into the 2015 busy season.
In this issue I am delighted to share a wealth of good news with you
from within the Institute and around the bookkeeping profession.
First, let me introduce you to 27 newly designated Certified Professional
Bookkeepers. These dedicated individuals have challenged and
passed the certification exam, have at least 2 years of verifiable
bookkeeping experience and have committed to ongoing professional
development. On behalf of the membership and Board of Directors, I
extend congratulations on your achievement.
Certified Professional Bookkeepers are continually being recognized by
employers and the accounting profession. Recently Montreal-based CPA
firm Lacharité McComber Kuczynski (LMK) announced the launch of a
cloud-based bookkeeping service for small businesses that will be
provided exclusively by Certified Professional Bookkeepers both within the firm and across
Canada. This unique partnership between IPBC and LMK presents a
compelling model to the accounting profession that CPB™ members are the
perfect fit to add value and expertise for their business clients.
One final bit of news; the Board of Directors is in the process of
updating the IPBC's strategic plan for the next 3 years. I'm excited
for the initiatives ahead of us that will have a positive impact for
the membership and the bookkeeping profession over the coming months
Louie Prosperi, CPB
Chief Executive Officer
Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada
LacharitéMcComber Kuczynski Launches Cloud-Based Bookkeeping
Lacharité McComber Kuczynski, an independent firm of chartered
professional accountants, has announced it is partnering with Sage
North America, a leading provider of business management software and
services to small and midsized businesses in Canada for more than 30
years; Oriso Solutions Inc., a company specializing in application
delivery in the cloud since 2006; and the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada
(IPBC), Canada's largest bookkeeping association, to offer a
unique cloud-based bookkeeping service to Canadian businesses with
annual revenues up to $5 million.
The service will
consist of a full or partial outsourcing of businesses' bookkeeping
tasks to IPBC Certified Professional Bookkeepers that will use Sage 50
Premium Accounting-Canadian Edition or Sage One-Canadian Edition to
record their clients' transactions. Sage 50 will be hosted on a secure
cloud platform in state-of-the-art Canadian data centres, eliminating the
need for the firm or their clients to install software locally. Sage
One is a cloud-based accounting solution and also requires no software
Free for IPBC conference delegates - a value of $250!
Got a Second?
In this issue we're launching the one second survey. It's just a single
question requiring one second to cast your vote! Some survey questions
will be serious, some will be funny; each is designed to provide
insights into the lives of bookkeepers.
Look for the
results in the next issue of the Bookkeeper's Advocate.
The Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC) was created by bookkeepers to help bookkeepers like you become
more successful and gain better recognition within the bookkeeping
profession. IPBC provides the environment, knowledge, and resources its
members need to develop excellence in bookkeeping, through certification,
education, networking, advocacy, information and research. Our focus, as
Canada's largest non-profit bookkeeping association, is to create member
value and benefits that in turn contribute to creating a stronger trust
relationship with Canadian business.