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Lethbridge Regional Meeting: The Changing Face of Bookkeeping and Bookkeepers
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When: September 4, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Avail Accounting
530 8th Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta  T1J 0Z4
Contact: Meagan Rockett

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Regional Developer:  Bev Johansen, CPB

Today’s modern bookkeeper is far from a traditionalist. Gone are the days of Desktop based accounting programs and paper-based and manual processes. Today’s bookkeeper uses cloud-based tools and automation to not only manage their client’s records more efficiently and effectively, but free up time to provide value-added services which were not possible in the past. Brad is a Cloud Accounting expert with over five years in this space and will speak to not only the tools and processes available to today’s bookkeepers, but strategies to future-proof your bookkeeping business.


About Brad Celmainis


Brad Celmainis, CPA, CA got his designation in 1992. After spending a four-year stint in public practice with KPMG in Calgary and Bermuda, Brad left public practice to work in Industry in senior accounting management and executive roles in several privately-held corporations in Western Canada. He has managed teams of all sizes and has experience in accounting, bookkeeping, HR, payroll, IT and ERP implementations among other things. Brad left corporate life in 2013 and founded Brad Celmainis Consulting (later Brad Celmainis Accounting Solutions) in Calgary.

He is a QuickBooks Online Advanced ProAdvisor and a QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor with an emphasis on system design, workflow optimization and training. Brad is a public speaker on the topic of cloud accounting and has presented at QuickBooks Connect in Toronto, as well as QuickBooks Get Connected events in Vancouver and Calgary. Brad is an avid supporter of the QuickBooks cloud accounting community and is a co-founder and Administrator of the “Get Intuit” Facebook Group: (https://www.facebook.com/groups/getintuit/)

Brad can also be found on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradcelmainis/ Also his website: https://bradcelmainis.com/


Attending this meeting qualifies for one Professional Development Credit

No meal is being offered, but some snacks will be available.

Dining out with food allergies can be a challenge, but it can be done safely. The best way to stay safe is by being informed and communicating your needs.

Before you go: ‘Be Informed and Inform’.
We recommend contacting the restaurant ahead of time and talking to the restaurant or kitchen manager.

At the Restaurant: ‘Communicate’.
Talk to the server upon arriving and also to the IPBC Regional Network Chair and explain your food allergies.

Block out time on your calendar for this event right now. Why? Just imagine networking with some of the top bookkeepers in the country. Imagine the chance to be on the fast track to a more lucrative practice, to being a certified professional bookkeeper (CPB) and to receiving greater professional recognition inside and outside of this network.

Regional Meetings are a vital part of that formula for success.

They're a unique chance to combine learning – a guest speaker shares expertise that's sure to make your work a bit easier – with fun and powerful networking.

Each meeting includes a guest speaker with a Q&A session; a discussion among the attendees about a marketing topic, a challenge someone may be facing, or another topic important to you; and networking. Non-members are welcome to attend three meetings to evaluate IPBC. Afterwards, you must join to participate in Regional Meetings.

Our meetings are "Scent Free” and business casual attire is appreciated. This is a business meeting. Please, turn off your cell phone before entering the room, and sorry no children allowed.

We look forward to seeing you there!






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