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Board of Directors


Colleen Hoggarth, FCPB - Chair

Colleen has been in the bookkeeping industry for over 25 years, working in both public accounting and industry. In 2012, she purchased a bookkeeping business, Security House Accounting, located in Victoria, BC, which offers a full range of bookkeeping and tax services for small to medium businesses.

 

Soon after, she joined the IPBC and earned her Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB) designation. In 2016 she was awarded IPBC’s prestigious Fellowship Award.

 

Being heavily involved in her company has allowed Colleen to continuously gain experience and knowledge within the bookkeeping industry. One of her key motivators is “to be a mentor to those who wish to achieve their CPB designation”. Security House Accounting has now grown to include twelve team members - three of whom are CPB’s.


For more details regarding Colleen's appointment please click here.

  Marnie Stretch, CPB - Vice-Chair 

You know those kids in school who often had their hands up, excited to ask or answer a question? That was Marnie. Always eager to learn, she taught herself QuickBooks in the early 90’s when she lived in California and made a career out of it. Fast forward to the present where she’s now a proud member of the Intuit Trainer Writer Network, holds several Intuit and app partner certifications, and loves teaching others.

Marnie is a dual citizen who splits her time between Alberta, Quebec – and conferences. She has her own remote bookkeeping and advisory practice and is a former instructor at NAIT and Mohawk College. Students and customers love Marnie's energetic teaching style, impressive QuickBooks knowledge, and modern approach to bookkeeping. She was named an Insightful Accountant 2019 Top 100 ProAdvisor as well as a Top Ten 2018 Influencer in the Canadian Bookkeeping World. She's very proud of her CPB designation and is entering her second year as an IPBC board member.  

Marnie has a wicked-smart son who is in his first year of science at MacEwan University. In the summer, she likes to kayak in the Rocky Mountains or ride around town on her Vespa alongside her fiancé, who is teaching her French – by far one of the most challenging things she’s ever tried to learn!

R.F. (Rod) Cox, FCPB, ACC.DIR.
Rod has over 30 years of accounting, financial and general business management experience and has been involved in a wide range of industries including forest products, logging, road maintenance and construction, retail/wholesale and media (radio, television and cablevision).

He has served as Vice-President, Finance for a large regional British Columbia media group, responsible for all accounting, information systems and financial reporting including external reporting to shareholders and regulatory bodies.

Rod currently provides Controller and consulting services to small and medium sized business and non-profits. He also assists new businesses get started with the long term in mind.

Rod is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada. He holds a CPB, Certified Professional Bookkeeper designation and an Acc.Dir., Accredited Director designation.

Rod has served as Treasurer and President of the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce and Vice-President of the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce. He is a Governor of the BC Chamber of Commerce and a past director of the BC Games Society, the Northern BC Winter Games Society and the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada. He is currently a director and Vice Chair of the Northern Savings Credit Union Board.

Kerri Bouffard, CPB 
I started my career in bookkeeping in 1992 as the Business Manager for Canada’s largest privately owned summer camp for children. In this position – "everything” was in my job description and I loved it.

I remained in this position until 2003 when the owners sold the camp and on their recommendation, I started Add-Vantage Bookkeeping, with them being my first client in their new business venture.



Tammatha Denyes, CPB 
Tammatha is the Owner of TD Accounting Services, a Cloud Based Accounting practice physically located in Stirling Ontario. She has had the honor to service clients for the last 25 years not only in her local area but across Canada.

With the advent and evolution of cloud accounting, she has re-structured her practice to embrace the new technology, and this has allowed her and her team to help SMB’s focus on building and growing their businesses by offering solutions to problems they encounter.

In her spare time, she loves to golf, spend time with her family and expand her knowledge on the ever changing landscape of cloud accounting. 


Tanya hilts, CPB
Tanya is an IPBC Certified Professional Bookkeeper, an Advanced Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, and a Member of the Intuit Trainer Writer Network. With over twenty years of bookkeeping and income tax experience, Tanya is also the founder of Cloud Bookkeeping Services.

She has a passion for streamlining processes and increasing office efficiency and client outcomes. To Tanya, being a forward-thinking entrepreneur means constantly increasing her own knowledge level and obtaining more certifications, education, and experience in order to not only increase the services and benefits she can offer her clients, but to spread that awareness to other members of the bookkeeping community.  

One of the most important core values of Cloud Bookkeeping Services is the team’s belief in sharing knowledge and contributing to the community. Tanya also volunteers as a mentor for Futurepreneur Canada, helping to guide and shape tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.

Lin James, CPB 
I worked in public and private sector positions before starting my own business in 1994 and have accumulated extensive experience and knowledge of a variety of industries and businesses. This variety keeps me on my toes always finding solutions to various situations and/or customer needs I love it.
 

I am proud to display my CPB designation and would like to see it more widely recognized - identified - sought after by bookkeepers, business owners and accountants. A good bookkeeper needs to be current with tax legislation, business reporting requirements and knowledgeable about the process. It is not enough to say you are a bookkeeper, you need to prove it to the world and be proud. You need to be constantly educating yourself to be relevent and current. As bookkeepers, we are privy to some very private aspects of our customers’ lives which requires a great deal of trust and a confidentiality bond which we should never take for granted. We need to have the difficult conversations without emotion or blame. We are a part of their team.

I hope to share my experience and knowledge with the board so that we can continue the growth of this amazing organization, what it stands for and be the primary “go to” resource for anyone wanting a great
bookkeeper!


Lynne Moore, CPB 
Lynne is the Owner of LAM Consulting Inc. which provides bookkeeping and consulting services to small business owners mainly in the financial and accounting industries. With an eye for detail and a passion for finding solutions, Lynne has been working with business owners in administrative roles for more than 30 years, and as a bookkeeper for 25. Her previous clients have been from industries ranging from not-for-profit, IT support, marketing companies and employment agencies. More than just complimenting both her strong capabilities and passion for working with numbers, her time in these industries have been key in the development and progression of her bookkeeping skills.  

Lynne feels the keys to her success are to ask herself the following 4 questions at least once a day: One, have I brought value to my customers today? Two, have I advanced a project for LAM Consulting Inc.? Three, have I been true to myself? Four, have I learned something new today?


Kellie Parks, CPB 

Kellie is a relentless organizer and believes cloud financial technology is key to organization. An ardent devotee of cloud accounting programs, Kellie is passionate about introducing QBO and its app partner programs to accountants and their clients. She now spends much of her day educating accounting firms and small and medium businesses, but also loves keeping her head firmly in her bookkeeping clients’ day to day accounting needs. Kellie is a proud Certified Professional BookkeeperTM and member of the Intuit Trainer/Writer Network.

Kellie and her husband Jeff have 3 grown children and live with 2 awesome Aussies - the 4-legged kind - in a chronically-under-renovated cabin.  She is an avid runner, snow & water-skier and loves hard cover mystery novels.

 

Bernie Pirot, CPB

Bernie has over 30 years of accounting, finance and general business experience. He has been involved in industries including banking, retail and steel fabrication. Since 2005 Bernie has operated BJP Financial, a full public accounting practice, which specializes in small to medium sized business. BJP Financial provides bookkeeping, the preparation of NTR financial statements, corporate tax returns and T1 personal tax returns. 

Bernie has been a member of IPBC since 2008 and was CPB certified in 2017. Bernie believes in continuing education in all aspects of running a business. Bookkeepers must stay current and relevant. Bernie wants to share his experience with the board in order to maintain the excellent growth of IPBC.

Bernie and his wife Corinne have three adult children and seven awesome grandchildren and live in Regina, Saskatchewan.

 

Barbara B. Sanderson, CPB - Secretary
I was taught from an early age to help people and to give back to my community. My parents were excellent role models in this, and I followed in their footsteps when I was 14 by becoming a member of our family team that counted the collection at church once a month, and by singing in the church choir. I still do both, although regretfully, without my parents. The church secretary at the time, Mrs. Edna Clough, was another role model who gave me my first training in bookkeeping outside of school. All these great examples led me to serve on my parish council, first as the youth member, and twice more afterward as a regular member, as well as becoming one of the youth ministry leaders.

I have also served on my housing co-operative board of directors and served a seven-year term as the co-op treasurer. In addition, I serve pro bono as the treasurer for both an 18th-century re-enactment group and a cat club. I started my bookkeeping business in 1987 on the advice of my best friend after being disappointed by the limitations of being an employee, and although I’ve dipped my toe in the employee pool again a couple of times since (being tempted by customers with great job offers), it just isn’t for me.

I learned about the IPBC at one of Alan Salmon’s Accounting Technology Seminars and on his advice, joined the organization in 2008. I sat for my CPB exam in 2009, and currently, serve on the Awards Committee. I have a strong belief that the bookkeeping industry is badly in need of a standard to which its members can be held, and that the IPBC is the organization in the best position to set it. I would like to help achieve this goal as a member of the Board of Directors. I promise to work hard on behalf of the members!


Connie Sparks, CPB  - Treasurer

Alberta born and raised, Connie grew up in a business family and went on to own and operate several of her own businesses. This real-life experience makes Connie’s perspective unique and has been a benefit to hundreds of business owners and bookkeepers over her 21 years in this business. She has been a member of IPBC since 2007 and was CPB certified in 2009. Connie has played an active role in the Edmonton Community as the Regional Developer for over 4 years. She believes that both the business and bookkeeping industries need, and benefit from, a strong organization such as IPBC that is setting the standard for Bookkeepers today and in the future.

Connie will be serving her second term as an IPBC Director. She is the current Treasurer, Chair of IPBC’s Audit & Finance Committee, and a member of the Accreditation and Compliance Committee.

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