Simplify Accounting,
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Bookkeeping Help for Small Businesses and Startups

Small business accounting simplified

Running a business is a full-time job. Staying on top of your accounting, bookkeeping, and finances adds extra stress, confusion, and responsibilities to your already busy schedule.

Clarified Accounting simplifies it all.

We offer flexible and affordable bookkeeping help for small businesses and startups so that you can focus solely on making your company grow. Our professional bookkeepers offer a wide range of services, becoming your in-house accounting team whenever needed.

We offer a simple, fast, and affordable way to take the stress and uncertainty out of managing your own company’s finances. With us, you can rest assured that your taxes will be in order.

Whether you need extra help with payroll, year-end tax preparation, financial reporting, or extra guidance on the installation of tax software, we can offer as little or as much help as you need.

We clarify the entire accounting process for businesses.

 

Our Professional Bookkeeping Services

At Clarified Accounting, we understand the financial challenges of running a small business or startup. Doing everything yourself is too difficult and paying an in-house accounting department is too expensive.

You may need help year-round with financial planning and payroll management or you might only need extra help for your external accountant at the end of the year. That’s why we offer custom plans tailored to your business. We can provide whatever you need.

To make the payment process clearer, we make an honest quote and we stick to it.

All of our services come with our unrivaled customer service, so no need to be hesitant to call us with questions.  We welcome it!

 

Our services include:

Year-End Tax Assistance: If you’re working with an external accountant, Clarified Accounting can provide them all of the necessary information so that you don’t have to worry about it.

  • Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Management: Our experts can help improve your cash flow and simplify your payment processes with our streamlined accounts payable/receivable services. We’ll make it easier than ever before to get paid and manage the money going out of your business.
  • Payroll Management: Our accurate and efficient payroll management professionals can be your in-house team for a fraction of the cost. Let us handle your weekly or biweekly payments, T4 preparation, and reporting to the CRA. Never worry about sending checks out on time again.
  • Business Consulting: Starting a new business can be confusing. Many entrepreneurs don’t even know where to start. Our seasoned business professionals can help you from the initial startup through obtaining financing, and all the way to getting your first customers, handling finances, and filing your taxes.

 

Other services include:

  • Financial Reporting
  • GST Returns and Remittances
  • Software Training/Installation
  • Bank/Credit Card Reconciliation
  • And More

The Benefits of Hiring Professional Accountants

Businesses that use professional accountants enjoy benefits that those who take care of their own books do not. Hiring a professional firm to complement your in-house abilities lets you:

  • Save time to spend on your business
  • Rest assured that your finances are always properly reported
  • Gain valuable insight into your cash flow
  • Save money on overhead costs and salary
  • Gain access to valuable business planning knowledge
  • Optimize business processes for higher profitability

At Clarified Accounting, we offer flexible bookkeeping help for small businesses that makes your life easier. Let us focus on your finances, you focus on what you do best: growing your business.

About

At Clarified Accounting we aim to simplify accounting, bookkeeping and finance functions for start-ups and small business owners. We’ll take the confusion, stress and time associated with accounting and finance away so that you can focus on running and growing your business. Clarified Accounting will provide you with a fully staffed professional accounting department right at your fingertips to manage your everyday finances.

Our focus is on providing day-to-day financial expertise for our clients. If you need dedicated,ongoing accounting and financial support, our firm can provide that at any of the following levels:data-entry and bookkeeping, controller, and CFO. We will also manage the entire year end tax process with your existing external accountant, or we can provide those services as well.

We pride ourselves on always being accessible to our clients. We want to be closely involved in the financial management of your business and encourage ongoing phone calls for support as part of our regular service. Owning a small business, or one that is in the start-up phase does not mean that you shouldn’t have access to high quality financial talent which can produce timely and accurate financial reports. The combined skills, passion and expertise in our firm ensures that all our clients receive market-leading accounting and financial service.

 

Our Philosophy

Modern. Approachable. Professional. We aren’t like the rest. We customize and tailor the needs of our clients so that they receive the specific services they require in order to promote ongoing long-term business growth and success, after all, our client’s success is our success!

Services

At Clarified Accounting we understand starting up and developing a business can be a challenge, that’s why our goal is to provide our clients with all the day-to-day accounting services they would have if they had their own “in-house” accounting department.

A quote is developed based on the agreed upon score of work, and rest assured we will stick to that quote. Our clients can contact us at any time without having to worry about being billed for each phone call or question.

We provide added value for an affordable price so you can focus on expanding your business.

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Accounts Receivables Management

Accounts Payable Management

Payroll Management

GST Returns and Remittances

Corporate Tax Installments and Review

Bank and Credit Card Reconcilliation

Financial Reporting

Year End Preparation

On Site Installation and Training of Accounting Software

Business Consulting

St. John’s     Stephenville     Happy-Valley Goose Bay

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Mike Fifield

President & CEO

Mike brings with him over 10 years’ experience in public accounting as well as industry experience at the CEO and CFO levels. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honors (Co-op) degree and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).  

With the experience and insight he has gained through his varied professional experiences, Mike felt there was a need for an accounting firm that did things a little differently. Clarified Accounting was started with the goal of supporting the day-to-day accounting and finance needs of small businesses in greater depth than just the provision of bookkeeping and year-end services. Clarified Accounting aims to support business owners with on-going financial reporting and analytical support, at a price point that makes these services accessible for all small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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GINA CLARKE

General Manager

Gina brings over 10 years of professional accounting and office experience. She has an extensive background in business relating to all aspects of public and private practice including: Sage50 Simply Accounting, QuickBooks and various other operational solutions such regulatory government filings, cash flow management, data entry, accounts receivable- payable, payroll management, and financial statements. Earning her diploma in Business Administration Accounting and acquiring several designations including certificates in Delivering Quality Service, and Sage 50 Application Specialist, Gina brings with her a multitude of experience. Motivated by the diversity of the individuals, corporations and situations she comes in contact with daily, Gina understands that each client needs are unique and takes pride in assisting with the success of each individual business regardless of the level of service she provides. Offering exceptional organizational skills in multi-tasking, analytical and problem-solving, as well as, the flexibility to work well with a team or on her own, no less than the utmost dedication, accuracy and care for her client’s success is what can be expected.

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JESSICA REID

Client Accounting Assistant

Starting with Clarified Accounting as a work term student in May 2015, Jessica has become a valuable asset to our team. Reporting to the General Manager, Jessica has assisted with many administrative projects and has worked closely with our clients to ensure no detail is missed. Jessica has gained much knowledge in the accounting field and has certainly applied her skills in Sage 50 Simply Accounting. Jessica provides excellent customer service to our clients and as a future graduate in Business Management Accounting, there is no doubt she will continue to complement our team.”

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STEVE PIKE

Business Development Manager

Steve has a genuine desire to help people and their businesses succeed. With over 10 years of practical business development and client relations experience, combined with an academic background in Business Administration from Memorial University, Steve brings a variety of skills that benefit businesses and clients of all sizes. He brings specific skills in areas such as marketing, sales, business development, procurement and project management. With a wide spectrum of experience ranging from large multinational corporations to small, local enterprises, Steve understands that not all businesses have the same needs or goals. He has the ability to understand and articulate the unique needs of each client and works with them to ensure they are positioned for success. Steve has particular expertise and interest in small and medium enterprises. With a keen eye for detail, organization and process, Steve works with business owners to optimize operations and identify opportunities to maximize efficiency, productivity and growth. Steve faces every challenge head-on and thrives in fast-paced, complex situations. There is a solution to every problem and Steve will find it.

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Stephanie Stanley

Client Accountant

Stephanie joined the Clarified Accounting team as a Client Accountant in 2017. She has experience working in a public firm on a wide variety of businesses including not for profit organizations, construction, retail, and automotive.
Prior to joining Clarified Accounting, Stephanie worked in the industry as a Financial Manager. She has worked on various operational reports including accounts payables & receivables, bank reconciliations, payroll, regulatory government filings, and cash flow analysis. Stephanie brings with her 5 years of experience.

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Steve McGivery

Client Accountant

Steve comes to us with an extensive IT background, holding positions as Network Administrator and IT Manager and currently holds the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification. In recent years Steve has added accounting to his skill set by completing several CGA courses and is now currently enrolled in the CPA curriculum. The experience he has gained in his past accounting position as Accountant has given Steve knowledge in a Varity of accounting software such as Simply Accounting and Quickbooks which equips him to support and assist our clients both technically and on the financial side. His involvement in monthly bookkeeping, payroll, year end has provided him with the skill sets as a valuable member of our team. In addition, Steve has worked internationally where he has gained valuable experience abroad being able to adapt easily to changes especially in the ever changing work environment we find ourselves in today.

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COREY GRANDY

Partner Clarified Professional Corp. Inc.

Corey is the Partner in charge of Clarified Accounting’s assurance and tax service lines. Corey is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and has extensive experience in both public accounting and industry roles.
Corey’s passion and ability to interact with clients from both a personal and corporate view sets him apart from the rest. No matter the business or challenge, Corey will go above and beyond to ensure his clients’ success.

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MELISSA COFIELD

Client Accountant

Melissa has recently joined the Clarified Accounting team as a Client Accountant. She graduated from College of the North Atlantic in 2012 with a Diploma in Business Management, Accounting. Since then she has gained 5 years of experience working in a public firm on a wide variety of small and large businesses including retail stores, restaurants, contractors, and not for profit organizations. Melissa is knowledgeable in a variety of accounting software programs such as Simply Accounting, MYOB, CaseWare, Quickbooks, CanTax, and Excel. Her involvement in monthly bookkeeping, payroll, year end, and tax services has provided her with the skill sets to become a valuable member of our team. Melissa prides herself in her drive to provide the best possible service to her clients.

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LIANA

Client Accountant

Liana graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is currently working towards her CPA designation. Her past involvement with small businesses made her proficient in a series of accounting software including Simply Accounting, Quickbooks, ProFile, and Excel.

When it comes to assisting in preparation of year-end audit, review engagement, and Notice to Reader files, she believes accuracy is the key. When monthly bookkeeping and financial reporting are involved, she considers that meeting clients’ needs, quickly response, and accuracy make for the best customer service.

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PETER

Accountant- Special Projects

Peter graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Commerce degree that concentrated in accounting in 2008 and completed his Chartered Accounting training the following year.
Upon entering the workforce, Peter worked his way up to Senior Associate, at a major public accounting firm before entering the private sector. During his time in the private sector, he worked in a Controller position in both the Telecommunications and Oil and Gas industries.
Peter’s experience before joining Clarified Accounting has given him the knowledge and versatility to take on all Special Projects as well as compliment our staff in satisfying all our clients needs.

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TERI

Senior Accountant

Teri is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and is a Senior Accountant at Clarified Accounting.

Teri graduated from Memorial University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op). Her education continued while she worked with a large firm in Toronto and she obtained her designation in 2009. She migrated back home to Newfoundland in 2010 and since then she has worked in smaller firms, as well as in industry as a Financial Controller. She joined the Clarified team in 2016.

With over 10 years experience in public practice, Teri’s commitment to her clients motivates her to work tirelessly to ensure that all clients needs are met.

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Dave Churchill

Dave has 20 years experience in the accounting industry. He has worked at the volunteer level for nonprofit organizations as well as the business sector. He has gained a lot of knowledge from working with people and understanding their financial and accounting needs. He has proven to be a great team player and realizes that you can rely on your team to get the job done more effectively.
Dave graduated from the Compu College School of Business in 1997 with a 2 year diploma in Business, Accounting and Computer Applications. He has gained a lot of knowledge in various computer programs including Sage, Microsoft Office, Cantax and CaseWare.

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Marlene Budgell

Marlene is a Client Accountant with Clarified Accounting and has many years experience in the accounting industry. She graduated from Western College in 2013 after completing the Accounting, Payroll & Business Administration program. She is knowledgeable in Simply Accounting, Excel and Cantax and has experience with payroll, HST filings, Roe’s, T4’s and income Tax while overseeing payroll of over 300 clients per month!
Marlene has experience working with small & large businesses such as restaurants, nonprofit and contractors as well as 15 years’ experience with charitable organization and volunteer work.

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Priscilla Dollimount

Priscilla has been in the accountant industry for nearly 30 years and is fluent in bookkeeping as well as tax returns. She is familiar with Simply Accounting, Excel and tax return software.
Her day-to-day consists of payroll, HST remittances, reconciliations as well as year-end work.

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Jeremy Saunders

Jeremy graduated from Memorial University, Grenfell Campus in 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Two years prior he attended College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, attaining a diploma in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resource Management.
Throughout his studies, Jeremy has become knowledgeable in using Sage 50 Simply Accounting and Excel. Although new to the Clarified team, he hopes to learn as much as he can going forward to help his team work efficiently to satisfy their clients!

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Sharon

Sharon is the general manager of the Goose Bay branch for Clarified Accounting. She brings with her over thirty five years experience and has provided on the job training for many employees as well as students from Linkage Programs and College of The North Atlantic. She works side by side with her staff, performing the same duties for which they are responsible. In addition, Sharon takes on the responsibility of completing monthly and yearly reports for various profit and nonprofit organizations. She is proficient in software applications such as Sage Simply Accounting, Microsoft, and Cantax. Sharon deals with clients on a regular basis. She is always willing to provide the opportunity to meet with clients and potential clients to discuss how their needs can be met. Customer satisfaction is priority for her. She is organized and excellent at delegating required tasks to the staff she manages, to ensure client satisfaction. Sharon believes that a happy staff makes happy clients. She is always approachable and committed to her work as general manager.


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Sharrie

As a Client Accountant with over twelve years experience in the field of bookkeeping and accounting, Sharrie is proficient in numerous accounting software applications including but not limited to Sage Simply Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Cantax. On behalf of clients, Sharrie deals with CRA, Service Canada, and Stats Canada on a regular basis. Prior to working for Clarified Accounting, Sharrie worked as an assistant manager for another established bookkeeping firm. She is an organized worker and is efficient in prioritizing work according to deadline and workload. Sharrie works well on her own and often as a team worker. Other staff members feel comfortable seeking her assistance if required. Clients are important to Sharrie. In addition to monthly bank reconciliations, HST preparation, payroll, and monthly and quarterly reports, Sharrie is experienced in completing personal and small business income taxes. Sharrie always has a positive attitude and feels that anything can be accomplished when staff and clients work together.

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Tara

Tara works as a Client Accountant and has brought four years’ experience with her when she joined Clarified Accounting. Her duties include monthly bank reconciliations, data entry for HST preparation, completing respite and business payrolls, preparing personal year end income taxes as well as answering phone calls, and serving the general public. Tara is experienced in ROE Web and is proficient in applications such as Sage Simply Accounting, Microsoft Excel, and Cantax. She is an organized worker who works well on her own and as a team member to ensure that client needs are met. Tara is approachable and client focused with client satisfaction of utmost importance to her.

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Valerie

Valerie attended Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and Memorial University in NL. where she majored in Education with an area of concentration in mathematics. In 2010 she pursued a career in bookkeeping and accounting related work. She now has seven years experience in this field and has acquired proficiency in software applications such as Simply Accounting and Microsoft Excel. Valerie’s responsibilities include but are not limited to reception work, payroll, preparation of HST remittances, bank reconciliations, and completion of monthly reports for various clients and government projects. She is a firm believer in the importance of team work and also assists senior staff in the preparation of year end taxes and reviews. She works well with other staff members to ensure customer satisfaction is always at the top of the list.

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TESTIMONIALS

The professionals at Clarified Accounting have provided me with training, sound advice and support on all of my accounting issues. I am fortunate to h…

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Clarified Accounting offers a top notch service. They deliver the best “out-of-house” service, are extremely accommodating…

– Kent Sargent, President
Alt Telecom

No other accounting firm beats the service I have received from Clarified Accounting. Mike and his staff have truly come to my rescue when it comes to…

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Identity Salon & Spa, Inc.

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  • Clarified Accounting
  • 5 Hallett Crescent, St. John's, NL
  • A1B 4C4
  • Canada
  • 63 St. Clare Ave, Stephenville, NL A2N 1P2
  • (709) 643-5028

  • 57 Grenfell St, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1E0
  • (709) 896-3910

  • For existing clients call
    (709) 700-0086
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