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The Bookkeeper's Advocate - March 2015 Edition

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The Bookkeeper's Advocate

March 2015

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Dear @@first_name@@

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 and years.

I invite you to explore the many benefits of membership in Canada's largest non-profit bookkeeping organization. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at louie@ipbc.ca


Louie Prosperi, CPB
Chief Executive Officer

Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada


Lacharité McComber Kuczynski Launches Cloud-Based Bookkeeping Service


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 installation.



Excel Tip

Contributed by Alan Salmon - K2 Canada Inc.


Moving Around Corners of a Range

Summary: There are times when you need to quickly move to a corner of a selected range. This is very easy to do and here's how:

  1. Select the range.
  2. Hold down the Ctrl key and press the period key. 
  3. Each time you press "Ctrl+." Excel moves you to the next corner of the range. 
  4. You can also move from the top left corner of the selection to the bottom right corner by pressing Shift+Tab.
  5. To move back to the top left corner please the Tab key.

Don't Miss Sage at the 2015 Canadian Bookkeeping Conference

Here's a sneak peek at the topics that will be presented by our Platinum Sponsor Sage at the 2015 Canadian Bookkeeping Conference.

Sage Pre-Conference is September 30

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.

Survey question is

"Where is your office located? At Home or At Another Location?"

Look for the results in the next issue of the Bookkeeper's Advocate.

About Us


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. 


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