• Now Offering CFO and Controller Services

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    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    We're pleased to announce that Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant is now offering part-time and contract CFO and Controller services.

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  • Announcing the new website

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    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!

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  • New Website Under Construction

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    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    New Website Coming Soon!

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  • Pay Yourself From A Corporation

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    Now that you’ve incorporated your business, you’re probably wondering what the best way is to pay yourself. After all, the point of starting your business is to earn money to live from. Taking money out of a corporation is not an issue in itself. However, it’s important to do it properly for CRA purposes. If…

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  • 5 Need-To-Know Financial Ratios

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    Financial ratios are used by investors, bankers, and accountants to analyze a company’s financial health. Ratio analysis is a form of analysis that links together the financial statements commonly produced by corporations. As a result, ratios provide useful figures that are comparable across industries. Using financial ratios, we can develop a feel for a company’s…

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  • Tasks Every Small Business Owner Should Be Doing – Part 4

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    We’ve come to the final part in this four-part series on tasks every small business owner should be doing. The series to-date has covered daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly tasks. In this post, I will go over annual accounting tasks for the small business owner. You may not necessarily have the aptitude to complete all…

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  • Tasks Every Small Business Owner Should Be Doing – Part 3

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    Welcome to part 3 of this 4 part series on accounting tasks for small business owners. In the first part, we went over the daily and weekly tasks you, as a small business owner, need to be completing. In part two, we reviewed the monthly tasks and in this post, we will go over the…

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  • Tasks Every Small Business Owner Should Be Doing – Part 2

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    In the first part of this four-part series on bookkeeping tasks for small business owners, I shared the fundamental daily and weekly tasks to tackle. In this blog post, I will share tasks that you should strive to complete a monthly basis. 6 Monthly Tasks 1) Reconciliations Balance bank statements to recorded transactions. Each…

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  • Tasks Every Small Business Owner Should Be Doing – Part 1

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    Are you a small business owner behind in your bookkeeping? Ever wonder whether there’s a better way to be doing things? Ever wonder if what you’re doing is what you’re supposed to be doing? Let’s face it, you didn’t get into business to be a finance expert – you went into business to provide a…

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  • Holiday Debt Hangover

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    The holidays are over and a sense of normalcy has returned to your household but now you’re dealing with a Holiday Debt Hangover. What a great holiday season that was! We have happy memories that will last forever! But, what most of us also have is a pile of receipts from that joyous season. Your inbox or…

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  • Small Business Year-End Checklist

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    Year-end has arrived and that means it’s time to get the business finances in order and start preparing for tax season. While many are still soaking up holiday cheer, business owners are busy gearing up for their “favourite” season – tax season! To help out my fellow business owners, I have created a checklist of…

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  • 5 Reasons to Draw on Your CPP Early

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    Did you know that you can draw on your CPP early? Retirement is something that seems so far away and out of reach but you don’t need to wait to reap those benefits until age 65. While many may want to hold off to get “more” later, it doesn’t always make sense to do so. Canada…

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  • 6 Tactics To Getting The Best Boxing Day Deals

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Get ready for the Canadian phenomenon of Boxing Day deals! Many people have questioned whether Boxing Day deals are even worth it anymore. Yes, they certainly are! With the emergence of “Black Friday” in Canada, Boxing Day deals seem to have lost some traction in recent years, but don’t give up on them yet! While…

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  • 3 Essential Tips For Last-Minute Shoppers

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    It’s that time of year again when the last-minute shoppers will be out and about in droves. If you’re one of those last-minute shoppers, be prepared for crowded malls, practically-bare shelves, and almost-empty card racks. Whether you’re a savvy-shopper or a habitual procrastinator, anticipate the inevitable and set aside plenty of time to get to…

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  • 5 Valuable Skills to Raise Money-Savvy Kids

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Trying to raise money-savvy kids seems to be getting harder. Raising kids to appreciate the value of a dollar is a challenge all parents need to tackle sooner than later. Ignoring the topic of money may result in parents supporting their grown children into retirement. The next generation has often been described as lazy, entitled, self-centered,…

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  • 5 Apps To Motivate Your Tweens & Teens To Save Money

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Do you want to motivate your tweens & teens to save money? Are you struggling to get them to save even a portion of their allowance? Managing money and financial literacy are essential skills for life. Money management is a learned skill and therefore, every tween & teen has the ability to be successful at…

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  • Best Financial Apps of 2017

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Today is National App Day, so I have compiled a list of the 4 best financial apps for Canadians. Each of the apps reviewed is available on both Android & iOS platforms. You probably already do your banking, track your credit card statements and pay your bills online, but wouldn’t it be nice to manage it all…

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  • 7 Ways to Attract the CRA Auditor

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    Did you plan to attract the CRA Auditor? Most people would rather pull their teeth out with pliers than have to deal with the CRA. We all like to be in the spotlight occasionally, but its best not to stand out during tax time. Some of the most common triggers that will attract the CRA…

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  • 5 Strategies to Reduce Your Small Business Tax Burden

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Do you often wonder how you can reduce your small business tax burden? Does the amount of business tax you paid last year send shivers down your spine? You’re not alone! And while you can’t avoid paying taxes, there are strategies that you can use to reduce your small business tax burden. If you haven’t…

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  • Benefits of a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    With year-end around the corner, I thought it worthwhile to review the benefits tax-free free savings account (TFSA). Many Canadians will soon be looking at contributing to an RRSP to reduce their tax burden for 2017, but it’s important to not forget about the tax-free alternative “cousin”, the TFSA. Contributing to RRSPs is a great way…

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