When it’s time to think about the numbers side of your business, you get a pit in your stomach and avoid it as long as possible?.
You’re constantly in fear that the CRA is going to come knocking on your door? Are you overwhelmed with taxes and bookkeeping that you aren’t sure where to start?.
That’s where I come in!
My name is Dorota Haskins, and I'm a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with 18 years experience in the Accounting and Finance profession.
I help business owners navigate the "paperwork highway" of their business so that they can get back to running and growing their business!
Corporate Employee to Entrepreneur
Back in 1999, I started my first "real" accounting job with Manitoba Hydro as a General Accountant. After a number of years at Manitoba Hydro, I had a desire to travel and moved to the United States for a brief period but ultimately ended up back home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Upon my return to Canada, I took a job with MTS (Manitoba Telecom Services). My career at MTS spanned 13 years in which I held various financial management roles. This is also from where I "retired" and opened up my own accounting practice.
I had started my practice as a sideline business back in 2005 when I started charging to prepare personal and small business taxes. In 2010, I expanded my sideline business by taking on more accounting and bookkeeping jobs for sole proprietors and small business owners.
And finally, in August of 2017, I "retired" from MTS and decided to pursue my entrepreneurial dream of being a business owner full-time.
I was born in Poland to a couple of courageous 20-somethings who, in the early 80's, made a commitment to give their daughter a better life. They packed up their little family of 3 into a couple of suitcases and ventured into the unknown, leaving their families and communism behind.
Upon leaving Poland, we were relocated to Austria for 11 months until we were approved to immigrate to Canada.
Ever since I was little, I remember my parents struggle to learn a new language, to get employment wherever they could since they couldn't get a job in their field because Canada wouldn't recognize their credentials. And yet despite all the struggles, somehow they managed to make a life for us and come through it all stronger.
I credit their example for my persistence and determination in reaching goals with resounding work ethic. Their determination in making a life in Canada after leaving everything behind is nothing short of remarkable.
The older I get, the more I realize just how much of a sacrifice they made to give me a better life.
Why am I telling you this?
- You should know what type of person you are dealing with when you hire me.
- I want to see entrepreneurs succeed in whatever business they have a passion to pursue.
- I want people to spend more time with their families and less time in the office.
- And I can and want to help you achieve that reality!
I am a single parent to an amazing teenage son and a super-adorable dog named Molly.
As the sole provider for my family, I sometimes question my decision to leave a stable job to start my own business.
But I always come back to thoughts of all the red tape, long hours and lack of individuality in the corporate world, and am instantly reminded of why I ventured on this journey to an entrepreneurial life.
I'm empowered and humbled every day by hard-working visionaries who come to me for guidance on the next steps in their business.
For every client I take on, I treat their business as though it were my own.
- I aspire to help each client grow their business by strengthening the foundation and optimizing their accounting.
- I believe in simplifying the accounting process by effectively leveraging technology.
- I am able to achieve this by serving small and medium businesses, start-up companies, consultants and professionals.
- I take pride in my work and see it as a reflection of my work ethic and the honesty and integrity that I live my life with today.
My success is synonymous with that of my clients and I hope to earn their continued loyalty by providing sound business advice and financial guidance to create continued success.
Are You Ready?
If you’re tired of constantly feeling stressed out by the paperwork and numbers side of your business, then it’s time for us to chat.
Click here to contact me and we can set up a free consultation to make a game plan for you and your business.
"If you Believe, You Can Achieve" - Sophie Turner