SMALL BUSINESS DIVISION

LARISSA WILTON, CPB

Small Business Support Manager


Phone: (204) 237-0061

Larissa has been working in the bookkeeping world for over 10 years. With experience in multiple different industries such as construction, retail and non-profits Larissa is passionate about empowering business owners around their finances. Continuing to grow both academically and professionally is a priority for Larissa by taking numerous courses on a regular basis.

Main Focus:

  • Small Business Support
  • Business Start-up Support
  • Prepare Personal Income Tax Returns

Education:

  • Business Administration Diploma (Red River College)
  • Certified Bookkeeping Practitioner Diploma (Knowledge Bureau)

Outside Interests:

  • Larissa is married with two young children and enjoys hiking, camping, and experiencing the outdoors whenever possible. Golfing, puzzles and reading are a few other interests Larissa like to spend time doing.

TARA MCGIMPSEY, CPB

Small Business Manager of Training & Consulting

Phone: (204) 231-6752

Main Focus:

As a training manager takes ownership in developing, documenting, maintaining, facilitating, and supervising training programs for Small Business employees. Assesses the needs of our firm, while implementing training and development plans, as well as facilitate a wide variety of training programs that enhance the effectiveness of the Small Business workforce at all skillset levels.  Customizes the training according to specific clients’ needs and specifications, including software, so that Small Business employees are able to meet the needs of our clients.

Assist and takes ownership of client accounting, personal tax, and ONBusiness administrative tasks that arise during the year as directed by the Small Business Department Head; including some monthly accounting duties for clients; preparation of complex T1 returns as well as review of Small Business client T1 personal tax returns and T4 Returns.

Accountable For / Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct job specific onboarding training sessions with new Small Business staff.
  • Identify and assess the training needs of the small business department through job analysis, career paths and consultation with managers.
  • Assess employees’ skills, performance and productivity to identify areas of improvement.
  • Develop individualized and group training programs that address specific business needs using effective and purposeful training methods.
  • Develop, document and maintain key processes, work instructions and training manuals that target tangible results.
  • Effectively manage the training budget, if and when required.
  • Develop and maintain a training matrix to track all Small Business training achieved per employee. Expand on the training matrix requirements as the business needs change.
  • Drive ONBusiness brand values and philosophy through all training and development activities.
  • Effectively communicate with team members, trainers and management.
  • Select and manage resources, including working with both internal employees and training vendors to develop and deliver training.
  • Assist in the development of KPI’s to measure and track the effectiveness of the training provided to Small Business employees.
  • Keep abreast of training trends, developments and best practices.

Designations and Degrees:

  • Certified Bookkeeper – Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC), 2017

JACQUIE HUDSON, CPB

Small Business Senior Advisor

Phone: (204) 231-6754

As a senior bookkeeper Jacquie is responsible for recording and maintaining various client business’ financial transactions, such as purchases, expenses, sales revenue, invoices, and payments.

Being consistent, accurate, and minimizing errors are key characteristics for this position. Crucial to have in-depth knowledge of accounting and to understand how to use accounting software systems.  Responsible for overseeing and reconciling hundreds of financial transactions. This is typically done with the assistance of various software systems, and for this reason, technology literacy is critical for the position.

Main Focus:

  • Track project budgets utilizing multiple currencies;
  • Prepare and submit GST filing and posting and other source deductions;
  • Other accounting duties, as required;
  • Process full cycle Payroll for various companies using a variety of software from QuickBooks, Sage 50, PayWorks, Ceridian, etc.,
  • Responsible to process ROE’s, T4’s, etc. for assigned clients;
  • Bank Reconciliations;
  • Full Cycle Accounting (A/P and A/R);
  • Help with month end and year end closing files;
  • Process A/P for proper coding and reconciliation of the account and works closely with A/R and collections;
  • GL account reconciliations and month end journal entries into GL;
  • Prepare year end working papers for financial statement preparation
  • Performing duties at client premises;
  • T1 preparation;
  • T4 Preparation;
  • Advanced working knowledge of Practice;
  • Prepare year end working papers for audits
  • The position requires you to report to the Small Business Support Manager
  • Mentors the accounting clerks with bookkeeping;
  • Prepares correspondence on bookkeeping matters;

Designations and Degrees:

  • Certified Bookkeeper – Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC), 2014
  • Accounting Technician Diploma, 1995

Outside Interests:

  • Jacquie is married with 2 daughters
  • In her spare time she enjoys Suduko, jigsaw puzzles, and counted cross-stitch

JILL VOTH

Small Business Senior Advisor

As a senior bookkeeper Jill is responsible for recording and maintaining various client business’ financial transactions, such as purchases, expenses, sales revenue, invoices, and payments.

Being consistent, accurate, and minimizing errors are key characteristics for this position. Crucial to have in-depth knowledge of accounting and to understand how to use accounting software systems.  Responsible for overseeing and reconciling hundreds of financial transactions. This is typically done with the assistance of various software systems, and for this reason, technology literacy is critical for the position.

Phone: (204) 237-0055

Main Focus:

  • Track project budgets utilizing multiple currencies;
  • Prepare and submit GST filing and posting and other source deductions;
  • Other accounting duties, as required;
  • Process full cycle Payroll for various companies using a variety of software from QuickBooks, Sage 50, PayWorks, Ceridian, etc.,
  • Responsible to process ROE’s, T4’s, etc. for assigned clients;
  • Bank Reconciliations;
  • Full Cycle Accounting (A/P and A/R);
  • Help with month end and year end closing files;
  • Process A/P for proper coding and reconciliation of the account and works closely with A/R and collections;
  • GL account reconciliations and month end journal entries into GL;
  • Prepare year end working papers for financial statement preparation
  • Performing duties at client premises;
  • T1 preparation;
  • T4 Preparation;
  • Advanced working knowledge of Practice;
  • Prepare year end working papers for audits
  • The position requires you to report to the Small Business Support Manager
  • Mentors the accounting clerks with bookkeeping;
  • Prepares correspondence on bookkeeping matters;

Designations and Degrees:

  • Hotel and Restaurant Administration – Red River, 2000

Outside Interests:

Jill has a big family and enjoys spending time with all of them. In her spare time she runs a dog sport team, and participates in many dog sports with her 4 dogs.  She also teaches dog classes such as obedience, sports, and dog acting for films.

OLENA VOROVSKA

Small Business Senior Advisor

As a senior bookkeeper Olena is responsible for recording and maintaining various client business’ financial transactions, such as purchases, expenses, sales revenue, invoices, and payments.

Being consistent, accurate, and minimizing errors are key characteristics for this position. Crucial to have in-depth knowledge of accounting and to understand how to use accounting software systems.  Responsible for overseeing and reconciling hundreds of financial transactions. This is typically done with the assistance of various software systems, and for this reason, technology literacy is critical for the position.

Phone: (204) 667-8292

Main Focus:

  • Track project budgets utilizing multiple currencies;
  • Prepare and submit GST filing and posting and other source deductions;
  • Other accounting duties, as required;
  • Process full cycle Payroll for various companies using a variety of software from QuickBooks, Sage 50, PayWorks, Ceridian, etc.,
  • Responsible to process ROE’s, T4’s, etc. for assigned clients;
  • Bank Reconciliations;
  • Full Cycle Accounting (A/P and A/R);
  • Help with month end and year end closing files;
  • Process A/P for proper coding and reconciliation of the account and works closely with A/R and collections;
  • GL account reconciliations and month end journal entries into GL;
  • Prepare year end working papers for financial statement preparation
  • Performing duties at client premises;
  • T1 preparation;
  • T4 Preparation;
  • Advanced working knowledge of Practice;
  • Prepare year end working papers for audits
  • The position requires you to report to the Small Business Support Manager
  • Mentors the accounting clerks with bookkeeping;
  • Prepares correspondence on bookkeeping matters;

Education:

  • Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business – Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Great Britain, 2018
  • Diploma in International Financial Reporting – Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Great Britain, 2013
  • Master of Business Administration, Financial Management – Kyiv National Economic University, Ukraine, 1996

Designation and Degrees:

  • In progress to ACCA-membership – currently on Professional level at the final stage
  • Certified International Professional Accountant – Ukrainian Federation of Professional Accountants and Auditors, 2018

Outside Interests:

  • Olena is married, with one beautiful daughter
  • In spare time, Olena enjoys reading in foreign languages as well as long-distance running
  • Olena’s adheres to her motto: “There are no boundaries for perfection. Therefore, you should be tireless on your way”

SHIRLEY PRIOR

Small Business Advisor

Phone: (204) 667-8292

Main focus:
  • Provides monthly and quarterly accounting services
  • Working closely with clients to maintain the day-to-day accounting activities
Education:
  • Business Administration majoring in accounting Certificate from Red River College
  • QuickBooks  online Pro-advisor Certificate from Quickbooks.
Outside Interests:
  • I have 2 girls, a son in law and one grand daughter.  When my grand daughter started taking swimming lessons I thought it was time to learn how to swim.  I enjoy swimming and spending time with family and friends.

HIRA USMAN

Small Business Advisor

Phone: (204) 667-8292

Main focus:
  • Provides monthly and quarterly accounting services
  • Working closely with clients to maintain the day-to-day accounting activities
  • Preparation of personal income tax returns

Education:

Bachelor of Business Administration – University of Winnipeg (2018)

Outside Interests:

  • In my spare time I enjoy playing games (mostly RPGs), and listening to music
  • I love to pamper my loved ones, especially my little sister
  • I’m also keen on learning about new cultures

JENNIFER ZYLA

Small Business Advisor

Phone: (204) 985-6762

Jennifer has 30 years experience in business management both in the for profit and non profit sectors. Specializing in budgeting, grant applications/reporting, cash flow management and general administration/bookkeeping.  She is continually pursuing Professional Development via seminars/workshops and more recently, courses through the Winnipeg Construction Association.
Main focus:
  • Provides monthly and quarterly accounting services
  • Working closely with clients to maintain the day-to-day accounting activities
  • Preparation of personal income tax returns

Education:

  • University of Winnipeg, Bachelor of Arts (Honours Economics) 1986
  • Completed Banff Centre for Arts Management program, February 1991
Outside Interests:
  • Co-Founder and Treasurer of Cancer Crossing Inc., a Manitoba non profit providing financial assistance to cancer patients struggling with the added expenses that come with a cancer diagnosis.
  • Proud recipient of a City of Winnipeg award for Leadership and Service to the Community, 2008.
  • Jennifer is married with two grown children and enjoys hiking and baking for seasonal events/special occasions.
  • Jennifer is a member of the Manitoba Women in Construction organization.

KAREN AYOTTE

Small Business Senior Advisor

As a senior bookkeeper Karen is responsible for recording and maintaining various client business’ financial transactions, such as purchases, expenses, sales revenue, invoices, and payments.

Being consistent, accurate, and minimizing errors are key characteristics for this position. Crucial to have in-depth knowledge of accounting and to understand how to use accounting software systems.  Responsible for overseeing and reconciling hundreds of financial transactions. This is typically done with the assistance of various software systems, and for this reason, technology literacy is critical for the position.

Phone: (204) 231-2311

Main Focus:

  • Track project budgets utilizing multiple currencies;
  • Prepare and submit GST filing and posting and other source deductions;
  • Other accounting duties, as required;
  • Process full cycle Payroll for various companies using a variety of software from QuickBooks, Sage 50, PayWorks, Ceridian, etc.,
  • Responsible to process ROE’s, T4’s, etc. for assigned clients;
  • Bank Reconciliations;
  • Full Cycle Accounting (A/P and A/R);
  • Help with month end and year end closing files;
  • Process A/P for proper coding and reconciliation of the account and works closely with A/R and collections;
  • GL account reconciliations and month end journal entries into GL;
  • Prepare year end working papers for financial statement preparation
  • Performing duties at client premises;
  • T1 preparation;
  • T4 Preparation;
  • Advanced working knowledge of Practice;
  • Prepare year end working papers for audits
  • The position requires you to report to the Small Business Support Manager
  • Mentors the accounting clerks with bookkeeping;
  • Prepares correspondence on bookkeeping matters;

Outside Interests:

Karen is the proud mother of one adult son and two dogs.  Likes to stay active with regular yoga, going to the gym and walks with her dogs.  Loves spending summers at the lake and spending spare time reading and doing jigsaw puzzles.

CECILIA DEL CAMPO

Small Business Advisor

Phone: (204) 947-7727

Main focus:
  • Provides monthly and quarterly accounting services
  • Working closely with clients to maintain the day-to-day accounting activities
  • Preparation of personal income tax returns

Education:

  • Accounting and Payroll Administration (Herzing College)
  • BS in Computer Science (Central Colleges of the Philippines)

Outside Interests:

  • Enjoys play station or watching movies with her nephew, loves seeing the mountains in Alberta and visiting friends in Vancouver or Toronto on holidays if not spending time with family in Manila.
  • Enjoys reading books or listening to her favorite music during her quiet time.

ATTIQUE SHABBIR

Small Business Advisor

Phone:(204) 947-7729

Main focus:

  • Provides monthly and quarterly accounting services
  • Working closely with clients to maintain the day-to-day accounting activities
  • Preparation of personal income tax returns

Education:

  • Bachelor of commerce – University of the Punjab – Pakistan (2005)
  • Master of science -Economics – University of the Punjab – Pakistan (2013)

Outside Interests:

  • Married, 2 children (both boys), They are my world and they are my heaven. Always love to play with them.
  • Travelling with family and exploring different locations of wild life and nature
  • Playing table tennis, Fishing and Hunting deer and grouse.
  • Love to eat 100% natural/organic food
  • Keen to learn different things.

CHRISTIANA NNAMAH

Small Business Advisor

Phone:(204) 947-7712

Main focus:

  • Provides monthly and quarterly accounting services
  • Working closely with clients to maintain the day-to-day accounting activities
  • Preparation of personal income tax returns