Bookkeeping 101: Start-up Bookkeeping Questions

Bookkeeping 101: Start-up Bookkeeping Questions

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In the first workshop of our Bookkeeping 101 workshop series, learn the fundamentals of bookkeeping.

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Are you a business owner and bookkeeping/accounting is not your forte’?

Confused about where to start, what you need to do, and when?

You are not alone. Join us for a 3-part series that will get you moving in the right direction. Bring your questions, and learn more about…

Join us for one, two or all three of the workshops, whatever fits your schedule!

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Bookkeeping 101: Start-up bookkeeping questions

• How do I structure my business – sole proprietor, corporation?

• What is the role of a bookkeeper/accountant? Do I need them?

• What are the costs for these services?

• Do I need a GST number?

• What is considered a fixed asset and what is an expense?

• How do you track money taken out of the business for personal use?

• What is a dividend – (T5)- And how am I taxed on it?

Workshop Series:

Bookkeeping 102: Accounting Software Basics (Tuesday, May 24)

• Pros and Cons of Quickbooks and Sage, online or desktop versions

• Software costs and discounts

• Can you hire someone to set your business accounting up for you? Can you do the rest yourself?

Bookkeeping 103: Payroll/GST (Tuesday, May 31)

• Setting up and processing payroll, T4’s, ROE’s

• What documents do I need?

• Source deductions and remittances to CRA

• Collecting and remitting GST to CRA

• Do I have to hire someone to do this, or can I do it myself?

Meet Your Presenter: Pamela Devins

Pamela has many years of accounting and administrative experience in many different industries.

Pamela graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology/Sociology. Pamela is certified in Payroll, Health and Safety and Bookkeeping. She is currently completing her Business Administrative Degree with focus in accounting.

Pamela enjoy systems – figuring out what works best and creating work processes around that! She also enjoy animals, travel, and her family.

IMPORTANT: Please note these are live events that will be delivered during the dates and times indicated.

Guidelines for Creating a Safe Space:

  • We welcome and respect everyone.
  • We respect others’ physical and emotional boundaries.
  • We acknowledge that our actions and words may have unintended effects on other people and that their feelings are valid, regardless of your intentions.
  • We appreciate diversity and value everyone’s voice.
  • We respect people’s opinions, beliefs, differing states of being and differing points of view.
  • We respect others’ identities and backgrounds, including pronouns and names.
  • We treat and care for everyone equally.
  • Whenever we are in doubt, we will start by being kind.
  • We value confidentiality.
  • We encourage everyone to care of their own safety. If you need to step out, feel free to do so. If you feel unsafe, let the facilitator know.

WESTEM programming is mandated to support rural/remote Southern Alberta women; does not include Calgary.

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