Canwest Accounting Ltd. was founded on June 4, 1991. The company started slowly and has focused on client service from the beginning. Our belief is that good service to our clients is the cornerstone of our business. Here we are now, 25 years later and still growing strong.
Our practice has grown over the years partly by word of mouth referrals and partly by purchasing two bookkeeping practices from companies that were retiring. We were lucky to have worked with these two amazing bookkeeping companies and to help them transition into their own retirement. These acquisitions required a substantial increase in staff. The process was not always painless, but the objective of hiring quality professionals has never been deviated from, even when less qualified people would have been a quick fix.
The company currently has 9 full-time staff and some of these staff members are currently finishing their Accounting degrees at Camosun College.
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We have always been concerned about our clients’ success.
Our goal is not to be the largest bookkeeping firm in Victoria but the BEST!
I joined Canwest Accounting in February 2004 and have enjoyed working with the wonderful clients and staff throughout the years. Norman Arden decided to retire in June 2011 and I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase the company from Norman.
I have experience in many different industries such as manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, non-profit centres, government agencies, construction and the healthcare industry. I have worked in Ontario and in British Columbia and have over 25 years experience.
I have many passions in life, but my true passion is photography. Stop in our office and see some of my favourite photographs.
Erwin joined Canwest Accounting in June 2011 as our friendly delivery person. Prior to joining Canwest, Erwin has worked in retail, wastewater management and the hospitality industry. Erwin will pick up and drop off time-sensitive material between our clients and our office. It is just one of the many services we offer at Canwest.
Erwin enjoys cars, NASCAR, and spending time kayaking with his wife.
I joined the Canwest Accounting team in April 2015 and have enjoyed being part of the close group of employees here as well as getting to meet all of our fantastic clients. I am currently in the fourth year of my Bachelor’s Degree – Accounting Major at Camosun College.As well as working towards finishing my degree, I am part of multiple sports teams and love playing and watching all kinds of sport, especially the Vancouver Canucks and Dallas Cowboys.
I came on board with Canwest Accounting in September 2016. I am currently enrolled in 4th year of the Bachelor of Business Administration program — with an accounting major at Camosun College. I have experience in customer service, personal income tax preparation and volunteer work through CVITP (Community Volunteer Income Tax Program). I am fluent in three languages: Punjabi, Hindi and English. I like to learn new things and to help others. If I have any spare time, I enjoy listening to Bollywood music.
I joined the team at Canwest Accounting in May 2016. Shortly after joining, I completed my Bachelor of Business Administration-Accounting Major from Camosun College. I enjoy working with the team and building relationships with our clients. I recently got married and purchased a condo in beautiful Fairfield. I spend my spare time walking with my wife along Dallas Road, through Beacon Hill Park and to downtown Victoria. I am also an avid Canucks fan.
I started with the Canwest crew in September of 2016. I am working my way through the BBA-Accounting program at Camosun College, and am excited to have the opportunity to be gaining professional accounting experience with such a solid group of peers.
In my spare time I like to play the violin. I’ve played for seniors in retirement homes in the past and they have really enjoyed it. I also enjoy volunteering, including at events such as the annual Car Free YYJ Festival, and also at the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival.
I joined the Canwest team May 2017 and am looking forward to building lasting relationships with our clients. Currently, I am working towards my Bachelor of Business Administration – accounting major at Camosun College. I have a wealth of prior customer service experience and am excited to be learning new skills that compliment my education.
In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors and exploring our beautiful island. My summers are spent camping and playing softball, while I get through the tough winters surfing our coast.
I joined the Canwest Accounting team in May 2017. I am currently a fourth-year student completing my BBA – Accounting Major at Camosun College. I have two years of personal income tax experience and years of customer service. Working with the Canwest Team has been a blast, especially while gaining valuable accounting experience. I am also an ardent fan of the Canucks and Liverpool FC.