My name is Leigh Harvey. I started bookkeeping in 1979 when I joined my mother, Joan Craig, in her existing bookkeeping business. Shortly after, we started an incorporated company doing accounting, bookkeeping and tax preparation for several clients from a wide variety of different backgrounds. We sold the shares in this successful company in April of 2008 as Joan wanted to retire. After much consideration, I decided to open my own business in September of 2010 and Gateway Accounting & Bookkeeping Services was formed.
Over the years I have taken ongoing courses and seminars in order to remain current with the ever changing rules and legislation that govern the federal and provincial agencies. This includes obtaining my certification as a Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) in 2009 from the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). The CPA is the national association representing employer payroll interests in Canada since 1978.
Leigh Harvey - Owner
In addition, I joined the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC) in 2011 and passed the national examination for the Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB) certification in 2012. The IPBC’s mandate is to establish and develop educational and professional standards for the bookkeeping industry. Both the IPBC and the Canadian Payroll Association requires Continuing Professional Education credits in order to maintain certification. These organizations offer excellent resources including workshops, seminars, on-line courses and webinars in order to ensure their members are current with the latest changes. The CPA also offers access to their payroll info line for its members supplying reliable answers to any payroll questions.Links:
"I first met Leigh 14 years ago and retained Gateway Accounting to do my accounting in 2010 when I began my business. I can say that Leigh has excellent knowledge about the accounting part of my business given her 30 years plus experience. She is pleasant to deal with and always friendly. She is dedicated to her clients and always makes time to fit me in when I need to. I recommend her without hesitation."
~ Costina Keresztesi, Northern Travel & Vaccination Clinic