Your Partner for Exceptional Accounting.

From small business accounting to personal tax services, ACCOUNTING FIRST has been providing professional solutions for over 20 years. Our mission is to enhance the success of small and medium-size businesses and be a valuable and innovative resource to business owners and entrepreneurs.

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About Us

Exceptional Accounting and Client Service.

As an ACCOUNTING FIRST client, you should expect nothing less than the best possible service every time you deal with a ACCOUNTING FIRST professional. Our aim is to build a long-term relationship with you. The foundation of this relationship is our Client Service Commitment - to anticipate and exceed your expectations. Our Client Service Commitment sets out the standards that our clients can expect from ACCOUNTING FIRST and that we demand of ourselves.

Everyone at ACCOUNTING FIRST is accountable to you, our client.
Everyone at ACCOUNTING FIRST is accountable for our Client Service Commitment.

ACCOUNTING FIRST's mission is to enhance the success of small businesses and be a valuable and innovative resource to business owners and entrepreneurs. We achieve this through practical, client-focused, strategic solutions developed in partnership with our clients to increase their profitability and help them to realize their maximum potential. Our commitment to you:

  • Commit to understand your business
  • Commit to be available and approachable
  • Commit to the best value and service for the price.

ACCOUNTING FIRST Clients - Our list of clientele indicates how diversified our experience is in providing services over a broad business base. We are pleased to be associated with the longterm success of many local organizations.

  • Contractors, Sub-contractors
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Real Estate Rentals & Investment
  • Delivery, Courier, Trucking
  • Manufacturing & Processing
  • Condo Associations & Non-Profit
  • Service
  • Retail

Our Services

Comprehensive Accounting & Tax Options

ACCOUNTING FIRST offers full featured, exceptional accounting and tax solutions for our clients within and outside our service region.

ACCOUNTING FIRST Services - fast, efficient, effective, very reasonably priced include:

  • Accounting / Bookkeeping / Payroll / GST / WCB
  • Financial Statements
  • Year End Completion
  • Quickbooks (Certified Pro Advisor)
  • Sage 50 (Business Partner)
  • Sage BusinessVision (Business Partner)
  • Starting a New Business (complete set up & training)
  • Improving an Existing Business (analysis & implementation)
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Corporate Tax Reorganizations
  • Personal Income Tax
  • Tax Planning
  • Business Plans
  • Financial Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Financing
  • Business Valuations
  • Business Consulting
  • Computer and IT Consulting

Read more about our primary areas of service by clicking below.

If you're one of the many growing businesses, then you may have already discovered how difficult it can be to keep track of both your incoming and outgoing payments.

Accounting services from ACCOUNTING FIRST include accounts payable, accounts receivable, GST returns, WCB returns, and bank reconciliations delivered in an easy-to-read format on a weekly or monthly basis as needed. This data will give you clear access to your debits and credits and be a valuable source of information to help you make sound business decisions. By providing accurate accounting services, you'll ensure that no bill or invoice is left unpaid.

Some businesses attempt to do their own accounting, but almost all realize quickly how much of a mistake this can be. Without organized accounting, not only will payments be missed but you'll also be unable to correctly determine your business's bottom line performance. Our services are competitively priced and the numerous advantages make hiring an easy choice.

To find out what ACCOUNTING FIRST's accounting services can do for your firm, call 780-904-5587 to speak to a member of our client-care team.

In an ideal world, bookkeeping is done automatically, without having to worry whether your financial information is correct or not. Unfortunately, that's not the case and even the smallest businesses can have accounting nightmares. ACCOUNTING FIRST is a full-service accounting firm that's ready to take on bookkeeping services of all shapes and sizes.

At ACCOUNTING FIRST, we pride ourselves on our bookkeeping system knowledge. Whether you're using QuickBooks, Sage, Excel spreadsheets, or a proprietary solution, we'll be able to integrate seamlessly into your existing system to make accessing your financial data easier than ever before and deliver a new level of bookkeeping efficiency.

Like many local businesses, you probably want a bookkeeping system that simply works without hassle. ACCOUNTING FIRST is exactly that system, helping with a wide range of tasks, including tax remittance calculations, budget preparation and more. We also work directly with our clients to arrange easy document transfers online and in-person. With us, you'll stop spending hours every week to keep your accounts in order.

Get rid of your bookkeeping struggles by calling 780-904-5587 to speak to a member of our client-care team.

ACCOUNTING FIRST provides payroll services at a variety of levels. Our payroll services package include preparations of pay stubs, calculating source deductions, employer & employee contributions, providing the amounts to remit to Canada Revenue Agency on a monthly basis, assisting with the preparations of T4 Summaries and Supplementary slips, as well as preparation of additional slips (T3s, T5s) as required.

We can provide on-site payroll assistance or off-site payroll assistance where we email the pay stubs and remittance amounts to you.

By partnering with ACCOUNTING FIRST, you'll gain a detail-oriented solution that is not only well-versed in payroll processes but also has superior customer service that has made us the choice for many businesses just like yours.

One call to ACCOUNTING FIRST will set up a meeting with one of our client-care team members.

While other accounting service providers may have standard report formats that they use for all their clients, ACCOUNTING FIRST takes a different approach. Our balance sheets, cash flow statements, and other documents (both paper and digital) will be developed with your reporting requirements in mind. Giving you quick access to the data you need makes understanding your financial statements a snap.

At ACCOUNTING FIRST, we work with both established businesses as well as new startup firms. With the former, we'll integrate into your existing system and deliver financial statements that conform to your required standards. For businesses, we can also provide personalized accounting system creation to go along with our financial statements service.

ACCOUNTING FIRST financial statements can be created on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, or any other basis that suits your needs. In addition to standard income and P&L financial statements, we can also use existing data to create projections, budget analysis reports, and several other financial statements on demand.

Having the professional experience and knowledge of year-end requirements enables our team to provide these services more efficiently than those who only perform bookkeeping services.

For personalized financial statements, ACCOUNTING FIRST is the clear choice. Call 780-904-5587 to speak to a member of our client-care team.

It's no secret that taxation can be a veritable rabbit hole, complete with twists and turns best left to true professionals. At ACCOUNTING FIRST, our taxation services are designed to take all the guesswork out of your taxes and find advantages that you or your previous accountants may have overlooked. We believe that our clients should pay the exact amount of tax owed and not a penny more.

In addition to filing personal and corporate tax returns for our clients, we also offer a full suite of taxation services, including complete audit representation to lessen the troubles generally associated with being audited. No matter whether you're a small business or an individual, the ACCOUNTING FIRST team will scale to your needs and offer taxation services that excel in every way.

For all taxation services accounts, ACCOUNTING FIRST will be able to keep you up-to-date with your current tax situation and responsibilities.

To get started with our taxation services with a firm that understands what you need, Call 780-904-5587 to speak to a member of our client-care team

When it comes to business and corporate taxes, there's simply no excuse to use a lessthan-excellent service provider. Wrong numbers could do more than affect your company's bottom line - they could generate costly audits and fines that drag on for months. With ACCOUNTING FIRST, you'll have a qualified team of professionals that will make sure all your tax paperwork is completely in order.

Experienced and knowledgeable about both local and federal tax regulations, ACCOUNTING FIRST has helped many businesses reduce their tax bills and get rid of the worry of an audit triggered by an accounting mistake. If your business is audited, ACCOUNTING FIRST will be happy to be your official representative and will work to generate a speedy resolution.

Business and corporate tax can be notoriously tricky - that's why it pays to have a professional team on your side. With rates that are competitive and an ability that few can match, ACCOUNTING FIRST strives to be a strong supporter for small businesses.

Call 780-904-5587 to speak to a member of our client-care team.

Most people in only think about their personal taxes once a year, but ACCOUNTING FIRST is available year-round to make short work of taxes, whether it's advance planning, filing, representation, inheritance issues, or anything else. Our capable tax team have provided services to countless clients.

In terms of personal tax services, the vast majority of business that ACCOUNTING FIRST completes has to do with tax preparation and filing. Rather than seeing this as a one-time service, we offer our preparation clients the ability to learn more about tax structure and how to strategically employ accounting practices that ensure you're not paying more than is owed.

If you've used another service or completed your tax paperwork yourself and are now facing an audit or other tax issues, ACCOUNTING FIRST is also available to serve as your personal representative. In these situations, a member of our team will deal with all your tax responsibilities, including meeting with tax officials and all paperwork.

Get on the right side of taxes with ACCOUNTING FIRST's personal tax services, call 780-904-5587 to speak to a member of our client-care team.

Testimonials

WHAT SOME OF OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

ACCOUNTING FIRST values the opinions and suggestions of clients in our efforts to improve our financial support services to meet our changing client requirements.

Finding ACCOUNTING FIRST was just what we needed. Our bookkeeping was becoming a burden and we didn't have up-to-date information and financial statements. When I spoke to Garry, I knew right away I had found what I was looking for, and meeting Garry confirmed it. Your service has been everything I was hoping for and even more.
Tom G.
Prior to finding ACCOUNTING FIRST, I was more comfortable handling all of the bookkeeping myself. However, as my business continued to grow, I found myself with less and less time available to handle this critical part of my business. I have discovered that I can rely on someone else to take care of the ongoing accounting & bookkeeping while at the same time ensuring that I have regular access to all the data I need to run my Real Estate business.
Scott B
As a young contractor working to grow a small business and trade, you allow me to focus on what is important, while remaining confident about what I like to do best - working the tools!
Ron W
We began working with ACCOUNTING FIRST a few years ago when we were still a relatively small real estate team. In the past three years, while commission & rental investment earnings have grown tenfold, ACCOUNTING FIRST has kept pace with our growth every step of the way. By outsourcing our internal bookkeeping and accounting functions, we have saved an enormous amount of money and the headache of having to manage this process in-house, including financial strategies and year end analysis
Sarah M
As a small business we have always had an accountant to finish up our year-end as we struggled each year to get all the figures together with much frustration. A friend then suggested that we give ACCOUNTING FIRST a call and the frustration of the past is now history. Garry set us up in a new accounting system with outstanding support from him. He is always just a phone call away for questions answered or to help to straighten out accounting problems. I would highly recommend Garry to anyone in need of accounting services. ACCOUNTING FIRST is the one that everyone should have on their team.
Bill R
ACCOUNTING FIRST provides a truly integrated approach of combining financial, business, research and investing guidance. The team routinely checks with my wife and I to ensure that we and our business are accomplishing our goals. They have helped us set goals both personally and financially, building a successful plan that allowed us to ultimately surpass what I thought was impossible. Thanks for helping us far exceed all business and personal goals.
Tim & Angela L.
GST time every 3 months was a nightmare. My family and I would spend at least the weekend to sort out our receipts and then add everything up. I wasn't even sure if it was being done right but then Garry came along. I now have more time for my family and I was able to build my business to the size that it is now. Garry is prompt, accurate and I can always call him if I have a business question. Thanks Garry!
Doug C.
ACCOUNTING FIRST does bookkeeping as well as tax work for us. We had a GST audit but I wasn't worried. With Garry being so detailed oriented and so organized, I knew everything was entered correctly. We just had to provide the auditor with the information and reports he needed. Whatever the auditor needed, they were provided on a timely basis and the auditor was even impressed at how well the information was provided to him. He complimented me on having good books and went on his way. It was totally clean and I didn't end up owing anything to CRA! I cannot say enough about Garry and his team. He took the worry out of the government audit right from the first phone call. Excellent job guys!
Arnold T.
We started our relationship with ACCOUNTING FIRST about one year ago. The transition from doing these duties ourselves to having them performed by a professional was virtually painless. Garry took much time and care to review and explain everything. As questions come up, they are addressed quickly and effectively. I can highly recommend ACCOUNTING FIRST to any small business looking to get these bookkeeping and accounting duties done by a professional team.
Carol G.
Whatever I pay you Garry for looking after my business accounting and tax preparation is the best money I have spent in my entire life
Oliver W.
My books were a "mess" and the ACCOUNTING FIRST team patiently guided me through the process, and helped me get everything in order. What I value is ACCOUNTING FIRST's knowledge in many areas of accounting and small business, their quick response to questions, their accessibility, and practical approach.
Mathew R.
The staff always stay on top of our bookkeeping and are key members of our professional advisory team.
Paul S.
I am very pleased with the services you have provided over many years. Everyone is on the ball and so willing to help from the most minor to major activity. I am particularly happy that anyone I have referred to you has been extremely satisfied and thrilled that I had made them aware of you.
Terry S.
One would expect to see them devote increasingly more time and energy to larger clients and by extension, less to people like me, but this isn't what they're all about. A major success measure for them is the satisfaction level of their clients, regardless of size.
Aaron I.
In addition to preparing all of the requisite statements and returns, ACCOUNTING FIRST has always been incredibly responsive to any question or concern and have clearly communicated advice on a variety of matters.
Owen T.
ACCOUNTING FIRST has responded quickly and effectively to any inquiries that I have made of them and have provided good follow-up. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them.
Larry E.
I am writing this letter to thank you for the guidance and professional service you have provided me over the past seven years. As an entrepreneur, corporate officer and director of a public company, I am often faced with issues that require thoughtful analysis and immediate action. You have been able to service my needs at a level of professionalism and expertise that I value.
Stanley S
You have provided us with sound and practical advice since we first became clients six years ago. You're always there when needed, and responded to our calls without delay."
William E.

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780-904-5587

Accounting First is proud to provide top level accounting to clients both near and far.

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Contact Info

Address

St. Albert Alberta

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 65006,
St. Albert Alberta, T8N 5Y3

780-904-5587

clientcare@accountingfirst.ca


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