Lacharite McComber Kuczynski

Lacharite McComber Kuczynski

January 22, 2015 09:17 ET

Lacharite McComber Kuczynski Launches a Cloud-Based Bookkeeping Service for Canadian Businesses

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 22, 2015) - Lacharité McComber Kuczynski, an independent firm of chartered professional accountants, has announced it is partnering with Sage North America, a leading provider of business management software and services to small and midsized businesses in Canada for more than 30 years; Oriso Solutions Inc., a company specializing in application delivery in the cloud since 2006; and the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC), Canada's largest bookkeeping association, to offer a unique cloud-based bookkeeping service to Canadian businesses with annual revenues up to $5 million.

The service will consist of a full or partial outsourcing of businesses' bookkeeping tasks to IPBC Certified Professional Bookkeepers that will use Sage 50 Premium Accounting-Canadian Edition or Sage One-Canadian Edition to record their clients' transactions. Sage 50 will be hosted on a secure cloud platform in state-of-the-art Canadian data centres, eliminating the need for the firm or their clients to install software locally. Sage One is a cloud-based accounting solution and also requires no software installation.

According to Thomas McComber CPA, CA, co-managing partner of the Montreal accounting firm, "There is a significant need to raise the bar, standardize bookkeeping practices and implement internal controls in small and medium businesses, so Canadian entrepreneurs can mitigate their risks associated with inaccurate financial reporting, misappropriation of business assets, loss or corruption of computerized files and focus on what they do best, expand their businesses."

"Many smaller organizations are looking for a solution to help them file supporting financial documents, monitor their accounts receivable, accounts payable, work in progress, payroll and inventory accounts, and provide timely financial statements. These businesses typically do not have the financial resources to hire a full-time accountant, and therefore need a cost effective way to outsource this function. We have lined up our favorite accounting software, cloud computing partner along with Certified Professional Bookkeepers across Canada to fulfill what we like to call Cloudkeeping," says Geneviève Lacharité, CPA, CA, co-managing partner of the firm.

"Certified Professional Bookkeepers will provide the entrepreneur the expertise needed to assure their bookkeeping and internal controls are at the desired levels needed to have accurate financial information they will need to run their business. Certified members from the IPBC, must pass a national certification exam, follow a code of conduct and are required to maintain a high level of continuing education credits to keep their designation," says Louie Prosperi, Chief Executive Officer of the IPBC. "Partnering up with Lacharité McComber Kuczynski is a perfect fit. Both of our organizations' goals are in line in providing the small business owner the highest level of financial expertise and service they need to be successful".

"Moving to the cloud can be daunting and some Canadian small and medium-sized businesses have told us they aren't completely ready for that. However, they still want anytime, anywhere access to some of their data. At Sage, we have made a concerted effort to offer hybrid cloud solutions that extend the reach of their existing desktop solution so they have the flexibility and reach of the cloud," says Jennifer Warawa, vice president and general manager of Sage Accountant Solutions. "Partnering with a market leader in the accounting space makes perfect sense as Lacharité McComber Kuczynski's hybrid cloud model is very similar to that of Sage. Through this partnership, we'll be able to offer hybrid cloud solutions that will help Canadian SMBs operate more efficiently, no matter their challenge."

About Lacharité McComber Kuczynski

Based in Montreal, Lacharité McComber Kuczynski is an independent firm of chartered professional accountants, which offers its corporate clients highly specialized expertise in the areas of assurance, accounting, tax and business advice. Please visit www.lmkca.com for complimentary information.

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