February was a fairly quiet month as we gear up for more events in the upcoming year. We did, however, usher in the Lunar New Year with a team lunch and launch of a new blog series featuring video tutorials on how to migrate your data from desktop accounting software to cloud-based accounting software (e.g. Quickbooks Online). Here’s what we’ve been up to this February:

Office Sharing with WagePoint CEO, Shrad Rao

Last Wednesday, we had a special guest from Halifax, visiting our Vancouver office. The CEO of WagePoint, Shrad Rao, visited our Vancouver office for an afternoon of learning and sharing. WagePoint is a fast and user-friendly online payroll software for small businesses and start-ups in the US and Canada. WagePoint is also one of the payroll solutions that we implement for our clients at Enkel for its simplicity and ease of use.

As an entrepreneur, Shrad shared the challenges that he faced when he first started the payroll company. Shrad’s main challenges came from navigating the Canadian payroll industry because of the regulations and the high level of competition with US payroll firms. Shrad also mentioned how payroll was more fragile than other business processes because it concerned employees getting paid the right amount at the right time.

We would like to thank Shrad for taking the time to share his valuable experiences with our team and we look forward to what WagePoint has installed for the upcoming year!

NEW – Data Migration Video Tutorial Series

As cloud-based applications gain popularity amongst small businesses, we’ve observed a certain level of challenge faced by business owners or bookkeeping personnel when it came to data migration. Migrating your accounting data from desktop accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks Desktop, Sage 50, etc.) to cloud-based accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks Online or Xero) might seem like a complicated process.

For this reason, we created this video tutorial series to help users migrate their data at ease. The tutorials are filled with in-depth details and things to look for during the migration process. Check out our latest tutorials:

We are in the midst of creating more data migration tutorials to QuickBooks Online and Xero. Stay tuned to our blog for more tutorials!

Upcoming Webinar – How to Simplify Your Non-Profit’s Year-End Process

The Year-End Financial Reporting Process can be complex and tedious for non-profit organizations. If the organization does not prioritize accurate and up-to-date bookkeeping during the year, the year-end will likely become a stressful period for the organization. Thankfully, there are technology tools in the market that can simplify the monthly bookkeeping process and help organizations streamline their year-end reporting process.

Join us and our friends at Charity Village on Thursday, March 7 for a free webinar! Our Enkel Controller, Andrea Mitchell, will be discussing the best practices for non-profits looking to streamline their year-end reporting process.

The webinar will include insights to:

  • What you need to provide to your year-end accountant
  • How you can simplify the year-end process with technology
  • The additional benefits that these technological tools can add to your organization

How to Simplify Your Non-Profit’s Year-End Process
Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 10am Pacific Time / 1pm Eastern Time
Length: 1 hour

Please note that the webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to tune in to the live webinar session, we would still encourage you to register and a recording will be emailed to you the day after the live session.

New Hires

As a growing company, we are always on the lookout for experienced and talented people that thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment like ours. This month, we added another assistant controller and operations manager to our Vancouver team! To learn more about our job openings, please visit our Careers page.

At Enkel, we help small business owners refocus on their business by handling their back-office processes like bookkeeping, payroll and more! We streamline these processes through the use of cloud-based technology and our team of dedicated bookkeepers and professional accountants. Whether your organization is located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary or Toronto, we’ve got your bookkeeping needs covered! Contact us today to learn more.

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