Always Balanced Bookkeeping is a virtual bookkeeping financial solutions company and therefore our clients are not restricted by location. We specialize in offering virtual cloud base solutions using accounting software in combination with powerful applications to serve small businesses as well as self-employed solopreneurs throughout Canada. We take the time to discuss what pain points keep you up at night so that we can advise you how the advances in technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to cost effectively resolve them. We truly care about your success and financial management is paramount to building a profitable and successful business. We understand that our clients have busy schedules, so we strive to connect in a method that meets their needs, should it be a virtual meeting or a conference call.
Always Balanced Bookkeeping - Today
Cheryl Sleeman is the proud proprietor of Always Balanced Bookkeeping. If you had asked her about becoming an entrepreneur and operating a successful bookkeeping business she never would have thought it to be possible. She had often heard from co-workers, even some Managers that she had so much knowledge and skills to offer the world and that she should start her own business. While she knew she was the type of person to set a goal, achieve it and before long set a new goal and works towards that, the idea that someday one of those goals would be starting a business, well certainly that was not on her radar. However, through this growing process Cheryl has come to understand that life has a way of evolving each and everyone of us, by presenting ideas and opportunities that allow us to build brick by brick our personalities, our skills and our knowledge until there is enough of a foundation to offer them in a way that allows you to enrich the lives of others. Grateful for the support and confidence of her friends, family and co-workers, it is now Cheryl’s desire to prove to her customers that she can deliver on her promises and partner with them in a way that helps them to achieve their dreams. There are no locked-in service agreements for any length of time in Always Balanced Bookkeeping packages. Either party can disengage by notice in writing. Services are 100% guaranteed. If you are not happy, then I will take action to ensure that I am meeting your expectations and you will only ever pay for the value that you believe you have received.
Cheryl's Story, how she got here....
I have a passion for learning, and I am dedicated to using my knowledge and experience to assist small businesses and solopreneurs build a sustainable and profitable business. Educationally, I have obtained a diploma in Information Technology Data Processing, an Accounting Certificate and a Tax Accounting Certificate. In the corporate world, I have used my information technology background to custom, design, program (yes, I wrote the code) and maintain multiple computerized systems to manage Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Invoicing, to list just a few. I also have over 18 years experience in managing the Circulation Department of a multi-media Company and was ultimately responsible for one of their most valuable assets, the customer database of over 200,000 records. We obtained sealed galleys under my management on our annual BPA audits and those familiar with the business will know this is not an easy accomplishment. I also implemented training programs, processes and workflows that simplified and streamlined the workload, contributing both to the bottom line and an increase in employee satisfaction. Those who have worked with me can confirm that I live by the motto that if I am going to do something, then I am going to do it right. I take pride in my reputation and I don’t cut corners and I certainly do not give up easily.
My keen interest and focus on finances came out of necessity when I suddenly became a single mother to my 2 very young daughters. I clearly remember the overwhelming feeling of fear and dread when I realized that our family income would unexpectedly be significantly reduced. I knew that their lives were going to be changed in so many ways that were out of their control and as their main female role model that they were looking up to, I made the decision in that moment to do everything within my power to ensure that our standard of living would not be negatively impacted. I made it my mission to cut costs, found innovative ways to stretch a dollar and became well versed in budgeting and managing the household cash flow. It wasn’t always easy, but as they say, any goal worth achieving in life takes dedication and hard work and the happiness and pride that I continue to experience is my ultimate reward. After this experience I wanted to expand my knowledge in accounting so I decided to pursue it educationally and have since become a certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor. Business finances are not unlike household finances. Certainly, there are nuances, as there are from industry to industry, however, the biggest difference between household and business is the actual scale of the finances. If the core principles and the fundamentals of accounting are consistently applied, then the foundation is strong for which to build a profitable business. I didn’t let my daughters down and I won’t let you down either.