Genevieve started her bookkeeping career training with one of Kelowna’s well-established accounting firms in early 2000’s. Over the years she continued to develop her bookkeeping skills through education and gained experience by working with demanding and problematic businesses. Due to a high demand of bookkeeping in the Kelowna area and numerous referrals from accountants and clients, Genevieve hired her first employee in 2011 and decided to create a business, now officially known as GD Bookkeeping.
Genevieve is a member of the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada and has certifications with QuickBooks Online, Sage 50 Premier Advisor and Hubdoc. She has worked with various types of software and is quick to learn any new software.
On her days off she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her animals. She loves boating and camping as well as travelling, gardening, reading, listening to podcasts and hiking with her dogs.
“I love the team atmosphere we have at GD Bookkeeping. Everyone is equal, fun, kind and gets along really well. We all try to help each other out and learn from one another.”
Donnie joined the GD Bookkeeping family in January 2017 with over 14 years of bookkeeping experience. She has helped individuals and small business owners to overcome their day to day challenges of balancing their books, processing payroll and filing their government remittances.
Donnie has worked with many different types of companies prior to GD Bookkeeping, including a local manufacturing company with branches in the USA, an accountant and a financial planning firm. She’s very knowledgeable with QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Online (Certified QBO Advisor), Hubdoc (Certified), Sage 50, Shopify, Square, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft office as well as many other programs.
Outside of work, she enjoys camping, fishing and relaxing at home with her husband. She also loves spending time with family and friends.
“GD Bookkeeping is a great place to work! Feels like you’re working with family. We all help and teach each other.”
Faye has worked at GD Bookkeeping for over 6 years. She has over 30 years of bookkeeping experience in total. She first learned bookkeeping by taking courses in high school. She then went on to work in a mechanic shop for a trucking company where she started as a delivery person and later became the bookkeeper and was at this company for 15+ years. She then moved to Kelowna and worked many years at a local accounting firm. Faye has worked on numerous types of client files including drug stores, deli’s, gas stations, pubs, all types of retail as well as some contractors. She enjoys working with entrepreneurs that require help with their monthly financials and who understand the importance of a clean set of books.
Faye is certified in QuickBooks Online and Hubdoc but has worked with Sage 50 for numerous years and still prefers Sage.
On her days off she enjoys various crafts, travelling, gardening, and is looking forward to retirement within the next few years.
“A couple of reasons I enjoy working at GD Bookkeeping is that I enjoy the flexibility I am given for my schedule and the positive staff environment.”
Jackie has been bookkeeping for over 7 years. She received her Diploma in Business Administration, Majoring in Accounting. She has experience with bookkeeping and tax preparation for Personal and Corporate returns, is familiar with Hubdoc, Sage 50, QBO, Yardi, Profile, Cantax and Caseware. Jackie typically works with clients in areas such as construction, development and finance. Her hobbies are hiking, reading and word puzzles.
“I love my job because everyone helps each other out and shares the same goals and vision for this company. Our work-life balance is fantastic because of the flexibility and understanding we have for each other. But what makes us truly unique is our clients. We have some spectacular clients!”
Jennifer began her career in the Banking Industry with one of the top five banks in Canada in her early years. She worked for the bank for 6 years and gained knowledge of financial workings and customer service. She quickly moved into full cycle Bookkeeping after starting her family which allowed her to work from home and raise her children. She has an extensive knowledge of the Sage 50 program and has continued to learn new programs such as QuickBooks Online over the past 10 years.
At GD Bookkeeping she works closely with construction clients as well as many companies using outside programs such as Shopify, Square and online sales. She has had experience with companies that need to catch up on months and even years of bookkeeping work, tackling a box from start to finish. She pays close attention to detail and likes to get things done. Jennifer has a professional and friendly attitude and likes to help her clients get organized with their paperwork and get a better understanding of the processes involved in keeping track of their business.
Jennifer loves spending time with her family. She enjoys camping in the Okanagan valley as well as utilizing the wonderful lakes, parks and beaches that her home town of Kelowna provides.
“I love the team atmosphere here at GD Bookkeeping. I enjoy working with a variety of clients to get them organized and on top of their paper trails.”
Jocelyne joined the GD Bookkeeping team in November 2019. She brings with her 15 years of experience.
Jocelyne started her career in Fort St John, BC, working for a local public accounting firm as both a bookkeeper and a staff accountant. Working in public practice for many years, she has gained invaluable experience working with a multitude of clients within various industries, sizes, and software. She learned the importance of a clean set of books and how to prepare and complete corporate year-ends and tax returns.
Jocelyne moved to Kelowna in 2007 with her husband and young children to be closer to family. She was able to work from home performing bookkeeping for small local businesses while raising her family.
On her days off Jocelyne enjoys spending time with her family and friends outside in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. You will find her out running, hiking, biking, skiing, or relaxing at one of our beautiful beaches.
“I enjoy working at GD Bookkeeping because I value the integrity, high standards, and support by which everyone works together as a team to meet our common goals.”
Lucinda, a retired CGA, received her education, which includes a BA from the University of Saskatchewan, an accounting diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and a Certified General Accountant designation.
Her work experience includes chartered accounting public practice, real estate development and management (both residential and commercial), hotel management, mining development and management, golf course and restaurant management, as well as first nation municipal government.
On her down time she enjoys photography, painting, hiking, reading and traveling.
“What I like about being part of the GD Bookkeeping team is that I like the team spirit. We all work together as well as independently and I am doing what I like to do – bookkeeping!”
Shelan started at GD Bookkeeping in December of 2020. After working as a receptionist with various bookkeeping and data entry duties she decided to pursue a career in Bookkeeping. She completed her Bookkeeping certification in the Fall of 2020.
You will see Shelan at our front desk and hear her answering the phones. She is also working on a variety of clients as she continues to get trained in each company’s needs and specifications.
Shelan moved to the Okanagan in December and is looking forward to learning more about Kelowna through working with different businesses. She enjoys being outside and spending time with her husband and family. She is also looking forward to experiencing her first Okanagan summer in the heat and by the lake.
“GD Bookkeeping has been so enjoyable for me as a new bookkeeper. Everyone is supportive and extremely helpful! I love the atmosphere in the office as well as the thoroughness that I see in everyone’s work. I am always learning and thrilled that I get to learn from such amazing bookkeepers!”
Our Services Include:
Our Bookkeepers offer services to clients across all of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Some of the cities we offer Bookkeeping Services to in each of these provinces include Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, Vernon, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Kamloops, Osoyoos, Greenwood, Grand Forks, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Toronto, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie.