Aries Accounting is a tax preparation, accounting, and bookkeeping services firm, who offers quality service to small and medium sized businesses in and around the Okanagan Valley. By using an experienced accountant, we can help you to save time and find ways to save you money.
You can also find us on Facebook for Tax Tips and Fun!
Aries Accounting is active in the community and supporting local events like the anti-bullying campaign for national Pink T-Shirt Day, annual fundraising for animal charities and the food bank, as well as taking part in organized sports such as ringette and ladies hockey.
Sarah began her career in Public Practice in 1999 in Vernon, BC after receiving her Business Administration diploma from SAIT in Calgary, AB where she lived for 2 years. She decided to pursue her accounting career and enrolled in the Certified Management Accountants program. Sarah officially received her CMA designation in 2004.
Sarah opened Aries Accounting in 2009 with only a handful of clients and operated out of an office in her basement in West Kelowna, BC. After much growth with the business, Aries Accounting made a move to an office in the Lakeview Heights Village in West Kelowna in October 2012.
Sarah had been on the Executive of the CMA Okanagan Chapter from 2010 to 2016. In June 2015, the Chartered Professional Accountants Act came into force. This was a long process that took years of planning with the intent on unifying the three professional accounting bodies in BC (CA, CMA and CGA designations). For more information about the CPA designation please visit https://www.bccpa.ca/
Sarah is currently on the Executive for the Greater Westside Board of Trade and serves as the Treasurer. The GWBOT is a community group focusing on economic sustainability and creating opportunities for businesses. Sarah also sits on the Committee for the Key Business Awards – an annual event focusing on local businesses. For more information about the Board of Trade please visit https://www.gwboardoftrade.com/
Megan is an Accounting Technician and joined Aries Accounting in late 2017; this is her first job in Public Practice. Megan started her bookkeeping career 10 years ago and got her start with a local Pub/Restaurant in the Kootenays.
In 2014 she decided to go to school and begin the journey to become a CPA. Megan received a Business Administration Diploma from Selkirk College. While attending Selkirk she worked as the Accounting Assistant at Columbia Basin Trust where she managed the accounts payable for Columbia Basin and its many subsidiary companies.
After graduating from Selkirk College, Megan moved to the Okanagan to complete her degree at Okanagan College. In 2017, Megan graduated from OC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialty in Accounting.
When Megan is not at work she enjoys doing crafting projects, taking advantage of the beautiful Okanagan Lake, and hiking with her dog Floyd.
Lisa joined Aries Accounting in February 2015. Lisa’s previous eight years of bookkeeping experience include working in the construction industry as well as the private education sector. Moving into public practice and working at Aries Accounting was a major turning point in her career and she hasn’t looked back.
Her previous bookkeeping experience assisted Lisa with Aries’ diverse client base. Lisa’s extensive Payroll knowledge has been a real asset to Aries. She continues to increase her skills and knowledge in this area with the goal of obtaining her Payroll Certification with the Canadian Payroll Association.
As Lisa has three children who are actively involved in community and youth sport, it was a natural progression to become more involved with the local sports associations. Lisa volunteers with the Westside Ringette Association as both a member of the Executive Board and as a coach. Coaching and mentoring young athletes has been a challenging, yet ultimately rewarding experience.