Our Mission

Our mission is to invest in the success of others. This includes our people, clients, our families, community and our profession. But what does this mean for you? Esquared Accounting Serivces Inc. is a growing firm of accounting nerds, who are not only great at what they do, but also interested in you – the client. Accuracy and professional mastery are merely tools we use to achieve your financial clarity and success.

About Our Firm

Esquared Accounting Services Inc. offers a full range of accounting services that meet all your financial accounting needs. Serving Canadians from Manitoba west all the way to Victoria Island and east all the way to Ottawa our service is exceptional in all areas of accounting and bookkeeping and taxes. Our accountants and staff specialize in Financial Coaching, Accounting & Finance, Bookkeeping, Taxes, Software Training, Business Development and more.

Our ever evolving and growing team of professionals are well versed in all aspects of accounting and finance to help you when it suits you and wherever you may be. Our digital touch points or personal interaction is what sets up apart. Call us today to find out how Esquared Account Services Inc. can help you and your business – 204-320-1656.

 

The Team

Our relevance as an accounting and financial advisory firm depends exclusively upon your success. The purpose behind what we do at Esquared Accounting Serivces Inc. is more than simply number crunching and compliance. Our goal is to invest in lasting relationships that result in achieving your definition of success.

Edna Wiebe

Accountant & Owner

Edna graduated from the U of M with her BComm (Honours), then continued with the CGA program through CGA Manitoba. Vast experience in private enterprise, non profit and charities, and small business entrepreneurship, Edna’s clients benefit from her love of accounting, bookkeeping and client organization.

Edna is also a certified financial coach that works to help clients get out of debt, save for an emergency fund and build wealth.

As founder of Esquared Accounting Accounting Services Inc., Edna realized that there was a real need for an accounting firm that took the time to get to know it’s clients, then service their accounting needs. Her vision for Esquared Accounting Accounting Services Inc. is to become the premier accounting firm that does business with a heart and head. She’s passionate about doing a job well and delighting her clients.

Edna has the heart of a teacher and loves to see those around her succeed in any way possible. Raising three girls and deep involvement in her community is what she finds most rewarding and that's how she leads a full and grateful life.

Tiffany Banman

Book Keeper

Tiffany is currently in her 3rd year of her Bachelors of Commerce degree studying at the Asper School of Business. She has worked in some of the largest industries in the community and has found her home in private practice at Esquared Accounting Serivces Inc. Here she is able to study part-time and use all those skills to continue to learn in the workplace. She enjoys learning the new programs thrown her way and teaching others to enjoy them as much as she does. Tiffany has been quoted after her first tax season saying "Can we do that again?". It just proves that she truly loves working for the clients, whether with their books or their personal and corporate taxes.

When not at the office, Tiffany spends her free time with her large circle of friends, doting on the new children entering her world and exploring all that life has in store for her.

Helena Morales

Client Development

Helena’s desire to own and operate a restaurant led her to obtain a certificate in Culinary Arts & Design from Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology and then a diploma from the Business Administration program at Red River College, with majors in Marketing and Administration.

While Helena’s passion for eating food is still strong, she realized along the way that she was much more interested in helping folks get organized, particularly in the area of finances. Helena became licensed to sell insurance and mutual funds because she found that many people did not have proper or adequate life insurance and did not have their money working for them. However, at the time, an opportunity to work at a vibrant architecture firm in Winnipeg as Office Manager presented itself and Helena enjoyed an eight-year career at Cibinel Architects before taking time off to be with family.

Helena has a real desire to see people succeed in all areas of life and has joined Esquared Accounting Services Inc. because of shared values; while money issues can be a big source of stress for many people, she recognizes that people are much more than their numbers. Helping people get organized in their finances while providing service with a spirit of excellence and genuine concern for the well-being of her clients is Helena’s main goal.

Helena enjoys spending time with family, volunteering in the community and cooking delicious, authentic Mexican food!

Nathalie Siemens

Director of First Impressions

Nathalie has business experience in many areas including sales, customer service, management, human resources, administration, lending and finance. Her many skills have enabled her to begin a private cleaning company that focuses on exceptional cleaning and customization to her clients. In addition to running her cleaning company, Nathalie works at Esquared Accounting Services Inc., providing outstanding service to the firm’s clients.

Nathalie appreciates assisting others meet their goals through leading and teaching, and recognizes that success means different things to different people. Her personable demeanor and desire for excellence make clients feel valued and appreciated.

As a mom to two busy girls, Nathalie balances career and family while enjoying giving back to her community by participating in her church and volunteering on the Parent Advisory Committee at her children’s school. In her free time she likes gardening, canning and spending time with her husband and daughters.

Clients

All Across Canada

Cloud Based

Paperless Accounting

$50,000

Debt cleared by over 10 couples in a one year


Member of Institute for Professional Bookkeepers of Canada

Services

At eSquared Accounting, we pride ourselves in delivering the personal attention of a local accounting firm combined with the expertise and resources of a global firm. We’re a mid-sized accounting firm that offers a full range of auditing, accounting, taxation and business advisory services to businesses across a wide spectrum of industries. We also work with individuals and families to develop long-term financial goals, helping them protect and expand their assets for future generations with: strategic thinking, lasting solutions, and long-term relationships.

 

Accounting & Bookkeeping

  • Payroll
  • General Ledger
  • Job Costing
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable

Tax

 

  • Personal Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • File T-Slips
  • GST/HST
  • PST
  • WCB

Financial Coaching / Consulting

  • Develop a spending plan
  • Develop a retirement plan
  • Develop a consumer debt reduction plan
  • Start a new business
  • Get incorporated
  • Implement a new software feature

Training

 

  • ​Quickbooks Pro Advisor
  • QBO Proadvisor
  • Sage 50
  • GP Dynamics

Blog Posts

Monthly articles featuring great accounting and savings advice, written by eSquared owner, Edna Friesen Wiebe.

6 Tips for Surviving Sports Season

November 20, 2015
  • Another hockey season has arrived. Parents are wondering how they can afford equipment, travel and time off. Here are 6 tips to help you manage this season and not break the bank. These tips can be applied equally to all sports.

  • 1) Food and drink - Arena cafeterias and canteen snacks can add up. For less than $5.00 you can purchase bottled water and snacks for those hunger attacks.

    2) Used Equipment and Supplies - Most organized teams will have options for trading used equipment. Keep your eyes peeled for local swaps. A little imagination will go a long way.

    3) Travel Discounts and Group Rates - Away games are perhaps the most difficult to overcome financially. A great way to save on hotel costs is to book as a group or use membership discounts such as CAA to reduce rates.

    4) Strength in Numbers - Trade off with other parents for a week to get the kids to practices or games. Form a buddy system. Create a Facebook group or text thread and take turns running the kid to games. Technology is your friend when it comes to coordination.

    5) Helpful and Free Resources - Look for non-profits or sports organizations offering recreational solutions for children. Organizations such as Kid Sport or ROC Eastman offer great opportunities for children of all ages to get involved in the sport.

    6) Claim It! - The Children's Fitness Tax Credit is available to offset the cost of registration and membership to various prescribed programs of physical activities. For 2015's tax year, you can claim to a maximum of $1,000 per child, under the age of 16.

    Any further questions - Ask Edna. I'd love to hear from you.

Surviving the Christmas Season

December 01, 2015
  • Christmas is less than a month away. If you want to experience a joyful Christmas season... be intentional with your finances. Here's how:

  • Plan it - The best way to avoid a financial hangover is plan to spend. Formulate how much to spend on each loved one. Include in your spending plan extra costs that you experience during the holiday season such as extra groceries, extra travel costs and those last minute décor items.

    Track it - As you spend your predetermined budget on each person track it to remain on budget. I track on a spreadsheet what and how much I've spent on whom and what is left to be purchased. This also helps as you begin to wrap what you've purchased, forgetting often purchases already made.

    Give It - Don't feel everyone needs a gift. Suggest drawing names with family members. Leave room in your budget to give! Give to charities of your time and money or give of your surplus. Go through your closets and pantries to make someone else's Christmas season special.

    Claim It! - Giving during this Christmas season is not only good for the soul but for your pocket book as well. If you made a donation to certain institutions or registered charities, you will receive a tax deductible receipt to claim a non-refundable tax credit when you file your return. Generally, you can claim all or part of this amount, up to the limit of 75% of your net income.

    Any further questions- Ask Edna. I'd love to hear from you at edna@esquaredaccounting.ca or at 204.320.1656

Financial Hangover?

January 04, 2016
  • Are you suffering from a financial hangover after the Christmas season? Afraid of the credit card statement headed your way in January? Are you wondering how to recover? Here’s how:

  • 1. Face it - 1. So your spending plan went out the window. Own it. Take responsibility and get assistance if necessary to turn around your financial situation.

    2. Pay it - 2. See where you can cut back a little this January to generate extra cash to throw against that consumer debt. I have a friend who does not eat out from Jan to Mar and these funds go to a savings account for any overspending they did and gets them back on track.

    3. Corral it - 3. Get on a spending plan as soon as possible to stop the cycle of overspending quickly. Look at overspending like a brush fire that spreads quickly and is disastrous. The longer the overspending prevails the more you will get de-energized.

    Any further questions - Ask Edna. I'd love to hear from you at edna@esquaredaccounting.ca or at 204.320.1656 or go to www.esquaredaccounting.ca.

    About the author:
    Edna Friesen Wiebe has been in practice as an accountant, bookkeeper and financial coach for over 17 years. Edna is owner of Esquared Accounting Services Inc. and mother of 3 girls. She has a passion for financial freedom and financial literacy, and is here to help.

Federal Budget 2016: A Real Yawner

April 03, 2016
  • Last week saw the first budget from the new Liberal government. In reality, it’s a stimulus-spending package for economic growth. Highlights include:

  • Personal Taxes - The CCTB and UCCB will be replaced by the Canada Child Benefit beginning July 1; a non-refundable income splitting tax credit is available for couples; eligibility for old age security is being restored to 65, the education and textbook tax credits will be eliminated in 2017 and The Children’s Fitness and Arts Tax Credits will be reduced by half for 2016.

    Business Taxes - The small business tax rate will remain at 10.5% in 2016 and no gradual reduction until 2019. Other changes include: avoidance of business limit; multiplication of the small business reduction; eligible capital property and cross-border surplus stripping.

    Tax Fairness & Compliance - The budget hopes to crack down on tax evasion and avoidance. To improve compliance, the Liberals propose to spend $444 million over the next five years. To enhance collection of tax debt, $351 million is being suggested. Combined recovery amounts are estimated at $10 billion+ over the next five years.

    How will this impact you? Be proactive and meet your accountant. Review the changes as they relate to your situation. Further questions? Ask Edna. I'd love to hear from you at edna.friesenwiebe@talbotcpa.ca or 204.326.6871.

    About the author:
    Edna Friesen Wiebe, Steinbach Team Lead for Talbot & Associates, has been in practice as an accountant, bookkeeper and financial coach for over 17 years.

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