Brand Ambassador

To raise brand awareness and increase sales, while completing a variety of tasks ranging from promoting services to implementing marketing campaigns within the budget.

Profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active Brand Ambassador with excellent communication and networking skills to be the face and voice of Alexandre Comptabilité Specialisé Ltée brand “activcount”. As a successful candidate, you will be involved in increasing brand awareness and sales by promoting our services through various channels.

Previous experience as a brand ambassador or similar role is strongly desired, as well as knowledge of sales and marketing principles.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Enrolled in or graduated from a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or related field;
  • Prior experience in a customer service environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Friendly, approachable, and outgoing personality;
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms and tools;
  • Adaptable with the ability to prioritize tasks;
  • Ability to travel;
  • Must be fluent in English.

Responsibilities

  • Familiarizing yourself with the company’s mission, vision, and goals;
  • Conceptualize marketing campaigns and strategies;
  • Educating customers, retailers, and distributors about our services;
  • Modifying website and social media content in order to drive brand awareness and attract new customers;
  • Building rapport with customers and vendors;
  • Monitoring customer feedback;
  • Tracking customer preferences, metrics, and media campaigns;
  • Brainstorming ideas;
  • Maintaining a positive image of the brand at all times.

Work Conditions

  • reasonably paced environment;
  • firm deadlines and a finite budget.

Send your resume with cover letter to inbox@activcount.ca

Bookkeeper Assistant

To handle the details of a company’s financial transactions, keep accurate records and ensure that payments are processed. Typical tasks include processing invoices, preparing tax remittance forms, and making bank deposits using Internet Banking. Work is supervised by an accountant. Entry level job; involves multitasking, administrative tasks, and interactions with customers and vendors.

The position is for one day a week, preferably Wednesday.

Profile

We are looking for goal-driven and work-oriented individual with a minimum of one (1) year of experience performing bookkeeper duties. Experienced in performing all aspects of day-to-day bookkeeping such as A/R, A/P, journal entries, tax remittances, and accounts reconciliations. The successful candidate will be familiar with payroll, provincial and federal remittances, and possess confident knowledge of Simply Accounting (Sage50) software.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 1+ years of accounting experience
  • Completion of a recognized accounting/bookkeeping program or diploma
  • Strong knowledge of current accounting software and Microsoft Office
  • Superior communication skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Assertiveness and diplomacy in dealing with challenges
  • Must be Fluent in English

Responsibilities

  • accounting software;
  • maintain general ledgers;
  • post journal entries;
  • prepare trial balance;
  • compile financial statements;
  • process accounts payable;
  • accounts reconciliation;
  • store, update and retrieve financial data;
  • prepare tax, HST and Payroll remittances;
  • prepare adjusted trial balance for the year-end.

Work Conditions

  • reasonably paced environment;
  • firm deadlines and repetitive tasks.

Send your resume with cover letter to inbox@activcount.ca

Importance of Accounting System

Attention, business owners!

The accounting system has imperative importance for your business regardless of what you do. Even if you don’t rely on accounting it is still an essential tool in your business management process. Accounting enables you to look at your business through different lenses: how much the revenues are, what the profit is, how much to reserve, etc. So having an effective accounting system is very important for your business, regardless of what service you provide or product you sell.

We look at the accounting system as a process of continuous improvement. Your accounting is a pure reflection of your business. The accounting system has to be dynamic; it should evolve with your business as your services change and as the value you offer your clients change. These things change constantly. We recommend looking at your accounting system periodically and asking yourself – at this moment, does it reflect my business? If not, then it’s probably harming your business because it does not provide the information that reflects your business. We recommend to ask us what aspects of your accounting system should be updated or upgraded. It’s vital not only to implement a new accounting system but also to adapt it to your business functionality.

Feel free to contact us about any questions on selecting an accounting system for your business.

Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program 2019 |Service d’aide en impôt – Programme des bénévoles


In 2019, as a part of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, Alexandre Compabilité Spécialisé Ltée hosted remote free tax clinics where volunteers prepared tax returns for eligible people.

A free tax clinic is a place where eligible people who have a modest income and a simple tax situation can go to get their tax returns done for free.

2019 was a milestone for both Community Volunteer Income Tax Program and Alexandre Comptabilité Spécialisé Ltée; the first one turned 30, and the second one was incorporated as sole proprietorship practice established in 2004 has grown to a recognizable community member.

For the first time in its history of the practice, Alexandre Comptabilité Spécialisé Ltée registered for, organized, recruited volunteers, and operated a free tax clinic for individuals living in Ottawa-Gatineau region.

As a result, many individuals remained eligible for various social assistance programs, such as education aid or social support, to name a few.

Authorizing Representative

1. Log-in into your CRA MyAccount. Your screen should look something like this:

2. On a bottom right pane click on Authorize representative(s) link.

CRA MyAccount Landing Page

3. On a following screen you will need to specify your representative RepID. Enter it in an appropriate text box and proceed to the next step.

4. Specify Level of Authorization and weather or not to grant Online Access.

CRA MyAccount Representative authorization

5. Finally, review representative and level of authorization that you have granted access to your information. If everything is correct – tick check box, and click Authorize button.

CRA MyAccount Representative Review

Go Paperless. Register with CRA Online Services.

Why Register?

Once you register for e-mail notifications from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), you will be notified about important changes on your account. So, compared to the traditional mail, you get notified right away.

For instance, you will receive an email when:

  • you have new CRA mail to view in My Account
  • your address is changed
  • your banking information for direct deposit is changed
  • your marital status is changed
  • your authorized representative information is changed
  • mail sent to you by the CRA has been returned, meaning you need to update your mailing address
  • you give Employment and Social Development Canada consent to share your information and it is updated with the CRA

Which Mail Will You Receive Electronically?

Some examples of CRA mail you can currently receive online include:

  • notices of assessment and re-assessment
  • benefit notices and slips
  • T1 adjustment notices
  • installment reminders
  • for some programs, letters asking for information and documentation

Where to Register?

  • Go to MyCRA page following this link.
  • Click on CRA Register button. It will take you to Identity Validation step.
Have your SIN, address, and copy of filed T1 ready.

After successfully following the instructions, you should get to the notice saying that your access code was sent by mail, and you should be able to log-in to your CRA MyAccount page.

Adopted from Email notifications from the CRA – Individuals.