The Canwest Accounting team has opened a new office in the West Shore, on Jacklin Road, across from Ruth King Elementary.

West Shore accounting firm returns to its roots

Canwest Accounting opens new Langford location with an open house Thursday, Oct. 26

Born and raised in the West Shore – as were many of her staff and clients – Sharlane Bailey is thrilled to expand her Canwest Accounting office to the local neighbourhood.

Bailey and her team have opened Canwest Accounting’s second location, at 103 – 2787 Jacklin Rd., across from Ruth King Elementary in Langford. Stop by from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 26, to meet the talented team and enjoy some light refreshments. (Please RSVP by Tuesday to 250-475-8822 or

“The new office is our way of recognizing the growth in the number of clients – and staff – coming from the West Shore, Sooke and beyond,” explains Bailey, who first joined Canwest Accounting in February 2004. She purchased the business from Norman Arden on his retirement in June 2011.

What they can do for you

With the knowledge and experience that come with more than 25 years in the industry – and clients ranging from wholesalers to nonprofits to government agencies – Bailey continues to enjoy the opportunity to help clients and mentor others in her field.

In fact, with the new West Shore location, Canwest Accounting now boasts 14 staff with a variety of specialties to ensure a great fit with clients.

“Our main goal is to help people with their personal tax and becoming more profitable in their business. We do personal taxes, including more complicated returns for self-employed clients and those with investments, for example. We also have many business clients that we help,” Bailey says.

“For some clients, all we do is payroll; for others, we do everything that they need help with!”

Why using an accountant makes sense – and cents

As new taxes are introduced and regulations are regularly added or changed, it’s more important than ever to ensure a professional keeps your records up-to-date and files everything correctly on your behalf.

For business owners, it will help boost efficiency and let you concentrate on your area of expertise: your business.

For personal income tax clients, it will ease the annual tax preparation frustrations and might well find you some extra savings.

“There’s a lot of things we can claim for expenses that people aren’t aware of and they change all the time. We want to be able to provide our clients the most bang for their buck,” Bailey says.

Despite the expansion, the Canwest philosophy remains unchanged: ‘Our goal is not to be the largest bookkeeping firm in Victoria but the best!’

To learn more or book an appointment, call 250-475-8822, or stop by Thursday for the grand opening!

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