GnarlyBooks… Powered by Canada’s Bookkeeping Firm of the Year
Gnarly: gnarl·y /ˈnärlē/ Gnarly is when you’ve gone beyond radical, beyond extreme, it’s all out danger, and/or perfection, and/or skill, or all of that combined.
Meet your Gnarly Team
We've all got a bit of Gnarly in us. If you and your team are committed to being the best in your biz but can rock casual Fridays like no other, then you'll be glad to know we do too...here's our Gnarly crew members who are ready to ride the wave with you.
Nominee for Practice Ignition's Top 50 Women In Accounting. Fitness enthusiast, sci-fi-ist, and animal lover…a rare trifecta that takes customer care to the next level.
Tara Walsh BSc.Agr, MSc
Director of Sales & Onboarding
Gnarly aim on the range. Would spoil Eastwood’s day in a draw. Bookkeeping at its absolute finest, with a Business Tax specialty on top.
Melissa Wilson CPB
Director of Bookkeeping
- Accounting Diploma
- Certified Professional Bookkeeper - IPBC
Wage wizard by day, tea aficionada by evenings and weekends. A master of all things payroll. That’s how she payrolls.
Christine Laurenz CIM, PCP
Director of Payroll and Benefits
- Payroll Compliance Practitioner – Canadian Payroll Association
- Business Administration Management Diploma
- CIM Designation – Canadian Institute of Management
AKA Paymaster General
20 years+ experience in Client Services, Operations & Project Management. Passionate Advocate of Healthy Eating and Daily Exercise. But still searching the world for the perfect cup of tea.
Crystal Smith MBA, CSC, BScH.
Director of Project Management
- Bachelor of Science & MBA Grad
When she isn’t deep in financial statements and doing tax planning, Yi enjoys reading and playing the piano and occasionally reading about playing the piano. Having worked for Mercedes Benz, she has an interest in fine cars and fine wine….the good life.
Yi Zhang CPA, ACCA, MSc in Finance
Chartered Professional Accountant
- Master Degree in Finance
AKA Secret Agent YZ
Avid animal and nature lover. Full-time vegetarian, part-time vegan. Loves herbs, potions, spices, essential oils and crystals as well as Tai Chi and Reiki. Fur mama to Eddie and Ollie, the wild Aussie Shepherd brothers and Dobby & Hedwig the cats. Accounting aerobatics by day and bewitching broomstick rides at night are all in a day's work!
Zoe Reed ACCA & CPA designations with BSc(Hons) in Psychology.
Chartered Professional Accountant
- 25 years experience in Finance & Accounting ranging from start-ups to multi-national brands and Government Authorities.
AKA The Red Baron(ess)
Little known, but the actual person that the character was developed around. Now applies his supernatural powers to bookkeeping – gnarly!
- Business Accounting – Advanced Diploma
AKA Bran Stark
Part-time student George Brown accounting program. Ashley loves cats and crochets in her spare time. Recently crocheted a cat that she has named Sylvester.
AKA Thread Head
Enjoys cheering on her beloved Toronto Blue Jays, spending time on the shores of Georgian Bay, and playing chauffeur to her three boys.
Catherine Greenwood-Grabas BA
Isabelle is bilingual and proficient in French. When away from work, she enjoys skiing and making crepes, but not at the same time.
Isabelle Young B.Comm
AKA Shredding Pow
Ravi is a senior member with lots of energy and experience in bookkeeping and tax.
Always counting sleeps till the next travel destination. Nobody prepares and serves up a better set of books.
- Tier 3 Candidate – Certified Professional Bookkeeper – IPBC
- 25 Year Bookkeeping Veteran
AKA The Numberista
With over 22 years of experience, Anne is a keen bookkeeper. When she isn’t balancing the books for her clients, she indulges in sports and leisure. Her passions are hockey and the beach…weather permitting. Anne’s proud to be a mother to Puppy Finn
AKA Anna Banana
Paul is a marketing and sales guy with 20 years’ experience working with Fortune 100s and is interested in providing accounts with top class service. He is fond of sports and coaches his kid’s teams. Go Raptors!
Paul Maingi MBA
AKA Pauli D
Peter is licensed Professional Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in production, quality, engineering, finance, human resources, administration, product development and IT
Peter Khan MBA, P.Eng.
With 30 years of bookkeeping experience, Ann has a head for numbers. But her heart is for her sons … who tower over her. Ann is a cool cat that likes to chill out with a good book and some smooth tunes.
- Honours diploma with the Toronto School of Business in the Accounting Program
AKA Ann B Cool
Jodi has nineteen years of administrative and nine years of progressive bookkeeping experience which enables Jodi to keep businesses organized and on track with their finances to achieve their goals. A passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle gives her the energy to tackle any challenge life or business might throw her way!
Lalita's passion is customer service with over 20 years of experience!
Debbie has over 25 years experience in Accounting, Bookkeeping and Controllership roles. Nothing makes Debbie happier than cuddling her precious granddaughter Lyla.
Gnarly Charl(ie)(ey) represents who each of us is here at GnarlyBooks. Charl(ie)(ey) is drive, will-power, integrity, passion, confidence, and connection. At work. At home. Sound like someone you know too?
A Bit of All of Us
- Life Guru
At GnarlyBooks, we’re real people who work with businesses owned by real people. We hire people across Canada who are really really good at what they do, and truly love doing (and growing in) what they do. If it sounds like we’re talking about you, that’s Gnarly, email us at [email protected]
Future Gnarly Team Member
- Is this you? Gnarly! Reachout to us at [email protected]
You’re working with the best in the biz...
2017 - IPBC
2018 - Intuit/K2E Canada Inc Firm of the Future
2018 - Greater KW Chamber of Commerce
Business Excellence Awards Nominee – Business of the Year (M&A)
2019 - Greater KW Chamber of Commerce
Finalist in the Inspire Recognition Program - Bookkeepers in Public Practice
2018 - Alan Salmon & Associates Inc. in association with Intuit
2018 - Hubdoc