Tax Returns, Bookkeeping Savy and QuickBooks Expertise

We provide tax returns, bookkeeping savy and QuickBooks expertise to individuals and businesses in Greater Vancouver and beyond.

  • After spending a lot of time trying to find a QuickBooks expert to help with an unusual issue I have been wrestling with, I came across Randy Larson and Focused Bookkeeping through an internet search. I am quite cautious when selecting professionals to work with, especially when it involves sharing financial information! I did some research and decided to contact him after reading online reviews and testimonials on his website, his LinkedIn page and checking the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada. Randy was superlative in his responsiveness (I called on a Saturday expecting voice mail and he answered!), his attempts to assist me very promptly, his honesty, his expertise with QB and his professionalism. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him in the future and highly recommend you consider his team to meet your financial reporting needs! Thank you so much, Randy!

    Linda Whitehead, Ventures North Corporate Advisors Inc.
  • Randy was wonderful – warm and understanding, competent, and reasonable.   He saved me $3,000 in two years of taxes!  I highly recommend using Randy for your financial assistance needs.

    Lisa H
  • Couldn’t be more pleased with my experience.  Fast, friendly and professional. Most importantly, I am provided with great peace of mind, knowing my books and tax return are accurate and up to date.

    Anami Vakil
  • Randy’s knowledgable approach and welcoming personality make working with him a real pleasure. He took the extra time with me to explain every step of the process for both my US & CAD taxes. Thanks Randy!

    Noel Graves Macul
  • I just had a great experience with Randy! Other Yelp reviewers are absolutely right when they say he is extremely kind, friendly and professional. Taxes give me lots of anxiety and Randy’s approach put me at ease. He was very sympathetic with my less than stellar outcome (he double & triple checked the numbers were right!) and helped soften the blow. I will definitely be coming back to see Randy for all my future accounting needs.

    Colleen Bestwick
  • 18 months ago, my husband and I were both audited by the CRA.  A routine audit and nothing serious….but still an onerous and complicated process.  Through an excellent  referral from a friend, I made contact with Randy Larson at Focused Bookkeeping.

    Randy walked us through the entire audit process, representing us to CRA, entering into all necessary correspondence/negotiations, follow-up and follow-through. Randy patiently answered our questions and was never too busy to answer an email or phone call if we had a quick query.  After six months, a settlement was reached with CRA and we were surprised and relieved with the final outcome. We absolutely could not have navigated our way through that, without Randy’s expertise.

    Randy Larson practices a high degree of professionalism but he is also very relaxed, friendly and easy to work with.  Randy has provided us with useful tax tips and we have since used him to file our tax returns and the end results have been 100% accurate.

    Not only is Randy knowledgeable, expedient and professional; his rates are extremely reasonable and appointments are very easy to make with an on-line booking program.  I am so pleased that we were directed to him and can highly recommend Randy Larson/Focused Bookkeeping to anyone looking for a reliable tax accountant.

    Nancy Toogood
  • I began using Mr. Larson’s services a couple of years ago, and am extremely pleased with the results. He has constantly been fast, very helpful, full of good advice, accurate, and a genuine pleasure to sit down with. Randy has been very helpful with answering the odd question via email during the year also- a sign that he really cares about his clients.

    Previously I had another tax specialist who was also very good, but I found their prices were WAY out of line- they were charging me ‘per sheet’ for every investment slip I brought in- one tar my tax return cost me almost $400. Meaning, if I had 10 different investment statements, I would get charged a fee for calculating each one into my return- pretty asinine way of charging.

    i would not hesitate to highly recommend Focused Bookkeeping to anyone needing good tax representation. Highly genial fellow as well- I look forward to seeing him at tax time!

    Thanks Randy- keep up the great work!

    Steven Mior
  • After losing our long time tax accountant Dave to retirement I was given the job by friends and family to find a replacement.  I  checked out a number of firms before I found Randy.  I am delighted and so are my friends and family. We did not think we would easily find another Dave, but we did.  Randy is friendly and welcoming and down to earth which is very important to me along with efficiency and professionalism.  We highly recommend him.”

    Sincerely, Marina Brown and family and friends.

    Marina Brown
  • My partner and I highly recommend Randy — he’s been a lifesaver during the more confusing tax years we’ve filed and always finds ways to add convenience and keep us informed about our options.

    Aleks Salb
  • Randy dealt with all our  tax issues with patience. accuracy and positive clear communication. My partner and I were so impressed by the detailed copy of our 2015 taxes in booklet form. We sure got our money’s  worth!

    Joe Moran and Hayes Dougan
  • Randy is absolutely a great person and tax professional! Focused Bookkeeping = free of income tax headaches

    And VERY patient with all my tax related questions. It is the fourth time I have gone to him and I am unquestionably pleased with his work.

    Nowadays, it is difficult to find someone in the business who treats you kindly as a person other than only a regular customer.

    I can tell, it is not all about money, but instead Randy making sure to deliver a great quality tax service to make you satisfied while having a very nice conversation at the same time!


    Silfarney Ferreira
  • To anyone looking for an incredible accountant—Randy is it. He’ll not only take care of all your tax needs, he patiently explains everything to you and answers all your questions. Plus he’s really kind and cares about you as a person, not just a client! Thanks Again Randy and team at Focused Bookkeeping

    Tova Payne

Bookkeeping Savy

How to Profit from Great Bookkeeping

Your books tell a story of your business, one that can inform you of good achievements, as well as potentially negative trends.If your books are inaccurate or out-of-date, it is very likely that you may miss some powerful information about how to better manage your business.

Our Professional Bookkeepers will use their experience, knowledge and business savy to help you improve your profit, cash flow and ease of operations.

Growth and profitability

Cash flow management

Getting organized

QuickBooks Experts

Desktop & Online Versions

We are Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisors on the full family of QuickBooks accounting software, from the Pro, Premier and Enterprise versions to the newer family of Online offerings.

We provide advice on setting up QuickBooks on your desktop or the cloud, as well as providing  training and ongoing support

We also handle accounting software conversions and transitions.

We can troubleshoot your Quickbooks to make sure that you are getting an accurate picture of what is happening, financially.

Tax Returns

Stress-free Tax Returns

We offer a broad range of tax services including:

Our team has over 20 years of experience, backed by continuing education on tax issues.

We are easy to talk with, and provide a pain-free tax experience at an affordable price.

Professional Credentials

Professional Bookkeeping - 35 years
Quickbooks Experts - 14 years
Tax Expertise - 20 years
Business Consulting - 20 years

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