About Us

What would you like to know about us? We encourage you to give us a call today at (604) 558-2234 to talk with Randy or Diana to find out more about our passion for entrepreneurship.

Focused Bookkeeping Ltd was created in 1996 by Randy Larson, our President and Founder. Originally, the company focused on providing management consulting services to small and medium sized businesses. Mr. Larson observed that many of these businesses lacked a strong financial foundation, including a good set of books. The business was re-positioned in 2011 to focus firstly on bookkeeping, supplemented by a full range of tax and advisory services, intended to provide a holistic solution to the entrepreneur who can’t afford to hire a big accountancy firm to oversee the financial side of his/her business.

Executive Team

Randy Larson

Certified Professional Bookkeeper, Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor

President & Founder


 

Mr. Larson is passionate about entrepreneurship, with all of its challenges and rewards. As a management consultant and business coach, he has worked with dozens of companies ranging from start-ups to corporate re-organizations, some profitable, some not.

Over the last 18 years, Mr. Larson has created, built-out and sold 8 businesses in a variety of industries including management consulting, the sale of medical products to treat sleep problems, an oil and gas exploration company, a venture capital company, bottled water, and several high-tech companies.

Mr. Larson graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of British Columbia, where he studied accounting, finance and economics.

He worked for HSBC Canada for 12 years, working with small and medium sized businesses and their owners. Then, he was encouraged by his clients to leave the bank and become an entrepreneur.

He has been the Chief Financial Officer of 5 companies, and well as the Chair of the Audit Committee of 2 companies.

Diana Groves

Professional Bookkeeper

Senior Bookkeeper & Associate

 

Ms. Groves was taught the right way to do bookkeeping by her mentor, a Chartered Accountant in Vancouver.

Since then, she has provided bookkeeping services to companies in a variety of industries including:

  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Restaurants and Bars
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Professional Services (accountants, lawyers)
  • Forestry
  • The Arts
  • Non-profits

Ms. Groves is an expert in using a wide range of accounting software.

She is also proficient in preparing and filing income taxes for individuals and businesses

Ms. Groves is outstanding at cleaning up company books, as well as trouble-shooting problems, and making constructive suggestions on how to improve systems and procedures as well as profits and cash flow.