In Small Business
& Personal Accounting.
Small Business Accounting
Cran & Co, CPA is proud to work with a wide array of small businesses in Ladner and throughout Vancouver’s Lower Mainland. For over 25 years we’ve provided accounting services for businesses such as restaurants, real estate developers, graphic designers, manufacturers, research and development companies and tradespeople.
We get to know our client’s business so that we can offer them the best service possible. Perhaps you are savvy in your accounting knowledge and need additional assistance or perhaps you don’t know how to read a balance sheet, run your business by looking at your cash flow and need a full service accounting solution. We can provide you with the services that match your needs.
Self-Employed Sole Proprietors
If you run your own business then you need to ensure that you have a proper financial structure that will reduce your taxes payable. We will help you understand the full amount that you can deduct for things like your vehicle, home office and travel costs related to work trips. We streamline your bookkeeping and let you know how you can save more money.
You work hard to make your business a success and we will work hard with you to ensure that the money you make is accounted for in the most tax efficient way possible.
Accounting For (Larger) Small Businesses
We provide financial accounting that can help a small business thrive. Tax is often a business’s main expense and we work with you to reduce this expense as much as possible and to give you the financial tools you need to make solid business decisions. We will help you with all your accounting needs and help you structure your small business in the most financially efficient way possible.
Trades, Construction & Developers
We service a number of real estate developers and construction industry workers, from mid-sized development firms to sole proprietor plumbers, electricians and framers. We can take care of your accounting needs.
Find Your Best Payroll Solution
Payroll Deductions, filing remittances and issuing T4’s for your employees may seem intimidating but we can help. If you need payroll help we can either handle it for you, get your onsite bookkeeper trained or set you up with a professional payroll service. We start by evaluating your payroll needs and then we will find you the best option for your business.
Provincial & Federal Sales Tax Simplified
You may have a thousand questions about Sales Tax and frankly, we don’t blame you. One month it’s GST, then its HST and back to GST again? Why is one item you buy PST exempt while the other is not? There are a few key complexities that could impact your business in regard to sales tax and we will happily and efficiently handle this for you.
Bookkeeping Made Easy
We can get your Bookkeeping on track, whether that means we train your staff to get the job done onsite or have you drop off your bookkeeping for us to complete on your behalf. We will find the least expensive and most effective way for you to get your bookkeeping done competently and quickly.
Perhaps you just need monthly bank reconciliations or a simple system to track invoices or perhaps you have complex bookkeeping needs that require a fulltime bookkeeper. Whatever bookkeeping issues you have we will help you find the right solution for your business.
Research & Development
If you are working in Research and Development then we can advise you on how to benefit from the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program (SR&ED). This refundable tax credit can help your business recoup a substantial amount of your costs and overhead that can be applied to research and development.
The Best Accounting Software For Your Business
We keep on top of the latest trends and advancements in bookkeeping and accounting software such as cloud accounting programs like Freshbooks, Xero and Kashoo or industry wide mainstays like Intuit’s Quickbooks and Sage 50 (formerly Simple Accounting.) Whether you work on a Microsoft system or are on Apple Mac, we can find the right solution for your accounting software needs.