Kanchan, B.Com., CPB, PCP
Welcome to Diya Accounting & Tax Services!
Kanchan was born and raised in a small city in North India and came to Canada 23 years ago. After arriving in Canada, she worked in two of her family-owned businesses: a dollar store and a coffee shop. She has experienced life as a small business owner and is fully aware of the challenges they face daily. Because of this experience, she can truly relate to her clients.
Over the last 18 years, Kanchan has been working in the field of accounting. As a result, she has a breadth of experience in all areas of accounting and payroll. She is a registered tax preparer and e-filer with the Canada Revenue Agency. She has taken many tax courses from various institutions, including the Canada Revenue Agency through the CVITP (Community Volunteer Income Tax Program), the Canadian Tax Academy, Knowledge Bureau, and H&R Block Tax Academy. Kanchan enjoys keeping up to date in her knowledge by attending seminars and webinars.
Since starting her business six years ago, Kanchan has helped clients with cleaning and maintaining their books, as well as preparing and e-filing tax returns in a wide range of tax situations.
Kanchan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com). She is a Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB) from the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada, as well as a certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) from the Canadian Payroll Association. Also, she is a certified QuickBooks Online Advanced Proadvisor.
As a firm believer in giving back to the community, Kanchan served as a board member at the Kanata Food Cupboard for four years and a volunteer bookkeeper for one year. She was also a CVITP volunteer for two years, where she prepared and e-filed tax returns at a community free tax clinic.
Kanchan loves to learn and grow, both professionally and personally. She nurtures her desire to learn by reading books related to personal development. Her favourite books are "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne, "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle, "Atomic Habits" by James Clear, and "The E-Myth Revisited" by Michael E. Gerber.
Finally, she loves quotes as they are a source of hope and strength. Some of her favourites are included below, in hopes that they can brighten your day:
"You gotta have a dream. If you don't have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?"
- Oscar Hammerstein II
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."
- Bob Marley
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Francis of Assisi
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."