Meet the Bookkeepers
With over 120 years of combined, practical accounting experience, we are pleased to provide CFO-quality bookkeeping services for the price of a regular bookkeeper.
Patti Saulnier is the President of Accountapotamus. Prior to founding the company, Patti spent 10 years as Controller for two Ottawa-based IT Consulting companies and has over 30 years of practical accounting experience in multiple industries, including but not limited to professional services, training, management consulting, trades, engineering, medical, construction, aerospace, and security. She has used her background and talents to write and develop exceptional Accounting, Payroll, and QuickBooks courses, and is a very knowledgeable and engaging instructor.
Patti is very passionate about empowering fellow business owners and loves to write and travel when time allows. She is an Intuit Pro Advisor and QuickBooks Trainer, and currently serves on the Board of Directors with the West Ottawa Board of Trade, after serving for the last few years on the Boards of Directors for the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce and Greater Nepean Chamber of Commerce (Treasurer).
Heather McCormick is a Senior Bookkeeper and the Accounting Manager of our Head Office. She has 13 years of accounting experience, over six of which have been spent with Accountapotamus. She is currently attending part-time studies in forensic accounting and is pursuing her CGA. She enjoys working in the accounting field, loves a challenge, and is our Go-to-Girl for pretty much anything. You can always count on Heather to dive in and tackle any project, no matter how big or small, with tenacity and a smile. She has mastered the art of paying attention to detail in an environment where accuracy and trust mean everything.
Heather is a chocoholic who enjoys hiking and artistic pursuits including drawing and crafting. From calendar design to Easter Egg hunts to rappelling down office buildings with a gigantic stuffed hippo strapped to her back to making sure Patti eats every day (Thanks, Mom!), she’s one of the most thoughtful, dependable, and loyal people we know. Ask her about Shoes That Start Conversations!
Lisa Fines is a Senior Bookkeeper with Accountapotamus and comes to us with 25 years experience. From her first accounting class in high school, she knew this was her niche, and hasn’t looked back. She has two diplomas in Accounting and has worked in various industries including public accounting, restaurants, graphic design and retail. She is exceptional with finding and solving accounting problems and enjoys the challenge of turning messy books into a compliant work of art.
Lisa is the proud mother of two teenagers and a pre-teen. In her spare time, she can be found at the gym, walking in the park, playing World of Warcraft and snuggling with both her dog and kitten.
Holger Ridder is a Senior Bookkeeper with 19 years experience in diverse enterprises in the Ottawa area. A product of Algonquin College’s Business Administration program (majoring in Accounting), he graduated with honours and was awarded the CGA Award of Excellence in 1999. His strengths include creating, implementing and maintaining accounting, payroll and cash management systems.
When he isn’t spending quality time with his wife and daughter, he’ll be looking to get a German card game of Skat going and is a former Canadian Champion (2016) of the game. Holger has read the entire Game of Thrones series and is, along with the rest of us, anxiously awaiting the release of Winds of Winter as well as Season 8 on HBO.
Heather Morgan is a part-time Bookkeeper with Accountapotamus and brings with her over 10 years of experience in various industries including non-profit, medical, bookkeeping, construction, retail and real estate. She has a background in Business Administration and is one of our Payroll Experts. Always helpful, organized and reliable, Heather enjoys problem-solving and the sheer diversity of our client businesses. Her cheerful, optimistic demeanour is a breath of fresh air wherever she goes.
Besides being an awesome mom, Heather is passionate about family, friends, reading, and yoga. She makes her own jewelry, loves trying her hand at DIY projects, and uses her knowledge of naturopathy and herbal remedies to fix whatever ails us.
Colleen Currie is a Senior Bookkeeper with Accountapotamus and has over 25 years of accounting experience, mainly in the construction and trades industries. She is a reconciliation specialist and most enjoys the analytical part of the bookkeeping process.
Colleen uses her common sense approach to communicate financial matters to non-financial people in a way that makes sense and leads to better decision-making. She takes the time to learn our clients’ businesses inside and out to find how to best meet their needs. She is an avid cyclist, runner, and amateur home renovator.
Myriah Saulnier is our Administrative Diva, Director of Fun and Patti’s Best Kept Secret. She has been with Accountapotamus since its inception and has wicked fast and accurate data entry skills. A Master Organizer, she doesn’t even wince when we present her with years of receipts in big green garbage bags, making short work of getting them ready to bring a client’s files up to date. Always armed with a smile, she is truly a pleasure to work with.
Myriah has an honours diploma in Journalism from Algonquin College and is a freelance writer for a number of Canadian travel magazines. She enjoys the outdoors, her two dogs, spending time with her friends and family, and exploring the world around her, one fascinating story at a time.
Call us at 613-656-0441 – we’d love to chat with you about the services we offer. Free consultation and the coffee’s on us!