Personalized accounting services for small businesses and solopreneurs in and near Halifax, Nova Scotia

Personalized accounting services for small businesses and solopreneurs in and near Halifax, Nova Scotia

Are you looking for help with...?

  • New business start-up: set-up accounting processes and systems
  • Existing business: streamline accounting processes and systems
  • Monthly, quarterly and yearly period closing: reconcile accounts, remit sales taxes and payroll, prepare financial statements, liaison between you and your accountant
  • General everyday bookkeeping services: data entry, invoicing, bill payments, client collections
  • Train you or your staff how to use Quickbooks or Sage for your business
  • Payroll, WCB, and source deduction payments
  • Work in Progress (WIP setups and maintenance)
  • Personal and Corporate tax returns

"Reliable, accurate and easily available when I have questions ... what more could I ask for in a bookkeeper! I'm very grateful for Cathy Cornelius and her team."

- Mary Jane

"Cathy is wonderful and easy to work with. She keeps it simple and takes the stress away so I can focus on my business."

- Stacey D.

"Cathy took on a major bookkeeping project for me which involved doing a mountain of work, to say the least. She took on the challenge without hesitation and proceeded with professionalism, diligence and excellence. She keeps me updated with progress reports, listens intently and delivers on request. Cathy is a delight to work with. Her knowledge and expertise give me great comfort knowing my books are in good hands."

- Michelle C., Entrepreneur

"Since Cathy has taken over the financial side of my business, my stress level has decreased about 1000%! She looks after it all, so I don't have to be bothered thinking about it... until she tells me to."

- Debi Hartlen MacDonald, New Life Business Solutions

"Two reasons I didn't want to let go - I'm a control freak and I majored in accounting. Yet I want to do bookkeeping about as much as I want to pull my fingernails out. I can't express the immense relief I felt when Cathy left my office with a box of paperwork. And she's even coming back for more! I feel completely confident Cathy has my best interests at heart and - yippee - no more bookkeeping for me."

- Linda Daley, Daley Progress Inc.

"You are absolutely amazing! I hope you are told that often. Thank you so much!"

- Stacey B.

I'm Cathy Cornelius, owner of Freedom Accounting Solutions Inc.

For over 11 years, I was Partner, CEO, Salesperson, HR Director, chief cook and bottle washer for my company, Coral Business Communications. But my biggest role was managing the operations and finances of the company. During many periods over the past decade, like in many small businesses, that meant trying to juggle everything financially to keep us in business! Having the necessary formal education to do a job is important but nothing prepares you nearly as well as real-life situations - where there are real-life consequences. And I have both!

Having now sold that business my primary goal is to assist other small business owners with their bookkeeping processes and give them the freedom to work on their businesses.

With an accounting diploma and over 20 years of financial management experience, I bring a wealth of real-life education, know-how and problem solving to this business to help YOU with balancing the books in yours.

Just as important, I understand where you’re coming from. I’ve walked in your shoes, cried in your shoes, and celebrated in your shoes. I want to help your business thrive. No matter where you are in the process right now, I want to be your accounting partner so you can be free to grow your business!

I'd love to have a chat about your accounting needs. Please get in touch!

Cathy Cornelius
Cathy Cornelius
Stephanie Summers