Who We Are
We at Clarke and Khan partner with startups, medium-sized and small businesses to help them achieve their goals – whatever those goals may be. Through our bookkeeping, accounting, tax, and management consulting services, we align to your business objectives and act as an extension of your team.
What makes us different?
Let’s be honest – there are lots of bean counters out there who can do your bookkeeping and complete your tax return, while speaking with you once or twice a year. Sure, we can do this for you if you’d like, but what makes our firm different compared to other accountants is that we work directly with you to understand what your goals are, and then build a plan on how together we will achieve them through regular and consistent communication
How We Do It
At a large organization, there is a C-suite of executives and each one is responsible for one branch of the company, i.e., sales, marketing, IT and HR. As a small business owner, you are doing all these, plus the day-to-day operations of running the place and servicing your customers. Clarke & Khan acts as your consultative C-suite, guiding you through your growth journey, while identifying hurdles and opportunities along the way.
Our clients are medium-sized business, small businesses and startups who are looking to partner with a firm to perform their bookkeeping, accounting, and tax compliance needs. Depending on your ambition and goals, you may also be interested in our management consulting services to help you scale and grow.
Am I a good fit?
It does not matter which stage of your growth journey you are at. Whether you’re just starting out, or if you’ve finished your first year and now want some help with your tax return, or if you’re already a mature business wanting some extra guidance and looking for management consulting, we’ve got you covered.
Reach out to us to set up a call so we can see if we’re a good fit for one another.
We use QuickBooks Online, a cloud accounting software, for the recording of your financial transactions and management of source documentation. We ensure that every dollar is accounted for, so that you can gain a holistic understanding of your business.
Your financial statements and other business reports are available for your review 24/7 on QuickBooks. We generate the financial statements, analyze the numbers and communicate the “story” behind them, to ensure that you understand the performance and financial health of your business.
Who doesn’t love tax? We ensure your tax return is correct and file it to the CRA for you, while also performing the calculations and remittance for payroll, withholding tax, and sales tax. Our consultative approach ensures that you are paying the government on time, correctly, and minimizing the taxes paid, thus saving you money and avoiding penalties.
What are your goals and business objectives? What worries are keeping you up at night? What are some struggles or pain points you're experiencing? We work with small businesses and start ups to find the answers to these questions, and then build a plan with you to ensure your success, to lead a profitable and sustainable company.
Clarke & Khan is led by partners (and friends), Iftikhar Khan and Harrison Clarke. Together they bring a wide breadth of expertise regarding accounting, tax, business development, and growth strategies to the table. They first met when working in the world of corporate finance and management accounting for a multinational tech company, and then decided to join forces to build an organization that would:
1. Be a great place to work for their employees
2. Partner with small businesses and startups to help them achieve their goals, and
3. Make this world we live in a better place
It’s been an exciting journey so far, and we’re just getting started.