Accounting Essentials


About Us

Accounting Essentials was founded by Leah Kirkpatrick, who has been providing reliable bookkeeping services since 1978. Having a solid reputation for her expertise, quality of work and effective accounting solutions, Leah's object in every instance is the financial and business success of every client.

Grounded in a wealth of experience working with small businesses, accounting firms and the federal government, Leah has operated her own bookkeeping business since 1993. The business became known as Accounting Essentials in 2004.  Recognizing the need for effective bookkeeping systems, Leah expanded her business, to provide customized consulting services and support.

[Leah Kirkpatrick]
Leah Kirkpatrick

Having the core values of quality, integrity, reliability, growth and balance, Leah actively supports her profession and community. She is an active member of the Canadian Institute of Bookkeepers, Manotick Toastmasters Club, and Manotick Women's Business Network.  She has applied her skills voluntarily as a Team Manager in the Osgoode-Rideau Basketball Association and Past Treasurer of  the Manotick United Church.  She has held executive positions of the Manotick Women's Business Network.  To assist her clients effectively, Leah pursues continued learning in her profession on current practices and technologies.