About Black Star Accounting Services
Black Star Accounting Services provides timely, professional and affordable accounting, bookkeeping and tax services for businesses and individuals in Regina, Stoughton, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and surrounding areas. In February 2015 we partnered with Pat Knox Bookkeeping out of Stoughton, with the intent of fully taking over within 2 years to allow Pat to retire. We will keep the Stoughton office and are pleased to welcome Sheila and Lauren who will help us continue to offer the professional and affordable service clients in Stoughton and surrounding area have received over the past 25+ years.
Owner Erin Rudd had always dreamed of owning her own business. After many years working in the customer service industry, in various fields, Erin saw wrongs with the industry she felt needed to be corrected so she started her own business to provide clients the timely, professional and affordable service they deserved. The name Black Star was created around her grandparent’s kitchen table in 2003. She wanted a business name that not only had meaning but was also smart marketing wise, as it is always beneficial being at the top of a list alphabetically. Erin loves the color Black and her grandpa told her she would always be a Star and thus Black Star was born.
Erin first founded Black Star Communications, a 24 hour answering service for various businesses in Prince Albert, in 2003. After 2 very successful years she sold Black Star Communications to pursue an education in Accounting after she realized her mom was right, she had a serious knack for Accounting.
After completing a good portion of her CGA (Certified General Accountant) courses, mostly via night school, Erin founded Black Star Enterprises in 2008. Her goal was to start building a clientele base while continuing her education. Doing so allowed Erin to use her knowledge and education while gaining real life experience in her field. It also provided her the opportunity of continuing to learn the “tricks of the trade” from her mother. Erin’s mother Reta, an Accounting and Bookkeeping business owner and CMA (Certified Management Accountant) of 40 years, has been teaching Erin the ways of business, Accounting and Bookkeeping since Erin was 12 years old. With this you essentially get the knowledge of a 40 year CMA at no additional charge. Erin will be writing her Bookkeeper Certification Designation Exam in August 2015. This will assist her education goal of attaining her CPA1 (Certified Professional Accountant) designation.
Between 2008 and 2013, while continuing her education and building her business, Erin has held positions as an Office Manager, Bookkeeper and Accountant for various companies and clients. These positions and client work have assisted Erin in developing strong skills in analyzing and reconciling financial statements, GAAP, taxation rules and requirements, payroll, cost analysis and many others.
In January 2012 Black Star Enterprises incorporated to become Black Star Enterprises Inc. and in January 2013 a sister company, Black Star Accounting Services was added to better describe the business and the services offered.
As a business owner herself Erin understands that it can sometimes be overwhelming dealing with all the challenges of being a business owner. She feels that the accounting and bookkeeping of your business should not be one of these challenges. Her experience as a business owner, education, plus the positions she has held, have given Black Star an excellent foundation to provide you with more than just bookkeeping. We provide peace of mind and help you put the pieces together so you can focus more on your business.
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