Diane Skidmore - CPA, CGA
312B - 2099 Lougheed Hwy
Port Coquitlam BC, V3B 1A8
As a Notary Public working in the Tri-Cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, I have had the opportunity to refer several clients to Diane for advice on tax matters regarding personal, corporate and estate tax issues. She has proven to be a reliable, professional and knowledgeable resource for myself and my clients. As a fellow member of the Chambers of Commerce, I have witnessed firsthand the respect she has earned from other business owners in the community. It is my pleasure and privilege to endorse Diane’s skill and expertise.
- Bart Aldrich
Bart Aldrich Notary Corporation
I have been very fortunate to be able to refer clients of my law practice to Diane. Diane’s breadth of knowledge and experience, combined with her wonderfully approachable and engaging personality make her a tremendous resource for my clients and me. I would unhesitatingly recommend her.
- Richard J. S. Rainey
Richard Rainey Law Corporation
I have referred numerous individuals to Diane for their accounting and tax needs. She is extremely diligent and competent in the services she provides. I am always confident that she is treating my clients/referrals with dignity and respect and looks after their needs.
- John Wolff
As a business owner we knew we had to make a serious change in our accounting practices and change Accountants. Diane and her team took this challenge in stride, and relieved us of the imaginary burden we were quite frankly dreading. Not only has she streamlined, she taught my staff how to “do things right” which in the end lowered our cost, instead of the old attitude ‘throw it in a file and let them sort it out’.
Diane always has the time to take a call, answer those niggling questions.. and provides us with the most up-to-date advice. During these hard economical times and challenges we all are experiencing.. knowing where I am a,t and her direction on the path to take, makes us feel like we have a “partner” to rely on.
I hate referring people to her; we want to keep our secret to ourselves.
- Deanna Tupper
Kodiak Signs Ltd.
I first approached Diane to provide small business accounting support at year end. She has demonstrated an ability to communicate clearly and patiently, and to provide very practical coaching and mentorship regarding the operation and accounting of my consultancy that balances both personal and business needs.
- Dan Robinson
Robinson Ergonomics Inc.
Skidmore & Co CGA has provided tax services to my firm for many years, as well as to my family. Their service is very personalized and to the highest professional standards. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
- Eric Vance
Principal, Eric Vance & Associates
I Started with Skidmore & Co. for my personal taxes. Then, when i took over my Brother’s business, Diane not only helped me with my the taxes and T4’s, but she guided me through the minefield of things i needed to know and do to get started, and what to look for in the future.
She, and her staff, are very friendly, approachable, and easy to get ahold of. And never made me feel like i didn’t know what i was doing. We will continue to use Skidmore & Co. for all of our Business and personal needs.
I have and will highly recommend Diane Skidmore and her team to anyone for all levels of accounting services.
- George Klikach
Dive & Sea Sports
When I refer my clients to Diane, I can rest assured that they will receive excellent personal service and thorough tax planning, preparation and analysis. Diane takes the time required to ensure the client understands their return and makes recommendations whenever she sees an opportunity to enhance their tax situation. I am confident in her expertise and never hesitate to recommend her services.
- Credit Union Financial Planner
Diane has made my life easier and saved me money! She has made the tax process straightforward. Diane is a consummate professional who is easy to reach, responsive, knowledgeable and eager to serve.
- Rita Westfal-MacDonald
We thank you for solving our income tax problems so diligently, including some from previous years. Your service was excellent and your advice was very much appreciated. We are looking forward seeing you again next year.
- Valerie and Walter Cerny
We have been using Diane for several years and have found her thoroughly professional, yet friendly approach, has taken the “taxing” part of completing our returns out of the equation. She has been very accommodating both with her schedule and in providing reassuring counsel in response to the occasional call. Diane is a highly respected person with others we use in our financial planning matters, which gives us even greater confidence in her abilities and advice. Without any hesitation, we will continue to recommend Diane to others seeking assistance in their personal tax matters.
- Jack and Linda Belhouse
I have used Diane Skidmore to handle my family’s taxes since 2007. Last year Diane mentioned that my mother would probably qualify for the Disability Tax Credit. The paperwork was submitted and accepted by Revenue Canada. This resulted in a substantial refund for my mother who is on a fixed income. Diane and her staff have always been pleasant and professional to deal with and I would not hesitate to recommend them.
- Heather W.
Skidmore & Co CGA was recommended to me a number years ago by a reliable source that understood my hesitation in trying to find a solution to my yearend tax anxiety. My family was growing, our needs were changing and tax time was becoming increasingly stressful for us. I knew we needed professional help but did not know who we could trust to do something that I really had no education about. Diane and Sarah have always been professional, understanding, friendly and extremely comfortable to do business with. They have made this process seem relatively easy and have always filed complete packages with no lingering issues. I am so happy to have them take care of this annual ritual that I do not look forward to. I also appreciate that they care and consider the rest of my family members. I believe in their company and would have no problem recommending Skidmore & Co CGA to someone who may be looking for this service.
- S Andrews
We are grateful that you found the discrepancy on the previous tax return. The total return will amount to over $26,000. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!
Although there are a variety of software products available for small businesses, we’ve found that Simply Accounting and Quickbooks most often meet the needs of our clients.
At Skidmore & Co CGA we provide assistance with accounting software:
We often help our clients get set up then turn the day-to-day over to them. They contact us when they need help with transactions such as posting an unusual purchase or when they need help reconciling an account.
For many of our clients, we provide bookkeeping services in Simply Accounting or Quickbooks. Business owners like this option; it often saves time and money at year end.
Contact us to learn more about business accounting software.