SDS Bookkeeping Services is a group of bookkeeping professionals who share a passion for helping business owners be successful. We all take our responsibilities seriously and truly care about our clients and treat their businesses as if they are our own. We try to take away the stress that can come with tracking their own finances and we pride ourselves on doing an excellent job.
Started in March of 2011, SDS Bookkeeping specialized in owner-operated trades companies and has since grown to encompass all types of clients including: restaurants, retail operations, wholesale distributors, realtors, non-profits, manufacturing companies, cooperatives, law firms and home-based businesses. Sometimes clients are just starting out and sometimes they have a mess to clean up. Either way, we're happy to help.
In November of 2019, SDS Bookkeeping & H B Horizon Business Solutions merged their two companies, at their new location. Now we have a varied team of certified ProAdvisors in QuickBooks Desktop & Online Advanced as well experts in Sage 50 Simply Accounting. Our new powerhouse team is dynamic, hard working and enthusiastic about our jobs and our clients.
Stormy D. Sweet
By the age of 15 Stormy was balancing her father's checkbook, doing the filing at his office and helping with the organization of the customer database. By 19, she was a MOUS certified teacher of computer applications. She began her career in office administration in Indianapolis at the age of 20.
After moving to Canada in 2004, she further honed her bookkeeping skills while serving several clients as their administrative assistant. She worked closely with bookkeepers and accountants for her clients and it made her want to focus more on the financial end of operations.
Stormy loves to help business owners and in 2011 SDS was born! Along with their bookkeeping needs, Stormy helps clients design workflow processes and assists with technology needs. She takes great pride in being the right-hand woman to so many fantastic BC business owners.
In her free time, Stormy can be found volunteering, fundraising, and serving as a board member for several charities and non-profit organizations. She also loves writing, cooking, playing games, hiking and spending time with her family.
After graduating high school, Vince left his hometown of Kelowna and traveled the Caribbean for several years working as a Scuba Diving Instructor on cruise ships, before coming back to BC and enrolling in college at BCIT.
While completing his Financial Management Diploma at BCIT, he took a keen interest in online poker and developed his math & strategy skills in class and at the poker tables. He went on to complete a Bachelor's of Business Administration at BCIT. Vince spent 5 years working as a professional poker player before switching careers to Bookkeeping.
Vince began working for SDS Services in July 2015. His financial management diploma and degree in business administration have ensured that he’s been a good fit in the bookkeeping industry. He likes helping his clients stay on top of their job costing and deadlines.
Vince is now a shareholder at SDS and has a beautiful daughter with his partner in business and life, Stormy.
In his down time, Vince enjoys playing sports, poker and is an avid traveler.
Diana moved to the Parksville area in 2017 from North Vancouver where she worked for a local general contractor for 21 years. She started as the office admin/accounts payable person and worked her way up to controller until the owner retired in 2016.
Diana joined the HB Horizon team in November 2017 and remained with them for the merger with SDS Bookkeeping, which occurred in November 2019.
In her free time away from "crunching numbers" at work, Diana is an avid seamstress and quilter. She and her husband Jim are still exploring the scenic cycling routes on Vancouver Island
Heidi is a senior bookkeeper with more than 30 years business & bookkeeping experience. As one of the founding partners of H B Horizon Business Solutions, she brings to SDS Bookkeeping Services Inc. her unbridled enthusiasm, work ethic, compassionate understanding and love for her profession.
As a successful entrepreneur for many years, Heidi understands the constant demands of time management, good financial setup to provide the business with profitability and the many daily demands of a business owner. Heidi is a people and numbers person and her extensive experience includes but is not limited to: construction trades, manufacturing, procurement, real estate & property management trust accounting, law firm trust accounting, farming, restaurant, retail, and public practice.
Heidi always personalizes each client’s business, formulating with them a proper strategy to achieve their ongoing development and success. She gives her complete focus, commitment and drive to her clients, as well as her cheery demeanor, positivity and sense of humour.
When not working, Heidi loves spending time with family and friends. She has a great love for animals of all kinds, especially her dog Tucker and enjoys the outdoor wonders of Vancouver Island.
Andrée joined the team March of 2018 as a bookkeeper and our office manager. She spent over 20 years working and helping clients in the banking industry and was looking for a change.
Andrée went back to school to learn bookkeeping and office administration. She likes working with numbers and helping business owners to stay organized and she takes pride in providing excellent customer service.
In her free time Andrée can be found hiking with her husband Jim and their dog Sophie enjoying all the beautiful nature Vancouver Island has to offer. She also enjoys cooking, baking, hanging out with her grand kids or curling up with a good book.
Karen was raised on Vancouver Island and moved to Vancouver to begin her career in bookkeeping. She has continued down the bookkeeping path for the last 30 plus years. She graduated from the Business Administration course at Barkel Business School in 1992 and also completed the Payroll Accounting course at UCFV. She has always enjoyed being an HR Manager and Office Manager.
Karen came back to Vancouver Island in 2011 for a graduation reunion and quickly realized that it was time to move home. She moved back in 2012.
She joined the HB Horizon team in 2018 and when they merged with SDS Bookkeeping in 2019 she stayed on to begin a new chapter.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, drag racing, crafting, making jewelry, walking their dogs on the beach or relaxing in Phoenix.
Barbara is a senior bookkeeper with more than 15 years bookkeeping experience. As one of the partners from H B Horizon Business Solutions, she brings to SDS Bookkeeping her commitment to providing superior service to her clients.
In addition to building positive business relations, Barbara values providing timely, accurate and reliable financial information about client business performance.
Barbara has expertise in a variety of accounting software platforms and enjoys continuous learning. Her skills range from setting up books for small business and maintaining large volume clients across a broad spectrum of industries to working with non-profit organizations and societies.
As a Vancouver Island transplant, she is enjoying the outdoor opportunities for hiking, cycling, and camping. Her passion is travel and exploration.
Although Barb retired in May of 2020, her legacy lives on here with her colleagues and clients.
Darya was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and came to the west coast originally to attend university. She quickly realized that she would not be leaving and has made beautiful British Columbia her home ever since.
After working as the Office Manager for a small local business for over 11 years in Vancouver, Darya moved her young family to the island and joined the SDS bookkeeping team. Her experience with full cycle bookkeeping including A/P, payroll, government remittances and inventory has allowed her to excel here at SDS and she loves the fast paced, dynamic work environment.
In her free time Darya enjoys hiking, camping, paddling or any other outdoor pursuit.
Becca Van't Schip
Becca is originally from Powell River and moved to the island 5 years ago. She completed the Applied Business Technology program at VIU in 2009. She spent her first ten years in public practice working in a fast paced office and has gained a lot of knowledge working closely with CPAs.
Becca is always up for a challenge and enjoys assisting clients with their day to day bookkeeping needs.
In her spare time, Becca enjoys exploring the outdoors, attending music concerts and drinking wine.
Olivia was born and raised in the small town of Invermere, BC in the South East interior of the province. After too many long, cold and snowy winters, she and her family moved to Vancouver Island in October 2018.
She has been working in Office Administration since 2002 and Bookkeeping since 2008 after completing Business Administration University Studies at The College of the Rockies. She has also obtained her Stott®Pilates certification as a mat and equipment teacher.
Olivia joined the SDS Bookkeeping Services Inc. team part-time in August 2019 and continues to enjoy learning the many aspects of the position of bookkeeper on a daily basis.
During her time off she can be found hiking, biking and walking on the beautiful beaches with her son and husband
Nadine was born and raised in beautiful Squamish, B.C. and has called Errington her home since 2016. While working alongside tradespeople as an in-house bookkeeper, Nadine discovered her passion for the craft and went on to complete the Applied Business Technology program at VIU to further enhance her skills.
While part of a team of chartered accountants, Nadine used her comprehensive knowledge of full cycle bookkeeping to manage accounts ranging from small business to large volume clients.
In her free time, Nadine enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the beauty of Vancouver Island, cooking and relaxing with a good book.