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Bonnie Jensen-Walker, CPB, PLP, Director

Bonnie knew from an early age what she wanted to do with her life. Her two choices were to be a veterinarian or to work with numbers. Once she figured out she couldn’t stand the sight of blood, veterinarian was out of the running! Living in a small town, there were no accounting or bookkeeping courses available to her. Her persistent nature showed itself even then, as she pestered her parents to order a bookkeeping correspondence course which she completed and passed with flying colours. She knew then she had found her calling!

After 25 years in the accounting/bookkeeping industry working for someone else, Bonnie decided to start her own business. Her goal was to help small business owners who couldn’t afford to have a full-time bookkeeper on staff, and to provide the kind of customized service that she had always felt was important. Although she appreciates the freedom and flexibility that having her own business affords her, she is quick to emphasize that her clients’ needs come first!

Education/Professional Designations

  • Certified Payroll Manager (Canadian Payroll Association)
  • Certified Profit First Professional
  • Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB)
  • Subject Matter Expert (Canadian Payroll Association)

Specialized expertise relevant to the role of the CPB Canada Director

I feel with my 30+ years of knowledge and expertise in the accounting/bookkeeping/payroll industry both as an employee and entrepreneur will bring various levels of relevant information as a Director on the CPB Canada Board.

Outline competencies that you feel will make you a strong member of the CPB Canada Board of Directors.

I feel my competencies that will make me a strong member of CPB Canada Board are the ability to make decisions, communicate with others, leadership, trustworthiness, ethics, lifelong learing and problem solving all of which I gained experience as an employee and entrepreneur.

Being passionate is critical to the vibrancy of the Board of Directors.  Can you tell us a bit about what makes you passionate about CPB Canada?

I am very passionate about CPB Canada because it is a place where colleagues striving towards the same goals can collaborate and gain knowledge.  It is important to me to have lifelong learning and CPB Canada supports this by having various events and learning workshops throughout the year.

What are the values, attributes, and motivations you possess that will benefit CPB Canada and its Board of Directors?

The values, attributes and motivations I possess that will benefit CPB Canada and Board of Directors are:

  • Dedication
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Creativity
  • Loyalty
  • Collaboration
  • Willingness to take risks
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Honesty


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