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Margaret Berg

I’m a fairly quiet person; but when I’ve solved a tough challenge for a client I get really excited!

I joined the Sangha Tone team because of the friendly, team-oriented atmosphere. There’s no obvious hierarchy and we all work together; share in the workload and the success.

From 9 to 5

In my role I spend the majority of my time solving problems and always take the time to explain things. What I enjoy about accounting is that it’s either right or wrong. It either works or it doesn’t. Ultimately, everything has to balance. I like it when I can finalize a tax return for a client, they sign their name and they don’t have to think about it again – it takes a lot of stress away.

I like to think of myself as a puzzle solver. I’ve worked in the accounting field for 40 years and have had exposure to businesses of all sizes and many industries. This benefits you, as a client, because I’ve ‘been there and done that’ and there aren’t many accounting brainteasers that I haven’t seen before. I really enjoy helping clients move beyond the frustration when the numbers just don’t seem to want to work; be it balancing their GST or making sense of their financial statements. I enjoy working collaboratively to get all the pieces to fit, so things can get filed, and you can keep your focus on running your business. My colleagues describe me as someone who’s knowledgeable, determined, and the peace in a whirl wind.

I care a lot about the clients I work with and have built long-lasting relationships spanning into the next generation; a lot of my clients are family owned businesses. Naturally, I’ve come to see them as an extension of my own family. I love getting to know everyone in the family and their whole story.

Fun Facts

When not at work, I’m spending time with my family, especially my grandson. My son and his family live on the same farm and I have a very reasonable baby-sitting rate! I’m an avid quilter, reader and absolutely LOVE photography.

Something people are often surprised to find out about me is that I don’t like bugs. I hate bugs!! I know, it’s strange, right? I live on a farm and I don’t like bugs.

When To Call Me

If you’re frustrated with things not balancing in your books, or need assistance calculating remittance for payroll, or don’t understand a CRA letter you received, can’t seem to reconcile within your accounting software, feel free to reach out to me. I’ll help you solve the puzzle.