About Us

TAP Bookkeeping relieves business owners of the time-consuming, tedious, and often stressful task of bookkeeping and government filings. By providing top-notch, professional bookkeeping services that are timely and accurate, we give clients peace of mind and more time to focus on growing their businesses and maximizing profitability through effective decision-making.

Team Standards Mean Consistency & Peace of Mind

At TAP Bookkeeping, all our bookkeepers are experienced, qualified, tested, and have been thoroughly trained in the same systems.
TAP Bookkeeping’s staff bookkeepers are also required to meet professional criteria, including:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience
  • Successful Completion of Skills Assessment
  • Membership in the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada and a Certified Professional Bookkeeper

The reason for using an objective skills assessment tool before hiring a staff bookkeeper is to ensure an applicant’s proficiency in both SAGE and general bookkeeping.

If you come to us from another bookkeeper, we will review the data files you provide and incorporate them into the systems used by TAP to ensure that everything is accurate and well organized for a smooth transition.

We will work with you to choose what you need us to do, so you can focus on strategic growth and your day-to-day business.

Serving Business Throughout Northern Vancouver Island

Although physically located in downtown Campbell River, B.C.TAP Bookkeeping serves clients from Campbell River to Port Hardy.

For clients outside of Campbell River, sending information back and forth is as easy as traditional post mail, courier service or email. Many clients choose to scan documents and send them via email or through secure file-sharing services, such as Dropbox.

Patricia Sawatzky Professional Bookkeeper

About the Founder

Patricia Davis, who has a passion for numbers and attention to detail, began her career as a freelance bookkeeper for a heavy equipment operator.

Over the years, she has been employed by a number of small businesses in a variety of industries, as well as some non-profits.
With more than 30 years’ experience in professional bookkeeping, Patricia chose the entrepreneurial path and opened TAP Bookkeeping in Campbell River.

Since opening in 2010, the business has grown primarily through referrals from happy clients and accountants who appreciate the accuracy and timeliness of the work produced by the firm.
Patricia enjoys personally working with many different types of organizations and people–helping them effectively manage and grow their businesses, while relieving them of the often tedious rigors of bookkeeping tasks and government filings.

A member of the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada, Patricia has been a Certified Professional Bookkeeper since 2012.Her specialty is working with SAGE 50/Simply Accounting and the use of systems provided by PURE Bookkeeping. She has been an active member of Campbell River Toastmasters since 2012, is a member in good standing with the local Chamber of Commerce, as well as River City Business Networking.

In her spare time, Patricia enjoys: hiking the numerous trails in the area (especially Elk Falls), attending the CR Film Festival events, cycling, and boating. A resident of Campbell River since 2007, there are many areas here on the coast that I still want to explore.