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We cause a shift for our clients by creating an environment that focuses on education and empowerment to small businesses so that they fully understand and embrace their finances through training, presentations and leveraging of technology.

We are a committed group of experts here to help businesses grow and thrive.



Our clients are small local businesses locally in Okotoks, and Calgary as well as in our expanded areas serving clients in BC & Manitoba.

With cloud services, we are able to provide a full range of bookkeeping services (payroll, record keeping, customer invoices & collections, supplier bills & payments, sales tax filings, interim financial reporting & communication with their year-end accountants) with clients both near and out of province. 

We provide consulting for small businesses including;  interim help while they are looking for a new bookkeeper, a full review of current financial records, or assistant in navigating GST & payroll audits.

We do not focus on tax-related but would be happy to assist you with possible recommendations.



Thank you for visiting Maven Bookkeeping! My name is Tanis Young, and I have been an active member of the bookkeeping community for over 20 years. In addition to a diploma in accounting, I am a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB), as well as a Pro Advisor for both QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online (QBO).

I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs grow their business by having a thorough knowledge of their business finances.  Technology is a big part of our world, so I’m continually learning about how to best use what’s available in order to improve the efficiency of capturing financial transactions. I believe that establishing and maintaining bookkeeping processes is critical, and I can help you organize your files to optimize your time.

My diverse background and experience has more recently lead me to take on the role of a trainer, delivering seminars and webinars for business owners and accounting professionals who use QuickBooks Online (QBO).  I use my in-depth knowledge of the software and experience of working closely with entrepreneurs to deliver a well-rounded understanding of cloud accounting.

Tanis Young Maven Bookkeeping
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Insigntful Accountant 2020
Wagepoint Certified
Certified Professional Bookkeeper




Christie Certified Professional Bookkeeper


Christie Craven is a Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB), with a diverse background of experience that includes marketing as well as farm management.  She holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University, an Advanced Accounting Certificate and is a Quickbooks Online ProAdvisor.


Christie loves utilizing apps and the opportunities of the cloud to create efficient processes and clean financial records for Maven’s clients.  She is also actively involved in the CPB Canada organization, working to educate bookkeepers and hold the profession to the highest standards.


Born and raised in California, Christie came to Alberta for a summer and job and discovered her home.  She is immensely proud to have become a Canadian citizen in 2013.



Linda has began working for MAVEN BOOKKEEPING in 2017 specializing on bookkeeping for our clients.


Family is so important to me, and I am grateful for the opportunities to spend time with both immediate and extended family. Enjoying the beauty of creation is something I love, either by gardening, taking a walk, going for a hike or bike ride, or taking a drive. I also like to try to capture that beauty in photos, (but that skill is still being developed).  I love to learn new things, and am enjoying learning more about payroll and how to implement that to help our clients with their payroll needs.