Bitmoji-Cheryl Smith

Cheryl Smith

MANAGING PARTNER

Quickbooks Certified Pro Advisor
2x ECMA Graphic Designer of the Year

About Me

I’m a Montreal native who calls Cape Breton home for the past 20+ years. I’m a professional drummer, former CEO of OutFront Productions Inc., my design agency that I operated for two decades, during which I won two East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) for Graphic Designer of the Year. I’m obsessed with great coffee, music and technology. I’m a science geek, a tireless seeker of knowledge, an admitted Candy Crush Soda addict and, I do believe there’s an app for everything. As Executive Director of a busy non-profit cultural centre with a staff of 20+ for the past 7 years, I’m grateful to be running my own business again, while being able to help other non-profits and small businesses on their path to success.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

MANAGING PARTNER

» Savvy Lemon

Bookkeeping • Web & Graphic Design •  Business consulting, services and solutions for small businesses and non-profits across Canada.

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR

» Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Store Financials • Payroll • Human Resources • Scheduling

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR + ACCOUNTING OFFICER

» Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Managed all aspects of the non-profit facility including the Restaurant & Bar • Gift Shop • Archives department • Events Management • Educational programming • Marketing & Graphic Design • Human Resources • Grants & Endowment fund and more.

Managed all financials for the non-profit facility including:  Payroll • Recording of daily sales/expenses • Bank & Account Reconciliations • Payroll • Accounts Payable/Receivable • Government remittances and more. 

CEO / GRAPHIC DESIGNER

» OutFront Productions Inc.

CEO of award-winning graphic design agency • Chief graphic designer • Bookkeeper • Marketing

SUPERVISOR / COORDINATOR

» International Air Transport Association (IATA)

U.S Travel Agency Division responsible for accrediting agencies to IATA standards.

COLLECTIONS OFFICER

» Canadian Financial Corporation

Collection of past due accounts for local and foreign companies • Preparation of accounts for legal and bankruptcy proceedings • Skip tracing and more.

Skill HIGHLIGHTS

Bookkeeping & Payroll
Website & Graphic Design
E-Commerce
Small Business Consulting
Restaurant Management
Human Resources
Grant Writing
Branding
Photoshop
Bilingual English + French

COURSES + CERTIFICATIONS

• Quickbooks Certified Pro Advisor, Intuit
• Accounting, Dawson College
• Tourism & Hotel Management, Lasalle College
• Hotel & Restaurant Management, ICS
• Legal Assistant, ICS
• Psycological Health & Safety in the Workplace, CCOHS
• Advanced Food Safety, SafeCheck
• Responsible Beverage, TIANS
• WHMIS, CCOHS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

• Cape Breton Partnership
• Cape Breton Regional Enterprise Network (REN)
• Council of Nova Scotia Archives
• Celtic Music Interpretive Centre (2009-2012)

AWARDS

• Nova Scotia Arts & Culture “Established Artist” Award, 2009
• East Coast Music Award “Graphic Designer of the Year”, 2006
• East Coast Music Award “Graphic Designer of the Year”, 2005
• Strait Area Chamber of Commerce “Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, 2004

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GET IN TOUCH

We’d love the opportunity to discuss how we can save you time and money by outsourcing your work to us. We’re based in Cape Breton and work virtually with small businesses and non-profits across Canada.