Bitmoji-Cheryl Smith

Cheryl Smith

MANAGING PARTNER

Quickbooks Certified Pro Advisor
Sage Accounting Partner
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 a lover of great coffee, music and technology, a tireless seeker of knowledge and I do believe there’s an app for everything. As Executive Director of a busy non-profit cultural centre for the past 8 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. When I’m not working, you’ll usually find me reading the latest accounting or science news, enjoying a glass of wine, or listening to one of my eclectic Spotify playlists.  

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 to hear from you! We’re based in Cape Breton and work virtually with businesses and non-profits across Canada.