Our Team

Lynn Marsh

Lynn Marsh

Founder, Certified Professional Bookkeeper

There’s nothing Lynn Marsh enjoys more than working with clients to build their business into success.

She’s the founder of HealthyBOOKS and is a Certified Professional Bookkeeper and a member in good standing of the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada, a QuickBooks Certified Pro-Advisor and a Sage 50 partner.

Her talent and passion for bookkeeping was initially discovered at a dental clinic. Following completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science at the University of Ottawa, Lynn wanted to utilize her educational background and organizational skills in an office setting. She completed an office administrative program in college, excelling in the accounting and math courses. She was hired as an office manager and business administrator for a busy dental clinic in Ottawa, where she enjoyed the financial components. While working there, Lynn starting going to Algonquin college in the evenings, completing a certificate in bookkeeping. She’s been hooked ever since.

HealthyBOOKS Bookkeeping Services was launched by Lynn in 2005 with clients in both the business and non-for-profit sectors. In 2009, she moved from Ottawa to Perth where she spent three years working with an accounting firm. After spending some time in Perth, Lynn noticed how the local community was in need of bookkeeping services, and she decided to relaunch HealthyBOOKS in 2012.

Her friendly approach, calm demeanor and work ethic have led to long-lasting, trusted client relationships.

She enjoys sitting down with a client to help solve any bookkeeping problems and crafting a plan that alleviates that pressure to keep on top of the books. When she completes any task for a client, whether big or small, she loves to see the relieved look on their face knowing the job has been done, and done well.

When she’s not being a super bookkeeping guru, Lynn enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage children. They love to travel, visiting family in Newfoundland and Florida as much as possible.

Cheri Barton

Cheri Barton

Bookkeeper

Cheri Barton has a partial fondness for HealthyBOOKS – that may be because Lynn is her sister. With a Bachelor of Social Sciences from University of Ottawa and a Bookkeeping Certificate from Algonquin College, Cheri has been running her own bookkeeping business in Vankleek Hill for more than 15 years, working with clients in agriculture, retail, trades and international wholesale. A mother of three, Cheri also enjoys knitting, reading and occasional Netflix binges (it goes well with the knitting).