Calgary Small Business Accountants

About Padgett Business Services 

Your Calgary Accountants

Padgett Business Services® is your local small business bookkeeping, tax, and payroll specialist. We provide a unique combination of financial information services to help business owners succeed.

We are a lot like you. We are small business owners who have a passion for what we do and a desire to grow & succeed. We embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and understand what it takes to succeed in today’s market.

You have earned the right to expect the expertise you need to address your company’s tax and financial issues. Explore “Who We Are” to understand why our services and our Calgary-based small business accountants are different than the rest.

Who Are We?

Padgett’s philosophy is about Preventative Accounting –

“It is easier to keep you out of trouble than to get you out of trouble.”

  • We tailor our services to ensure we see our clients – on a monthly basis!
  • We use current and relevant information to help our clients make better decisions – today!
  • We make our services affordable – to fit a small budget!
  • We know that your time is money – let us save you both!
Our competitors offer the same accounting services and products, so why choose Padgett? We are offering our clients the relationship & advice that comes with monthly accounting. We are a trusted business advisor and we see our clients monthly. Our business and tax advice is offered at no additional cost.

We serve over 14,000 clients across North America with our 400 owner-operated practices. We have processes, business systems and tax professionals available to our clients to save them time and money.

We make house calls twice a month to our client’s location:

    • Once to pick up the accounting work and about a week later we return it with completed financial reports.
    • We then sit down with the owner to discuss what we see happening with their business and provide business and tax advice.
    • We see accounting information as a management tool and it needs to be used more than once a year in order for small business owners to make clear decisions and be profitable.
  • We have our “Pay no Penalty” Guarantee – Try our service and if at any time we do not deliver your tax information to you on time to submit to the tax authorities, we will pay the penalty!

Padgett Connect – Free Small Business SoftwareWe also have our Free Small Business Software Offer – As part of the Padgett service we can provide you with a simple to use, fully functional accounting software package absolutely free! It was developed for small businesses, it is easy to learn and your Calgary Padgett accountant or our head-office provides support – FREE

  • In addition, we offer the Padgett Reality Check – We have a market-leading product called Reality Check, which is a report we provide monthly to our clients that compares their business to others in the same industry. The information gives them a competitive advantage and helps highlight when they have costs that are out of line with the industry.
In 1965, Walter Padgett had a vision. As a small business owner in rural Athens, Georgia, he witnessed local business owners struggling with the financial aspects of running their own companies. His solution was to create a financial services company focused on helping small business owners thrive more in business. The company grew rapidly and expanded into the Canadian market.

The corporate name of the company officially changed to SmallBizPros, Inc. in order to more accurately reflect who we are: the Small Business Experts. Local offices continue to operate as Padgett Business Services®. Today there are over 400 Padgett Business Services® offices in the United States and Canada. We continue to expand throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Meet Our Team

Gerald Hunt, B.Sc, MBA
Gerald Hunt, B.Sc, MBA
After graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Gerald joined KPMG (Formerly Thorne Riddell) as a Computer Accounting Customer Service representative. In this position, Gerald installed accounting systems in over 200 different small to medium sized companies over a 6 year span. In 1989, Gerald left KPMG to continue to work with small business clients in his own corporation installing computer accounting systems. While in this role, he was engaged by the DeVry Institute of Technology in Calgary to teach various courses. In time, Gerald moved up through the ranks of DeVry until he attained the position of Director of Finance for the Calgary Campus. He also acquired his Masters of Business Administration from City University of Seattle, Washington in 2001. Gerald’s career has always been focused on small business, accounting and education.
Karin Hunt
Karin Hunt
Born in Germany and raised in Ireland, Karin came to Canada in the late 1970’s. She has held a number of administrative positions over the last 30 years including Human Resources/Payroll Analyst and Office Manager. She has worked for large organizations such as the CIBC, KPMG, Lafarge Canada Inc and various Oil and Gas companies, namely: Nexen, Canadian Natural Resources and OMV Canada (an Austrian Oil & Gas Company).