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Addventive Bookkeeping Resource Ltd.

Mailing address:  #5, 605-9th Street

Keremeos, BC  Canada V0X 1N3

Ph:  250-488-7567

Fax:  250-499-5121

Email:  addventive(at)

Appointments are available 7 days a week, "Your place or mine!"


We provide service in our office or yours.  Your questions or comments about business, our website, our products or our services are welcome.

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Privacy Statement:  Any information relayed or otherwise provided to Addventive Bookkeeping Resource Ltd. shall be stored with all measure of confidentiality in accordance with national and provincial legislation.  No information will be released to outside parties unless prior consent has been obtained in writing from you.  Our Privacy Officer is our President, Arlene Nora Arlow.





Arlene Nora Arlow is a Bookkeeper by trade who teaches people how to use computers.  Most of her teaching is done one-on-one in the comfort of the client’s home or office in places from Chilliwack to Sparwood to Vernon and points inbetween.  Arlene learned computerized bookkeeping on Bedford and AccPac in the early 1990's and moved to QuickBooks and Simply Accounting in 1997.


Arlene also provides assistance via email and telephone for computer users who are too far away to receive one-on-one attention.  Arlene specializes in the QuickBooks desktop accounting software and tutors for Simply Accounting, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and other platforms.  She is perhaps the most proficient QuickBooks desktop user in Canada using a skill-set that is entirely self-taught.


Arlene has used QuickBooks since 1997 and pushes QuickBooks to its limits, at times finding solutions to software issues before both her peers and the manufacturer. S he continues to learn her computer skills from experience, peers, students and clients.  When teaching, Arlene embraces Canada's 4-H Motto "Learn To Do By Doing": her students “do”, they don’t just “watch”.


She established Addventive Bookkeeping & Academy to help people leverage the power

of her favorite bookkeeping software. Arlene Arlow holds an Honours Certificate in

Secretarial Arts from NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology), Canada's largest

technical institution. She takes bookkeeping seriously, and wants you to learn bookkeeping

the right way!





President and Executive Director



Arlene Arlow is a super-patient tutor. I have had the pleasure of taking one of her QuickBooks classes. She is engaging and knowledgeable.

Steve Boultbee, Boultbee Pest Control, Penticton, BC



Arlene shares her expertise in a clear, easily understood presentation. Her books are full of everything a small business needs to know about using Quickbooks for business. These texts are a "must have" reference for both the beginner and advanced user.


Dr. James A Munro, Parkview Dental, Pembroke ON



Hello Arlene, I have referenced your ‘Bookkeeping with QuickBooks® in Canada’ for several months now and felt you deserved some positive feedback. I am a Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor and CGA. My consulting practice revolves around QuickBooks. Notwithstanding my credentials and years of accounting/QuickBooks experience, I consider your comprehensive book to be quite a good resource. It has helped me to overcome several QuickBooks challenges. I appreciate the hundreds of screen captures as I find it beneficial to add the visual component to the written narrative. Well done, Arlene! I await any new publications from you.


Best regards,William L. Wagner, CGA, MBA, MA, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor



Bookkeeping with QuickBooks® is excellent. There are so many people out there like myself who prefer to teach themselves and there is such a lack of books that include complete examples.I love the way you combine bookkeeping theory with how to actually use the QuickBooks® software program.


Jane Verwey, Oakville, MB



I am working my way through Bookkeeping with QuickBooks®... and just cannot resist dropping you a note to say how well-written it is. I guess you already know that, but feedback never hurts.It is most frustrating when one has a manual and some steps are missing - as happened when I took computerized accounting in 1992. When one is already challenged by a computer program, it is confusing if steps are missing.Thanks again for the book. Working through it is helping me without having to learn everything the hard way. Familiarity is wonderful!


Lin Brian, Oliver, BC



I have had the privilege of knowing Arlene as a colleague in the Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor program since 2002. She is dedicated to her profession, a visionary and puts the needs of her clients foremost. Arlene has the gift of recognizing obstacles and putting plans in place to overcome these challenges. I value her input and ideas on a wide variety of issues.


Lorna Rowland, Clic Business Services, Stoney Creek, ON



Our manufacturing company has used QuickBooks® for more than 8 years. In 2004, we wanted to do much more in QuickBooks®. I tried the self-teaching method; the Intuit support; and another QuickBooks® advisor and spent several hundred dollars with no real results. Then I contacted Arlene Arlow. She is the perfect combination of accounting knowledge and program knowledge. She assisted me in re-starting my company books in a proper format with Job Costing so we could get better P & L reports. To have her available by phone is an absolute godsend. I would - without hesitation - recommend Arlene Arlow to anyone using or thinking of using the QuickBooks® system.


Colleen Saunders, Kirkwood Kitchens Inc., Chilliwack, BC


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