Welcome to Above The Bar Bookkeeping

Accounting & Bookkeeping - Consults - Income Tax - Payroll - Corporate




  • Hello! My name is Jen Barrer, I opened my doors in 2012 as a sole proprietor and incorporated as Above the Bar Bookkeeping Ltd in 2019. We are a local family run business looking to grow by helping other local business in the Kemptville and surrounding area concentrate on growing and running their businesses and leaving the tedious task of bookkeeping to us.


New businesses

  • Are you thinking of opening a new business or recently opened one and don’t know what to do next? We are here to help. With a one hour consult we can discuss the steps you have taken so far, and the next steps required to get you up and running. We can provide you with as much or as little support you require. We will answer all your questions no matter how dumb they might seem, there is no such thing as a bad or wrong questions. We will provide you with all the tools you need to help your business flourish.

Existing businesses

  • Quality bookkeeping is the foundation to all businesses. We pay attention to details and ask questions in order to get your bookkeeping done right the first time. Having an organized set of books can save a lot of headaches when CRA comes knocking, whether it be for a routine HST audit or a full audit.
  • We can calculate your HST (monthly, quarterly or annual) WSIB, source deductions to keep you compliant with remittance requirements
  • Payroll services for weekly, biweekly, semimonthly or monthly payroll, calculate government remittances, prepare T4 & T5 slips at the end of the year.
  • Keep accurate track of your subcontractors for T4A and T5018 slips at the end of the year.

Looking for a little support

  • Do you do your own bookkeeping but need a bit of extra support? We offer a unique service to help you as much or as little as you require. We can do a basic review monthly or quarterly to help you find minor errors and guide you on how to correct them.
  • Did you purchase an asset and have no idea how to record it or make an amortization schedule for the loan? No problem! We can provide you with the entries and schedules as required or on an as needed basis.

Personal Taxes

  • Personal taxes can be easy or complex or somewhere in the middle. Let us take the burden off you. We can process personal tax returns with rental properties, small business, small farm, investments, medical expenses, exemption of personal residence and many more scenarios. Call us today to get started or request a consultation.

Corporate Services

  • We offer a variety of corporate services some of them but not limited to are:
  • ~T2 income tax returns
  • ~Incorporate a new business
  • ~Covert sole proprietor business to a corporation
  • ~Minute books – new and updates
  • ~Annual returns

why choose us?


Bookkeeping is our strong suit, having vast knowledge of the CRA rules and regulations


We strive to meet all your deadlines in a timely fashion.


We are familiar with all the major bookkeeping programs allowing us to work fast and efficient.

Attention to detail

In order to get a better overview of your business, we ask questions to ensure all expenses are allocated to the appropriate categories.


We openly communicate on all topics big or small, including the hard to hear ones.


We work to the highest standard, keeping our clients needs as a priority.




We have a secure drop box at the front door so you can conveniently drop off your documents anytime of the day contact free.

contact us

Jen Barrer



+1 343 387 0110




17 Stonewalk Drive, Kemptville, Ontario