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Barry Vaters

Professional Bookkeeping Services for Restaurants

Barry Vaters, Founder of Food
and Beverage Bookkeeping

I have worked in the restaurant industry for more then four decades. Most of that time was spent working in and for independent restaurants in downtown Toronto. Over the years I have developed a deep understanding of your business and can provide valuable insight to the issues you face.

I have used my Ryerson Business Degree in Accounting, QuickBooks Gold ProAdvisor ranking along with my Certified Professional Bookkeeper designation and affiliation with the Canadian Payroll association to develop a superior bookkeeping service for independent restaurants in downtown Toronto that deliveries results.

My deep passion is to share my knowledge and industry experience to help owners achieve their goal of running a profitable and successful restaurant.

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Fixed Fee Monthly Services Starting at $750.00

No two restaurants are the same. Therefore, there is on one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to the bookkeeping. Fortunately, I provide full – cycle bookkeeping services which are customized to meet the unique needs of your restaurant.
Blow are a short list of bookkeeping functions that maybe bunded together to meet your needs. Depending on services required monthly fees will increase based on the nature, volume, complexity and level of skill needed to complete the job.
Cash and Credit Sales Settlement, Petty Cash Reconciliation, Company Credit Card Reconciliation. Bank Account Reconciliation, General Ledger Postings, Government forms filled in, Balance sheet and Income Statement monthly, Accounts Payable, Payroll Support (Outsource), Secure Document Exchange, Government Reporting and Remittances, Monthly Results Review, Year End Preparation and Closing, Coordination with CPA for annual T2 Filing, CRA Account Representation, Audit Support, Accounting System Setup and Training, Procedures Monitoring, Management Reports, Budgeting/Forecasting, Cash Flow Management and Annual Review and Goal Setting.

How Food and Beverage Bookkeeping gets the work done.

I use the latest in cloud technology to provide you with a seamless easy way to work with me. Using QuickBooks Online. Dropbox, SmartVault document exchange, Live linked bank feeds, dedicated emails and other methods sharing the information needed to get the job done has never been easier.
Although most of the day to day work, I do for you I do from my office, I will be onsite at your restaurant a minimum of once a week to ensure system standards are being followed. This allows you, the owner, to cover any questions you have face to face with the person doing the work.


How Food and Beverage Bookkeeping Bagan

I noticed a gap in the owner-operated restaurant market 20 yeas ago. When I as working as a cook or Chef, Bartender or Waiter, I could never understand why restaurants with good food and service, that were busy, but always failing. It was the realization that owner operators lacked the support of good knowable bookkeeper providing them with solid information on how the business was doing.


My goal is to serve the customer and serve them well. I aim to be an advocate for the restaurant owner and be an invaluable asset to them in achieving their success.

Improve Profitability Today

I serve chefs and restaurant owners in downtown Toronto. Whether you are just stating a new venture or are unhappy with your current situation, reach out to me for an hour-long consultation, free of charge. I’m happy to talk with you on the phone or at your place of business. To book your consultation, simply fill out my online form. I will respond as quickly as possible.

Vicky Poulakakis

The Bellview Diner

Barry’s comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the specialized needs of the restaurant business is unsurpassed; the value of his experience is immeasurable.

Tye Thomas

Ronnie’s Local 69

Barry has been invaluable to me. He’s helped me grow my business and made me a better business owner.

Russell Allen

Tower Thistle Hotel London

Barry provide services that allowed me to focus on the food and beverage offering that deliver award winning standards.

Steven Gardner

Urban Herbivore

I have worked with Barry for more the 20 years. As my needs have changed so has our working relationship. It has always been win – win for both of us.

Jon Nicolaou

Brothers Food and Wine

Barry has helped us get to where we are today. His skill and experience have made achieving our goals that much easier.

Teo Paul

Union Restaurant and Bar / Cote de Boeuf

The restaurant business is an unforgiving continuous wave of work, stress and worry. Barry helped make it all worth it.


(416) 939-7259

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