Meet the Cloud-Bookkeeper: Ling Xue

Author: Sean Duffy  -  Published: 03/11/2021

“Either you run the day or the day runs you" - entrepreneur Jim Rohn. Ling Xue is a bookkeeper, if you hadn't guessed. Although she originally studied food engineering in university, her career has taken a turn. With her CPA designation in hand, she now spends most of her time running the day: Ling's love for numbers help shape her life and motivate her to take on each new challenge. Her analysis skills have helped countless organizations run smoothly and stay in compliance with ever-changing tax laws.

As a cloud-bookkeeper, Ling's focused on eliminating inefficiencies and streamlining processes to improve efficiency. She enjoys solving puzzles and finding new ways to help organizations operate more efficiently.

Let's meet Ling Xue:

#1 - What are some of your favourite books?

The Art of War by Sun Tzu because it's full of lessons on running a business. I have read it several times and pick something different out of it each time.

Journey to the West by Wu Chent’en. It's a book about a Buddhist monk, Xuanzang, who goes on a quest to India and China in search of scriptures. It's great with a lot of interesting cultural information about the time period.

#2 - What do you like about working at Elevate by Welch?

My co-workers and work environment. I'm very comfortable and happy working here.

#3 - What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Sewing & drawing. It is relaxing, energizing, and a great way to express my imagination.

I also love travel because it's a great new experience and allows me to learn about different cultures.

#4 - What was your favorite subject in school?

Math. I like problem solving and the feeling of accomplishment when I finish a particularly difficult one.

#5 - What did you want to be when you grew up? 

Film Director. I love movies and I wanted to do that for a living.

#6 - What three words would you use to describe yourself? 

Outgoing, curious, and creative.

#7 - What is something clients have to deal with that you want to fix?

Clients spend too much time on administrative work and are generally not as compliant with tax laws as they could be. There's a lot of information to keep track of and the cloud-bookkeeper solution helps automate many of these tasks to make lives easier.

#8 - How would the bookkeeping profession change if you could see the future? Anything specific?

A lot simpler and more efficient with less time spent on administration. More focus will be placed on the core business functions, which means more time and money can be spent on innovation and new products.

Let's finish it off on a light note:

#9 - Who was your first celebrity crush?

Eddie Peng. I liked his character in the movie, Tomorrow.

#10 - If you were put in charge of a country for a day, what country would you choose?

Disney World! It's not a country, but I'd want to be there right now. I've never been anywhere like it. It's the closest I could get to magic.

#11 - If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be?

Friends and family.

#12 - If you had a time machine, when would you go back to?

I like this question! I’d probably go to the Ming Dynasty. I love the culture and I think it would be interesting to see what life was like in that era.

#13 - What is your greatest strength?

I think I'm very good at creating, innovating, and helping others.

#14 - And finally, which superpower would you want?

The ability to see the future.

Bookkeepers are the unsung heroes of businesses, yet they are always present and look out for their clients best interests. They look at numbers not with dollar signs attached but with numbers not as just a source of income or profit margin, but as an important way to measure how we live our lives.

Elevate by Welch is committed to providing bookkeeping solutions for businesses throughout Canada.

With these insights into Ling's world, we hope you get a taste of who she is and the enthusiasm she brings to her work.

The best way to get in touch with Ling is emailing her here

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Sean Duffy
Sean Duffy
Senior Manager
613-236-9191 Ext:155

Sean Duffy is the Senior Manager at Elevate by Welch, with more than 10 years of accounting & finance experience. Sean is one of the very few cloud-based accountants who have an in-depth knowledge of Quickbooks Online as well as desktop applications. His familiarity with these cutting edge technologies allows his clients to benefit from a more streamlined process while still maintaining secure data backups and information security protocols.
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