FreshBooks Recognized as Top Canadian Small & Medium Employer for Third Year in a Row

A highly collaborative culture helps an ambitious team deliver extraordinary experiences to small business customers around the globe

TORONTO, March 29, 2016 /CNW/ --  FreshBooks, the #1 cloud accounting software designed exclusively for service-based small business owners, was today recognized as one of Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers for 2016. This marks the third annual back-to-back win for the fast-growing Toronto-based technology company.

Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers recognizes companies with exceptional workplaces and forward-thinking human resource policies. Employers are evaluated on eight criteria: physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial & family benefits; vacation & time off; employee communications; performance management; training & skills development; and, community Involvement.

"At FreshBooks, we believe culture is strategy," said Mike McDerment, co-founder and CEO, FreshBooks. "A great culture separates exceptional teams from good teams. We've invested a lot of time and energy over the years into hiring the right kinds of people for the team and then creating a highly collaborative environment that inspires and motivates them to unleash their full potential."

As the company continues to scale to serve the needs of a fast-growing self-employed segment of the economy, co-founders Mike McDerment and Levi Cooperman continue to deliver on their commitment to personally interview each and every hire before they join the team. Along with talent and smarts, they look for people who share the company's nine core values, called PORCHFEST: Passion, Ownership, Results, Change, Honesty, Fun, Empathy, Strive, and Trust.

"The world is changing quickly," said McDerment. "To keep pace and continue to deliver a world-class product to our customers, FreshBookers must be driven to learn, unlearn and relearn alongside their colleagues every single day."

Launched in a Toronto basement in 2003, FreshBooks has grown to serve more than 10 million people in 120 countries. The company attracted global attention recently for its unique and experimental culture-building initiatives, including a voluntary 'blind dates' program that randomly matches employees for coffee or lunch dates that may otherwise not have the opportunity to interact. The 'blind dates' program was featured on CBS This Morning earlier this year.

To support its growth, FreshBooks is always on the lookout for talented people to join their high-performing team. For more information on career opportunities at FreshBooks, visit

About FreshBooks

FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting software designed exclusively for service-based small business owners. The company has helped more than 10 million people process billions of dollars through its easy-to-use invoicing, time-tracking, expense management, and online payments features. Recognized with six Stevie awards for best customer service in the world, the company's mantra is to "execute extraordinary experiences everyday." Based in Toronto, Canada, FreshBooks serves paying customers in 120 countries.


Lindsay Lapchuk
PR Manager – FreshBooks 
(416) 780-2700 x 367

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