Born and raised in the Vancouver/lower mainland area, I am thrilled to be able to call the City of Vancouver home, and for the opportunity to operate my accounting firm and do business here.
Prior to starting my own practice, I had spent many years working in other accounting firms across the country, including in Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver. Although my time spent in those other cities was a worthwhile experience, it was also wonderful to come back home to the west coast. Before starting my firm, I had been managing the Vancouver office of a Chartered Accounting firm. Although that was a great position, I finally decided it was time to start my own practice, as the entrepenuer in me told me I needed to control my own fate, be my own boss, and service clients the way I felt was appropriate.
In addition to my time working with various accounting and tax firms, I have also had the priviledge of working in various senior level industry positions, including the hospitality and real estate industries as a Corporate Controller, an international engineering firm as a Senior Financial Accountant and an automotive group as their Corporate Business Manager. I am very thankful for my time in those positions, as it allowed me to personally be involved in the corporate environment and now, to understand the internal workings of clients and their businesses. It is great to be able to combine the experience of working from both sides of the coin, both as an advisor within a firm, and as the client in the corporate world.
My time growing up was spent around family owned hotel businesses. So from a very young age, the necessity of hard work and that entreprenuerial spirit was instilled into my mind. I am very thankful for the opportunity to have grown up in this environment, as it has ensured that I understand and appreciate the business interests of every client I work with. I think in today's world, it is fundamentally important for those who you are dealing with to have that understanding and appreciation for what it means to be a business person and to know that they care about your affairs as much as you do. I always find it exciting to meet fellow entreprenuers and business people with that drive to succeed and it is truly an honour to assist them in their endeavours.
It is my goal to provide personalized, top notch service to all clients that I work with, and to help them succeed. As a fellow business owner and entreprenuer, I understand how hard we all have to work to reach our goals and survive in tough economical times. I have also found it imperative that at the same time as working hard, we enjoy what we do, who we work with, and try to have a little fun along the way. I like to think of myself as a little different than most accountants out there and my heart and soul truly goes into the work I do for each and every client.
I also enjoy giving back and feel it is important to support our community and charitable causes whenever possible. There are so many opportunities out there to support important issues in our communities, all for the greater good of improving the societies we all live in and share.
I look forward to the continued opportunity to meet new clients, build new relationships, and to work together with them to help them attain their financial, business and personal goals well into the future.