Client Services

My firm offers a wide range of services to our individual and business clients. My clients benefit from personalized, quality service that rivals the national firms. I have listed the services that I offer to our clients, together with a brief description. Most of my clients are owner-operators of their own businesses - just like me.

As the list below is by no means comprehensive, please feel free to inquire about a service if you do not see it listed.


Accounting Services

Accounting Services

Providing financial information to our clients in a timely and accurate manner is a commitment that we feel cannot be compromised. Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis. Our firm provides a full range of cost effective accounting services including the following:

*General ledger & financial statement preparation

*Bookkeeping (Monthly/Quarterly/Annual)

*Accounting system setup for new businesses

*Compilation of financial statements

*Audits and reviews

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Audits, Reviews and Compilations

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. We provide financial reporting on all three levels of assurance:

*Audit - an intensive examination with the highest level of assurance

*Review - some analytical procedures conducted with limited assurance

*Compilation - based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use.

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Bookkeeping/Write-Up

Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business. Our qualified staff can assist you with the day-to-day tasks associated with bookkeeping.

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Cash Flow & Budgeting Analysis

A business can be profitable and still run into trouble due to cash flow issues. We can forecast and evaluate your company's financial condition, estimate financing requirements, and track cash-flow sources and uses.

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Compilations

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. Compilations differ from reviews and audits as they are based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use only as no assurance is expressed.

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Financial Forecasts & Projections

Forecasting is a necessity when trying to effectively manage and lead a business to profitability. From simple projections to complex financial modeling, our experienced staff can assist you in achieving your company's financial goals.

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Financial Statements

We can assist you in the preparation of your financial statements in accordance with professional standards, but express no opinion or any other form of assurance on the underlying information included in them. The financial statements produced can be a useful tool for management for making financial decisions.

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Forensic Accounting

We use accounting and auditing skills to provide an analysis of financial records in conjunction with dispute resolutions, as well as fraud and theft investigation. Our damage measurement methods can determine the extent of financial loss and illegal accounting practices.

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Reviews & Compilations

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. We provide financial reporting on two levels of assurance:

*Review - some analytical procedures conducted with limited assurance

*Compilation - based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use.

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Consulting Services

Business Consulting

We gauge our worth by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help your business identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, we provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business.

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Consulting Services

We gauge our worth by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help your business identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, we provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business. The following are just a few of the areas in which we provide consulting services:

*Accounting software selection and implementation

*Business valuations

*Buying/selling a business

*Business process improvement

*Computer systems

*Financial & retirement planning

*Estate planning

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Debt & Financing Services

Debt management and the evaluation of financing options are issues that an experienced professional deals with every day. Let us use our experience to assist you in securing financing for your personal or business needs or consolidating your current debt to a more manageable level.

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Purchase and Sale of a Business

Preparation and planning are key to the successful purchase or sale of a business. Our team can assist you with all aspects your transaction, including valuation, cash flow analysis, tax minimization and transition planning.

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Retirement Planning

Successful implementation and periodic review of your financial plan will ensure financial independence during your working years and through your retirement years.

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Other Services

Elder Planning

There are many special considerations involved in planning for the long-term well-being of older adults. Our team is well equipped to assist you in making and implementing plans for the care and financial security of your loved one or client.

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Other Services

Due to our diverse client base, we encounter a wide array of financial and tax issues. As a result, we have gained valuable experience over the years in numerous specialized areas, many of which are listed below. We feel our ability to provide such a variety of services reflects our versatility and competency, as well as our dedication to quality client service.

*Mergers & acquisitions

*Corporate recovery

*Asset protection

*Debt Management

*Business start-up or expansion

*Bankruptcies

*Litigation support

*Cash flow forecasting

*Employee benefit plans

*Expert witness services

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Tax Services

Estate & Trust Tax Preparation

Effective estate planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

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Federal and Provincial Sales Tax (GST, HST, PST and QST)

Many of our clients are responsible for collecting and submitting sales taxes in many different jurisdictions. We can assist your company in the compilation of information and preparation of sales tax returns, and in controlling your sales-tax-related costs.

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Tax Planning

Tax planning is an essential element of the tax preparation process. By making tax planning part of your overall business strategy, you can use our experience and access to the most current tax developments to minimize your tax liabilities.

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Tax Preparation

Our significant investment in computerized tax preparation and research software enables us to prepare returns accurately and efficiently for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, and not-for-profit organizations.

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Tax Services

We prefer to take a proactive vs. reactive approach to tax services. By keeping current on new tax laws and legislation, we are in a position to identify key tax planning opportunities that minimize both your current and future tax liabilities. We provide our individual and business clients with the taxation expertise and knowledge that they deserve throughout the year. Tax services offered include, but are not limited to:

*Tax planning for individuals and corporations

*Return preparation for

- Individuals

- Corporations

- Estates and trusts

- Not-for-profit organizations

*Provincial and federal commodity tax planning and compliance

*Tax considerations in matrimonial settlements

*Tax effects of buying/selling a business

*Tax effective retirement and estate planning

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Estate & Trust Tax Preparation

Effective estate planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

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Miscellaneous

Amnesty (Voluntary Disclosures)

Come clean with the tax department! If you qualify, there are no penalties. Most situations are not criminal in substance and do not require the benefit of privilege afforded by more expensive lawyers.

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QuickBooks Certified Consultant

Your one-stop source for QuickBooks advice. I have used and advised on QuickBooks since its inception and have been cerified by them as an advisor.

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Voluntary Disclosures

Come clean with the tax department! If you qualify, there are no penalties. Most situations are not criminal in substance and do not require the benefit of privilege afforded by more expensive lawyers.

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