James Young Partner Wetaskiwin +1 780 361 1604

Based in Wetaskiwin, I lead the assurance practice for Grant Thornton’s Central Alberta offices. In addition, I’m a general practitioner for our Independent Business Group, with a specialty in agriculture.

There’s no substitute for first-hand experience, and the fact that I operate my own mixed agricultural farm adds real value when it comes to helping my clients with their operational, business or taxation challenges. I’m well-versed in agricultural industry programs including AgriStability and AgriInvest, and have worked with our farming clients on timely issues such as succession/asset tax planning.

Beyond agriculture, I have over 29 years of assurance experience with both private and public enterprises, including not-for-profit organizations, municipal government, and owner-managed businesses. Having moved up the ranks from junior auditor in 1988 to partner in 2017, I have a solid understanding of all facets of auditing.

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  • BComm