As an early adopter of cloud software solutions and the former practice leader of Grant Thornton’s National Cloud Accounting Practice, I have a unique understanding of how businesses of all sizes can benefit from cloud-based accounting platforms. I help companies with their digital transformation and work with them to onboard cloud software as a cost-effective way to enhance sales productivity, drive revenue and improve internal processes. It is rewarding to see clients improve the accuracy of their data, the timeliness of their reporting, and improve decision making when utilizing cloud technologies.
Beyond helping companies move into the cloud, I bring a varied technical skillset to client engagements. From tax planning and compliance, cross-border tax issues and transfer pricing, to audit and buy/sell decisions, I proactively look for ways to advocate for my clients. Other areas of focus are ensuring Audit Committee effectiveness, and advising my clients and coaching team members to success.
Serving client’s best interests, I draw on more than 20 years of experience in the private sector. My background allows me to bring a unique perspective to my practice—one honed by holding roles as diverse as business owner, CFO, VP Finance, Director, Controller, General Manager, Internal Auditor and Chief Security Officer. This gives me a deep understanding of the challenges that owners and businesses face.
In terms of my professional involvement, I am currently the Treasurer on the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee for the West Vancouver Foundation. I was previously a CPABC Public Practice Committee member and served as director for numerous organizations, including the Island Savings Credit Union, where I was Chair of the Audit Committee. I am also involved in our community through Simon Fraser University’s (SFU’s) Mentors in Business, where I have been mentoring Simon Fraser University Business students for the past seven years.
When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters, as well as playing golf, hiking and skiing.