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Stephen Ernst CPA, CA
President

Stephen founded the accounting firm in 2006, providing tax and advisory services to both individuals and businesses. As a result of careful attention to our client’s goals, the practice has grown substantially since inception. Stephen leads an experienced professional team that provides diverse financial and business services.

Stephen first entered public accounting in 1990. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Highest Honours) from Carleton University and attained the Chartered Accountant designation in 1992. He completed the CICA In-Depth Income tax course and obtained the US CPA designation (registered in Illinois).

With over 25 years of experience, Stephen has expertise in taxation for individuals and businesses, such as compensation strategies, corporate restructuring, estate planning, optimization of SRED development claims and cross border planning. Stephen’s leadership ensures that all aspects of a client’s tax situation are addressed. This includes review of past and current compliance, identification of issues and communication of recommendations.

Stephen is available to consult with respect to various issues facing small to medium-sized businesses. Over the years, he has completed various part-time CFO mandates, along with managing all aspects of a client’s accounting requirements. This experience provides him with valuable insight related to financing, growth strategies and succession planning.

Email: steve@ernstandcompanycpa.ca

Tel: 613-828-6955 Ext: 106

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Sharon Alger CPA, CGA
Vice President

Sharon obtained her Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Laurentian University. Sharon joined the firm in 2009 and in 2016, became an owner of the corporation.

With over 18 years of experience in public accounting, Sharon oversees all aspects of the accounting and financial reporting process for our corporate clients. This includes planning and supervising the thorough execution of accounting engagements and related tax requirements.

Sharon also leads our US compliance cross border services group. Sharon and her team provide US compliance services to individual and corporate clients. She has accumulated significant experience assisting US citizens that are non-compliant in their US filing obligations.

Sharon enjoys applying her ability to identify and research complex tax and accounting issues so that she can provide comprehensive planning solutions for our clients.

Email: sharon@ernstandcompanycpa.ca

Tel: 613-828-6955 Ext: 113

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Robert Downs
Manager

Robert is a graduate of Fleming College in Computer Engineering and of St. Lawrence College in Accounting. Robert joined the team in 2015, bringing over 20 years of experience in public accounting and 7 years as a corporate controller.

Robert uses his range of accounting and controllership experience to provide our clients with proven advisory services. Robert is detail oriented and is client focused as he develops an understanding of our client’s business and their operational goals.  This allows him to provide added value to the year end process for our corporate clients.

Robert offers part-time controllership services, including preparation of budgeting, internal/interim financial statements and development of business financial forecasts.  Robert is also a key member of the US personal tax compliance team for the company.

Email: rob@ernstandcompanycpa.ca

Tel: 613-828-6955 Ext: 112

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Brian Black
Manager

Brian is a graduate of St. Lawrence College with a diploma in Business Accounting Administration and is currently working towards obtaining his degree in Commerce and his CPA designation.

Brian joined the team in 2016 and has over 10 years of experience in public accounting.  Brian applies his skills and experience to provide clients with sound accounting and financial advice to assure that they meet their business and financial objectives.

Brian is available to work through the corporate year end process, the preparation of personal tax returns, and to provide business and tax advisory services.

 

Email:  brian@ernstandcompanycpa.ca

Tel:  613-828-6955  Ext: 107

 

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Richard Aubry
Senior Accountant

Richard is a graduate of the University of Nancy II (France) with a Bachelor of Economics in Finance and is currently working towards obtaining his CPA designation.

Richard has accumulated over 20 years of professional experience in finance, business development, operations, government relations and accounting with both profit and not-for-profit organizations. Richard joined the team in 2013, bringing this diverse portfolio of knowledge, which he uses to provide our clients with insightful business advice and financial guidance.

Richard demonstrates a caring perspective by striving to understand our clients’ business needs in a detail oriented approach. Richard is able to assist our client in both official languages.

Richard is available to prepare financial statements, corporate and personal tax returns, and to ensure our clients meet all their compliance requirements.

Email: richard@ernstandcompanycpa.ca

Tel: 613-828-6955 Ext: 115

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Catherine McNaughton
Staff Accountant

Cathy holds a Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honours) from Carleton University, as well as a Certificate of Bookkeeping from Algonquin College. Joining the team in 2013, she brings with her 18 years of experience in office management and bookkeeping.

Applying her extensive experience and technical accounting knowledge to a wide variety of industries, Cathy ensures accounting requirements are met efficiently and on time.

With Cathy’s comprehensive knowledge of Quickbooks, SAGE50, and Microsoft Office Suite, she is able to provide support for clients in their preferred software. Cathy can also assist with financial statement and corporate tax preparation.

Email: cathy@ernstandcompanycpa.ca

Tel: 613-828-6955 Ext: 105

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Lisa Robinson-Rogers
Staff Accountant

Lisa earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Great Distinction) from McGill University in 1994, majoring in accounting.

After graduating, Lisa worked in the IM/IT sector.  In 2001, she decided to return to her passion for numbers, and started her own accounting business providing support for companies both large and small.  Lisa joined our team in 2017 and leverages her experience across a number of industries including not for profit, health care providers and other service based industries providing clients with sound accounting advice.

Lisa is available to prepare financial statements, corporate and personal tax returns and ensure our clients meet all their compliance requirements.

Email:  lisa@ernstandcompanycpa.ca

Tel: 613-828-6955 Ext: 118

 

Mamika Warden
Accounting Technician

Mamika joined the firm in October 2017 and brings education and experience in business and accounting.  Her studies in Japan and Canada provide her with the knowledge to work in the accounting field through the completion of various degrees and diplomas.  Mamika brings to our team strong technical skills and knowledge of various software programs.  Mamika is available to assist our clients who require an experienced bookkeeper who can take their organization through the full accounting cycle and who can provide administrative advice as required.

Email:  mamika@ernstandcompanycpa.ca

Tel:  613-828-6955 Ext: 109

 

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Patricia Wilson
General Manager

Patricia has over 38 years of experience in client and administrative services and has been with the firm since its inception in 2006.

Patricia holds both a Certificate of Administration from Algonquin College as well as an Accounting Technician Certification (Honours) from the Granton Institute of Technology.

Patricia applies her significant administration experience to support clients and our team. Her knowledge allows her to address tax queries and interact with government officials on behalf of clients to provide the highest level of customer service. This experience enables Patricia to provide similar services to our business clients.

Email: patty@ernstandcompanycpa.ca

Tel: 613-828-6955 Ext: 101