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Neal Temple

CPA CA, Partner

Neal is a graduate of the University of Toronto, obtaining his CA designation in 1980. For over 35 years, Neal has serviced the public accounting industry. Neal’s diverse experience in taxation comes from completing the unparalleled in-depth tax course, participating in hundreds of tax conferences around the country, and providing tax consulting services since he founded his practice in the 1980’s. He is one of the smartest people we know! In his spare time, Neal loves to spend time with his family, including his eight grandchildren, he enjoys the weekends at the cottage (other than during tax season), and playing hockey with his long-time friends.

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Andrea Benaim

CPA CA, Partner

Born to count, Andrea is a third generation Accountant. Andrea received her CA designation in 2010 and has worked in public accounting ever since. Andrea received her Bachelor degree from the University of Western Ontario. She started her career in downtown Toronto on Bay Street, and went on to work side by side as a third generation Chartered Accountant, with her father and grandfather in their accounting firm, established in 1952. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids, loves to travel and spend time outdoors.

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John Law

CPA CGA, Associate

John Law provides personal and corporate taxation services, financial statement preparation, and provides small businesses with bookkeeping and payroll services, and general business advice. John has worked with the firm for over ten years, and we are lucky to have him! In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife.

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Selwyn Wener

Associate

Selwyn provides personal and corporate tax services and also supports many small businesses within his 30 years of experience. In his spare time, Selwyn likes to spend time with his wife, kids and grandchildren, and travel as often as he can.

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Allan Strauss

Associate

Alan received his Bachelor’s degree from University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Windsor. Allan has spent over 35 years working in public accounting as a staff accountant. He has been with the firm for almost ten years. In his spare time Allan enjoys reading and taking walks.

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Gary Tam

Associate

Gary provides personal and corporate tax services including bookkeeping, account reconciliations, HST filings and financial statements. In his spare time, Gary enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time with family.

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Angela Kaltenbach

Associate

Angela provides personal and corporate tax services, in addition to payroll, bookkeeping, and GST/HST services as well as financial statement preparation for small businesses. In her spare time she likes to sail on Lake Ontario with her husband and cute doggy.

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William Torrens

Associate

William provides corporate tax services, including payroll, bookkeeping, and financial statement preparation, for small businesses. In his spare time, William enjoys art and design, creating music, and being a proud father.

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Jayson Japson

Associate

Jayson provides clients with bookkeeping, payroll services, and financial statement preparation, and is responsible for the preparation of personal and corporation tax returns and notice to readers. In his free time, Jayson enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends.

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Catherine Cardenas 

Associate 

Catherine provides clients and small businesses with bookkeeping, payroll services, and financial statement preparation, and is responsible for the preparation of personal and corporation tax returns and notice to the readers. Catherine enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, and loves the outdoors.

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Ian Peng

Associate

Ian provides personal and corporate tax services, bookkeeping, payroll, and financial statement preparation. In his spare time, Ian likes doing exercise, cooking, watching Netflix, and hanging out with friends.

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Merlina Ladeza

Administrator 

Merlina, drawn to helping others, studied business accounting and office clerkship after moving to Canada from the Philippines in 1989. The second child in a family of six girls, Merlina is one of the nicest and kindest people around. We appreciate everything Merlina does, to help keep us organized in the office. In her spare time, she loves to shop (window shopping will suffice), being outdoors, traveling and listening to music.

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