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Our Team

Since 1983, SVS Group has grown from a two-person partnership to a firm of over forty people.

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Paul Baron

CPA CA, Partner

Professional History

As a partner with SVS Group, Paul maintains a general practice working with a variety of owner-managed businesses, not-for-profit, and non-profit organizations in Alberta. With over 15 years of public practice experience, Paul works to assist business owners and other stakeholders to get the most out of their organizations.

Prior to his return to public practice, Paul worked as part of an executive team with one of Canada's largest sector councils. This helped develop Paul's understanding of the demands and pressures facing our clients, their accounting teams and the external users of their financial statements. Paul works diligently to assist his clients and their teams in meeting their reporting deadlines and the expectations of their lenders and other stakeholders.

Paul is committed to keeping up with Canada's ever changing tax environment and works closely with his clients to assist in their growth, tax plan to minimize overall costs, manage business risks and succession plan for the business owners and their families.

Educational History

  • Bachelor of Business - Accounting, Mount Royal University
  • Chartered Accountant, Alberta
  • CPA Canada Income Tax Practice Course
  • Numerous professional development courses through the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Chartered Professional Accounts of Alberta
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Nancy Beauchemin

CPA CA, Partner

Professional History

Nancy joined the firm in 2001 and was admitted to the partnership in 2003. Nancy carries on a general practice servicing private companies and not-for-profit organizations including taxation, audit, review and compilation engagements.

Educational History

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Alberta
  • Chartered Accountant Designation, Alberta
  • CICA Income Tax Practice Course

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Current Treasurer, Synergy Network
  • Former Director and Finance Committee Chair, Easter Seals Alberta
  • Former Treasurer, Society for American Wines
  • Former Reservist, Canadian Army Reserves
  • Former Member, United Nations Protection Force in the Former Yugoslavia
  • Former On-line facilitator, CA School of Business
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Greg Bendall

CPA CA, Managing Partner

Professional History

Greg joined the firm in 2002 and was admitted to the partnership on January 1, 2007. Greg carries on a general practice with a focus on taxation, servicing private companies and not-for-profit organizations. With knowledge gained through Greg's professional experience and formal training in taxation he provides compliance, tax and estate planning services for private companies and individuals. Greg also provides audit services to a number of local not-for-profit organizations and registered charities. Greg has been involved in an advisory capacity in a number of business sale and purchase transactions.

Educational History

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Alberta
  • Chartered Accountant Designation, Alberta
  • CICA In-Depth Taxation Course (Parts I, II, and III)
  • CICA Income Tax Practice Course

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Past Member, ICAA Members in Public Practice Working Group
  • Former Treasurer, Board of Directors - Sustainable Food Edmonton
  • Former Public Member, Finance Committee - Homeward Trust
  • Former On-line Facilitator, CA School of Business
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Rod Robertson

CPA CA, Partner

Professional History

Rod joined the firm as a partner in 2001. Rod has extensive public practice and private industry experience in his over thirty years as a Chartered Accountant. Rod carries on a general practice servicing private companies with the provisionary accounting, tax, business transitioning, wealth maximizing, and business advisory services. Rod also provides assurance services for not-for-profit organizations. In his personal endeavors and within his practice, Rod also provides expertise in the real estate industry.

Educational History

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan
  • Chartered Accountant Designation, Saskatchewan and Alberta

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Former Director of Business Development, West Edmonton Business Association
  • Former Treasurer, Edmonton Society for Christian Education
  • Former President, West Edmonton Business Association
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Brian Welch

CPA CA, Partner

Professional History

Brian joined the firm in 2014 and was admitted to partnership in 2016. Brian maintains a general practice and has extensive public practice experience, from over 16 years of experience, in a broad range of industries, including medical professionals, hospitality, construction, financial services, manufacturing, professional services and real estate development sectors.

Brian has started many business ventures in the hospitality, retail and real estate industries. He is actively involved in many of these ventures, giving him an acute understanding of the hardships and hurdles that entrepreneurs can face at all stages of growth.

Brian takes great pride in being a trusted business advisor, not only developing and implementing income tax plans that minimize overall personal and corporate income taxes. In addition, he provides strategic advice on establishing corporations and developing an income tax plan based on the individual client's situation. Brian also delivers a range of advisory services, including negotiating support for purchasing and selling businesses, attaining financing for business, business planning, financial structuring and financial modelling.

Brian's expertise, combined with his customized service, helps ensure a smooth and seamless process for his clients that can help overcome their obstacles and allow his clients to concentrate on growing their businesses.

Educational History

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Alberta
  • Chartered Accountant Designation, Alberta
  • CPA Canada Income Tax Practice Course
  • Valuation for Financial Reporting (VFR) Certificate

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Events Edmonton
Johnathan Whitmore

Johnathan Whitmore

CPA CA, Partner

Professional History

Johnathan joined the firm in 2011 and was admitted into the partnership in 2016. Johnathan carries on a general practice, servicing private companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Johnathan is also responsible for the firm's CPA training program.

Educational History

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Alberta
  • Chartered Accountant Designation, Alberta
  • CPA Canada Income Tax Practice Course

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Treasurer - 124th Street Drop-In Association of Edmonton
  • Mentor - CPA Professional Education Program
  • Former Referee for Hockey Alberta
Michael Kienzler

Michael Kienzler

CPA CA, Manager
Dylan Ference

Dylan Ference

CPA
Brandon Stetson

Brandon Stetson

CPA
Catherine Lefebvre

Catherine Lefebvre

Senior Manager
Kim Kornelson

Kim Kornelsen

CPA CA, Senior Tax Manager
Cassandra Daniels

Cassandra Daniels

CPA
Jessie Lee

Jessie Lee

CPA CA, MAnager
Erika Anderson

Erika Anderson

CPA CA, Manager
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Mary Acheson

Sophia Guile

Sophia Guile

CPA

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