GSE Staff Golf Tournament

GSE held its 8th annual staff golf tournament on Friday, June 17th, 2022. This was a great opportunity for our Partners and staff to have some fun outside of the office and enjoy some friendly competition! Swipe through the pictures to see who ended up taking home first place!
A big thanks goes out to Dorchester golf and Country Club for hosting the event and providing an excellent day for golf and dinner!


A Day in the Life – Meet Luke

A Day in the Life… of a GSE Accountant
Meet Luke!
Luke is a Senior Staff Accountant, who has been here at Graham Scott Enns for a couple of years. We asked him to talk about his experience working at GSE as well as what he likes to do in his spare time.
If you would like to learn more about working at GSE please check our website for more information about career opportunities –

Uplift – Your Voice, Your Business, and Your Community

Last night, Managers and Partners from GSE attended the Uplift – Your Voice, Your Business, and Your Community event, presented by Elgin-St. Thomas Small Business Enterprise Centre. This amazing event featured guest speaker Jam Gamble, and focused on gaining confidence and finding your voice to help elevate your life, business, and community. This was a great opportunity to gather with business and community leaders, and spend time together as a team!


Tax Party 2022

This past Monday marked the end of Personal Tax Season for us at Graham Scott Enns LLP. GSE marked the occasion with our usual end of tax season party. This year, we held our tax party at the wonderful Wildflowers Farm in St. Thomas. It was a great opportunity to socialize outside of the workplace and de-stress after a busy few months. There were lots of games, good food and great company. We’ve missed the opportunity to gather as a large group over the last two years, so we all enjoyed the opportunity to spend time together. A big thank you to Wildflowers Farm for hosting our party!

GSE Attends Night of Heroes!

Last night GSE staff and Partners attended the 30th Annual Community Living London Night of Heroes! It was an inspiring event full of fun and fashion to celebrate an incredible cause!

Although they could not hold the event in person, it was still fun to watch together virtually and support all of the Heroes!


Congratulations Jason!

The Partners and Staff of Graham Scott Enns LLP would like to congratulate Jason Rakowicz on his promotion to Senior Staff Accountant, effective January 1, 2022!
Jason started his career at GSE in 2017, when he joined the firm as a co-op student. He started full-time employment in August 2020 and has been a strong member of the team since then! Jason is highly involved in the firm’s Social Committee and Assurance Committee and works on a variety of client engagements across numerous client industries.
“Jason has a strong work ethic and continues to build meaningful relationships with our clients, particularly in the industries of non-profit and municipal entities. As a member of the Social committee and the Assurance committee, Jason is heavily involved in the direction of firm’s culture, while also keeping our assurance standards up to date. Jason is a great addition to our senior team.”
Blake Gough, CPA, CA
Congratulations Jason on your promotion Senior Staff Accountant, and best of luck as you take on this exciting new opportunity!

Personal Income Tax Season Has Arrived!

For new and existing personal income tax clients, here are some reminders and new information regarding GSE’s personal income tax preparation process.

1. We continue to operate in accordance with the ever-changing Public Health Guidelines as well as our own COVID-19 office policies. We continue to provide multiple methods to accommodate the receipt of your income tax documents in a secure and safe manner.

a) Secure online Portal – Please upload supporting documents via our Secure client portal. We prefer PDF files and recommend the use of an app such as Microsoft Lens (available in your favourite app store) to help you convert image files to a PDF. When in doubt, submit what you have and we’ll reach out if the format is not compatible.


b) ST THOMAS – Access to the office is by appointment only. Please drop off supporting documents to the secure drop box at the front of the County of Elgin building. This drop-box is emptied daily and allows us to have fewer clients in our reception area. If your item is too big for the drop-box, please walk inside and there is a reception area where you can leave your package. The drop-off hours are 8:30 – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.


c) AYLMER – Please drop off supporting documents to the secure drop box located directly outside of our regular main reception lobby door. This drop-box is emptied daily and allows us to have fewer clients in our reception area. If your item is too big for the drop-box, please refer to c) below. The drop-off hours are 8:30 – 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.


d) If you prefer, please call the office and one of our friendly administrative staff will arrange a time for you to come in and drop off your documents. If you need to meet with a GSE Firm Member to review your documents, please make an appointment in advance as well. All visits to the office are by appointment only.


e) Some combination of the above! Perhaps you’ve physically dropped off your documents but located one more slip that you’d like to scan to your secure Portal – go for it.


2. We have a new Document Library on our website. Here you will find the following documents:

a) 2021 Personal Income Tax Return Checklist – please review this listing to determine if you are submitting all necessary documents to support your reported income, deductions and credits. Within the Checklist there is some helpful information about how some of COVID-19 government benefits will be treated on your personal return, as well as the impact of working from home.

b) T1 Brief Client Questions – Please complete these questions on an annual basis. Either print and drop them off with your personal taxes or upload your responses to the Portal. These questions help us to ensure we have accurate information about your current tax situation.

c) T1 Client Questions Form – We highly recommend this Form for new clients or returning clients with changing tax situations. Either print and drop it off with your personal taxes or upload your responses to the Portal.

d) Final Return & Estate Checklist – If you are assisting with the final tax return for someone who has recently passed away, please complete and return this checklist. It outlines some of the additional information we will require.

e) Authorization/Cancellation Request Form – For new clients to allow us to communicate with the Canada Revenue Agency on your behalf.

f) Decision tree to help you determine your tax deduction from working from home – Information to help you determine whether you qualify to claim home office expenses where you are required to work from home by your employer, or whether you can claim the tax deduction for working from home due to the Covid -19 pandemic and whether to use the detailed or simplified method of claim. Note that employees can only claim a reasonable portion of the following under the detailed method:

    • Electricity
    • Heat
    • Water
    • Utility portion of condo fees (must obtain from Condo Corporation)
    • Home internet access fees (cost of plan only, new for 2020)
    • Maintenance and minor repairs (related to the workspace only)
    • Rent


3. How do I get my documents and personal tax return back?

a) Once your tax return has been prepared and reviewed, you will receive a call indicating that your personal income taxes have been completed.

b) If you have not already told us, we will ask if you would like it back electronically (via our Secure online portal) or a paper copy (which can be picked-up at a scheduled appointment time). Prior to us filing your return, we require a signature – this can be done either via Portal (using an electronic signature – DocuSign), via Portal (with a scanned upload of the signed document), via fax, via Mail, via drop-box at our office, or it can be signed in-person at the time of your scheduled pick-up.


As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to us at (519) 633-0700/ (519) 773-9265 or contact the individual you usually work with.

Happy tax filing!


Please follow us on social media for the latest updates:





Graham Scott Enns LLP is pleased to announce that we have added a new member to our GSE team! Nick Boyer started with the firm October 2021 at the Senior Accountant position. Nick previously worked 3 years at a small accounting firm located in Woodstock Ontario and brings with him some great experience working on compilation engagements, review engagements, audits, personal tax returns and answering general client questions. Nick graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph and is currently pursuing his CPA designation. Outside of the office, you will likely find Nick at the hockey rink! Nick played Varsity Hockey at the University of Guelph and is currently passing along his hockey knowledge to the Port Stanley Junior C Sailors, as he is their current Assistant Coach. Nick has strong organizational, leadership and communication skills and we are excited to have him on our team!

“I have really enjoyed working at GSE over the past 3 months. All the staff at GSE are very friendly and have made the transition from my prior firm very easy”

Nick Boyer

Welcome to GSE Nick!

If you would like to learn more about working at GSE, please visit our website, for more information about our career opportunities.

GSE Attends Mental Health Training

On January 26, 2022, the Staff and Partners at GSE held our annual training on Mental Health Awareness. We know that this time of year can often be difficult for many people, so we encourage open and honest conversations about mental health during this period and throughout the year. Life can be hard at times, but seeking help does not have to be. Resources are only a phone call away.
CMHA Elgin Crisis Line: 519-433-2023
London & Middlesex Mental Health Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK

Congratulations Tina

The Partners and staff of Graham Scott Enns LLP are excited to announce the promotion of Tina Nevrly, CPA, CGA to Senior Manager, Tax, effective January 1, 2022!

Tina joined GSE in February 2013 as a Manager in our Aylmer office. In 2017, she moved to our St Thomas office in pursuit of gaining more tax experience within our Tax Group. During this time, Tina enrolled in the CPA In-Depth Tax Program, which she completed in 2019. As part of her completion of the In-Depth Tax Program, Tina was part of a tax project team that was in the running for the Top Project in Canada out of 30 teams across Canada!

Tina takes great pride in assisting our clients with their tax and compliance needs. Within our firm, she is a knowledgeable tax resource for many staff, managers, and Partners. She is also a great Mentor to our staff as demonstrated by her involvement in our firm’s Buddy/Mentor program. Beyond her work with our Tax Group, Tina is an active member of our Training and Development Committee, and our Health and Wellness Committee.

“Tina has continued to advance within the firm, most recently in her role as a Tax Manager, having completed CPA Canada’s 3-year In-Depth Tax Course in 2019.  Using her experience and knowledge, Tina has taken on greater responsibilities to help our clients in their various tax planning and accounting needs, as well as supporting our own GSE staff by having become a Mentor in 2021 and continuing to assist our internal training efforts by preparing and presenting technical materials.  Congratulations Tina on your promotion!”

Derek Michell, CPA, CA, TEP



Congratulations Tina!