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

Partner

 

Congratulations Tina!

Congratulations Brenda!

The Partners and staff of Graham Scott Enns LLP are pleased to announce the promotion of Brenda Dyson (Bell), CPA, CA to Senior Manager effective January 1, 2022!
 
Brenda joined Graham Scott Enns LLP as a co-op student in 2011 and has gained valuable experience throughout her years at GSE, serving clients in a variety of industries including large non-profit organizations, municipalities, owner-managed businesses, and assisting individuals with their personal tax return needs. Brenda has played a lead role in organizing our firm’s work schedule for our staff and leads our manager group meetings with respect to the weekly work allocation discussions.
 
Brenda is very interested in supporting firm members with training, mentoring and development opportunities including serving as the Chair of our firm’s PERT committee, which supports the practical experience requirements that our CPA students require to eventually attain their CPA designation. In addition to the PERT committee, Brenda is an active member of our training and professional development committee and our assurance committee.
 
Outside of her work with the firm, Brenda has previously been a marker for the Common Final Exam for aspiring CPAs and has worked to support many students in their goal of becoming a CPA.
 
“Amongst our management team, Brenda is a natural leader and works with clients and firm members to ensure client work is completed in a timely manner by our most qualified team members.”
Jim Frederick, CPA, CA
Partner
 
Congratulations to Brenda!
Photo of Brenda Bell

Congratulations Breanna!

Graham Scott Enns LLP is proud to make another Manager promotion announcement!

We would like to recognize the hard work and contributions made to the firm by Breanna Reid, CPA, CA which have earned her a promotion to Manager, effective January 1, 2022. Breanna started as a co-op in 2015 and has shown tremendous growth over the past 7 years, including obtaining her CPA, CA designation in 2019. Breanna is a strong leader, particularly in our audit and assurance service area, and is passionate about helping and mentoring our co-op students who are going through the CPA designation process.

“Breanna started with our firm as a co-op student and has grown in her role as a professional who is highly capable of serving our clients in a variety of industries including non-profit organizations, owner-managed companies and personal taxation. In addition to her client work, Breanna is a Mentor to junior staff members, provides support and guidance to current CPA students, and devotes time to the development of other firm members through training. Breanna is known for her helpful nature and is a welcome addition to the management team. Congratulations Breanna!”

Jennifer Buchanan, CPA, CA

Partner

Congratulations Breanna on this exciting opportunity and best of luck to you in your new role!

 

Congratulations Scott!

With the start of the New Year, we wanted to share some exciting news with everyone! Over the next few days, we would like to celebrate several staff promotions that will become effective in 2022.

The Partners and staff at Graham Scott Enns LLP would like to congratulate Scott Westelaken, CPA, CA on his well-earned promotion to Manager, effective January 1, 2022. Scott’s promotion to Manager is a direct result of all his years of hard work and strong mentorship relationships that he has developed with staff throughout his tenure at GSE LLP.  Scott started as a co-op student at GSE in 2015 and has shown great growth over the last 7 years, including successfully earning his CPA, CA designation in 2019. Scott takes great pride in training and guiding our junior staff and co-ops into becoming strong, well-rounded accountants. Scott’s humour and easy-going attitude have always made working with him an enjoyable experience.

“Scott takes a keen interest in both the work we are doing and just as importantly the people he is working alongside, both from our clients and our own GSE staff.  He is a strong mentor to our staff and we very much look forward to him continuing to broaden his opportunities to assist clients and staff as he moves into the manager role.”

Mike MacKinnon, CPA, CA

Partner

Congratulations to Scott on this exciting opportunity and best of luck you in your new role!

Second Annual Gingerbread House Competition

Last week, the Staff and Partners at Graham Scott Enns LLP participated in our second Annual Gingerbread House Competition. There were 15 entries this year, which was great to see! All of the houses were amazing, some were truly inspirational, but as this was a competition, we had to crown a winner!

Everyone voted for their top three choices, and while it was a tight race, three houses were victorious!

In first place was Lisa – What’s UP for Christmas

In second place was Tara – Beautiful White Masterpiece

And in third, Michelle – Reindeer Farm

Every submission had their own unique style, which made them all winners in the end. Congrats to all who entered!

 

Thank you to the Social Committee for organizing such a fun event!

Christmas Care Donation

A big thank you to the Staff and Partners at Graham Scott Enns LLP on their annual donation to the Christmas Care program!

Staff are encouraged to make a donation of toys and food, which is then graciously matched by the Partners to make sure that everyone has a good Christmas this year!

This year’s total donation was over $1,200! Thank you to everyone who helped contribute to the Christmas Care drive, and thank you to Courtney and the rest of the Social Committee for organizing!

 

 

 

 

Holiday Hours

Season's Greetings. Wishing you and yours a Merry Chirstmas filled with the warmth of loved ones, and with the promise of a prosperous new year.

 

We will be closed at noon on December 24th.  We will reopen on December 29th  and 30th with normal business hours, and will close again at noon on December 31st. We will then reopen on January 4, 2022.

During the period from December 24th, 2021 to January 4th, 2022, for the Aylmer office, items can be dropped off at any time during business hours into the drop-box provided. For the St. Thomas office, from December 24th, 2021 to Dec 31st,2021, please call during business hours, (519) 633-0700, to arrange with reception for dropping items off as the building will be closed to the public.

During the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on regular business days other than as noted above, information can be dropped in the drop boxes provided at each location. Meetings and times to pick up information are by appointment only.

If you require any assistance, please call our administrative staff or any firm member during business hours.

Seasons Greetings!

GSE Annual Holiday Party 2021

Last week, Graham Scott Enns held their Annual Holiday Party to mark the end of a long year.

While things were a little different this year, it was still a great way to connect with friends and family, and to celebrate together, as best we can, this festive season!

Thank you to the Social Committee for planning such a fun and festive event!

Congratulations CFE Writers!

Graham Scott Enns LLP would like to congratulate all successful CFE writers on their incredible accomplishment!
We are proud to acknowledge our own successful writer, Eduard Aslani, who has completed this incredible career milestone. Congrats Eddy!