Meet The Team

Accounting Firm in the Greater Toronto Area


Principal

 
Small Business Accounting Toronto

Colin Phillips, CPA, CMA, CGA, B. Com
President

Colin has over thirty years’ experience helping business owners achieve their goals. As a roll-up-the-sleeves accountant, he has hands-on experience both as an external advisor, working in his accounting and tax practice, and as an internal driver in the role of senior financial leader for start-ups, growth-phase, and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)..

In industry, he leveraged his extensive financial expertise and entrepreneurial mindset to develop and implement sustainable, lasting initiatives that streamlined operations and created tangible benefits in the form of cost and labour savings.

  • Obtained full relief from $80,000 of assessed Canada Pension Plan contributions and Employment Insurance premiums in a contentious dispute with CRA. The original auditor sent to examine the books had stated “You know you can’t win!”

In public practice, Colin brings his entrepreneurial experience to bear on all his clients’ business and tax situations.

He understands that there is rarely such a thing as the perfect solution and that most involve trade-offs. He effectively communicates these trade-offs and arrives at an optimal strategy with consideration for the client’s personal needs and objectives.

  • Implemented a legitimate but little-known strategy to allow a partnership to create large losses on their rental property by deducting depreciation, which is not normally permissible. The income tax recovered on their employment income was used to repay the property’s mortgage in a greatly reduced timeframe.

Colin has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and holds the CPA, CMA, and CGA designations.

Support Staff

CPA Toronto

Tyler Kee, BBA
Staff Accountant

Tyler graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2008, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and joined the team in February 2014. Tyler dedicated himself to developing his accounting and tax knowledge and today excels at resolving complex tax issues. He has saved clients hundreds of thousands of dollars through, and in the face of, CRA reviews and audits. Additionally, Tyler is a certified advisor for both Quickbooks and Sage, enabling him to help solve your accounting issues.

Accountants Toronto

Humberto Alvarez
Staff Accountant

In 2000, Humberto earned a Business Accounting degree from Centennial College and began his public accounting career in 2001. He excels at his attention to detail and his persistence ensures that any project he begins will be completed in short order. He has done work ranging from tax issues to participating in audits of mining companies. Bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish, Humberto continues to be a great asset to our organization.

Bookkeeper Toronto

Sharon McVeigh-Neely
Administrator

Sharon has been providing administrative support services to accounting firms for longer than she cares to say. Her experience shows in her efficiency and effectiveness in implementing initiatives and resolving hiccups before they can become major problems.

Services by Colin Phillips, CPA Professional Corporation include: Tax Returns and Financial Statements | Corporate Tax Returns | Personal Tax Returns | Payroll | Bookkeeping | Business Setup | Transitioning to a Corporation | Tax Planning | Resolving Disputes with CRA | Estate and Trust Services

We serve clients across Toronto, Barrie, Oshawa, Ajax, Vaughan, Markham, Guelph, Milton, Oakville, Brampton, Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton, and the surrounding areas.

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