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Great accountants and CPAs are key to survival.

And that’s exactly what we are. With knowledgeable CPAs and bookkeepers in Alberta (Calgary and Okotoks), the entire True North team is here to help make life easier for small business owners. Our team, combined with our streamlined process, helps you save precious time and money.


Dil

Director of Business Development, CPA

When you first reach out to True North Accounting, the first person you may hear from is Dil – and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Dil is our Director of Business Development & Culture and he’s passionate about helping small businesses grow. He wants to ensure all of our clients have a positive experience when dealing with True North Accounting.

Dil obtained his CA/CPA with Deloitte and also spent time working as a Management Consultant. He uses that experience to help clients develop growth strategies for their own businesses. Dil received his Bachelors of Commerce Degree (with Honors) from the University of Alberta. In his spare time, he enjoys staying active by going on hikes and playing basketball.


Curtis

Partner, CPA

Curtis connects with people naturally and enjoys building relationships with clients. He is always quick to respond and has a sincere desire to help people. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (or CPA, formerly known as Chartered Accountant), and has a decade of experience in small business accounting and tax.

Curtis will fight the CRA for you, and work all night to make sure your deadlines are met. He’s patient and happy to explain things to clients several times, making sure no one leaves his office confused. (He’s known for coming up with ridiculous analogies to help.) He genuinely cares about your success and is here to work beside you every step of the way. Curtis is available anytime by phone or email to help you find solutions to problems, big or small.


Kirsten

Director of Client Success, CPA, PMP

Kirsten joined the team in May 2022 as the Director of Client Success. Kirsten began her career in public practice in Central Alberta over 20 years ago, and has spent the last ten years in various roles within the Oil & Gas Service Industry helping bridge Finance, Operations and IT.  She is passionate about setting clients up to reach their goals and ensure they have the right tools at their disposal to be successful.

Kirsten earned her Certified Management Accountant in 2005, Chartered Accountant in 2010, and her Project Manager Certificate (PMP) in 2021. In her spare time, you’ll find her out at the lake enjoying time with family and volunteering with community events.


Katherine

Director of Product & Development

Katherine comes to us with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Starting out in public practice, then moving on to running her own business for 20 years. She brings her strengths and knowledge of software applications but most importantly knowing how to best apply them for our clients.


With having so many applications in the marketplace it can become an overwhelming task to figure out the best solution for your business. Katherine will be able to assist you with finding that solution and implementing it for your team. Giving time back to our small business owners to focus on growing their business is what she is most passionate about.


Jenn

Client Manager

Jenn is True North’s most tenured office manager and is often the first point of contact with our clients on a day-to-day basis. She listens to problems and questions and helps to find the right solutions. Jenn believes that there is always a way to work around a problem. Whether it’s getting bank statements from a problematic bank or getting Xero set up and working for our clients, she tackles each obstacle with fervor. Jenn is a leader in making sure our clients understand and can navigate the various software that’s used in the accounting industry. She is an advocate for making sure things are easier for our clients to use efficiently and effectively.

Jenn has worked in diverse industries, but always in an administration role ensuring deadlines are met and efficiency is priority.

Jenn holds a technical diploma in Biological Sciences from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. You will notice her love for plants when you stop by the Okotoks office.


Nikki

Office Admin

Nikki is new to the accounting industry but not to an administrative role. After taking 8 years away from working to raise her children, Nikki is eager to learn and grow with the True North Accounting team. She has 4 years previous experience in the Oil and Gas industry. When Nikki is not working you will find her spending time with her family and friends. Nikki enjoys Camping, Baseball and Traveling.


Kelly

Office Admin

Born and raised in Calgary, Kelly has been involved in the small business industry since she was a child. Prior to joining True North Accounting in May 2022, she has 8 years of experience in the service industry and she understands the challenges small business owners face on a day-to-day basis. She is easy to talk to and is always looking for ways to help you make your bookkeeping experience a little easier. Kelly is currently working towards her bachelor's degree in accounting. Kelly is a small business owner herself and creates handmade bath & body products in her spare time.


Kristi

Accounting Manager

Kristi is a born and raised Albertan. She grew up with an accountant for a father and has been doing data entry since she was a teen. She’s been passionate about bookkeeping and accounting work for 2 decades and is one of our most capable and practical problem solvers. With her keen attention to detail and desire to see people succeed, she is always willing to go above and beyond for her clients. She understands the unique and diverse economy that we have here and tries to keep up to date with the ever-evolving changes. Kristi has two wonderful children and has a great love for her city and province. She loves to spend her time in the mountains, exploring farmers markets, and finding adventures close to home. She’s also the first one to say good morning and is the most considerate when it comes to birthdays and special occasions, often dropping off delicious baked goods!


Karen

Accounting Manager, CPA

Karen joined the True North team in 2019 as our Accounting Manager. She got her CPA designation in Canada in 2020, and was already a CPA in the Philippines, where she worked with a Big 4 accounting firm. She spent the last six years as a manager with another Calgary accounting firm, focusing on small business bookkeeping, accounting and tax. Karen loves helping clients, is ultra-organized and is a natural problem-solver. She will work hard for her clients and is obsessed with doing the job right.


Parveen

Senior Accountant, CPA

Parveen joined True North Accounting in 2021. Parveen has previously worked in the public accounting and financial sector, and has a passion for using technology to make things easier. 

Parveen holds a Bachelor of Management in Accounting from University of Lethbridge.

He has completed his CPA program and passed the CFE in 2017.


Sean

Senior Accountant, CPA

Sean is a born and raised Calgarian, passionate about helping small business owners find success. He earned his CPA designation in May 2021, shortly after joining True North. Sean graduated from the University of Calgary in 2018 and spent five years playing volleyball for the Dinos.

Sean enjoys breaking down complex accounting and tax topics into bite-sized pieces to make sure nothing is lost in translation. He has a great understanding of the quickly changing tax system, and will make sure your business never falls behind.

In his spare time, Sean enjoys watching & playing sports, spending time with his dog Kona as well as playing the guitar.


Celine

Senior Accountant

Celine has been a core member of the team for over 10 years and is the one that keeps the entire office in line (ensuring we always meet our deadlines). It was her role with the Canadian Armed Forces that first brought her to Alberta from Quebec, and she still operates with precision and discipline in her everyday job.


Bernie

Accounting Technician

Bernie joined in February 2022 as an Accounting Technician and enjoys helping small businesses with their bookkeeping, accounting, taxes and planning. Bernie brings 7 years as an accounting project administrator in the construction field. Before moving to Canada in 2008, he earned a Computer Science degree and developed a tax system. Bernie likes to help clients find the best ways to meet their goals.


Karalee

Accounting Technician

Karalee is an Accounting Technician who works with small business owners and entrepreneurs to alleviate any stresses regarding accounting, bookkeeping and taxes.

She believes in developing strong relationships with clients to understand their business and how the business relates to the client as an individual. She enjoys getting to share her caring spirit and helping the client know that she has their back.

Karalee has worked in many different industries over her work career but has enjoyed discovering her talents in public accounting and volunteering for animal sanctuaries & animal rescue groups.

She was at one time certified as a Payroll Manager (2003) with the Canadian Payroll Association, received her Animal Behavior Certification (2012), worked in Human Resources within a large corporate organization for 8 years, was professionally trained as a dog & cat groomer (1994).


Simran

Accounting Technician

Simran joined True North in December 2022, as an Accounting Technician. She’s completed her undergraduate degree in Accounting from SAIT and is working towards pursuing her CPA. She has previous experience as an Accounting Technician from BC and Alberta as she works to help small businesses grow. In her spare time, you can find Simran outdoors, or travelling.


Steven

Accounting Technician

Steven is an emerging, young and determined accounting professional. He recently obtained his undergrad in accounting and already has plenty of experience in small business bookkeeping. Steven is passionate about creating meaningful connections with all types of small business owners and is obsessed with making sure that clients leave feeling much more confident and relieved about their financial concerns. 

Steven has always found an interest in financial planning and is on his way to pursuing his CPA. Steven also loves to stay active and play sports; he is a huge hockey fan and is always eager to support his hometown team, the Calgary Flames.


Matt

Accounting Student

Matthew is an undergraduate student from SAIT studying for his Bachelor's of Business Administration with a major in Accounting. He joined True North Accounting in May 2022 as a summer student. He will be pursuing his CPA designation after graduation. In his leisure time, you can catch Matthew outdoors, playing sports or travelling.


Courtney

Bookkeeper

Courtney joined the True North team in September 2022 with previous experience in community pharmacy and customer service. She is currently finishing off her Business Administration Diploma and plans to continue to the Business Admin Bachelor and CPA.

Courtney was born and raised in Alberta and comes from a family of small business owners. While continuing her education and work experience, she hopes to learn how to help lessen the burden on small business owners.


Jean-Benoit

Bookkeeper

JB grew up on a small farm in Quebec where he developed a work ethic from a young age. After finishing a Diploma in Agricultural Business Management, he helped the family business. In 2007, he chose to explore the country and landed in Calgary. He brings a wealth of experience from various industries: Oil and gas, construction, renewable. JB understands both the owner and the accounting perspective. He will be more than happy to help you in both official languages with anything related to bookkeeping and small business.

In his free time, he enjoys the great outdoors and can be found in the Rockies, backpacking, hiking, skiing, fly fishing and exploring new locations. He is also an avid traveler and loves learning languages, reading.


Matt

Partner, CPA

Matt is working hard to increase the capacity of the team and our clients, so they are able to deliver unique and timely value for their clients.

While earning a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary, Matt ran his own lawncare and landscaping company. Understanding a small business owner’s perspective, he can communicate tax and accounting concepts in ways that small business owners appreciate and understand. You will never leave his office more confused than when you entered.

Matt earned his Chartered Accountant (now called Chartered Professional Accountant, or CPA) and his Chartered Business Valuator designations with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Calgary between 2009 and 2014. He is passionate about business and wants to help small business owners achieve their goals.