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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.
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 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.
Senior Manager, CPA
Rick joined the True North team in 2022 as the Senior Manager of our Bridgeland location. He began his career in public practice with KPMG over a decade ago, and ever since has been helping business owners navigate the constantly changing landscape of tax and accounting issues they face.
Rick is approachable and easy to talk to, and sincerely wants to help every client succeed. He will ensure you understand your financials and the business insights they provide, and has the experience and expertise to help you protect your assets and optimize your taxes. Rick holds undergraduate degrees in Commerce and Economics, a Master of Professional Accounting, and is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (or CPA, formerly known as Chartered Accountant).
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.
True North's office manager at our Bridgeland location, Shanan collaborates closely with clients to ensure the onboarding process is as smooth and efficient as possible. Shanan's career in administration and office management spans more than two decades and is punctuated by a reputation for attention to detail and building strong relationships with clients and colleagues. As an entrepreneur and founder of Folded Memories book folding, Shanan understands the unique challenges and opportunities small business owners face. She is a proud Calgarian whose roots go back more than three generations and a strong advocate of western heritage as reflected in her 20 years as a volunteer with the Calgary Stampede. On her down time, you'll find Shanan exploring Kananaskis country's hiking and snowshoe trails, spending time with family or simply taking long drives west into the mountains.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
Kayla brings 8 years of service industry experience with her to the accounting field, which supplements her natural ability to understand others and anticipate their needs. She joined us in 2021 with a few years of public practice experience under her belt with an emphasis on small business tax. Kayla has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is currently pursuing her CPA designation.
Kayla continuously exceeds and meets client expectations by guiding them through payroll, bookkeeping, corporate tax, tax planning, and personal taxes. Kayla’s passion for helping people combined with her ability to have creative solutions make her distinct. In her free time, you will find Kayla volunteering as Vice-President of Young-BPWs through BPW Canada. Kayla has a strong passion to advocate for women’s rights and help women break through glass ceilings
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).
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 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.