Count on us.

We’re a boutique accounting firm based in Toronto that brings a wealth of experience and a personalized touch to accounting, tax, audit and advisory services. If you’re an entrepreneur or business professional, we’d love to chat about what we can do for your business.

Founding Partners

Established in 1993 by Robert Green, Aki Chencinski, Laurie Starkman and Jim Eles, GCSE is not your typical accounting firm. Our strong leadership core and impeccable support staff allow us to offer a hands-on approach to attaining your business goals, while maintaining our family-like culture. We proudly strive to go beyond what you’d expect from a traditional firm.

While based in the GTA, we’re happy to serve clients right across the country and around the globe.


Robert (Bob) Green is the firm’s real-estate guru, with a knack for helping clients make well-informed business decisions. As a partner formerly in another mid-sized accounting firm with a specialized practice, he draws upon more than 40 years’ experience in tax, accounting and consulting.

Not surprisingly, Bob’s practice is largely, but by no means exclusively, real-estate based. However, if you’re an investor seeking business venture advice, or a high-net worth individual, rest assured he can help you too.

Bob holds a BA from the University of Toronto (1961) and the CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (1966).

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Under Jim’s direction, GCSE has developed a significant Due Diligence practice, provided mainly to non-accounting clients on a project or assignment basis. Outside of these specialized areas, Jim handles a “regular” client portfolio comprised of manufacturers, distributors and high-tech companies.

Jim brings a dimension to GCSE not shared by many smaller accounting firms. A partner from the beginning, Jim’s prior experience includes a stint with a national accounting firm, where he worked with smaller, entrepreneurial clients and public companies. He has also served as Vice-President for a major Canadian public company, and as a partner in another mid-sized accounting firm.

Jim has both taught and spoken on accounting and auditing matters, including as a lecturer for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Jim holds a B.Com. from Laurentian University (1979) and a CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (1981).

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Laurie is one of the founding partners of GCSE. His practice has grown in a number of directions, not the least of which is acting for a significant number of lawyers and other professionals as their personal accountant and advisor. Laurie has become one of the leading practitioners in the field of professional corporations.

Based on both the nature and extent of his personal tax involvement, Laurie has become one of the most knowledgeable individuals in the personal tax field, anywhere in the country. Notwithstanding, or maybe because of this expertise, Laurie has also developed a large client following of owner-managed enterprises. Such clients are acutely aware of the interaction of personal and corporate tax to their overall financial well-being.

Combining his knowledge and experience with his innate ability to communicate with people has made Laurie a highly sought after professional.

Laurie has also been involved in various speaking and writing engagements, especially with our In Touch With Tax publication. Laurie gets most of the credit (or blame) for the unique sense of humour that has become a hallmark feature of our publication.

Laurie is the Chairman of The Randy Starkman Charitable Foundation, created to honour the memory of his late brother, the award winning Olympic journalist. The charity supports a number of charitable endeavours, including the Canadian Olympic Committee’s “Randy Starkman Olympian Humanitarian Award”.

Laurie has a B.COM from the University of Toronto, holds a CPA, CA designation from the Institute of Chartered accountants and has a TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) designation.

When Laurie isn’t working, he cherishes spending time and travelling the world with his wife, Nancy.

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Aki’s involvement in GCSE is multifaceted. While specializing in tax matters, he also works directly with clients on the many financial aspects of their business.

Whether determining the best overall annual tax planning for a company’s performance, or helping to restructure a company for estate planning or other business reasons, Aki’s background and experience, along with his flair for the creative, serves him and his clients well.

Prior to establishing GCSE with his partners, Aki was the president and a member of the executive committee of the Toronto Estate Planning council. Aki holds a BA from York University (1976), the CA designation (1977), the US CPA designation (1997) and the TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) designation (1998).

When not working, Aki enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, and if there’s any time left he tries to hit the golf links.

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More than the Sum: Our Team

The spirit of our firm is evident in every member of our 55+ team, who strive for perfection while providing service that exceeds our clients’ expectations. Many of our Chartered Professional Accountants and support staff have been with us since the beginning, so our clients can always rely on continuity of service.

Let’s meet the senior members of our team.


Vani Balabaskaran

Vani joined GCSE team in Spring of 2018. Previously she has 18 years’ experience in small and medium sizes firms in the GTA. Vani is experienced in working owner/manager corporations, currently, she is specializing in audit engagements and quality control.

Vani is a member of our CPA Mentorship program working with our CPA student.



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Adam Bellissimo


With 10 years of public accounting experience, Adam has a wealth of knowledge in the real estate, construction, transportation, professional, charities and condominium corporation sectors. His areas of expertise include accounting, auditing, tax compliance and advisory services for privately owned businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Before joining GCSE in 2015, he obtained his CPA designation at a national accounting firm, and was an Associate Partner for a small accounting company. He completed his undergraduate degree at York University.

In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, soccer, snowboarding, and other competitive and recreational activities.



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Clifford Chan

Clifford is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 17 years of service in the accounting industry. He joined GCSE LLP in the summer of 1999. His areas of expertise include accounting, taxation and advisory services for privately owned businesses. He has worked with clients in various industries including legal and medical professional corporations, investments, manufacturing, real estate, retail and information technology. He is also fluent in French.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, watching soccer and movies and keeping active by Latin dancing.



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Sandra Chow

Senior Manager

Thanks to her 20 years of public accounting experience, Sandra serves her clients with expert knowledge on all accounting and financial matters, from planning and advisory to financial reporting. Combining her technical skills with a friendly approach, she consistently delivers value-added service that exceeds her clients’ expectations.

Sandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Waterloo, with a specialization in accounting.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling in search of unique life experiences.



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Anselina Chow


Anselina joined GCSE as a co-op student in 2010 while studying at the Master of Management and Professional Accounting program at the University of Toronto. She completed two co-op work terms with GCSE before becoming a full time staff member in 2011 and received her CPA designation in 2014. Anselina’s focus is in personal taxation and accounting and taxation for privately held businesses.

Before studying and working in accounting, Anselina completed a bachelor’s degree in pharmacology at the University of Toronto. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and staying active.



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George Chui


George is a CPA, CGA with over 20 years of experience in the accounting industry. Of his twenty years in public practice, George has spent more than 10 of those years working with GCSE LLP. His focus has always been to provide timely service to his clients, and assist them in making sound business decisions.

George’s free time is limited, but when he has spare time, he enjoys volunteering at his church and with various organizations in his community, including senior outreach programs and preparation of income tax returns for low income families.



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Michael Cipriani


Having served as a tax manager for a national accounting firm, and later as a partner in a small public accounting firm, Michael brings more than 11 years of public accounting experience to GCSE.

Joining the firm in 2015, he provides accounting, assurance, taxation compliance and advisory services for a large number of owner-managed businesses in various industries, in particular for construction contractors and real estate developers, as well as legal and medical professionals, retail, automotive, manufacturing and not-for-profit organizations.

Michael has a strong foundation in all aspects of his clients’ business including personal and corporate tax, and has completed CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Courses levels 1 and 2. Michael is a member and past director of the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association (“CIBPA”) a member and past committee member of the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce (VCC) Business Achievement Awards and a member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario (“ICCO”).

When not at work, he enjoys playing sports, staying up to date on the latest IT trends and spending time with his family.



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William de Groot


William has over 15 years of public accounting experience dealing with owner-managed businesses. His focus has been on accounting and tax for a wide variety of industries and companies.
Before joining GCSE in 2017, William obtained his CPA, CGA at a national accounting firm. William’s experience included eight months in India training staff on Canadian accounting standards and tax issues.

In his spare time, William enjoys reading, biking, and learning Spanish.



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Franco De Simone


Franco has been working in public accounting and private sector accounting for over 30 years.

Always reliable and organized, Franco ensures that his client’s business needs are taken care of in a way that makes them feel completely at ease. He tackles each problem in an approachable and assessable way, so clients know they are taken care of at all times.

Priding himself on his close knit relationships with his clients, Franco has extensive experience with the owner-managed business. This experience has given him a knowledge base in the following areas:

  • Small business
  • Commercial and real estate rentals
  • Real estate investments and land development
  • Investment companies
  • General tax consulting

When he has time off, Franco and his wife like to travel. In addition, Franco enjoys woodworking and has made some exceptional furniture for his home.



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Michael Frisoni


With over 11 years of experience specializing in private company tax services, Michael provides a creative and insightful approach to personal and corporate tax planning for entrepreneurs and their businesses. He has extensive background in delivering highly customized advice to private companies, their shareholders, and family members. He advises clients on matters such as business acquisitions and divestitures, corporate restructuring, succession planning, compensation strategies, and integrated tax advice for privately owned corporations.

His clients operate in various industry sectors, including real estate and construction, automotive, professional services, manufacturing, and information technology.

Michael is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, and has completed CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Courses levels 1 and 2.



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Natalia Glavina

Senior Manager

Natalia is a CPA, CA with over 14 years of dedicated audit and accounting experience serving the needs of private companies in a variety of industries including real estate, retail and consumer, construction, asset management, as well as not-for-profit, healthcare and government organizations.

She is a graduate of Ryerson University (Accounting and Finance Majors) and a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Prior to joining GCSE in spring 2019, she worked at a Big Four accounting firm in the Private Client Services Assurance Group.

Natalia enjoys delivering quality work, coaching and mentoring junior staff and being a trusted business advisor. Natalia contributes to the community through her involvement with Junior Achievement programs and being a Treasurer at the local elementary school.

Outside of work, she enjoys outdoors, travelling, volunteering and spending time with her family.



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Neelu Gupta

Senior Manager

Neelu is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 15 years of experience with a variety of clients from real estate, investment, retail, telecommunication, manufacturing and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining GCSE in 2018, Neelu worked with national and mid-sized accounting firms with a focus on companies in the private sector.

Neelu’s approach to client service recognizes the importance of developing strong relations with the clients and the early identification and resolution of issues. Her areas of expertise involve accounting and assurance, taxation compliance and advisory services.

Outside of work, Neelu enjoys cooking, reading, travelling and spending time with her friends and family.



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Abigail Kan

Tax Principal

Abigail delivers valuable services in Canadian domestic and international corporate and personal tax planning, corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, business advisory, as well as estate and wealth planning.

With over 20 years of experience practicing tax at international and regional accounting firms as well as the Canada Revenue Agency, Abigail demonstrates great depth and breadth of knowledge while advising her clients in various industries. Industry experience includes manufacturing, distribution, import/export, automotive, information technology, real estate, financial institutions, resource, pharmaceutical, legal and medical professional, and service industries. Her client base mainly comprised of companies carrying on business and investments in Canada and internationally, their shareholders, as well as high net worth individuals.

Joining GCSE in 2019, Abigail provides value-added tax and business advisory services to clients of the firm.

Abigail is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and former tutor at the CPA’s In-Depth Tax Course. She is a frequent speaker at tax conferences and contributing editor of various tax and business publications. She also acted as president of her high school alumnae, and mentor for graduating students at the University of Toronto.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and various activities in town.



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Vivian Leung


Vivian graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Administrative Studies. She joined GCSE LLP in 2013 after working in an international CA firm for six years. She obtained her CA designation in 2010. Vivian has over 10 years of experience in the accounting industry. She has served clients in various sectors including manufacturing, real estate, professionals, automotive, wholesale, retail, insurance, financial and not-for-profit organizations.

In her spare time, Vivian enjoys outdoor activities such as running, hiking and water sports. She also loves to spend time with her family and furry friends.



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Robyn Libin


Robyn Libin is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 10 years of experience in public accounting and taxation. Robyn is a specialist in GCSE’s tax department with a focus on minimizing the taxation of individuals and privately held businesses in a wide range of industries. She regularly and successfully works with the Canada Revenue Agency to resolve client objections, manage appeals, and present voluntary disclosures.

Robyn graduated from Western University with an Honours in Business Administration from the Ivey Business School. She obtained her CA designation in 2008 and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation. She successfully completed all three levels of CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course.

Outside of work, Robyn enjoys healthy cooking, fitness and spending time with her family.



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Tess Liu


Tess is a CPA, CA. She obtained her designation in 2011 after earning the degree of Master of Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA) from University of Toronto. She has over eight years’ experience in public accounting service and focuses on providing comprehensive accounting and tax services to small and mid-size business, in various industries, including real estate, manufacturing and retail. Tess specializes in taxation, both income tax and sales tax. She completed CA’s In-depth tax course level I, II and III, and HST In-depth tax level I.

In her spare time Tess enjoys reading and snowboarding



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Ernest Lung


Ernest is a CPA, CA and joined GCSE in 1997 after having spent seven years with another local public accounting firm. Ernest has extensive experience working on assignments in accounting, corporate and personal taxation and financial management. His clients consists primarily of manufacturing companies, retail and whole sales businesses, investment holdings, real estate rental and development corporations and joint ventures. Ernest has built successful relationships with his clients because he loves what he does – he spends time to provide technically correct advice in a timely manner.

In his spare time, Ernest volunteers as an assistant treasurer and Sunday school teacher in a local Baptist church. Ernest’s personal interests include travelling and camping with his family.



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Kathleen Pimentel

Kathleen graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.  In 2012 she joined GCSE LLP as a Co-op student completing three work terms before joining the full time staff in 2015.  Kathleen’s focus is in personal taxation, assurance and accounting and taxation for privately held business in a variety of sectors including legal and medical professional corporations, real estate, manufacturing, retail and not-for-profit organizations.  She is an active member of GCSE’s Campus Recruiting Team and Social Committee.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing sports, binge watching Netflix and spending time with friends and family.



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Jon Roth

Associate Partner

Jon has been providing accounting, assurance and tax services for owner-managed businesses for over 20 years. His client base over the years has ranged from owner managed consulting businesses to closely held public companies. This client base has held Jon’s interest throughout his career. There is great satisfaction in working with entrepreneurs and playing a part in the success of their business.

Jon’s approach combines solid technical knowledge and practical solutions to each client’s individual situation. These solutions provide strategies for tax minimization and wealth preservation for corporate groups, families and individuals.

Jon also enjoys mentoring new staff and derives great satisfaction in watching the staff develop into the next generation of accountants.



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Albert Silver


Albert obtained his professional Accounting Designation while employed by a medium size public accounting firm. Shortly thereafter, the firm merged with a national firm, allowing him a wide variety of accounting, income tax and audit experience with owner-managed client businesses.

He accepted the position of Controller at one of the firm’s clients, a growing land development corporation, a position that he held for ten years.

Subsequently, Albert worked for several of the GCSE LLP predecessor accounting firms, the last of which, in 1993, re-organized and resulted in the formation of Green Chencinski Starkman Eles LLP. His primary area of work focuses on accounting and income tax matters related to real-estate investment and land development.

Each fall, he attends the Education Consortium series of courses geared to the professional in order to remain up to date on current accounting and income tax matters.



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Rebecca Song

Senior Manager

Specializing in accounting, tax compliance and advisory services for privately owned businesses, Rebecca consistently demonstrates an in-depth understanding of their needs.

She works with clients in various industries including manufacturing, real estate, professionals, retail, information technology and the not-for-profit sector.

Prior to joining GCSE in 2013, she worked as a manager in a mid-size accounting firm.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies and being with her family.



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Mark Tang

Associate Partner

Mark specializes in providing tax advisory, tax compliance and accounting services to private owner-managed businesses and their families.  He offers valuable insight and guidance to his clients in organizing their affairs in a tax-efficient manner throughout the business’ life cycle.  Mark regularly advises on matters including estate and succession planning, compensation strategies and can assist in resolving disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Prior to joining GCSE, Mark had his own accounting and tax practice working primarily with entrepreneurs and small businesses. He started his career in 2007 at a local accounting firm before joining a national accounting firm where he focused on tax for private enterprises as a Senior Tax Manager.  Mark is committed to providing exemplary service to his clients.

Mark is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and has completed all 3 levels of CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course.  He is a facilitator with the In-Depth Tax Program and has also instructed CPA students with the tax modules for CPA Ontario.

Outside of the office, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters.  He is an avid sports fan and closely follows the Raptors, Blue Jays and the Green Bay Packers.



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Ronald Tiemens

Associate Partner

Having been involved with GCSE since the beginning, Ron’s role in client relations is quite broad. His knowledge, skills, and ongoing involvement in follow ups with the CRA contributes strongly to our work on financial statement and tax return preparation.

He works extensively with businesses in the manufacturing, distribution, real estate, professional and service industries and is also involved with clients that have extensive investment portfolios.

In his spare time, Ron keeps himself active by participating in a volleyball league, and collects “Coke”™ memorabilia.



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Valerie Tung

Director of Tax

As our Director of Tax, Valerie’s practice focuses on tax planning for high net-worth individuals and privately owned businesses, where she provides helpful and timely advice.

Prior to joining GCSE, she was a principal at a Big-Four accounting firm and gained experience in various industries, including manufacturing, real estate, professionals, not-for-profits and insurance. She has extensive experience dealing with international issues, corporate reorganizations, estate planning and negotiations with the CRA.

An avid reader and theatre goer, she also loves travelling the world in her spare time.



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Quyen Vu

Senior Manager

Quyen Vu is a Chartered Professional Accountant who joined GCSE LLP in the winter of 1996. Her work primarily focuses on accounting, taxation compliance and advisory services for privately owned businesses. She is experienced with a variety of industries including manufacturing, real estate, professionals, retail and the non-profit sector. Part of her role at GCSE LLP is to assist with Quality Control and ensure that the high standards of the firm are maintained.

In her spare time, she enjoys doing puzzles, reading, traveling, gardening, watching DVDs and spending time with friends and family.



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Vianna Zanuldin

Director of Human Resources

Vianna is currently the Director of Human Resources for GCSE LLP. She has more than 18 years of experience in the HR space encompassing all aspects of human resources. Vianna focuses on HR as a strategic business partner, helping companies grow. She has served in HR management and leadership roles in a variety of industries including consulting and hospitality/travel.

Vianna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Stern School of Business. In her free time, Vianna enjoys travelling and discovering new destinations with her daughter.



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IIana Zeidel

Senior Manager

After many years serving clients in the privately-owned business sector at national and mid-sized accounting firms, IIana joined GCSE in 2015. Specializing in tax, she brings incredible focus and attention to detail in seeking solutions to her clients’ tax compliance and planning needs.

IIana graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and has completed levels 1, 2 and 3 of CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course.

In her spare time she enjoys music, playing tennis, travelling and spending time with her family.



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Miranda Zhang


Miranda graduated from University of Toronto with a Masters of Management and Professional Accounting in 2013. She joined GCSE in 2012 as a co-op student and became a full time staff in 2013. In 2016, Miranda obtained her CPA, CA designation.

Miranda’s focus is in personal taxation and accounting and assurance for private enterprises in various industries, such as legal and medical professional corporations, manufacturing, retail and not-for-profit organizations.

Miranda loves traveling, drawing and taking care of her orchid flowers. She has more than 20 orchids at home.



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Going Above the Bottom Line

Going Above the Bottom Line

We understand how difficult it is to run a business, especially when it comes to keeping track of financial information. This is especially true for small business owners, who frequently have to do it all. But whether you’re a business owner, manager, or family owned enterprise, GCSE is here to share our knowledge and expertise.

Here’s our full service offering and some of the industries we serve. This should give you a better sense of exactly how we can help you run your business.

Accounting and Assurance

Our auditing and assurance services are designed to deliver value beyond balancing books. We always ask ourselves – what else can we bring to this client or this assignment?

First, we identify your unique needs, then work with you to provide a tailored approach. In many cases, we’ll also bring our tax expertise or business advisory skills to the fore to provide a full-service solution.

Whether it’s a family-owned business looking for assistance with their accounting needs, or a company seeking an auditor, we have the understanding and expertise to handle the job.

Tax Planning and Compliance

At GCSE, we’re especially proud of our expertise in tax matters. From our partners and senior management to our front-line staff, we take care of your most pressing tax needs. We also produce a highly-acclaimed tax publication, In Touch with Tax.

Our tax expertise encompasses a wide range of services, including:

  • Preparation of corporate, personal and trust tax returns
  • All aspects of integrated corporate and personal tax planning, especially for the family owned enterprise, including estate planning for the owner/manager
  • Planning for the structuring of transactions such as the purchase or sale of a business, and restructurings such as re-financing and creditor arrangements
  • General tax compliance issues, including dealing and negotiating with the Canada Revenue Agency on behalf of clients
  • Advising on international and public company transactions, including planning for inbound and outbound investments
  • Dealing with all aspects of commodity taxes, especially the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

Personal Tax

It goes without saying that personal tax is a major part of our practice, so we make sure to apply our hands-on approach to this delicate matter with the deftest of touches. We prepare the returns for virtually all of our corporate and business clients’ owners and family members, as well as many annual individual clients for whom we primarily provide return preparation and related functions.

Our personal tax practice includes returns for non-resident individuals with Canadian tax reporting requirements, and we also prepare U.S. returns for Canadians with U.S. tax filing requirements. This can include returns for an entire group or class of individuals of an organization. Since these matters call for thoroughness, we always pursue necessary follow ups with the Canada Revenue Agency, either on initial review or subsequent reassessment.

Accountants tend to be swamped in April, so generally people don’t contact them around that time. While our personal tax practice has been growing every year, almost exclusively thanks to word of mouth referrals, we can always handle more because of the efficient way we operate during this hectic season. Not only is it good business, but it helps keep stress levels down and office morale up.

Business Advisory

As your trusted business advisor, your financial well-being is our priority. Because we understand what creates success for a business and what causes it to underperform, we offer all our clients business insights tailored to their specific needs.

This includes helping businesses expand through acquisition or internal growth, or perhaps divest themselves of an unprofitable division or product line. We also prepare financial forecasts and projections for a business plan, and prepare a valuation report for any one of several reasons. These could include the purchase or sale of a business or division, a litigation (perhaps family law) matter, a reorganization for income tax or business purposes or planning in the context of a family owned enterprise.

All that to say, we’re here to ensure your financial wellbeing.

Due Diligence

In a commercial context, due diligence is the process of determining that information and representations are accurate prior to signing a contract.

At GCSE we have taken the “art” of due diligence to a new level. We do not simply check for numbers and documents, but strive to truly understand the core of every business. What makes it successful? What critical areas could adversely affect it? This in-depth and personalized approach is vital, especially when preparing or reviewing management prepared business forecasts.

Whether working with a financial institution, lawyer or principal investor or purchaser, we provide this service to the small and mid-market business sector, whether for a private owner managed business or for a public company.

To get a sense of our experience in this field, here’s a brief sample of some of the transactions we have been involved in:

  • Two separate private placements in publicly traded food processing and distribution companies
  • Outright purchase of the major machine shop and fabrication division of a large multinational corporation
  • Equity and subordinated debt investment in beverage operation, followed-up with subsequent merger with a second beverage processor
  • Equity and subordinated debt investment in companies in the following industries:
    • Foundry operations
    • Manufacturer and distributor of packaging and storage products
    • Photo-finishing lab
    • Glass and plastic recycling

Real Estate

GCSE’s strength in the real estate industry comes in large part from founding partner Robert Green, and his 40 years’ experience in accounting and real estate. This background, combined with our tax expertise, allows us to provide the right answers.

So whether an investor or owner/manager requires assistance in analysing an existing or prospective deal, or seeks advice in connection to purchasing or selling a property or project, rest assured we will work diligently to assist with these delicate matters.

Medical Professionals

Medical professionals, such as doctors and dentists, enjoy income splitting opportunities unique to their profession. We’re well-suited to help them manage these specific factors, as well as tackle the same business and investment challenges shared by our other clients.

With the changes that have expanded the tax benefits of incorporation for medical professionals, we’re poised to assist our medical professional clients in navigating the tax planning opportunities and ownership options available.

In addition, lower corporate tax rates will present an opportunity for doctors or dentists to accumulate more investment assets in a company. This makes our investment accounting and tax services all the more useful.

Investors and Wealth Management

Many of our clients have accumulated significant wealth (or aspire to do so).

To meet the growing demand from our clients for financial planning and investment management, we provide estate, wealth and preservation planning, which includes reorganizing the way assets are held.

While we don’t consider ourselves investment advisors, as we refrain from recommending specific publicly traded stocks, we’re well positioned to analyse, compare and provide our expertise on investments, most notably real estate. This includes the economic and tax consequences of any given investment opportunity.

When it comes to wealth management, our goal is to help our clients achieve success by providing professional, straightforward, and unbiased advice.

Not-for-Profits and Charities

Some may think not-for-profit organizations have less pressing needs for our services. However, they’re still the custodians of assets, whether received as donations, grants or some other form of fundraising, and are accountable to government authorities, donors and other stakeholders.

Since they have an obligation to maximize these assets in pursuit of the public good, our role is to provide credibility to an organization’s financial information through the audit process, as communicated in the auditors’ report.

Because of this, our not-for-profit clients can expect the same level of expertise and commitment to the financial health of their organization as we offer to our profit oriented clients.


Join the GCSE Family

When you choose to work at GCSE, you can be confident that you’re joining a vibrant and dynamic team that’s committed to growing with you.

Whether you’re a veteran or a relative newcomer to the profession, the ability to learn, get the job done, and communicate effectively are key. Specific experience and knowledge within our core disciplines, such as accounting standards, tax, bookkeeping and proficiency with standard business software, is, of course, a must.

If you are interested in joining our team, we encourage you to send your resume to We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those being considered for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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