Derrick graduated from Brock University in 2000 with a Bachelor in Accounting. He started as a co-op student at Smith Nixon LLP, focusing on owner/managed enterprises and not-for-profit enterprises. Through his extensive experience, Derrick developed a passion working with those working in their organization. The drive and vision these individuals had was not only a learning experience, but also inspired Derrick as he grew to love helping individuals grow and develop their enterprise- through either tax compliance and/or planning, financial and operational consulting, working with other advisors, or just developing working relationships with great people.
Derricks experience is with privately owned clients in a number of industries – construction, manufacturing, transportation, IT, architecture, engineering, advertising, and interior design. He has worked with national charities and NPO’s as well as local entities. He also has experience with assisting clients through tax reorganizations, sell side due diligence, and indirect and corporate tax audits in addition to overseeing audits and reviews.
Bachelor of Accounting, Brock University
Owner/Managed enterprises assurance and advisory, Virtual Accounting Office, Not-for-Profit Assurance and Advisor, Start-up Enterprises, Corporate and NPO tax compliance
Favourite quote/Words of Wisdom
Measure twice, cut once.
Etobicoke Ringette Association coach
Obstacle races (Tough Mudder), running and cycling, cooking and entertaining
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Tragically Hip, Sloan, Trews, Stumbellas with some Pearl Jam and NIN thrown in
Most memorable vacation
Honeymoon in Nicaragua and Costa Rica
Last of the Mohicans
Personal accomplishment/most proud of?
My family and becoming a CPA