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From the ground up, Welch has the in-house expertise to support you and your business. Our focus is on the preservation of your company’s financial well-being through tax efficient structures and sound planning for you and your business. Our goal is to share our experience, so you have more insight into running your business. Our comprehensive Welch brand family includes Welch Risk Advisory, Welch Family Wealth Advisory, Elevate by Welch, and Welch Capital Partners. Whether you need tax and audit services, group structuring, or advice on investment capital, succession planning, and retirement planning, each member of our team is always willing to go the extra mile to reach your goals.

Whether your business is in its early stages, or you’re looking to exit, our team at Welch is full lifecycle in our support of your business in all things financial, accounting, tax, and advisory. As a member of BKR International, Welch has access to extensive resources and professional expertise to help you do business beyond our borders. This allows us to remain a local firm, dedicated to our community, while giving us a global reach to help you with any cross-border or international business issues you may be facing.

The ever-changing world of the construction industry can be challenging. You are balancing finding new opportunities for growth, managing financial risks, controlling costs, and working to attract skilled labour. Each one of our team members is an expert in their field, allowing us to provide you with a comprehensive and holistic view of your business so that we can work with you to plan for your success.

Established in 1918, Welch LLP has been delivering quality service for over a century. Welch has decades of experience helping clients in the construction industry. Whether interpreting new approaches to regulatory requirements or managing your financial risks, we have solutions for everything in between to suit your needs and allow you to focus on what you really love to do. Just think of Welch as an extension of your team - your success is our goal.

What Welch Can Do For You

Tax

  • Accounting and tax treatment of holdbacks
  • Equipment – tax vs. accounting treatment
  • Tax planning

Financial Statements

  • Net worth statements
  • Financial forecasts and budgets
  • Annual financial statements
  • Depreciation of equipment

Business Advisory

  • Revenue recognition policies
  • Implication of offices in different provinces
  • Review arrangements with trades
  • Special project corporations or joint ventures
  • Employee benefit plan review, design & implementation
  • WSIB reviews

Meet Our Team Leaders

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Peter Berry, CPA, CA, TEP

Partner

Peter is an audit and accounting Partner and the firm’s construction and real estate industry group leader. He works with many real estate developers and commercial property managers and provides clients with an integrated approach to their accounting and tax needs, optimizing the big picture of a client situation. Peter also works with many family businesses in the area of succession and transition planning. As well as advising clients through estate planning and estate administration.

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Mona Tessier, CPA, CA

Partner

Mona has been with Welch LLP since 1997 and was made a partner in 2021. Her public accounting background before then included four years as an Auditing and Accounting Manager and GST specialist at BDO Dunwoody plus an additional 8 years at a small local accounting firm. Mona received her CA designation in 1990. In her current role at Welch LLP, Mona provides indirect and payroll tax advice to her clients in various industries. Mona has worked on indirect tax reviews for several national and Ottawa based not-for-profit organizations as well as some for profit organizations.

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Joshua Smith, CPA, CA

Partner

Joshua Smith is the partner who leads the business incentives practice at Welch LLP, a group focused on maximizing cash flows for clients through the use of Scientific Research and Experimental Development, Ontario Interactive Digital Media and other tax credit claims as well as other business incentives. Joshua is also the leader of the health specialists team at Welch, a group focused on providing proactive tax minimization strategies, corporate structuring and succession planning to doctors and other medical practitioners across all specialties. This group focuses on providing full service solutions to medical practitioners, allowing the medical practitioners to focus on the services they provide.

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Matt Mersereau, CPA, CA

Partner

Matt has over 20 years of experience in providing assurance and business advisory services to owner managed businesses and not-for-profit organizations, specializing in the manufacturing, real estate and construction industries. Matt leverages his extensive experience to help provide innovative solutions to his clients, to enhance their ability to grow and navigate the ever evolving tax and financial reporting landscape. Matt received his CPA designation in 2007. Prior to joining Welch, Matt was a partner at a national accounting firm, and has previous experience working with an international firm. Matt’s experience includes facilitating internal training and development courses, as well as evaluating and enhancing assurance methodology, and developing internal training courses.

Hear from Our Clients

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Chasity Chadwick

Controller

Ark Construction LTD.

“Ark Construction Ltd. has been a Welch Client for more than 5 years. My company required tax planning for multiple family owned companies. We chose Welch because they are highly recognized in our industry and came highly recommended from other business owners in the community. Welch is also a well-known, trusted accounting company, as recognized by CRA. Our experience with Welch has been a smooth and easy-to-understand streamline of tax planning between all family-owned companies.”

 

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The ever changing world of the construction industry can be challenging. You are balancing finding new opportunities for growth, managing financial risks, controlling costs, and working to attract skilled labour.

Welch has decades of experience helping clients in the construction industry. Whether interpreting new approaches to regulatory requirements or managing your financial risks, we have solutions for everything in between to suit your needs and allow you to focus on what you really love to do. We offer a full range of services including:

Tax

  • Accounting and tax treatment of holdbacks
  • Equipment – tax vs. accounting treatment
  • Tax planning

Tax

Financial Statements

Financial Statements

  • Net worth statements
  • Financial forecasts and budgets
  • Annual financial statements
  • Depreciation of equipment

Business Advisory

  • Revenue recognition policies
  • Implication of offices in different provinces
  • Review arrangements with trades
  • Special project corporations or joint ventures
  • Employee benefit plan review, design & implementation
  • WSIB reviews

Business Advisory

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