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Michelle Martin CPA, CA | CPA (California)

“I’ve been an accounting and finance specialist for many years, across a variety of sectors in the international corporate world. Taking all the expertise and experience I’ve built, I decided to start my own firm so I could shift from a distant-feeling business-to-business approach to a more personal advisor-to-client relationship that lets me engage and work with business owners to really address their specific requirements. I’ve also had the privilege of assembling a team of professionals who are driven by the same ideals.”
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Michelle has over 20 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant in Canada, and more than 15 years as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the United States. She is fluent in both English and French, and is proud to serve her clients in the language of their choice. She articled at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Montreal and then worked in Internal Audit for Canadian Pacific Ltd. before moving to California, U.S.A., where she worked in Corporate Finance for several high-tech companies, such as Cisco Systems Inc. Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in corporate business processes; financial reporting; Canadian, Quebec and U.S. personal taxes; and Canadian corporate taxes. Michelle has a Bachelor’s of Commerce from Concordia University and a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from McGill. She obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 1992 and her Certified Public Accountant designation in 1996. Michelle is also a former Board of Director for the Orleans Chamber of Commerce and continues to be actively involved in this organization.
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David Harmer CPA, CGA | Manager, Accounting and Tax Services

“I’ve been heavily involved in business and sales for quite a few years, and I can say that real success comes from taking a hands-on and engaged approach to client services. You have to know your client and their business in order to be truly effective.”
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David has been a key member of the team for four years. With over 15 years of experience in Manufacturing and Sales in the leather and textiles industry, he brings a deep understanding of and perspective on business and corporate requirements and planning. He has spent the last six years working as a staff accountant and is in his final year of studies to obtain his Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation. David is the firm’s expert in various accounting systems software, HST filings, and many other areas of accounting and tax services. David has a Bachelor of Commerce from Laurentian University and a Business Accounting Degree (2008) from Mohawk College in Hamilton. He was the Orleans Festival Treasurer in 2012, and is the Chairperson and member of the board for the Orleans Festival in 2013 and 2014.
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Percy Chohan HBComm | Staff Accountant

“A big factor in my decision to be a part of the team here was how the firm approaches financial and tax services. It can be easy for some accounting and tax companies to see a client as a corporation or file reference, but I wanted to work with a focused group of people who work closely with their clients to understand and plan for a business’s unique needs. That's exactly how this firm works.”
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New to the firm, Percy is a fresh talent and a welcome member of our team. Although presented with a number of opportunities, he chose to apply and hone his skills at a firm as part of a client-focused group of driven professionals. Percy graduated with honours from the University of Ottawa, receiving a Bachelor of Commerce with a Specialization in Accounting and has started the process of obtaining his CA designation. Along with his knowledge of accounting, he also brings with him many years of service experience from the demanding golf industry, and understands the importance of building and maintaining strong client relationships. He is actively involved in the community, volunteering his time to the Gloucester Cumberland Basketball Association as a league convenor and basketball coach. Additionally, he has recently joined the organizing committee for the Orleans Festival, taking on the position of Treasurer. In his spare time, Percy enjoys keeping active by participating in a variety of recreational activities with friends and family. If he’s not at the office, you’ll most likely find him perfecting his skills on the golf course, volleyball court, or ice rink.
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Voula Barlas | Bookkeeper and Payroll Specialist

“We at Michelle Martin CA Professional Corporation pride ourselves on our professionalism and the high quality of our service. Not only that, but we work with our clients, not just for them – it’s a vital distinction and can make all the difference. We truly have a dynamic team here.”
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Voula has been with the firm for five years, and brings with her a wealth of bookkeeping and payroll experience. She has worked in the insurance industry and the public service sector, and that has given her a broad knowledge of business and financial environments. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and desire to work closely with her clients make her a valued part of our team. Voula is fluent in English, French and Greek. She obtained her Diploma in Business Administration from Vanier College and has a Certificate in Management from McGill University.
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Louise Leduc | Office Manager

“Our clients are fantastic to work with, and as a frequent point of contact with them, it’s easy to tell that our personal and engaged work ethic here really strikes a chord. It’s a pleasure to help manage and coordinate such a professional and well-thought-of team of experts.”
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Louise has been with the firm for three years, and has over 25 years of experience in office administration within the public and private sectors. She is fluent in English and French, and is happy to serve our firm’s clients in their preferred language. Her easy-going professionalism and warm service is often the foundation or first impression of the firm's client-centric approach. Louise received her Business Management Diploma from Concordia University.
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