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Meet our Team

Partners & Principals

MICHAEL J. TODARY, CPA, CA, CPA (MA)

Michael is a licensed CPA, CA in Ontario and Quebec, and a US CPA (MA), he began his career over 19 years ago at Ernst & Young LLP and later joined KPMG, going on to found his own firm. Michael possesses extensive experience in accounting, tax strategy and Audit, in servicing small to medium-sized enterprises and high net worth individuals in various industries. He specializes in proven tax planning strategies for businesses, including corporate reorganization to reach ultimate tax savings; Michael is a trusted vital member of his clients’ team, helping them minimize tax liabilities in Canada and internationally as well as improve their business profitability.

ASHOK KHANDELWAL, CPA, CA, CPA(CO)

Ashok Khandelwal, CPA, CA, CPA (Co) brings over 25 years of experience. Ashok provides small-medium enterprises with innovative tax and sound business advice that translate into bottom line savings. He specializes in tax planning, consulting on estates and trusts and corporate reorganizations. Having serviced a variety of industries, Ashok has a vast scope of experience, which will be beneficial to our clients. His responsiveness helps our clients feel at ease with complicated financial issues.

DAVID STEINGART, CPA, CA

David Steingart is a CPA, CA. He started his career in the 70s, in 1980 he became a partner in a small public accounting firm and soon after building his own practice servicing a wide range of clients from personal to small and medium sized enterprises in various industries. He gained a wide range of knowledge through his many years in the field. He sits as a board member and Finance Chair for a prominent private school in Toronto, and as a Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for an Ontario political riding and served as Treasurer for a condominium corporation for many years.

JOHN R MOTT, CPA, CA, CPA (IL)

John has 30 years of experience as an income tax specialist. In 1994, he started a public accounting practice based in Toronto providing tax, accounting and advisory services to individuals and businesses. John’s areas of specialty include tax, accounting and start-up consulting to independent contractors and knowledge-based small businesses; estate and retirement planning; international & cross-border taxation; and tax reporting for investment funds. Prior to opening his practice in 1994, John was a senior tax manager with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young.

WILLIAM SKJELMOSE BA, CPA (CA)

William BA, CPA (CA) is an associate and senior advisor to clients and plays an important role in helping to resolve their complex business issues. William has over 30 years of experience in public accounting and is today part of the firm’s management at Barrie office. He provides business advisory and tax planning services to a variety of owner-managed business clients.  As a result of his many years of experience, William has an extensive knowledge in health care professional sector.  Away from the office, William enjoys golfing and sailing.

 

Professionals

JAMES GRAHAM, CPA, CGA

Senior Manager

James is a member of the Ontario and BC Institutes of Chartered Professional Accountants. He has worked in public accounting in both BC and Ontario for many years.  For 17 years, James has been a Director of Finance for The Canadian Stage Company, one of Toronto’s largest not-for-profit theatre companies. James was a member of the board of directors for 6 years at The Theatre Centre in Toronto and is currently a board member of PAONE (Professional Arts Organizations Network for Education).

SAMANTHA FOSTER, CPA, CA

Senior Manager

Samantha has extensive years of experience with a variety of mid-size clients, including manufacturing, retail, and automotive dealerships. She specializes in audits, review engagements, compilations, and corporate tax returns. She supports her clients in today’s challenging reporting and tax environments to ensure their continued growth.

JEANNE TRAN, CPA, CGA

Senior Manager

Jeanne has more than 20 years in public accounting, practicing mainly in the areas of personal, trust and corporate taxation. Her clients include individuals and corporations in a broad range of fields and industries including high net worth individuals, professional corporations, non-resident corporations, investment holding companies, limited partnerships and mutual funds. Jeanne specializes in US personal tax preparation. She also possesses expertise in accounting and unitholder taxation for investment funds.  Jeanne brings a high level of professionalism and dedication to all of her work.

JUDY CORNWELL, MBA

Senior Manager

Judy is a business graduate from Australia who began her career as an auditor with the Queensland Auditor General. At some point she was seduced by IT and progressed through that field, first in Australia and then later in Canada. After earning an MBA at the University of Toronto, she re-entered the accounting profession as an office manager for John R Mott, Chartered Accountant. Her knack for systems led naturally to managing the personal tax department. In so doing, she developed an expertise in personal taxation.

ALICE FONG, CPA, CGA

Manager

Alice has over 20 years of experience with owner-managed businesses. She provides assurance, personal and corporate tax planning and tax compliance to a wide variety of clients. Alice is known to go to great lengths to meet the needs of her clients. A strategic and analytical thinker, she adds value to businesses, helping them grow to reach their full potential. Alice brings to the firm quality work, high level of customer service, and a strong desire to exceed client expectations.

ELAINE REBIDOUX, CPA, CMA

Manager

Elaine is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Certified Management Accounting designation. Elaine graduated with honours from Georgian College with a Business Administration Accounting diploma. She provides accounting, financial reporting services to the firm’s owner-manager clientele, specializing in medical practices, legal practices, and construction industry.

NATALIA SHPIN, CPA, CGA

Senior Accountant

Natalia has over 10 years of experience in public accounting. She has accounting, taxation, and audit expertise. She provides accounting and tax services to owners-managed businesses in various industries such as real estate, investment funds, not-for-profit organizations and professional services. Natalia’s attention to detail and accountability brings added value for each of her clients.

TASHANA NOBLE

Senior Accountant

Tashana is a CPA candidate with more than 10 years in public accounting. She has extensive experience in personal taxation for clients working in the medical, legal and investment banking fields. Her corporate work focuses mainly on accounting compilations and corporate tax return preparation for professional corporations, knowledge-based small business and investment holding companies. Tashana specializes in estates and trusts (including court-form accounting) and tax reporting for non-resident real property owners. All of Tashana’s clients benefit from her close attention to detail and her pursuit of excellence in all that she does.

FERN CHANG, CPA, CGA

Staff Accountant

Fern is a newly minted CPA and a seasoned accountant who has gained most of her accounting experience at a large petroleum company in China. She is a relatively new member of our team who brings a buoyant attitude and an enviable work ethic to everything she tackles. She performs accounting compilations and tax return preparation for diverse and growing portfolio of personal and corporate clients.

SUMMER WEI

Staff Accountant

Summer joined KT Partners in 2014; she is a CPA Candidate with three years of staff accounting experience. She currently focuses on personal and corporate income tax as well as bookkeeping and full cycle accounting services for corporations, notice to reader, HST calculation, payroll and payroll remittance. Summer’s high drive and attention to detail allows her to review and audit financial report carefully. Her dedication makes her a definite asset to her clients.

MARIEA EXTAVOUR

Staff Accountant

Mariea has more than ten years of experience. She has mastered the precision of bookkeeping and administration function throughout her years of experience. Her strongest strengths are the accountability and errorless data processing.

 

KIRTI PAL SINGH KALRA

Staff Accountant

Kirti enjoys assisting clients in many areas including auditing, accounting, corporate taxation & personal taxation. He has a close working relationship in sectors including professional legal services, financial services, real estate development, software development and educational services. Kirti Pal Singh Kalra holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Symbiosis International University and is currently a student at CPA Ontario.

PRINCE GABBY DIMUDE

Staff Accountant

Prince joined KT Partners after working with Intuit, Canada. He graduated from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Prince also holds a Post Graduate certificate in Accounting from Seneca College. He is currently pursuing the CPA designation and keen on helping KT’s clients with their Accounting and tax returns. Outside of work, he enjoys exploring new cities.

HAFSA ISLAM

Staff Accountant

Hafsa is an accounting graduate from Seneca College and a CPA candidate. After 3 years in public accounting, Hafsa has gained experience in accounting compilations for a variety of corporate clients and tax return preparation of varying degrees of complexity for a diverse clientele of individuals, trusts and corporations. Hafsa takes a keen interest in all of her assignments and has an enviable ability to quickly master new subject areas.

EBRAHIM SURTI, CA (ICAI)

Staff Accountant

Ebrahim is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1992. He developed his accounting experience with the Indian subsidiaries of multinational corporations including Pfizer, Reuters, A.P. Moller Maersk and Thomson Reuters. In his most senior roles, he handled the corporate tax function for India and other South Asian countries. Since moving to Canada in 2010, Ebrahim has focused his learning and experience in Canadian personal taxation. Ebrahim brings mature competence and irrepressible energy to every client file.

PRERNA KHANDELWAL

Accounting Technician

Prerna graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in accounting. Prerna has 15+ years’ experience in bookkeeping and maintaining financial records. Prerna brings perfect fit to the mid- size market and Owner-Manager operated companies. The firm is consistently impressed with the quality of work from Prerna and have been always complemented by clients for accuracy and quick turnaround.

MARIA DEL BELLO

Administrative Liaison & Projects

Maria joined our team in 2014 and through her dedication, and organizational skills she helped ensure completion of the construction project of our state of the art offices. She also brought a wide range of administrative and HR management tools. A definite Liaison to KT Partners. Maria is most liked for her welcoming and helpful attitude. Everyone who comes in contact with her truly appreciate her desire to help.

GISELLE M. DASILVA

Administrative Assistant

Giselle is one our of Administrative assistant who will greet you at the door or on the phone with a smile. She can assist you with any requests you may have. Her ultimate goal is to ensure that her assistance provides each and every costumer with an enjoyable experience. Her generosity was extended to volunteering at various schools within the Peel region.

 

JENNIFER DENNIS

Administrative Assistant

Jennifer is a long-serving member of the team. She has supported the firm’s day-to-day administration, managing multiple tasks along with providing client services. As administrative assistant, Jennifer is a highly competent, motivated and enthusiastic member of the team. Jennifer has undergone personal income tax course and is proficient in preparing tax returns for individuals.

CONSTANCE OKORO

Administrative Assistant

Constance possesses a bachelor’s degree in accounting and post-grad training in international business and human resources. She currently provides vital administrative services in the Toronto office that bring her in constant contact with clients and staff.

 

MARCIA CASTLE

Administrative Assistant

Marcia manages the day-to-day administrative tasks of a Barrie office. Her responsibilities include bookkeeping and reception duties. Marcia has undergone individual tax return preparation course and assists in preparing tax returns.