Brian is a Partner in the Saskatoon office. He has over 20 years of valuable experience in public practice with accounting firms in Saskatoon and Winnipeg. Brian specializes in providing assurance, financial reporting and advisory services to his clients.
Brian is committed to exceeding the expectations of his clients by providing them with customized advice and solutions that meet their unique needs. His extensive technical knowledge and industry experience with both private and public companies make him a great asset to the Assurance Team. He has worked with clients in diverse industries including health care, school divisions, mining, manufacturing, retail, transportation, financial institutions, automotive dealerships and not-for-profit organizations. He is a leader in the technical expertise of the financial reporting frameworks most frequently used in Canada today, including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) and Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO) and has assisted numerous clients with these standards. Brian holds a comprehensive licence with CPA Saskatchewan, allowing him to sign off on compilation, review and audit engagements.
He is a member of the firm's Audit Services Group and Chair of the Best Practices Committee, as well as a member of the Allinial Global Canadian National Standards Group. He has also provided support to the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada as a technical expert in Assurance and Financial Reporting, including marking the national exam, the Common Final Evaluation (CFE), for 14 years. Brian received the George Baxter Award for Excellence from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan in 2008 for excellence in professional, charitable, and community involvement. In 2016, Brian was a presenter at The Summit, a gathering of Allinial Global professionals from across North America. In addition, he was invited to participate in CPA Canada’s NPO Symposium, as an experienced professional in servicing the needs of not-for-profit organizations. Brian is a regular presenter at the firm's NPO Breakfast series.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys supporting his two girls' musical endeavors in piano, voice, violin and cello. He also enjoys golf more than it enjoys him. He currently serves as a Board member of the Saskatoon Airport Authority.