Richard joined Deeth & Co. LLP in January 2014 with over 35 years of public accounting experience. He graduated from the University of Waterloo where he earned an Honours Bachelor of Math (Co-op Chartered Accountant) degree. While studying Math he took 16 computer science courses. This combination of accounting and computer science provided him with strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Richard co-founded a small public accounting firm with John Sidler and played a critical role growing the firm from 4 to over 40 people. Richard’s vision in the mid 90’s formed the foundation of the IT consulting arm of the firm providing services to private and public enterprises across the country.
Richard needed a new challenge. He saw the opportunity at Deeth & Co. LLP to move away from a role that was focused on administration, and return to a more hands-on role delivering client service, his first passion.
Richard views the clients as central to the firm and is committed to building a strong, unified team to service them.
In his spare time, Richard enjoys home renovation projects and is an active golfer and curler at the Mississauga Golf and Country Club.
Steve joined Deeth & Co. LLP in 1978 to practice public accounting with his father and Ed. It has been a most rewarding and fun experience. Over this 35 year period, he has built many long lasting relationships with clients and colleagues.
Steve combines his strong analytical skills and extensive knowledge base with an easy going manner in his work with his clients. Making complex issues understandable is one of Steve’s key strengths.
His primary areas of interest include assurance, tax, and business advisory services to the owner-managed business. He also has extensive knowledge in the areas of personal tax, corporate tax and estate planning.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto, Ed joined a national accounting firm to get some practical experience in the world of business. Having earned his CA designation in 1972 he decided that he really enjoyed public accounting, but wanted the more hands-on approach that a smaller firm could provide. Deeth & Co. LLP proved to be the perfect place, and Ed has been a partner since 1977.
Having worked with many clients in a wide variety of businesses, Ed understands the problems that business owners face. He is firmly committed to working with the team at Deeth & Co. LLP to solve those problems and to help clients build better businesses.
After receiving a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Manitoba, Merrilee joined a mid-size regional firm and earned her CA designation in 2003. During this time, she gained excellent experience working with companies and individuals operating in industries including professional corporations (medical and legal), manufacturing, film, and not-for-profits.
She left Winnipeg and moved to Toronto in 2006 as a newlywed and decided to venture out of public accounting. Merrilee spent 10 years working downtown Toronto at a Self-Regulatory Organization auditing the head offices of companies in the financial services industry across Canada. Through assisting the Enforcement and IT departments on special projects, she applied her financial expertise in new ways and gained extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment in the financial services industry.
In 2016, Merrilee decided that she really enjoyed public accounting, and returned to public practice at Deeth & Co. LLP.
In her spare time, Merrilee enjoys cycling, baking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two young children. She also appreciates art and has travelled to Europe and South Africa.
Rajit joined Deeth & Co. LLP in January 2014 and gained his professional designation (CPA, CA) later the same year. While at Brock University he was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honours Society (BGS) which recognizes students in the top 10% of their undergraduate class. Through his academic pursuits and practical experience he has gained a rich understanding of assurance and tax services and enthusiastically applies his knowledge to corporate and personal clients.
Rajit successfully wrote his final exams in 2014, earning the CPA, CA designation.
Rajit is also a Certified Financial Planner.
Outside of his professional life, Rajit enjoys playing basketball and staying fit. His enjoyment of movies and music rounds out this dynamic and personable young professional.
After graduating from The University of Western Ontario with distinction in 2008, Barry’s career in public accounting began at another mid-sized CA firm. During this time, he gained excellent experience working with companies and individuals operating in industries including manufacturing, distribution, service, not-for-profits, agriculture and technology.
Barry joined Deeth & Co. LLP in August 2013, after earning his CA designation in 2012, to focus on providing assurance, tax and accounting services to smaller companies and not-for-profit organizations. Barry is now the firm’s quality assurance leader for audit and review engagements and conducts research for the firm when complex accounting issues arise. He also mentors new co-op students as well as prospective CAs who are writing their professional examinations.
Paul began his career with Deeth & Co. LLP in January 2014 as a Brock University Co-op student. He graduated with first class standing from Brock University with a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) Co-op option in 2016 and a Master of Accountancy in 2017. He successfully wrote the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Common Final Examination in 2017.
Paul’s comprehensive education and early practical experience have given him a well-rounded knowledge base. His attention to detail and strong analytical skills allow him to understand critical information and respond to clients needs in a rapidly changing business environment.
Paul is passionate about sport both as a spectator and participant and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Andy joined Deeth & Co LLP in November 2020 after spending 10 years at a national public accounting firm in the Canadian tax group where he provided advisory services on corporate structuring and personal tax planning for private owner-managed companies.
After graduating from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Commerce in Management Economics and Finance in 2005 he obtained his CA designation in 2008. Andy has also completed the CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course.
At Deeth & Co LLP, he works with clients to create tax efficient corporate structures focusing on personal and corporate tax planning for privately held companies.
When Andy is not working hard for his clients, he loves to spend time with his family, golf and ski.
Chung Hee Chang has been with Deeth & Co. LLP since 1973, working as a senior accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, which she earned in Korea.
Since 1973, Chung Hee has worked to provide clients with up-to-date, quality service. She feels that many clients choose Deeth & Co. LLP because of the direct contact they have with her and her colleagues. Working in this mid-size firm has allowed Chung Hee to work in many capacities, including: preparing financial statements, corporate tax returns, personal tax returns, GST and PST returns, bookkeeping, and consulting. She enjoys collaborating with the new generation at Deeth & Co. LLP allowing her to combine her depth of knowledge with current perspectives.
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