Years in Current
Stephen is a partner in the Calgary office for Dorward & Company. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 2000, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and obtained his Chartered Accountant (C.A.) designation in 2002.
Dorward & Company LLP Chartered Accountants are more than the traditional accounting firm for their clients.
They believe that business is built on relationships, which is why they take the time to really get to know their clients, and learn about their individual needs. No matter the size of a business, good tax planning is imperative to success and long term sustainability. Dorward & Company serves individuals, non-profits, and businesses small to large. They specialize in non-profit tax accounting, helping non-profits to reach their program goals.
Stephen started his professional career with Deloitte LLP in 2000, where he was involved in engagements for companies whose revenues ranged from $100,000 to $30,000,000. He specializes in providing tailored accounting advice to small business owners. This includes helping his clients understand the tax process, and teaching ways to operate their business in a tax efficient manner.
Stephen is committed to maintaining a close, interactive, mutually beneficial relationship with his valued clients. He believes that a close relationship between the client and the accountant will be mutually beneficial for both parties.
Dorward & Company are founders and sponsors of the Tri-Smore Strathmore Triathlon, allowing them to be involved in their community in a bigger way. The triathlon sees hundreds of participants annually, and encourages young kids to become more active. Dorward & Company are committed to serving their clients, their communities, and making sure everyone on staff has the time and energy to put their own families first.
Dorward & Company is a proud member of REAP, working with other locally owned businesses to green Calgary's economy.
"My childhood in Calgary started in the late 1970's. At that time the population was just below 600,000. In my lifetime the city has more than doubled in size. In 2015, Calgary was listed as one of the top 5 most liveable cities in the world. The rating was determined by factors such as stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. I consider Calgary to be the perfect melting pot for the creation of small businesses. It has been an economic beacon in an uncertain economic world. Even with the recent downturn in the oil sector, new opportunities exist for the creation of new businesses. I have seen many new businesses created as those laid off from the oil sector recreate themselves."
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