Our firm is a direct descendent of Sidney’s first CA firm, which was founded in 1970, so we have an unbroken history of serving the local community of businesses and individuals for forty five years.
Chris Cowland, CPA, CA – Partner
Chris joined Price Waterhouse London in 1976, and transferred to their Winnipeg office in 1980 with both a UK and Canadian designation. He has an extensive background in major and minor audits, both internal and external, worked for six years as financial controller of a large retail chain, became a Certified EDP Systems auditor in 1986, and has worked for several government ministries as director of finance and administration.
Connie Grenier, CPA, CGA – Associate
Born and raised in Northern Ontario, Connie obtained her CGA designation in 1991 and moved to B.C. in 1992. She is a long term resident of our area and has dealt with a wide range of business types. Connie has witnessed the highs and lows of the economy and has helped many a proprietor and corporate shareholder deal with the effects on their operations. In 2008 Connie joined our team, bringing us over twenty years of public practice experience as both a sole practitioner and as a manager in another accounting firm.
Kim Heal, CPA, CGA – Associate
Kim holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Laurentian University and obtained her CGA designation in 2006. She started her career in the Co-op Retailing System as an Accountant and was later promoted to Controller. Upon relocating to Victoria, she worked as an Accounting Manager for Nicholson Manufacturing and eventually started her own business providing clients with accounting and management consulting services. As a result, she has extensive experience and thoroughly enjoys working with small business owners and assisting them in achieving their goals.
Suzanne Cummings – Office Administrator
Suzanne will be the person you first see when you come into the office. If you have a question, she can help find the answer or the person within the office that can assist you. She attended Okanagan College to complete the prerequisites to enter the Chartered Accountant program after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Studies. She has been working with Chris Cowland since February 2012 and has experience with administrative duties, personal tax preparation, bookkeeping, and corporate returns. She has lived in the Victoria area for 10 years, and really enjoys working in Sidney as it reminds her of her home town of Smithers (except with more ocean).
Lindsay Green – Accounting Technician
Lindsay began working in the accounting field in 2001. In 2005 she received her Diploma in Business Administration – Accounting after graduating from Camosun College. She has over thirteen years of accounting experience with a strong focus on corporate and personal tax, and bookkeeping. Clients appreciate Lindsay’s knowledge and experience of audits, trusts and estates. Lindsay has spent her whole life on the Saanich Peninsula, and as part of the Cowland & Associates team is committed to serving both business and individual clients.
Georgalea Hendry – Bookkeeper
Georgalea performs most of our recurring bookkeeping duties for a variety of clients.