Our Team Stephanie, CPA, CA Senior Tax Manager Stephanie is an accomplished financial executive with over 20 years of extensive financial management and reporting experience. With over ten years as a Chief Financial Officer, she has provided leadership in areas of business and financial management including strategic planning, equity and stream financing, complex accounting, and corporate governance. Stephanie started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. She is a graduate of Victoria College at the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance. Stephanie can be found spending her free time at hockey and lacrosse arenas across Ontario and the US cheering on her children. She is a big supporter of women's sports and is an avid reader. Aamir, CGA(Level 4), BCom Senior Accountant Manager Aamir has over 25 years of Accounting, Bookkeeping, Taxation and Advisory Services. He has worked in the industry as well as in accounting firms like KPMG and Grant Thornton. He started his career in accounting with KPMG. He completed his articles working with numerous multinational clients. He then moved to Grant Thornton working in the management consulting area for owner managed business. Aamir has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Level 4 CGA. Aamir is certified in QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, Xero, DEXT and Hubdoc. During his spare time, Aamir loves to do gardening, woodworking and watch NHL and NBA events. Deep, Chartered Accountant Senior Tax Associate Deep has over 15 years of experience in Accounting, Bookkeeping and Taxation services. He has worked for various industries as well as for multi-national accounting firms. He completed his articles and still works closely with many of our CPA’s and CA firms. Deep has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is an internationally qualified Chartered Accountant. Deep is certified in QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, Xero, Wave accounting, DEXT and Hubdoc. His commitment to delivering high-quality financial solutions and his dedication to continuous professional development make him a valuable asset to the Positive Accounting. During his spare time, Deep is an avid traveler and a decent cricketer. He is also a movie-buff and aficionado. Bhavani, Chartered Accountant Tax Associate Bhavani is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in accounting and taxation in Canada. With a deep passion for financial management and a keen eye for detail, he has established himself as a trusted expert in the Canadian financial landscape. Throughout his career, Bhavani has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in accounting and taxation services. His in-depth knowledge of Canadian tax laws and regulations has proven invaluable to clients seeking to navigate the complexities of the tax system. He is very involved with his family and community work when he is not working on client tax files. Lisa, CPB, BCom Senior Bookkeeping Manager – Calgary Office Lisa holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree focused on Information Systems and has obtained her Certified Professional Bookkeeper designation from the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada. She has been involved in the finance world for over 25 years working in both public and private practice in a variety of industries. Today, she specializes in accounting for revenue properties. Her education in real estate has been both technical and practical. Apart from studying the administrative and tax mechanics of real estate, she has also been a real estate investor since 2010. In June of 2019 Lisa’s focus and effort to specialize was recognized when she received the Real Estate Service Professional of the Year (2018) award from the Real Estate Investment Network, a community of which she has been a member since 2011. Lisa is certified in QuickBooks Advanced Online, QuickBooks Desktop, Plooto, Alavaara, Dext, Wagepoint and Hubdoc. She loves creating handy-crafts and painting when she’s not binging on Netflix. Luche, BSc Accounting Senior Bookkeeping Associate Luche sought the opportunity to further her career in the accounting industry through a client- minded, non-traditional firm like Positive Accounting. Being part of a team that is tech-savvy and innovative is so exciting for her. “I feel so privileged to have been chosen to be part of this team!” Luche has Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree. She obtained her Accounting and Payroll diploma and has 15 years of customer service experience. Luche is certified in QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, Xero, Receipts Bank and Hubdoc. Her favorite leisure pass-time is being in nature, camping and hiking in the summer and volunteering. If she’s not outside, you may find her curled up with a good book, playing video games with her friends and family. Madonna, BSc Accounting Senior Bookkeeping Associate Madonna has a great passion and enthusiasm for working in the accounting industry. She came to Positive Accounting with a positive attitude, knowledge of the accounting cycle, attention to detail, and a willingness to embrace technology. Working with the team and providing quality services to the clients is something she looks forward to every day. Madonna holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a diploma with academic distinction in Accounting and Payroll. She has six years of experience in accounts payable and customer service. Madonna is certified in QuickBooks Online Advisor, Xero, HubDoc, Dext and Wagepoint. She loves spending time with her family and enjoying outdoor activities with her kids. Madonna, as her name suits her, loves singing karaoke (YEAH) and solving Sudoku puzzles. Christine, BA Bookkeeping Associate Christine is thrilled to embark on her dream career path in the accounting industry, a sector she has admired and felt passionate about for a long time. Leveraging a decade of experience in administration and customer service, she is eager to bring a fresh perspective and proven skills to her role at Positive Accounting. “I am beyond grateful and excited to embark on this journey with a team as renowned and forward-thinking as Positive Accounting,” she shares enthusiastically. Christine holds a certificate in accounting, adding to her academic background that includes a Bachelor's degree in English for International Trade and a Diploma in Advertising and Marketing Communications. This educational backdrop positions her as a versatile team player, bringing a unique perspective to her role, coupled with an open-minded approach and a relentless desire to learn and grow. During her downtime, Christine maintains an active lifestyle that spans a range of activities, from jogging and swimming to badminton and nurturing her garden. She values the balance between a rewarding career and a vibrant personal life, fueling her spirit with physical activity and a connection to nature. Iden Company Mascott Our company mascot and PR manager. He will be your super-friendly greeter when you enter our offices, escorting you safely to the boardroom. (Top notch private security) His role includes keeping you company and ensuring your Positive experience at Positive Accounting. In return he asks for very little. A pat on the head at least, a tummy tickle will keep you in his good books, but some treats will make you his best friend. The best part of Iden is he is always smiling (we think) and happy (that one we know for sure). For all dog-lovers, Iden looks forward to meeting and greeting you! Raj, MBA, BSc Finance Partner and Chief Product Officer Being an entrepreneur with numerous businesses for over 25 years, Raj brings his love for Business and numbers to Positive Accounting. His background for numbers stems from California State University of Hayward where he studied BSc Finance and later obtained his MBA in South Africa. Raj is a highly motivated self-starter, whose passion lies in being an entrepreneur with numerous businesses for over 25 years. He started several businesses from the ground up, building them into large businesses and then selling those profitable businesses. He brings to Positive Accounting the practical experience of being an entrepreneur, the knowledge and insight that customers so often need and find lacking in many firms. Raj loves seeing his customers grow, succeed and move their business to the next level. Raj gets to practice his South African accent with his lovely wife and business partner, Joti! He is an avid golfer and a philanthropic globe-trotter. Joti, CPA(SA), CPB, ATAP Partner and Chief Executive Officer Joti is the founder of Positive Accounting. She calls herself an “Accountant WITH a Personality”, so that business owners see her as a person too, since her strength lies in building and fostering these relationships. Joti brings with her 20 plus years of international business experience. 11 of those years she was with the biggest of the big 4 accounting firms, PriceWaterhouseCoopers. At PwC she completed her articles and received her Certified Public Accountants License, South Africa. She also holds the Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB) designation from IPBC and is an affirmed member of the Association of Tax & Accounting Professionals (ATAP). Joti is an international speaker and published author. Her patience and determination ensure that every business owner is confident in entrusting her with their financial needs. During all this, Joti still regularly practices her South African accent! She gets her creative outlet through water colour painting. Experts you can trust, advice you can rely on and results that matter. That’s Positive Accounting.