Your Modern Accountant, is a small business headed up by Patrick Payne and supported by Grace Wong. During the busy tax season we bring on new team members to help with the day-to-day and personal tax returns. Patrick personally trains all of them, and we only pick from individuals who have graduated post-secondary in Accounting in Canada. So every team member who has worked or will work with us, are all considered accountants.
Patrick started this company back in 2010. From 2010 - May 2017 it was known as KHFinancial. Patrick started this company while he was in University at Ryerson for Accounting, as well as, a working full-time job. To this day, Patrick is the one who answers most emails, all of the calls (when he's between appointments) and does the lion's share of the work. Patrick is YMA, he takes a personal interest on all of the clients he takes on, and personally helps clean up back tax situations. He has big plans for YMA, and is working towards making tax filing in Canada easy, accessible, affordable and stress-free.
Grace is a tax professional and accountant. Her primary areas of expertise are corporate and international taxation and financial accounting. Grace joined KHFinancial in January 2016 and primarily supports corporate clients with their tax matters. Prior to joining KHFinancial, Grace worked with one of the Big 4 accounting firms in Hong Kong and in Toronto within the business tax department. She is a Certified Public Accountant with the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs. Grace became a mom to twin girls a little over 2 years ago and her life has been a whirlwind ever since. Grace is our Corporate Tax Hero! She is extremely diligent and detail oriented. Without her help, this company would not be where it is today.
Our Past Tax Heroes
As tax filing in Canada is seasonal, during January until about June we bring on a few extra team members to help us out. Patrick personally trains them on all internal software and processes, as well as, customer serivce. All previous and new Tax Heroes have a post-secondary education in Accounting and/or Taxation in Canada from a reputable University or College.
Here are some of our past Tax Heroes and what they've gone on to do;
Jordan Purner - Worked with us in 2017 and is now the brains behind the financials of one of Toronto's hottest new 5 Star resturants, Ricarda's located in downtown Toronto.
Aman Paruk - Worked with us in 2017 and has now secured a job with VW Canada
Sunpreet Sangha - Worked with us in 2016 and has now gone on to work for Delloit Canada